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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.

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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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Children's Area Blog

February 1-13

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Every day during the month of February, Waldo will be hiding in a new location in the Children’s Area. Get a sticker each time you spot him! Pick up a game card at the Children’s Desk to keep track of your progress. When you find Waldo five times in February, you’ll be entered to win a set of Where’s Waldo look-and-find books!

hooray for dogs graphic Let’s celebrate man and kids’ best friend, the DOG. Big dogs, small dogs, stripy dogs, spotty dogs. There are so many different kinds of dogs. How can anyone pick one type of dog to love the most? Enjoy dog books, make a puppy mask and join the Great Dog Show Parade on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at 11:00 am. For children ages 3-8 and their caregiver. With Miss Theresa. In Storyroom.

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 Meet Kenny Watson and his family: Momma, Dad, Joetta and “official juvenile delinquent” Byron. When Byron’s trouble-making has gone too far, the family goes South to visit Grandma in Birmingham to straighten him up. This award-winning and critically-acclaimed classic novel uses plenty of humor and heart to show readers what life is like for this African-American family during Segregation. Join us on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Games and snacks provided. Participation in book club is limited to 10 children. 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.

bilingual storytime graphic¡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, February 7th, 2020 at 4:00 pm. In Storyroom. 

roots of rap graphic‘Ba Bump Ba Bump Ba Boom Boom SPSSSS’...Rap is one of the most popular genres of music in the world. Learn about the roots of rap and the tenacious music artists who started it all. Listen to influential rap artists and create some graffiti art to take home on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 11:00 am. For children ages 5-11 and their caregiver. With Miss Erika. In Storyroom.

hedge hog graphicA hug can be a good way to tell someone you love them, but hugging can be dangerous if one of you has spikes! Prickly hedgehogs need love, too, so let’s celebrate these adorable creatures with a special hedgehog storytime on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 3:30 pm! With crafts to go. For children ages 3-8 and their caregiver. With Miss Keir. In Storyroom.

Infant Storytime

Mondays in February, 2020

10:30 am


A 20-30 minute lapsit storytime for infants birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Share fingerplays, songs and simple books with your babies as they sit in your lap. Followed by Open Play.

January 24-31

winter wonderland storytime graphicMelt away the winter blues & warm up with a tea party- celebrating the wonders of snow! We may not get much snow here in Georgia, but we sure can bring the love of it alive at the library on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 am. For children ages 3-7 and their caregiver. With Miss Misty. In Storyroom.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:00 pm Children's Center - Stellaluna               Join us for a special Bedtime Stories as we share Janell Cannon's classic, "Stellaluna." Every child who attends can enter to win a FREE family four-pack of tickets to the Center for Puppetry Arts' new production of Stellaluna through March 8, courtesy of the library, Georgia Public Library Service and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Winner will be announced Feb. 6, 2020!

Don't forget... you can also check out the Passport to Puppetry at your local library, which admits four people into the World of Puppetry Museum for FREE or you can use it to receive a 25% discount on an All-Inclusive Ticket which includes the Museum, a puppet show and a Create-A-Puppet workshop.

yeti event graphic“It’s a perfect day for a Yeti hunt!” Solve the mystery of the infamous Yeti and embark on a brave expedition with us! Have you ever seen a Yeti? Enjoy Yeti tales from around the world on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm. Design your own Yeti to take home. More crafts to go. For children ages 3-8 and their caregiver. With Miss Erika. In Storyroom.

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Contact Us
Evan Michael Bush, Children's Services Coordinator,
Trudi Green, Assistant Library Director,

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