YOUTH SERVICES

Boy Reading

As part of our mission to support and encourage a lifelong love of literature, we strive to provide easy access to a variety of materials, in a variety of formats, to meet every reader’s needs. The youth services department of Alpha Park Library is a fun, playful and engaging space for young readers to comfortably connect with books and more.

Please visit us and explore the youth areas, meet your librarians and join in the fun programs we offer. Fun and learning at Alpha Park Library is for all ages!

upcoming events

  • 1. Make It/Take It - Saturday, October 19, 10—2 p.m.

    Children ages 4 through 4th grade, along with their parent or caregiver, are invited to make a craft in the Youth Services Department anytime between 10:00 and 2:00 p.m. In September, we will weave an apple craft.
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  • 2. Youth Book Club - Monday, October 21, 2 or 4 p.m.

    Each month we invite you to join us as we examine a favorite book, have a snack, and do a fun activity to go with the book. Best for kids in 2-6 grade.
    Oct: The BFG by Roald Dahl

  • 3. Wee Ones Halloween Party - Tuesday, October 29, 10—11 a.m.

    Children six and under and their caregivers are invited to join their friends at the library for a special Halloween-themed storyhour. We will share stories, snacks, and a craft. Kids, wear your costume for the costume parade! Add to my

  • 4. Construction Club - Tuesday, October 29, 3:30—5 p.m.

    Attention architects! Builders can now join us each month for a building challenge and free design time. Materials will be provided. No registration required. Come by and join the fun! Add to my

  • 5. 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN @ APL

    We are happy to introduce our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Stop by the library to register your young child. You will get a tracking sheet and app tips for recording your reading together. Your reader will receive prizes along their journey and we will celebrate our graduates at a special event each year. You’ll be amazed at how quickly 1,000 books flies by—stop in and get started today!

Holiday Storytimes

Librarian reading to a group of children

    Storytimes are held in six-week sessions throughout the year. Sessions may include books, fingerplays, crafts, songs, and games. Children should be the appropriate ages at the first class of each session.

    Book Babies: Parents and caregivers with babies aged 12—24 months are invited to the library for songs, books, and group play.
    Wednesdays, 10—10:30 a.m.
    November 6, 13, 20, 27
    December 4, 11

    Toddlertime: Storytime for 2-year-olds with an adult.
    Tuesdays, 10—10:30 a.m.
    November 5, 12, 19, 26
    December 3, 10

    Bookworms: Storytime for ages 3 to 6 moving towards independence.
    Tuesdays, 10:30—11 a.m.
    November 5, 12, 19, 26
    December 3, 10

    Wednesdays, 1—1:30 p.m.
    November 6, 13, 20, 27
    December 4, 11

    Twilight Tales: Evening storytime for ages 3 to 8.
    Thursday evenings, 6:30—7 p.m.
    October 17
    November 7, 14, 21
    December 5, 12