Children's Events

 

About Greenwood Children's Programs
Click on the links above to view descriptions of programs at Ninety Six and Ware Shoals Branches.
 

The Children's Room offers many types of programs for children starting at birth and continuing though 5th Grade. We offer three different storytimes as well as, crafts, storywalks, STEAM programs. Below we have outlined our programs based on age range. Don't forget to check out our programs and events for all ages as well. 

Current Programs
StoryTimes
  • Tiny Tot StoryTime (Babies & Toddlers)
  • StoryTime with Ms. Jody (PreK & Early Elementary)
  • Furry Tales with the Humane Society of Greenwood (All Ages), StoryWalks (All Ages)
Crafts and Other Activites
  • Creativity Lab (Upper Elementary)
  • Make & Take Crafts (All Ages)
Virtual
  • TBA

The Children's Room also offers other services and resources beyond programming to all of Greenwood County's children. Please check the main Children's Room webpage for links to resources such as Early Literacy Programs, parent and grandparent resources, digital materials, Developmental Disorders, and our YouTube Channel.


Tiny Tot StoryTime In Person Program

When, Where, and Who:
The following Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Children's Story Room
Birth - 3 Year Olds
 
About:
Bring your baby or toddler to Tiny Tot Storytime! This short storytime runs about 15-20 mins. It's perfect for little ones who are learning to sit and listen to a story. We also incorporate beginning fingerplays and songs to strengthen hand/eye coordination, language, and motor skills. 
 
 
June

Thursday, June 2 CANCELED

Let's read some stories about our favorite treats!

Books: Mr. Cookie BakerIf You Give  A Mouse A Cookie

 

Thursday, June 9

Do you like sheep? We do too!

Books: Sheep Take A Hike & When Sheep Sleep

 

Thursday, June 16

Father's Day is coming up, so we have picked out some of our favorite books about Dads!

Books: Hero Dad & Me And My Dad

Thursday, June 23

Today, let's read some book about silly animals!

Books: Spunky Monkeys On Parade & I Yam A Donkey

Thursday, June 30

Farm animals are so fun!

Books: Millie In The Meadow & Ducks Like To Swim

   
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StoryTime with Ms. Jody In Person Program

When, Where, and Who:
The following Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Children's Story Room
3 Year Olds - 2nd Grade

About:
Storytime with Ms. Jody has been specifically created for children from 3 years old to second grade. This storytime runs around 30-45 mins. and is great for children who are used to sitting still and listening to multiple stories. We also try to incorperate more advanced fingerplays and songs to engage children and show them that reading is fun! Early literacy is key in developing learning and social skills that lead children to be sucessful in school and life. 

Jump to:  July StoryTimes 

June

Wednesday, June 1 CANCELED

Join us as we read books about the Ocean and Beach!

Books: Save the Ocean by Bethany Stahl

Wednesday, June 8

Let's explore seahorses!

Books: Sully the Seahorse by Natalie Pritchard and others...

Wednesday, June 15

Let's read some octopus stories!

Books: Inky the Octopus: The Official Story of One Brave Octopus' Daring Escape by Erin Guendelsberger and others...

Wednesday, June 29

Let's celebrate the turtles at this storytime.

Books: The Adventures of Myrtle the Turtle by Julie Jakeman and others...

       
July

Wednesday, July 6

Sharks! A big part of our ecosystem. Let's explore.

Books: Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman

Wednesday, July 13

Let's read about fish of all kinds.

Books: Splish Splash by Joan Bransfield Graham and others...

Wednesday, July 20

Join us for a summer medley of stories! 

Books: Beach Day by Karen Roosa and others...

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Tween Quest

When, Where, and Who:
The following Wednesdays at 3:00 PM
Veterans Auditorium

Rising 4th - 8th Grade

About:
Join us for special activities designed for Upper Elementary and Middle School age tweens. Our YA Librarian, Ms. Jessica, and Ms. Sabrina from the Children's Room will be hosting a variety of games, competitions, and more! 
 
Jump to:  July 
June

Wednesday, June 1

Trivia Day!

Come play a trivia game with Ms. Sabrina and Ms. Jessica. Test your knowledge of this year's SRP theme: the ocean! There will be prizes for the winning team!

Wednesday, June 15

Ocean Slime Buffet!

Come make your own ocean-themed slime mixture by mixing slimes to create new textures and picking you own fun mix-ins!

 

Wednesday, June 22

Game Day!

Come join us for two different games: Ocean Bingo and Sea Creature Guess Who! Play classic Bingo with an ocean twist, and try to find out what sea animal you are before everyone else! There will be prizes for the winners of each game!

Wednesday, June 29

Map-Making Experience!

Join Ms. Jessica and Ms. Sabrina and explore the world of map making. We will give you a prompt from some popular books and you can make your own map!

July

Wednesday, July 6

Sandcastle Building Competition!

Work in teams to build the best sandcastle you can in the time allotted! The winning team will win a prize and the winning sandcastle will get posted on Facebook!

Wednesday, July 13

Under-the-Sea Relay Race Competition!

Team up and get ready to relay! Lots of minigames will get you multiple scores. The team with the highest combined score will win the competition and get prizes!

     


Jump to:  Furry Tales StoryWalks Make & Take Crafts

Summer Reading Perfomances and Special Events

Check out our special programs for Summer Reading! Please note that the locations of these events are listed below. 

If you haven't heard about our Summer Reading Program, click here to learn more! 

June
Thursday, June 2: 4:00 PM - CANCELED
WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE
 
Story Time: Meet a Therapy Dog 
Children's StoryRoom

Ty Goes to Therapy Dog School by Marsha Horshoc

(Special Guest: Beth Justeson)

Wednesday, June 8: 10:00 AM
 
South Carolina Aquarium Outreach Program
Library Parking Lot

An outdoor program based on the summer reading theme that includes a fun activity and live animals.

(No Story time with Mrs. Jody).

Friday, June 10: 10:30 AM
 
Chick-Fil-A Family Story Time with Jody
Mall, 428 By-pass 72 NW

(Book TBA) onsite at CFA near the indoor playground area.

(Ocean theme for the Summer Reading Program)

Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 30
 
Ocean Creature Hunt

How many paper ocean creatures are hidden around the Children's Room? Count how many you find and come tell the Children's Librarians. If you get the right number you will get a prize!

July
Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 29
 
Shark Hunt:

How many paper sharks are hidden around the Children's Room? Count how many you find and come tell the Children's Librarians. If you get the right number you will get a prize!

Thursday, July 7: 10:30 AM
 
Pork Chop Productions 
American Veterans Auditorium
Space is Limited

The Fisherman and His Wife - A play for children and families of all ages in the Library Auditorium.

(No Tiny Tot Storytime)

Friday, July 8: 10:30 AM
 
Chick-Fil-A Creativity Lab with Sabrina 
Mall, 428 By-pass 72 NW

(Craft TBA) onsite at CGA near the indoor playground area.

(Ocean Theme for the Summer Reading Program)

   

Furry Tales with the Humane Society of Greenwood

When, Where, and Who:
The following Wednesdays at 4:00 PM
Children's Story Room
Birth - 5th Grade

About:
Join us and Mr. John from the Greenwood County Humane Society for a dog lover's dream story time. Meet a local shelter dog looking for a great story and a fur-ever home.

How to Register:
Registration is REQUIRED. Due to COVID, sign up will be limited to a small number of children and one adult per family. Masks are required for all adults and children 3 and over
 to attend these programs. Sign up at the Children's Desk in the Children's Room.

June July

Tuesday, June 7

Come join us and the Greenwood County Humane Society for a Story Time with a special guest looking for its Fur-ever Home!

Book: Roy Digs Dirt by David Shannon

Woof! Meet Roy, an adorable white dog who is wild about digging, digging, digging in the dirt!

 

Tuesday, July 12

Come join us and the Greenwood County Humane Society for a Story Time with a special guest looking for its Fur-ever Home!

Book: Chi Chi the Rescue Dog - Never Give Up by Elizabeth Howell

Never Give Up is the true story of Chi Chi, a Golden Retriever who is left abandoned and broken on the side of the road. She is rescued and brought to an animal hospital where the doctor must amputate Chi Chi's legs. Chi Chi is joyful even though she loses her legs, and she waits patiently for her forever family to adopt her. 

 

Storywalks

When, Where, and Who:
The following weeks: 10 AM - 5PM

Main Library's Grounds
Birth - 5th Grade

Take a walk and read a book around the Library's grounds! After you finish, make sure to come inside to the Children's Room for a special surprise.


What is a Story Walk?

A story walk is an outdoor activity where pages of a children's book are displayed on signs throughout a path for children and their caregivers to read as they walk along a set path or trail.

Bad Weather

Since our signs are temporary, we will not set them up during rainy weather. If necessary, we will reschedule days as needed.

June

Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17

Duck and Goose Go To The Beach by Tad Hills

Walk around outside the library and read a book together page-by-page. Don't forget to come inside and tell the Children's Librarians you read the book for a special prize!

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1

Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too! by Donna Rathmell

Walk around outside the library and read a book together page-by-page. Don't forget to come inside and tell the Children's Librarians you read the book for a special prize!

July

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15

Shark in the Park! by Nick Sharratt

Walk around outside the library and read a book together page-by-page. Don't forget to come inside and tell the Children's Librarians you read the book for a special prize!

   
 

Make & Take Crafts

When, Where, and Who:
The following months during Library Hours
Children's Room Desk
Birth - 5th Grade

About:Stop by the Children's Room and pick up a Make & Take kit each month.

Kits are available while supplies last

June

Monday, June 6 - Saturday, June 11

Colorful Watercolor Seahorse Craft Kit

Make your own paper seahorse using paints and cupcake liners!

Monday, June 13 - Saturday, June 18

"Socktopus" Sock-Octopus Craft Kit

Make a cute stuffed "socktopus" using a crew sock and stuffing!

Monday, June 20 -  Saturday, June 25

Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft Kit

Make your own jellyfish using paper plates and bubble wrap!

Monday, June 27 - Saturday, July 2

Paper Turtle Craft Kit

Use paper and a template to make your own 3D paper turtle!

July

Tuesday, July 5 - Saturday, July 9

Shark Puppet Craft Kit

Use a shark cut out and a clothespin to make a shark puppet with a surprise inside!

 

Monday, July 11 - Saturday, July 16

Handprint Fish Puppet Craft Kit

Trace your hand on colorful paper and turn it into a fish puppet with colorful gems!

Monday, July 18 - Saturday, July 23

CD Suncatcher Craft Kit

Make a suncatcher using CD's and gems!

   
     

 

 

 

 

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