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children's area at Athens Clarke County Library

Welcome to Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Area! We are here to help you and your family discover a love of reading and learning.

We invite you to explore our collections of books and other materials for children of all ages.Join us for engaging programs, including storytimes and crafts.

Follow us on Facebook for our virtual programming, events, photos, and other fun. 

Looking for recommendations or additional assistance? Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help! Please contact us for more information or at the email address below.

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January 7-19

bilingual storytime¡Bienvenido! Join us for this special program of Spanish/English language fun! Share books, songs, rhymes and activities en español y ingles on the first Friday of every month. For children ages 3-8 and their caregiver on Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at 4:00 pm. In Storyroom.

“Mañana, we fly again!” Jump on your motorcycle and spend the morning at the library with your dad or male caregiver (moms are welcome too) for this special Storyime graphicbilingual storytime on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:00 am. Listen to Isabel Quintero’s story of sharing a magical ride with her papi on his motocicleta, sample Mexican pastries, design your own helmet and motorcycle crafts to go. For ages 4-11 and their caregiver. With Mr. Evan. In Storyroom.

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Train Week!

  • Tuesday, January 7, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 8, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m./7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 11, 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, January 12, 2:00 p.m.

Get ready for a TRAIN-TASTIC week in the Children’s Department! Join us for special train-themed storytimes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, as we share books and songs all about trains!  See Dr. Maurice Snook’s amazing model railroad trains in action at the end of each storytime, and one last running of the trains on Sunday afternoon. For children ages 2-8 and their caregiver. In Storyroom.  

Once, storytime graphicthere lived a special rabbit made of china named Edward Tulane, who was owned by a girl who adored him. Then one day, he was lost, and things would never again be the same. Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, in this miraculous and powerful story. Games and snacks provided. Participation is limited to 10 children on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Please call the Children’s Desk to register and to put your book on hold. For children ages 8-11. With Miss Keir. In Storyroom.

 

December 23 2019 -January 4 2020

winter storytimeThe Athens-Clarke County Library storytimes are on vacation from Friday, December 20, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020! We will kickoff the return of storytimes on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:00 am for our Dad and Me Storytime: My Papi Has a Motorcycle with Mr. Evan. Happy Holidays!

Dec. 12-15

elf trainingHave you ever wanted to know what goes on in Santa’s workshop? Christmas is around the corner, and Santa is looking for a few new elves to help him prep for the big day! Our certified Elf-Training Workshop will get you into tip-top shape. Join us at our Elf Training event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 3:30 pm  to make your own elf hat, ornaments, wrapping paper and more. Enjoy holiday treats and sing in our Elfin Choir. Children will graduate from the program with a certificate given out by Santa himself! In Children’s Area. For children ages 3 -11 and their caregiver.

christmas ornament workshopThe best part about a Christmas tree is… the decorations! Unleash your creativity and make your own special ornaments at our Christmas Ornament Workshop on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am. Then help us decorate the Storyroom Christmas tree while rocking out to some holiday music. For children ages 3-8 and their caregiver. With Miss Erika. In Storyroom.

hanukkah We are celebrating the season of lights and want you to join us! Hanukkah is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to share an afternoon of stories, crafts and food. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah in your home or want to learn about this wonderful holiday, you won’t want to miss the fun at our The Lights of Hanukkah program! For children ages 3-11 and their caregiver on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm. In Storyroom.read to rover

Beginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs, a.k.a. Tail Waggin’ Tutors! All dogs are insured and with trainers. Visit us on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. First come, first served. In Storyroom.

 

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Contact Us
Evan Michael Bush, Children's Services Coordinator, ebush@athenslibrary.org
Trudi Green, Assistant Library Director, tgreen@athenslibrary.org

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