For Kids/Teens

Below you can find some of our ongoing youth program offerings. Please check our website homepage, calendars, flyers in the library and social media for special programming each month.

Tuesday 2-3 pm
Wednesday 10-11 am
Infants to pre-K kids (and their grownups) are welcome to join us for songs, stories, craft and snack.  We may even sneak in a few early childhood skills and some learning when you aren’t looking!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
This free fun activity is open to any child ages 0-5. Stop at the youth services desk to fill out a quick registration form and receive your first reading log page.

Each time you read a book with your child (and yes same books, new books, story time books all count), mark it on the reading log. You can use a simple check or X, have the child color the circle or use stickers… it is entirely up to you.

Once that sheet is filled, return it to the youth services desk and receive the next page.

Small prizes will be given upon reaching 250, 500 and 750 books. Once your child completes 1,000 books, they will receive a certificate and a book to keep. We would love to take a picture of them with their certificate for our 1,000 Books before Kindergarten wall.

Tween Time
On Wednesdays Tweens (ages 10-12) are invited to come and see what the teen room is all about. We will plan an activity that you can join if you wish or just chill with the older kids.

Teen Room
Our teen room is open Monday through Thursday from 3-5pm. Come hang out with friends, catch up on some schoolwork or just chill and enjoy our WiFi in a teen friendly area. Ages 13-18 are welcome. Check out below some specifics we have on different days (and nothing is mandatory, we would love for you to pop in and hang out with us).

Gamers Club meets to play video games, board games or just chat about favorite games. No experience is necessary.
Hang out in the Teen Room and see everything we have to offer. Spend time with your friends, play video or board games, or get creative in our art space.
Help make the community a better place to live by participating in our monthly community project! We will work together to make and donate projects to local Garrett and DeKalb County organizations. Teens and Tweens welcome. See the printed calendar or flyers in the Teen Room for more details.
On Throwback Thursdays, join us for movies, games, activities (and sometimes snacks) that remind you of childhood.