Children's Events

Story Walks Make and Take Crafts Trick or Treat Virtual Programs More Information

 

 

 

 

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

September 27-October 1:
10 AM - 5 PM
(Weather Permitting)
October 18 - 22:
10 AM - 5 PM
(Weather Permitting)
November 8-12:
10 AM - 5 PM
(Weather Permitting)
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
by Philip C. Stead
The Fox and the Falling Leaves
by Julia Rawlinson
Tuesday Tucks Me In:
The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog
by Luis Carlos Montalván
& Bret Witter
 
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.

Story Walk Time

Our first story walk will be available from 10 AM - 5 PM.

Bad Weather

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


September 20 - 24 October 4 - 8 November 8-12
Popsicle Stick Apples Halloween Foam Pumpkins Veteran's Day Poppies
Stop by the
Children's Room
and pick up a
Make and Take kit
during the following dates:

Available while supplies last

     
Decemer 6- 10 December 13 - 17  
 
  Ice Cream Christmas Ornament Color an Ornament  
       

We Want To See Your Child's Masterpieces!


When you post a picture of your child's take home craft to your Facebook, tag the Library's Facebook page (@GreenwoodCountyLibrarySystem) and add the hashtag #gwdlibkids so we can celebrate their hard work!

You can also tag us on Twitter at @GwdCoLibrary and add the hashtag #gwdlibkids too!

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Trick or Treat @ the Library Photos!
October 28 - 29

Bring your kids into the Library in their Halloween costumes! Pose with a special Halloween display for a memorable photo opportunity. 

Don't forget to ask the Children's Room Staff for a Trick or Treat!

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About our virtual programs:

Tune in to our virtual children's programs. Watch storytimes, crafts, and sing-a-longs from our children's staff! Click on the month above to see the schedule, programs descriptions, and watch any published videos for the month.

How to access our virtual programs:

1. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter

2. Subscribe to the Childrens Room on YouTube. All our videos are marked for kids.

3. Watch on the website. We will also post the YouTube videos on the website as soon as possible after they have been published to our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Tuesday, September 21
Furry Tales with The Humane Society of Greenwood County

This time we are heading out to the Humane Society to film with the cats! Come watch the kitties play and snuggle with us as we read a book.

About the Book

K is for Kitten by Niki Clark Leopold and Susan Jeffers

Rosie is just a scrawny alley kitten, but she's braver than she looks-and that's a good thing, because when a little girl brings her home, Rosie will meet the family dog, confront wild animals, be fooled by her reflection and find herself out on a limb. It will take some time for Rosie to get used to her new surroundings, but she eagerly laps it up, and her new family can't help loving her.

Tuesday, September 28
La Hora de Cuentos

Únase a la Sra. Abbie de Cambridge Academy mientras nos lee un libro en español.

Join Ms. Abbie from Cambridge Academy as she reads us a book in Spanish. Subtitles for English speakers will be included as well.

Traducción al español del traductor de Google / Spanish translation from Google Translate

 

 

Thursday, September 30
Lady Mel's Dragon Tales

About the Book

A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young

When Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, she sends in her twenty-five cents and waits four to six long weeks for her very own unicorn to arrive. She imagines the flowers that she'll braid into his beautiful pink mane, and she even picks the perfect name for him: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives, his ears are too long, his horn is too short, he smells funny--and oh, he has fleas. Lucy isn't pleased, but in the end she warms up to Sparkle and realizes that even though he wasn't exactly the unicorn she wanted, he might be just the one she needs.

Thursday, October 14
Lady Mel's Dragon Tales

About the book

Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich

Hank is the prickliest cactus in the entire world. He sits in a pot in a window that faces the empty desert, which is just how he likes it. So, when all manner of creatures—from tumbleweed to lizard to owl—come to disturb his peace, Hank is annoyed.

He doesn’t like noise, he doesn’t like rowdiness, and definitely does not like hugs.

But the thing is, no one is offering one. Who would want to hug a plant so mean? Hank is beginning to discover that being alone can be, well, lonely.

So he comes up with a plan to get the one thing he thought he would never need: a hug from a friend.

Thursday, October 21
Toddler Tales

About the book

Froggy's Halloween by Jonathan London

Froggy tries to find just the right costume for Halloween and although his trick-or-treating does not go as he had planned, he manages to enjoy himself anyway.

Tuesday, October 26
Furry Tales with The Humane Society of Greenwood County

About the book

Woo! The Not-So-Scary Ghost by Ana Martin Larranaga

Tired of being told what to do, a young ghost runs away, but after a scary day, he decides that he is happier at home.

Thursday, November 11
Lady Mel's Dragon Tales

About the book

This Is the Turkey by Abby Levine

Max is excited about the big turkey he has picked out for his family's Thanksgiving dinner. He and his sister help prepare the fixings, and soon his friends and relatives bring their own dishes and merriment. Abby Levine's humorous, rhyming story gets to the heart of the Thanksgiving celebration. Max and his family were first introduced in This Is the Pumpkin.

Thursday, November 18
Toddler Tales

About the book

10 Turkeys In the Road by Brenda Reeves Sturgis

Ten turkeys in the road are circus performers practicing their show. As a farmer in his pickup truck tries to pass them, he grows more and more frustrated. The turkeys fly away one at a time, but in the end, the clever turkeys get exactly what they were after all along. Bold, hilarious acrylic paintings bring to life all the spectacle and excitement of the circus.

Tuesday, November 30
Storytime with the Elf on the Shelf

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Thursday, December 9
Toddler Tales

About the book

A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett

Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human . . . where is he going? What does he want? 

Thursday, December 16
Lady Mel's Dragon Tales

About the book

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole. The Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. This is a story for all who believe in the spirit of Christmas and those who treasure the sound of a reindeer’s silver bell.

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Weekly Storytime (Preschool)
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
In person storytimes canceled until further notice
 
Read, sing, and play as we build your child's early literacy skills and prepare them for kindergarten!
Tooty-Tot Storytime (Birth - Toddler)
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
In person storytimes canceled until further notice
 
Help your child get an early start with this storytime intended for young children.
Family Storytime (All Ages)
Thursdays at 4:00 PM
In person storytimes canceled until further notice
 
Share stories, songs, and much more while building literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Furry Tales (All Ages)
Third Thursdays at 4:00 PM
In person storytimes canceled until further notice
 
Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a storytime with our friends from the Greenwood County Humane Society. 
Homeschooler Storytime
In person storytimes canceled until further notice

A special storytime during the school day designed for homeschool kids. After storytime, we will also have an arts and crafts project. Make new friends and build literacy skills at the same time!

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Photo Release Notice:

Photos or videos may be taken at Library events and activities for Library use in promotion and publicity. Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify Library staff at the time of the event or activity.