Youth Programs

Junior Friends of the Library

Junior Friends meet once a month to brainstorm, plan, and work on library related and community service projects. We are library ambassadors and let our classmates, teachers, and family know about upcoming library events. We plan the library's summer camps and some of us help lead. Throughout the year, Junior Friends must earn 40 volunteer hours at the library or by participating in any of our community service projects.

Library volunteer hours can be earned whenever is convenient for you. A Junior Friend can be anyone in grades 3-12 who loves reading, the library, and giving back to the community. To join Junior Friends, just fill out an application at the library. All meetings are at the library from 1:00-4:00 on the Saturdays listed below.

2017-2018 Dates

 September 9, 2017
 December 9, 2017
 March 10, 2018
 October 14, 2017
 January 13, 2018
 April 14, 2018
 November 11, 2017
 February 10, 2018
 May 12, 2018


Storytime


Little ones from infants to preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us every Wednesday at 10:30 AM for storytime. Read stories, sing songs, and make crafts with other tiny tots. Come for fellowship with other parents and caregivers. Storytime is free and no registration is required.


Family Movies


Family movies of the G and PG rating are shown on Tuesdays at 4pm during the school year. Bring your own snacks, drinks, pillows, and blankets. Movies are free and no registration is required Families are encouraged to attend.

Lego Club


Lego Club is open to kids from K-12th and meets once a month for cooperative building, individual and group challenges, fun themes, and creative time.
 
2017-2018 Dates
 September 16  December 16  March 19
 October 21  January 23  April 16
 November 18  February 20  May 21


Art Club


Students 3rd grade and up learn the elements and principles of art and study famous artists that emphasize each element through their art. There is a $25 joining fee in which the aspiring artists will receive a t-shirt, sketch pad, and a sketch pencil set. Art Club meets from 2:00-4:00 on the Saturdays listed below.

2017-2018 Dates
 September 23  December 23  March 24
 October 28  January 27  April 28
 November 25  February 24  May 26



French Club


In French Club we use the Mango Languages program that's free with your library card to learn the French language. We will also have fun activities that celebrate the French culture. We meet from 1:00-1:40 on the Saturdays listed below.

2017-2018 Dates
 September 9  December 9  March 10
 October 14  January 13  April 14
 November 11  February 10  May 12


Growing Up Wild


Growing Up Wild is a multi-award winning early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, including crafts, art projects, music, and hiking, Growing Up Wild provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

Growing Up Wild is correlated to TEKS standards and Head Start domains and is intended for children ages 3-7. Meetings are held from 10:00 am -11:30 am at Regional Park on the dates listed below. Sign up at the Library to secure your spot.

 September 12 Wildlife is Everywhere  November 14 Terrific Turkeys  
 October 10 Spiderweb Wonder  November 28 Looking at Leaves  
 October 24 Batty Bats