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. Home School Book Club - Monday, March 25, 2 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.
    March: Time Warp Trio: Knights of the Round Table by Jon Scieszka
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  • 2. Construction Club - Tuesday, March 26, 3:30—5 p.m.

    Attention architects! Builders can now join us each month 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. Make-It/Take-it - Saturday, March 30, 10—2 p.m.

    Children ages 4 through 4th grade along with their parent or caregiver are invited to make a special craft in the Youth Services Department anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Parental assistance required. No drop-offs, please!   Add to my

  • 4. Money Smart Storytime - Saturday, April 6, 10—11 a.m.

    In conjunction with Money Smart Week, join us for a very special storytime. Songs, stories, crafts and giveaways will fill our hour together with fun lessons about responsible money skills. This program is most appropriate for children ages K-3rd grade.   Add to my

  • 5. National Library Week - April 8-14

    In celebration of National Library Week, April 8-14, Alpha Park staff will deliver books to 3-year-olds at area preschools during special storytimes. Alpha Park Library hopes to provide a small gift to encourage children as they begin to build a lifelong love of reading.

  • 6. Library Card Round-Up

    Alpha Park Library staff will visit each 1st grade class in the library district this spring as part of a Library Card Round-Up tour. Public school first grade students will bring home information about registering for a library card and receive their new cards at a special classroom storytime soon after.

  • 7. Library closings

    Saturday, April 20
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Spring Storytimes

Little boy reading, March and April

    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 ages 9-24 months are invited to the library for songs, books, and group play.
    Wednesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 am
    March 20, 27
    April 3, 10, 17, 24

    Toddlertime: Storytime for 2-year olds with an adult.
    Tuesdays, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
    March 19, 26
    April 2, 9, 16, 23

    Bookworms: Storytime for ages 3 to 6
    Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
    March 19, 26
    April 2, 9, 16, 23

    Wednesdays, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
    March 20, 27
    April 3, 10, 17, 24

    Thursday Tales: Storytime for 2 or 3-year olds with an adult.
    Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    March 21, 28
    April 4, 11, 18, 25

    Stories on the Steps: Storytime for ages 3 to 8.
    Thursday evenings, 6:30—7 p.m.
    March 21, 28
    April 4, 11, 18, 25