Children's Area

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April 2017 Events

2nd annual Fairy and Elf Festival Dia: Day of the Book-Day of the ChildBook cover of The Hobbit.

The month of April is jammed packed with amazing things to do at the Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Department! We will kick of the month celebrating tricksy hobbitses at our Hobbit Party on April 1st. You also don't want to miss out as we come together at the end of the month on April 29th for a special bilingual storytime In Dreams We Fly: A Dia Celebration! In this storytime we well celebrate Dia: Day of the Book-Day of the Child.


Photo of fairy wings.Photo of a child building a fairy house.

They're coming! The Fairies and Elves are back and bringing magical fun to the 2nd Annual Fairy & Elf Festival on Saturday, April 8th from 1-4 p.m! This magical gathering will feature stories, fairy house building, crafts, shadow puppets, and more. Learn the do's and don'ts of building houses for the wee folk, and make your own unique fairy house to take home. Fairy houses are made of all-natural items such as leaves, sticks, flowers and acorns. Some supplies will be provided, but participants should bring supplies from their own home as well. In Multipurpose Rooms.

Photo of Mr. Evan playing guitar.Photo of Mr. Evan telling a story
Photo of a fairy house.Photo of patrons in fairy costumes.
Image of Chu the panda.Image of  Fly Guy.

There is more to do at the library this month. Mark your calendar on April 13th for Chu Storytime. This special storytime will feature everybody's favorite sneezing panda, Chu, and a viewing of live pandas on our panda cam projector. Fly Guy is buzzing in for a morning of fun on April 15th. Special guest Sharon Tan will be at the library on April 22nd for Money Smart Kids. Learn how to start saving money the fun way! Download our April Children's brochure for a full list of events.


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March Events

The Iridescence of Birds Art Class Book cover of Peter Rabbit.

March is full of fun at the Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Department! We are celebrating some amazing authors and artists this month. What better way to start things off than with Dr. Seuss at our Read Across America: Seuss-tastic Celebration. We will also spend the morning with everyone's favorite bunny in a blue coat, Peter Rabbit, at our Beatrix Potter Storytime and Artist Workshop.


Book cover of The Iridescence of Birds.

Do you dream of becoming an artist one day? Well, so did Henri Matisse. Join us as we read The Iridescence Of Birds by Patricia MacLachlan and learn about Henri Matisse's journey to become a famous artist. Come and discover Matisse's colorful artwork and learn how to make a own masterpiece in this storytime art class! 


Book cover of Yoko

Don't forget to mark your calendars for our Magic Tree House Party. Let's help Jack and Annie on their whirlwind escapades. Everyone is welcome to join us for Boy Scout/Girl Scout Genealogy Explorations where some of our local scouts and friends can learn about genealogy. Come and share some of Rosemary Wells' classic Yoko books, eat candy sushi and make origami paper cranes. We have some awesome special storytimes this month that include Finding Spring and Lego Storytime. Download our March Children's brochure for a full list of events.


Book cover of The Borrowers

April Book Club: This month, chapter readers are invited to join us for The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Grab your copy of the book at the Children's desk today. Join us Thursday, April 6 at 4:00 pm for snacks and games and discuss the book. 


Children waiting in line for Story Time.
Mr. Evan with a dragon.

Making a marshmallow man.
Mr. Evan reading about quilting.

Making a happy frog.
Quilts inspired by Harriet Powers.