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. Week of Wonder - November 10 to November 17

    Wonder, by R.J. Palacio tells the story of Augie’s first experience in public school, joining fifth grade after many years at home dealing with medical issues. In celebration of the movie release and of the book’s theme to #choosekind, you can create a Kindness Rock to send out into the world. You can also participate in the display telling us how you can #choosekind in our community.   Add to my

  • 2. Construction Club - Tuesday, November 28, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

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

  • 3. Winter Reading Challenge: All Ages - December 1 to February 14

    Spend this winter expanding your reading horizons! Pick up a book bingo sheet at the library, or print one from our website (Book Bingo Sheet). When you get a Book Bingo, return it to the library for a great prize!

  • 4. Make-It/Take-it - Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Children ages 4 through grade 4, along with their parent or caregiver, are invited to make a craft in the Youth Services Department anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.   Add to my

  • 5. Gingerbread House Decorating @ Butler Haynes Park - Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m.

    Design your own winter wonderland! A limited number of gingerbread houses will be available for decorating. Participants may bring their own materials to add to the scene, but that is not required.
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  • 6. Wee Ones Christmas Party - Tuesday, December 19, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

    Children six and under and their caregivers are invited to join their friends at the library for a special Christmas storytime including stories, songs, snacks and a holiday craft.   Add to my

Holiday Storytimes

Library with books

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

    Book Babies: Parents/caregivers with babies ages 12-24 months are invited to the library for activities. Songs, creative time, and group play.
    Wednesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 am
    November 8, 15, 22, 29
    December 6, 13

    Toddlertime: Storytime for 2-year-olds with an adult.
    Tuesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
    November 7, 14, 21, 28
    December 5, 12

    Bookworms: Storytime for ages 3 to 6.
    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
    November 7, 14, 21, 28
    December 5, 12

    Wednesdays, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
    November 8, 15, 22, 29
    December 6, 13

    Thursday Tales: Storytime for 2- and 3-year-olds with an adult.
    Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    November 9, 16, 30
    December 7, 14

    Stories on the Steps: Evening storytime for ages 3 to 8.
    Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
    November 9, 16, 30
    December 7, 14