Children's Area

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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.

February Events!

Image of a child in Mardi Gras beads.

There is just so much to LOVE this month in the Children's Department of the Athens-Clarke County Library! Join us as we celebrate Valentine's Day, Black History Month and Mardi Gras. We'll start this month off with a bang by bringing in the Chinese New Year at our Dragon Parade: A Chinese New Year Celebration with music and crafts.

Book cover of Sewing Stories.

Black History Month is here and we are excited to celebrate Harriet Powers, local artist and African-American folk artist. Harriet lived in Clarke County from 1837-1855 and created beautiful narriative quilts based on her life and folk tales. Join us and learn about her story and create a story quilt of your own and see a replica of her work.

Book cover of Special Delivery.

Children can "Let the good times roll" at our Mardi Gras Party, make heart shaped crafts at My Heart is Like a Zoo Celebration, and enjoy Special Delivery: A Mail Storytime. Download our February Children's brochure for a full list of events.

book cover of Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing

April Book Club: Have you heard...the Children's Department has a Book Club that meets every month! Make sure to pick up a copy of Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing at the Children's Desk. Join us on Thursday, April 9th at p.m. to discuss the book and enjoy games and snacks.

New Year...New Adventures!

Image of children crafting. Image of the Tea Party. Image of kids building Lego WeDo Robots.