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, fill out an application at the library. All meetings are at the library from 1:00-4:00 on the Saturdays listed below.

2019-2020 Dates

 September 14
 December 14
 March 14
 October 12
 January 11
 April 11
 November 9
 February 8
 May 9


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 4 pm during the school year. Bring your snacks, drinks, pillows, and blankets. Movies are free, and no registration is required Families are encouraged to attend.

Lego Robotics Club


Lego Robotics 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.
 
2019-2020 Dates
 September 15  December 15  March 16
 October 20  January 19
 April 20
 November 17  February 16
 May 18


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.

2019-2020 Dates
 September 28  December 28
 March 28
 October 26  January 25  April 25
 November 23
 February 22  May 23



Chess Club


In Chess Club, learn how to play chess and play against others. All ages welcomed! We meet from 1:00-2:00 on the Saturdays listed below.

2019-2020 Dates
 September 1-15
 December 1 & 15
 March 2 & 16
 October 6 & 20
 January 5 & 19
 April 6 & 20
 November 3 & 17
 February 2 & 16
 May 4 & 18


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 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.

Fall Session 
Sept. 24 - First Impressions
Oct. 8 - Ants on Parade
Oct. 22 - Spider Web Wonders
Nov. 12 -Looking at Leaves
Nov. 26 -  Oh, Deer!