Programs & Activities for Kids

All library events will be held in person or as a grab-and-go kit. Please read program descriptions for special locations, registration requirements, and more. All library programs are free. 



Family Storytime

Ages 0-4
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
January 23-April 11
10:00 am

Traditional weekday storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, movement, and more. The same storytime is repeated throughout the week, so choose your favorite day to attend.

No registration required; just drop in.




Advanced Adventurers LabCrafts

Grades 3 and up
Select Mondays
4:00-7:00 pm

Drop in and have fun with STEAM projects this spring! LabCrafts is prepared to have fun with an exciting array of science-y and artsy activities made for kids in 3rd grade or older.

January 8: Moving Paper Puppets

February 12: Spin Drum

March 11: Light Up Jellyfish

April 8: DIY Kaleidoscope

No registration required, just drop in.




Early Explorer LabCrafts

Grades 1 & 2
Select Mondays
4:00-7:00 pm

Drop in anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on the dates below and have fun with STEAM projects. These projects are planned with younger creators in mind and are the perfect level for 1st and 2nd graders.

January 22: Clothespin Puppet

February 26: Pipe Cleaner Pencil Topper

March 25: Jiggling Jellyfish

April 22: Yarn Turtle

No registration required; just drop in. 




Make It! Junior

Grades 5K-6
March 4 | March 25 | April 15

Get crafty with our grab and go craft kits designed to educate and delight. A new project is introduced every three weeks.

March 4: Paper Bag Otters

March 25: Rocking Snails

April 15: Bunny and Carrot Garland

Kits are available while supplies last. No registration required; just pick up.




Tiny Art Show

All Ages

Public display: April 5-30        

The second annual Tiny Art Show is a month-long community art project for all ages. The twist? All art must be tiny!

Learn more about the Tiny Art Show here!




Stuffed Animal Sleepover

All Ages
Drop off: April 18 4:00-6:00 pm
Pick up: April 19 12:00-5:00 pm

Ever wonder what mischief a group of stuffed animals can get up to in the library? Sign your stuffed animal up for the library sleepover and find out! Bring your animal to the library any time during drop off time and complete a fun craft together, then read a book and tuck them in. Starting at 6:00 pm watch the library Facebook page for updates on the animals’ antics. Pick up your stuffie the next day and hear all about their fun night.

Registration required and is available here.




1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Ages 0-Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading incentive program for the youngest readers/listeners, beginning at birth. The tracking program Beanstack, available both on your computer or as an app, offers an online framework that allows books to be counted and milestones to be marked with digital badges as well as stickers and other tokens picked up at the library.

Read more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Early Literacy.

Registration for this program is available on Beanstack! Sign up whenever you are ready to begin. 




Please note: For the protection of children using the library, the Pauline Haass Public Library Child Safety Policy states:

Pauline Haass Public Library is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for children and families. Library staff have many duties to perform in order to serve the public. For this reason, the staff cannot monitor the behavior or whereabouts of each patron, including children, or take over parental responsibilities.

Children age five and under must be accompanied by, and within view of, an adult or caregiver at all times and in all areas of the building including the Children’s Area and the restrooms.

Please feel free to refer to our complete Child Safety Policy.