Welcome to the Kids' Page

Weekly Storytime Schedule (Sept. - May)

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Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
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MondayNo EventsNo Events9:30AM Play & Learn
10:00AM Toddler Time
TuesdayNo Events10:30AM Baby Steps10:15AM Preschool Storytime
11:00AM Wiggles & Giggles
Wednesday11:00AM Toddler Time11:00AM Preschool Storytime10:15 AM Historias en Espanol y Ingles
Thursday11:00AM Mother 
Goose on the Loose
11:00AM Toddler TimeNo Events

Storytime Descriptions

  • Baby Steps (Ages 0-1): For infants from birth to age 1 and their caregivers designed for interactive discovery and play including stories, activities, and stimuli of all kinds.
  • Mother Goose on the Loose (Ages 0-3): Award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.
  • Play & Learn (Ages 0-3): Engage in one of the latest library trends in a program offering sensory play for children to help  develop and refine the use of their senses.
  • Historias en Espanol y Ingles (Anos 3-6): Venga a disfrutar historias, musica y mas en ingles y espanol en esta hora de cuentos bilingue! Con la lectora invitada especial Isabel Trujillo.
  • Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-6): Listen to stories, join in fingerplays, sing, and watch puppets and other visual presentations.
  • Toddler Time (Ages 2-3): For children ready for longer stories to prepare them for all regular programming.
  • Wiggles & Giggles (Ages 1-3): Join us for a fun and educational program combining music, dance, and rhythm with structured learning. Children will develop confidence, coordination, and social skills while expressing themselves in a relaxed environment.

About the Children's Departments

  1. Main Library
  2. South Branch
  3. Mockingbird Branch

Childrens Area - Book Collection 1Ellene Cudd, Children's Librarian

Amanda Sasser, Children's Assistant

The Children's Area of the Main Library houses all of our children's books from beginning readers through middle school. Here you will find a children's services desk staffed by knowledgeable staff of the collection, ready to answer any of your questions.

This area houses children's computers, accessible by patrons with a valid library card, as well as AWE Early Literacy stations equipped with educational gaming for youth in a wide area of subjects.  Additional items available to keep youth entertained includes games, quick activities, and puzzles.

Although not a primary space for programs to be hosted, craft activities are sometimes conducted in this area, and this area also makes use of a storyroom, where the majority of storytimes and youth programming are hosted. This room is filled with wall-to-wall murals to promote children's literature and is a great space for kids, parents, and staff to interact together in events.

Also Ask Us About

All library branches offers a regular lineup of great programming for youth up to 12 years of age.  
Visit out Events Page for our program offerings.

Disney Princess Belle Leads a Storytime Program

Library Tours

Tours are available for any group wishing to obtain a better understanding of the library's services. These tours will introduce groups to how the library functions, the services offered to them, and more. For youth and local student tours, sessions may also include incorporating storytimes and/or other activities to engage youth. Call to setup a time, or for more information.

  • Main Library: 325-677-2474
  • South Branch: 325-698-7565
  • Mockingbird Branch: 325-437-7323

Youth Enjoying Sensory Pool During STEAM EventLiteracy Kits

All branch locations offer access to a selection of literacy and activity kits for local youth.  Each comes with a variety of interactive materials, which may include books, CDs, and activity binder, and additional content.  Available kits are for those that promote literacy, homeschool education, phonics, and more.  They remain in popular demand at all locations so feel free to take advantage of them.

School Presentations

Children's staff at each branch not only put on great activities inside the library, we're also available to visit your school to tell your students about the programs we offer. Give us a call and see how we can assist you and schedule a time for a visit.