Youth Services Programs

The Youth Services department is committed to providing engaging and educational programs and activities for children of all ages and their families. Below you will find our current and upcoming programs. Enjoy videos of our past virtual programs on OLPL’s YouTube channel HERE

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21

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Read! Think! Vote!

For 4th Grade to Adult.
Read some of this year’s best children’s literature. Think about which book meets the Newbery criteria.
Vote for the book that deserves the Newbery Award!

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Turkey Craft Drop-In

Monday, November 21
All Ages
3-5pm

Get a head start on Turkey Day by stopping in to make a gobbler craft!

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Volunteer Opportunity:
LEGO Drop-In

Tuesday, November 22
Ages 11-14 years
5:45pm  /  REGISTER

Earn community service time by helping us with our children’s programs. Volunteer if you enjoy spending time with young children and are good at working independently.

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LEGO Drop-In

Tuesday, November 22
All Ages
3-5pm

We’ll put out our supply of Legos and Duplos, and you bring your building skills and creativity!

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28

Mock Newbery Contest graphic image

Read! Think! Vote!

For 4th Grade to Adult.
Read some of this year’s best children’s literature. Think about which book meets the Newbery criteria.
Vote for the book that deserves the Newbery Award!

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Perler Party 

Monday, November 28
Ages 11-14
4-4:45pm

Have a ball creating with Perler beads! We’ll provide a variety of fun patterns, or you can use your imagination to make your own designs!

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Lap-Sit Storytime

Tuesday, November 29
9:30-10am
Ages 6-24 months

Stories, songs, and movement, supporting literacy development and learning in young children. We will distribute admission tickets at the Youth Services Desk 30 minutes before the start of the program.

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Story Explorers

Tuesday, November 29
4-4:30pm
Ages 5-8

Let’s learn and laugh together with a mix of stories, games, and fun!

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Toddler Storytime

Wednesday, November 30
9:30-10am
Ages 2-3 with caregiver

Stories, songs, and movement, supporting literacy development and learning in young children. We will distribute admission tickets at the Youth Services Desk 30 minutes before the start of the program.

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Kindergarten Readiness Storytime

Wednesday, November 30
10:15-10:45am
Ages 4-5

Stories, songs, and movement, supporting literacy development and learning in young children. We will distribute admission tickets at the Youth Services Desk 30 minutes before the start of the program.

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Picture This!

Wednesday, November 30
4-4:45pm
Ages 9-12

Picture books aren’t just for younger kids – we’ll use them to discover amazing facts, try new things, move around, and laugh!

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Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 1
9:30-10am
Ages 3-5

Stories, songs, and movement, supporting literacy development and learning in young children. We will distribute admission tickets at the Youth Services Desk 30 minutes before the start of the program.

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Make a Mini Yarn Hat!

Saturday, December 3
(Two sessions) 10-10:30am & 2-2:30pm

Calling all crafters! Need a gift idea or some cheery décor for your tree? Come to the YS department and make a charming mini yarn hat! We will distribute admission tickets at the Youth Services Desk 30 minutes before the start of the program.