Children's Events

About Greenwood Children's Programs
Click on the links below to view descriptions of programs at the 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 a variety of storytimes as well as crafts, STEAM programs, and more. 

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, and our Developmental Disorders Resource Center.



Preschool Playtime
The following Tuesdays: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Children's Story Room
Age: Toddlers
Ms. Jody will open up the Story Room for a fun-filled playtime adventure. We will have blocks, Play-Doh, magnetic dolls, a train set, Duplos, and more.

Tuesday, June 11

Tuesday, June 25

Tuesday, July 2

Tiny Tot StoryTime Furry Tales StoryTime Stuffed Animal Campout



Tiny Tot StoryTime

The following Thursdays: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Children's Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Tiny Tots is more than a storytime. This time allows children to make friends and socialize with each other through dancing, singing, crafts, and just being silly together! Parents also form lasting friendships with each other, making for a happy, carefree, and supportive experience.
  May June July August

May 2, 2024

May 9, 2024

June 6, 2024

June 13, 2024

June 20, 2024

June 27, 2024

July 11, 2024

July 18, 2024

July 25, 2024

No programs in August



Furry Tales StoryTime

The following Tuesdays: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Children's Story Room
Age: PreK & Elementary

This story time is an all-time favorite at the Main Branch! Each month, the Children's Room staff partners with the Humane Society of Greenwood County to provide a special storytime for our Furry Friends who are looking for their fur-ever Homes. 

Tuesday, June 4

Tuesday, July 2


Chick-Fil-Cow Takes Over the Library
Children's Story Room
Age: PreK & Elementary
Come join us as we welcome the Chick Fil A Cow to the Library for a fun storytime adventure. This program is for children of all ages who appreciate cows, adventure, and a special treat.

Tuesday, July 16: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Stuffed Animal Campout

Children's Story Room
Age: PreK & Elementary
We have a special invitation for you and your favorite stuffed animal! Ever wonder what happens when the Library closes each day?

Come to this story time with your stuffed buddy and join us as Ms. Jody reads you stories. Afterwards, you can leave your stuffed animal overnight at the Library for a special campout. When you pick them up the next day, you will find out what mischief and fun your friends got up to on their campout. We’ll have photos of your friends running around the Library and getting up to all sorts of shenanigans. We’ll post some of the photos on Facebook and Instagram for all to see!

Wednesday, July 10: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (DATE CHANGED FROM JULY 17)



TCMU: Wind Tunnel Kid's Game Day Creativity Lab Tween Quest

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

Wednesday, June 12: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

American Veterans Auditorium
Age: Grades 1st - 5th

Wind Tunnel Engineering

Participants will work on their problem-solving skills to design an object created from recycled materials that will hover in a windtunnel. - Description from TCMU
There will also be a showing at the Ware Shoals Library.

Riverbanks Zoo

Wednesday, June 26: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
American Veterans Auditorium
Ages: Grades 1st - 5th

Adventure Begins in Your Backyard

Wildlife is all around us but hard to spot unless you know how to look for the signs. Learn some tips and tricks scientists use and take your own trek through your backyard. You might be surprised by what you discover! Participants will observe biofacts, explore through hands-on activities, and be introduced to a fantastic reading list to help them uncover the wonders of our natural world. - Description from Riverbanks Zoo
There will also be a showing at the Ninety Six Library.

Kid's Game Day

The following Mondays: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Children's Story Room
Ages: Grades 1st - 5th

Join Shalia and Heather for Game Day for rising 1st graders through 5th graders. We have lots of fun games to choose from and lots of new Library friends to play them with.Monday, June 3

Monday, July 1

Creativity Lab
The following Mondays3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Children's Story Room
Ages: Grades 3rd - 5th
Due to increased attendance at our programs, we are now requiring registration for Creativity Lab.

Monday, June 10: Squishmallow Painting

Paint a squishmallow to hang in your room. Squishmallows will be traced onto a canvas for you to paint it whatever colors you want!

Monday, June 17: Arrow Ornament

Design an arrow ornament using beads, sticks, and feathers. 

Registration Required: Register online starting June 10

Monday, June 24: Fruit Volcanoes

Learn how a chemical reaction between common household goods can turn fruit into a bubbling volcano.

Registration Required: Register online starting June 17

Monday, July 8: Rock Adventure

Turn river rocks into art! 

Registration Required: Register online starting July 1


Tween Quest
The following Tuesdays: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Children's Story Room
Ages: Grades 4th -8th
Join Ms. Jessica from the Teen Center and Ms. Shalia from the Children's Room for programs geared towards our tweens! We consider tween to include those in upper elementary (4th-5th) and middle school (6th-8th).

Tuesday, June 11: Balloon Twisting Workshop

Learn how to make balloon animals with an award-winning balloon twister! You will learn how to make some popular twisted creations to impress your friends and family.

Registration Required: Register online starting May 28

Tuesday, June 25: Warrior Cats Party

Celebrate one of our most popular middle-grades series—The Warriors by Erin Hunter. Take a quiz to find your clan, craft a cat mask and clan wrist cuff, play Warrior-themed games, and more!

Registration Required: Register online starting June 11

Tuesday, July 9: Friendship Bracelets

Use our huge supply of beads to create friendship bracelets for you and your friends.

Registration Required: Register online starting June 25


Foamtastic Adventures Porkchop Productions Ed's Dinosaurs Live Lego Club  Grab and Go Crafts

Summer Reading Kick Off Party:
Foamtastic Adventures
Saturday, June 8: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Library Lawn outside Auditorium
Ages: Babies - Adults
Start off the summer with an epic Foam Party on the Library's lawn! Play in the microbubble foam while dancing to music. 
Foamtastic Adventures uses highest quality solution for our foam. It’s bio-degradable, non-staining, non-toxic and hypoallergenic! It’s also safe for babies, little old ladies, the environment, and lawns. Depending on the individual enthusiasm level, participants will range from dry to damp to soaking wet (we recommend you bring a towel).

This is program is not just for kids! Foam is the perfect activity for all ages and total inclusiveness. It’s also a perfect sensory-friendly activity. 

Bad Weather: Foam and rain don’t mix well. If the weather looks like it will not cooperate, the Library will cancel the program and notify patrons on our social media outlets and website.

No registration required. 

Porkchop Productions
Wednesday, June 5: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
American Veterans Auditorium
Ages: Birth - 5th Grade
The Totally Twisted Tale of the Three Little Pigs
Our modern adaptation of this fairy tale favorite puts a new twist on a timeless tale! When Stanley (the cool pig on the block) is encouraged to invite Ralphie (the new sheep on the block) to his backyard camp-out, hilarity and chaos ensues! Will Stanley’s campfire story be enough to scare Ralphie into running home? Or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance teaches important lessons in finding friendships where you least expect them, and the bond that can be formed over a book. - Description from Porkchop Productions
There will also be a showing at the Ninety Six Library.

Ed's Dinosaurs Live
Wednesday, July 17: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (DATE CHANGED FROM JULY 10)
American Veterans Auditorium
Ages: Birth - 5th Grade
​Ed's Dinosaurs Live has a mission: To bring the dinosaurs that we love so much to everyone! Step back in time to when the dinosaurs ruled the world as the Library gets a visit from some special prehistoric guests.
There will also be a showing at the Ware Shoals Library. 

Lego Club

The following Thursdays: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

American Veterans Auditorium
Ages: Grades 2nd - 12th


Spend some time having fun and creating with Legos. We will have a theme each time to help you get your creativity going! Completed projects are displayed by our Circulation Desk for all of our community to enjoy. 

Thursday, June 6

Thursday, July 11


Grab & Go Crafts

The following weeks during operating hours
Children's Room

Ages: Birth - 5th Grade

Stop by the Children's Room and pick up a Grab & Go kit.

Kits are available while supplies last


Monday, June 3 - Saturday, June 8

Tissue Paper Globe

Monday, June 10 - Saturday, June 15

Word Scramble Key Chain

Monday, June 17 - Saturday, June 22

Parrot Mask

Monday, June 24 - Saturday, June 29

Straw Necklace

Monday. July 1 - Saturday, July 6

Popsicle Stick Campsite

Monday, July 8 - Saturday, July 13

Paper Bag Puppet

Monday, July 15 - Saturday, July 20

Superhero Mask



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.