Welcome to the Kids' Page

There’s always something for kids to do at your library, and our children’s staff know just how to get families excited about visiting the library. Browse our kids’ area to see what we offer.

Weekly Storytime Schedule (September - May)

Storytimes & Activities Offered During COVID-19

Days & 
Location
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
MondayNo Events11:15AM Preschool StorytimeNo Events
TuesdayNo Events11:15AM Toddler TimeNo Events
Wednesday11:00AM Toddler TimeNo EventsNo Events
Thursday11:00AM Mother Goose on the LooseNo EventsNo Events

Storytime Descriptions

  • Mother Goose on the Loose (Ages 0-3): Award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.
  • Toddler Time (Ages 2-3): For children ready for longer stories to prepare them for all regular programming.
  • Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-6): Listen to stories, join in fingerplays, sing, and watch puppets and other visual presentations.

Regular Programming for Youth

All library branches offers a regular lineup of great programming for youth up to 12 years of age.  Below you will find a listing of some of the regular programs we offer.  Visit out Events Page for our program offerings, and note that programming usually changes during the Summer Reading Club months.

Youth Enjoying Sensory Pool During STEAM EventColoring Club

Families are invited to join the library for a monthly coloring club session designed to promote family bonding through coloring activities. We will supply the coloring pages and materials, but you can feel free to bring in your own if you'd like.

Family Fun

These programs are designed for the entire family as an enhanced storytime event featuring stories, songs, games, crafts, and a variety of activities to entertain youth. Themes change each session so come to one or attend them all!

Family Movie ShowingsDisney Princess Belle Leads a Storytime Program

Join your library branches for a regular lineup of popular movies for the entire family.  Light snacks are served, or feel free to bring your own outside food. Visit our Movie Schedule for a complete lineup of upcoming movie showings.

LEGO Clubs

If you enjoy building, come be a part of these regular club offerings where you can work on projects solo, or team up for group projects.  A great way to spend time with friends, and make new ones.

Library ToursChild Strumming Bass at Abilene Philharmonic Petting Zoo

Tours are available for any group wishing to obtain a better understanding of the library's services. We're also happy to coordinate with local schools for the library to visit to attend events or classes to speak about what we do. We've even been known to perform a skit, bring out science experiments, provide an interactive storytime, play with LEGO, do some light coding with our robots, and all sorts of fun things. Call to setup a time, or for more information.

Literacy 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.

Make & Take CraftsYouth Learning to Make Harry Potter Potions

Kids are invited to attend these regular sessions that feature a variety of quick & easy crafts to make while stopping by the library. Craft selections change each month and staff will provide all materials and instruction.

School Presentations

Children's staff at each branch library 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, do some live demonstrations of popular activities we offer, discuss Summer Reading Club activities and other library services, and more. Give us a call and see how we can assist you and schedule a time for a visit.

STEAM Fun & ActivitiesYouth Playing Pokemon The Card Game

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) programming is offered for youth as a means to provide them with fun activities that are designed to challenge their critical thinking skills. Not only will your children enjoy each themed event, they'll end up learning a great deal as well.

Super Storytimes

Kids are invited to this monthly event featuring stories, songs, crafts, games, and more interactive fun.  This enhanced program will feature new themes each month, as an extension of the popular Family Fun events.