Kids Events

Attention Kids and Parents! We have LOTS of fun programming for you online!

Virtual Storytime:  Story Time makes learning fun! Join us virtually via Zoom 2:00PM Tuesdays and 10:00 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays for a story time intended for children aged 5 and under and their caregivers. Wednesday story times will be presented fully or partially in Spanish! These interactive Virtual Story Times will feature stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and other activities which explore the five early literacy practices – read, sing, talk, write and play. Visit our Events Calendar for information on how to join us via Zoom.

Can’t join us via Zoom? We will have Story Time Snippets Live on our Facebook Page Tuesdays at 1:30 PM and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 AM. You can also find pre-recorded story times and other Kids’ programming on our YouTube Channel.

Virtual Kids Read: Join us at 4 p.m. every Tuesday via Google Meet! Download the Google Meet app from the Apple Store or Google Play to join from a cell phone or tablet device, or access the Meet here directly on your desktop.

Kids Take and Makes: Enjoy the fun of a library program from the comfort of your home! We will release a new Kids’ Take and Make project on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Visit any library location to pick up a kit or reserve your kit when you schedule your curbside pickup! Kits are available while supplies last. For ages 6-11.

Please note we are not offering any of the in-person programming below unless otherwise indicated on our Event Calendar.

Central

Music Story Time:  Mondays 2pm
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays 10am
Kids Read! Choose your own book!:  Tuesdays 4pm
Dog Ears:  1st Wednesday of the month at 4:15pm
Hora de cuentos:  Wednesdays 6:30pm
Infant & Toddler Story Time:  Thursdays 10am
Neighbors Night:  Thursdays 6:30pm
Kids Club:  Fridays 3pm
Lego Zone:  3rd Friday of the month 3pm
Saturday Story Time:  Saturdays 10am

Clifton

Dog Ears:  3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:15pm
Story Time:  Thursdays 10am
Kids Club:  Fridays 3pm

Collbran

Dog Ears:  3rd Friday of the month at 11:30am
Story Time:  Fridays 10:30am

De Beque

Kids Club: Fridays at 3pm
Story Time:  Fridays 11am

Fruita

Story Time:  Mondays 10:30am
Dog Ears:  2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:15pm
Infant & Toddler Story Time:  Wednesdays 10:30am
Kids Club:  Saturdays 1pm

Orchard Mesa

Dog Ears:  4th Wednesday of the month at 4:15pm
Story Time:  Fridays 10am

Palisade

Story Time:  Tuesdays 10am
Dog Ears: 1st Friday of the month at 4:15pm

Event Descriptions

Dog Ears: Join us as we introduce therapy dogs who love to hear stories. Choose a story and read to a registered therapy dog for 15 minutes. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-up in person or by calling 970-243-4442. This program is available at the Central Library, Clifton Branch, Collbran Branch, Fruita Branch, Orchard Mesa Branch, and Palisade Branch.

Hora de cuentos (Spanish Story Time) @ Central: Read, sing, and have fun en español. Learn fun Spanish games, create amazing crafts, and listen to stories from Spanish speaking countries and other countries around the world. Also, learn about fun festivities around the world like día de los niños, día de los muertos and more. All kids and families wanting to learn Spanish or who already know Spanish are welcome.

Kids Club: Kids and tweens (ages 6-11) are invited to drop-in and try an activity. Times vary per branch, but all include fun after-school activities like games, crafts, art, movies, special performances, and more.

Kids Read! Choose your own book!: Join our kids new book club! Kids who participate get access to new chapter books before anyone else and get to share their opinions with major book publishers. Children under 11 must have an adult present.

LEGO ZONE: Kids can play with LEGOs at the library. After each child washes their hands, they can build several creative pieces. Each child can also choose one creation to go on a display case for a month. Everything is awesome at the LEGO ZONE!

Music Story Time: When words fade, music speaks. Music is life! Kids need music! Not only is music an irresistible way to support learning, but it also inspires families to frolic together. During music story time you will read, hear your favorite musical selections, sing songs, move your body, and sometimes play instruments with Ms. Sandra.