Children's Area

Welcome to the Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Area!

October 11-20 2019

one spooky  nightPut on your favorite Halloween disguise and join us for our Special 20th Annual One Spooky Night: A Vintage Halloween Carnival on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm! Enjoy an evening of seasonal tales, costumes, shadow puppetry and surprises! After the performance, enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the library for non-food prizes at every public desk. Journey through the haunted Storyroom, play vintage carnival games and make an assortment of spooky crafts. For all ages with caregiver. Performance in Meeting Rooms A&B. Activities building-wide.

6:30 p.m. – Shadow Puppet Show and performance.

7:00 p.m. – Trick-or-Treat and activities building-wide

Peppa wants a perfectly unique Halloween costume this year. She has lots of creative ideas. The only problem is her friends seem to have the same idea. Will Peppa Pig find a perfect costume in time? Peppa Pig crafts to go. For children ages 3-8 and their caregiver on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:00 am. Costumes are welcome. In Storyroom.

Mummy Cat prowls his ancient home, for his long lost owner to call his own. He’ll wait until his queen appears, his friend for over 3,000 years! Learn about mummies, hieroglyphs and ancient Egypt, as we share stories of ghostly cats and Egyptian crafts. For children ages 4-11 and their caregiver on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm. In Storyroom.   


Outdoor story and music program for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver. Meet us in the park next to the top pavilion on the hill. Bring a blanket and a snack, as we share a lively time of books, songs and rhythm instruments. With Mr. Evan. At Memorial Park on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:30 am. Weather permitting.

Sunflowers, pumpkins and apples…oh my! Autumn winds are blowing in and so are fall crafts. Join us for a morning of books and crafts as we celebrate all the things that we love about the fall season. For children ages 2-8 and their caregiver on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 am. In Storyroom.

 Beginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs, a.k.a. Tail Waggin’ Tutors! read to roverAll dogs are insured and with trainers. First come, first served. In Storyroom on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Muzzy Club, BBC

*NEW* Muzzy Club Language!

Available on your computer (sign in with your library card number) or using the Puffin Academy App!

Sesame Street eBooks

Sesame Street eBooks!

Read Sesame Street eBooks for free with your library card!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Wandoo Reader Now available FREE at our library