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.
 
 

 

 

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 decriptions, and watch any published videos for the month.

How to access our virtual programs:

1. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter

2. Subscribe 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, February 2

Tooty-Tot StoryTime: Episode 12

Ms. Jody is excited to bring you another Tooty-Tot Storytime! We have 2 special books to read to your little one today, but first, Ms. Jody would like to explain about our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. We hope you will take the time to learn about this great program and how you can raise a reader from birth! For more information, click here.

About the books:

Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep! by Claire Freedman

From the author of Dinosaurs Love Underpants comes a charming picture book that follows a group of tired trucks and machines as they get ready for bedtime after a long day at the building site.
“Beep, beep, beep!” called the sleepy machines after a busy day on the building site. Follow along as the machines settle in for the night in this adorable picture book filled with sweet rhymes.

ABCs of Kindness by Samantha Berger

Starting with A and ending with Z, this beautifully illustrated book will show young readers the many ways they can make the world a kinder place.
A diverse cast of children shows everyday acts of kindness and generosity through thoughtful and vibrant illustrations. Whether it be donating blankets to the animal shelter, helping with chores, or standing up for what's right, this is the perfect book to spark conversations at home or in the classroom about the concepts of empathy and compassion. Featuring durable cardstock pages and approachable language, this book will encourage children to be their best selves wherever they go.

Tuesday, February 9

Sugar n Spice: Episode 04

Join Ms. Jodi for a Valentine's Day storytime and learn to decorate heart cookies.

About the book:

Little Mouse's big valentine
by Thacher Hurd

Little Mouse, in an excess of creative enthusiasm, makes a valentine so enormous that no one wants it. Chagrined, he sets out on a journey to find someone with whom to share his huge red heart]. This beguiling fable is both told and illustrated with disarming simplicity; Hurd's minimal lines are deftly expressive of his hero's subtle feelings, while his rich, watercolor tones make each page a delight.

Tuesday, February 16

Black History Month StoryTime

Join us for a special storytime with Mr. Drake as we celebrate Black History Month with a story about the First Lady of Song - Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy samples of her music as Mr. Drake reads the book: Ella Fitzgerald : The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa.

About the book:

Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career than spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world. Acclaimed author Andrea Davis Pinkney has told Ella's inspiring story in the voice of Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan whose imagined narrative sings with the infectious rhythms of scat. Two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney's dramatic perspectives and fantastical images offer a jazzy improvisation all their own.

Ella Fitzgerald - Songs on YouTube 

A-Tisket-A-Tasket

Old McDonald

It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got that Swing)

Black History Month Resouces for Kids:

Readingrockets.org

National Geographic Kids

Biography

Familyeducation.com

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Tuesday, March 2

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 

The Cat in the Hat is here to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with us! Join us as we celebrate with a special reading of The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.

Tuesday, March 9

Tooty-Tot StoryTime: Episode 13

Ms. Jody has an adorable book chosen by the Dolly Parton Imagination Library! The Imagination Library is for preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Greenwood County. To find out how to enroll your child or grandchild, click here.

About the book:

Pouch! by David Ezra Stein

Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein's delightful tale of a baby kangaroo's first hops toward independence is perfect for board book audiences. Joey wants to go exploring, but at first he isn't sure he's ready to leave Mama's safe, warm pouch. Touching on a universal childhood experience, this sweet tale celebrates trying new things.

Wednesday, March 10
Lady Mel's Dragon Tales: Episode 17

About the book:
How To Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace

You've been planning night and day, and finally you've created the perfect trap with shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows galore! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick's Day tradition with this fun and lively children's picture book and get inspired to build leprechaun traps of your own at home or in the classroom! Laugh along in this zany story for kids that blends STEAM concepts with hilarious rhymes and vibrant illustrations!

Tuesday, March 16

Women History Month StoryTime

Join us for a special Women's History Month storytime. We chose this book as an example of books that instill confidence in girls (and boys too!)

About the Book:
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful--and straight from the heart.

Wednesday, March 17

Toddler Tales: Episode 11

About the book:

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! by Lucille Colandro

She's back! That lovely old lady has returned just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Now she's swallowing items to make the perfect rainbow to hide a pot of gold.

Tuesday, March 23

Sabrina Recommends: Books for 3rd-5th Graders: Episode 04

Sabrina has been reading a lot of books lately and she is ready to share her reviews with you. Get ready to find your next favorite book!

This month's reviews:

Redwall by Brian Jacques
Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke
Sweep by Jonathan Auxier
Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C, Bynce

Wednesday, March 24

Lady Mel and Sir Francisco's Craft Time: Episode 12

Cherry Blossom Art

Sir Francisco is such a clever and crafty dragon. He is back with Lady Mel to show you how you can create beautiful cherry blossom artwork using - of all things! - a soda bottle. Talk about up-cycling your trash! You can use this technique to make cards. gifts, and more - just in time for spring and Easter!

Wednesday, March 31

Let's Do Science: Episode 05

Magic Milk

Learn how food coloring, liquid dish soap, and milk and combine to make pretty patterns - all because of surface tension!

 

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Due to technical difficulties, this video will not be available on April 1

New Date: TBA

Lady Mel and Sir Francisco's Craft Time: Episode 13

Washcloth Bunnies

Add some last minute cuteness to that Easter basket with a washcloth bunny! You can even have the bunny hold a Easter egg, chocolate candy egg, or another surprise. Make this year's Easter baskets go from drab to fab!!

Wednesday, April 7

Toddler Tales: Episode 12

About the Book:

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick! by Lucille Colandro

This time, the hungry old lady swallows a chick, some straw, an egg, some candy, a basket, and a bow! And just as she's hopping and skipping along, who should she meet but the Easter Bunny! Watch what happens when she trips, with amazing results! With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page--a fun story for Easter!

Tuesday, April 9

Tooty-Tot StoryTime: Episode 14

Today, Ms. Jody is going to show you a section of the Children's Room that you might not be familiar with yet - The Easy Reader Collection. Learn what books are in this collection and listen to Ms. Jody read aloud a selection of Easy Reader books.

 

 

Tuesday, April 13 *MOVED TO APRIL 15

Sabrina Recommends: Books for 3rd-5th Graders: Epiosde 05

Sabrina has been reading a lot of books lately and she is ready to share her reivews with you. Get ready to find you next favorite book!

This month's books:

The Yeti Files: Meet the Bigfeet by Kevin Sherry
The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

Thursday, April 15 *MOVED TO APRIL 13

Lady Mel's Dragon Tales: Episode 18

About the Book:

The World Needs More Purple People by Benjamin Hart and Kristen Bell

What is a purple person? Great question. I mean, really great! Because purple people always ask really great questions. They bring their family, friends, and communities together, and they speak up for what’s right. They are kind and hardworking, and they love to laugh (especially at Grandpa’s funny noises)! A purple person is an everyday superhero! How do you become one? That’s the fun part! Penny Purple will lead you through the steps. Get ready to be silly, exercise your curiosity, use your voice, and be inspired.

Tuesday, April 20

Furry Tails with the Humane Society of Greeenwood

Enjoy a storytime with our friends from the Greenwood County Humane Society.

About the book:

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

When puppy George is asked to bark by his mother, he manages to produce a range of animal sounds including a "meow" & a "moo," but never an "arf."
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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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