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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.

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WEEKLY STORYTIME SCHEDULE (SEPTEMBER - MAY)
Days &
Locations

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

Monday
11:00AM Preschool Storytime
10:45AM Baby Steps
10:45AM Rhythm & Rhyme
Tuesday

10:45AM Lapsit
9:30AM Play & Learn
10:15AM Toddler Time
10:45AM Preschool Storytime
Wednesday
10:00AM Baby Steps
10:45AM Preschool Storytime

11:00AM Head to Toes
Thursday
10:00AM Toddler Time
10:45AM Toddler Time

11:00AM Mother Goose on the Loose
Friday
 
10:45AM Rhythm & Rhyme
  • BABY STEPS (AGES 0-1): Stories, activities, and stimuli are presented with parental participation.
  • MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE (AGES 0-3): Award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.
  • LAPSITS (AGES 1-2): Staff will share rhymes, music, short stories, and more, designed to keep a child's interest.
  • PLAY & LEARN (AGES 1-3): Sensory activities to facilitate exploration and stimulate a young child's senses.
  • TODDLER TIME (AGES 2-3): For children ready for longer stories to prepare them for all regular programming.
  • HEAD TO TOES STORYTIME (AGES 2-5): Storytime focusing on body recognition, gross motor skills, and all things head to toes. 
  • PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (AGES 3-6): Listen to stories, join in fingerplays, sing, and watch puppets and other visual presentations.
  • RHYTHM & RHYME: Educational program combining music, dance & rhyme with structured learning at your library, in a relaxed environment.
REGULAR PROGRAMS & SERVICES FOR YOUTH @ YOUR LIBRARY

Learn about our regular programming for youth up to 12-years-old, listed alphabetically by program name. Choose a tab below to learn more.  Note that regular programming is subject to change during the Summer Reading Club months.
ArtWalk Night Crafts
Chess Club
Daycare Storytimes
Family Board Games
Family Coloring Club
Family Flix Showings
Family Fun (Storytime)
Imagination Lab
LEGO Clubs
Library Tours for Schools & Groups
Literacy Kits
Make & Take Crafts
Once Upon a Storytime
Pokemon Meetup
School Presentations
STEAM For Youth
Stories in the Mall
Study Hall Sessions
Super Storytime
Summer Reading Clubs
STATE & NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LISTS

Below is a listing of awards lists featuring suggested reading for youth. Each comes with an annotated list of current book selections, with links to the item records online in case you wish to place titles on hold.
Texas Based Awards
National Based Awards
THEMED ACTIVITY PAGES FOR CRAFTS, SONGS, FINGERPLAYS & MORE

Choose one of the letters below to see a listing of themed subjects that are linked to downloadable activity materials. These are perfect if wanting to do more involved storytimes at home, a daycare, after school program, etc.

MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM to 6PM
Sundays | 1PM to 6PM
MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
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