Kids Programs

Find out about all of our programs for young people, including, kids create, knitting, Legos, movies, storytimes and special suprises!

 

2018 Winter Storytimes
January 8- March 16


Preschool Storytime (three to five years old)
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 
Toddler Storytime (two to three years old)
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Fun for Ones Storytime (12- 24 months)
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime (birth through 12 months)
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Chirp Musical Laptime (birth through 18 months)
Mondays at 3:00 p.m. (No Chirp on January 15 and February 19)
Chirp is an early childhood music program that focuses on healthy brain development, deepening bonds, and the magic of creative self-expression through music and movement.  The program is designed to nurture healthy development through engaging musical activities.

Tweens/Teens Get Crafty

Tweens/Teens grades 5 and up, can join us on the first Thursdays of the month for a new activity!
4:00-5:00 p.m. (lower level)

Thursday, March 1 - Bees Wax Candles
Bees wax candles can be elegant and fun. They’ll light up your room and they smell good too. Local artist Kathy Karbo shares her technique for sculpting, rolling and layering colors. All supplies will be provided by the Library.

Thursday, April 5 - Recycled pots and seed starter necklaces
It is time to sow the seeds for a beautiful or flavorful garden. You can start indoors with these easy seed pots made from recycled newspaper. Dennis’ 7 Dees Nursery will provide you with everything you need, as well as instruction, to get your garden off on the right foot. 

Thursday, May 3 – Whimsical birdhouses
Start with a wooden base structure that can be embellished however you wish. We’ll provide mosaic tiles, corks and twigs and moss, buttons and bits of metal. Bring along anything you’d like to use. 

Kids CREATE
Second Thursdays, March 3, April 12 & May 10

Drop in between 3:30-4:30 pm (lower level)

Creativity is a foundation of all other milestones in educational development. Harnessing creativity at a young age, when brain development and plasticity are at their peak, not only optimizes academic success, but is critical for social and emotional development, critical thinking and problem solving.

Recommended for grades K-5

LEGO Club
Second Saturdays, February 17, March 10, April 14 & May 12,  10:30-noon (lower level)

Drop in every second Saturday to imagine, build and create. Each month we’ll pick a theme to build upon and creations will be displayed for all to see.
Recommended for grades k-5

All Things Yarn
Third Thursdays, February 14, March 15, April 29 & May 17

Drop in between 4:00-5:30 pm (lower level)

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit? Are you an experienced knitter who likes to hang out with friends while knitting?  Either way, we’re here for you.  We’ll provide the yarn and snacks, and the Teen Board will provide their expertise and patience.

Recommended for all ages 5-99

Kids BUILD
Fourth Thursdays, February 22, March 22, April 26 & May 24

Drop in between 3:30-4:30 pm (lower level)

Find your inner engineer, as you cut, paste, and build with cardboard, popsicle sticks, or whatever materials we are recycling this month.

Recommended for grades K-5

Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday February 24, 10:30-Noon

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. Also known as the Spring Festival, the holiday ushers in the lunar new year. Join preschool and kindergarten students from the Chinese American International School (CAIS) as they celebrate Chinese New Year with songs, dance, poetry and native costumes. Culture crafts for children will be offered.

Have a Seussical Day
Friday March 2, 11 am – 5 pm

Hey, It’s Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! Drop in any time for a craft and a snack. Read from our collection of Dr. Seuss picture books. Help us to celebrate by adding a red and white striped hat to the Library’s picture book characters. And find the hidden sneetches.

Bring on the Rain (sticks)
Saturday March 3, 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Local artist Addie Boswell will teach you her favorite method for making a rainstick. You can decorate it however you like using paint, pens, washi tape, and more.

Recommended for grades K-5.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library and admission is free. The Lake Oswego Public Library is located at 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego. For more information, contact the Children’s desk at 503-697-6580 or visit the Library’s website at www.lakeoswegolibrary.org/youth.

Arbor Week – Seed the world around you
Saturday April 7, 1-2:30 pm

In the tradition of “guerilla gardening” we’ll teach you to make seed balls that you can then plant in your garden or scatter in the wild.  All supplies will be provided, in the form of wildflower seeds, dirt and water. Plan on getting your hands dirty for this project, and taking home a garden waiting to bloom.

Recommended for grades k-5

Storytime and the Library, presented by the Youth Action Council!
Saturday April 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins & Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock

Penny’s Puppets:  Sweet Pollinators
Saturday May 5, 10:30 am

Buzzy the Bee takes you on a pollination adventure. Learn about different Pollinators, like Bee's, Butterfly's and Beetles. Be part of a food Parade all of which is here because of the pollinators help, and much more. All while singing, laughing and clapping along with this musical puppet original productions by Penny's Puppets.

Family Movie Nights
Fourth Mondays, March 26, April 23 & may 28​

Family Movie night is back and we’re pulling out all the stops by bringing in some brand new releases. Give us a call if you want to know the titles, but here are a few clues.

March 26: There's plenty of music in the land of the dead and the living.
April 23:  A bull and a bee can have interesting consequences.
May 28:  A bear in a floppy hat is hard to hide.