Children's Services

Preference will be given to SRPL cardholders when registering for our Children's programs.  Phone registrations will be accepted unless otherwise noted. Out-of-district and phone registrations will be available one week before the scheduled program, if possible.  Proof of age is required for first time registrants.  

For more information, contact Children's Services at 248-7363 ext. 238


1000BooksLogoThe Shelter Rock Public Library Children's Room invites you and your child to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. This free program encourages you to read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten - a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read. If you read just one book a day for a year that equals 365 books, 730 books in two years, and 1095 in three years!

  • Ongoing registration is for families with children from birth through age 5 not yet enrolled in kindergarten.
  • A book can be read more than once; repeated reading of favorite books is encouraged!
  • To sign up visit the Children's Room and pick up your book log. After logging 100 books your child will receive a prize and reading log for the next 100 books.
  • Upon completion of the program your child will receive a special certificate. 


Looking Ahead to Summer 2016

youth001Join us this summer as we celebrate reading! Our children have a great amount of free time during this season and we encourage children and their families to participate in our Summer Programs to help maintain their reading skills. Opportunities for sharing books and developing skills include Storytimes, Book Buddies, Book Chats and our Summer Reading Programs. The Library will also host many fun filled programs such as Chess Programs, Library Obstacle Course, One Man Circus Event, Craft Programs, Board Game Night, Thursday Morning Movies and much more! This year, the theme for the Summer Reading Program for children entering Grades 1-5 as of September is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Preschoolers, Kindergartners and their families are encouraged to join the Little Athletes Read-to-Me Program.

Registration for all participants will begin Monday, June 6th. Children may begin recording the titles of books read on Monday, June 27th and may record until Monday, August 8th at 5 PM. 


Postcard Pageant

Are you traveling this summer? Send us a postcard!

201103 post card bigWhether you are traveling to Manhattan for the day or Madagascar for a month, we would love to hear from you. Send us a postcard with one fact you learned about the place you visited. At the end of the summer one random postcard will be selected to win a prize. Happy Travels!


Toddler Storytimes

preschool storytimeDesigned for toddlers 2-31/2 with a parent or caregiver as a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other toddlers and their parents.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Session One: Tuesdays, 10:15 AM; July 5 - August 9

Session Two: Wednesdays, 11:15 AM; July 6 - August 10

Session Three: Thursdays, 10:15 AM; July 7 - August 11

Registration began Tuesday, June 21st


Preschool Storytimes

Designed for children ages 3-5, this is a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other preschoolers. 

toddler storytimeChoose one of the following sessions:

Session One, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM; July 5 - August 9

Session Two, Fridays, 10:15 AM; July 8 - August 12

Registration began Tuesday, June 21st


Great Beginnings

greatThis program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays, and rhymes is designed for children ages 12-23 months with a parent or caregiver.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Session One, Mondays at 10:15 AM; May 23 - June 20

Session Two, Thursdays at 10:15 AM; May 26 - June 16

Registration begins Monday, May 2nd 


Songs and Rhymes For Baby's Day

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Monday, July 25th at 10:30 AM

Registration began Monday, July 11th


Ice Cream Taste Off & Sundae Making

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Wednesday, July 27th at 4 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, July 13th


Board Game Night

board gamesChildren in grades 2-5 are invited to join teens to play board games such as Checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Boggle and Bingo. 

Thursday, July 28th at 7 PM

Registration begins Thursday, July 14th


Kite Making

Children will make kites to take home and enjoy.

Friday, July 29th at 11 AM

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Friday, July at 12:30 PM

Grades K-5 ~ no parents/caregivers in room. 

Registration for both programs begin Friday, July 15th


Tots Night Out

night owlFamilies with children ages 2-5 years are invited to participate in a program of songs, stories, and make a craft. 

Tuesday, August 2nd at 7 PM

Registration begins Tuesday, July 19th


Summer Smoothies & S'mores

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Wednesday, August 3rd at 5 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, July 20th


DUPLO Builders

duploFor Preschoolers (ages 3-5) with an adult. Come and build your own DUPLO creation!

Wednesday, June 29th at 11:30 AM

No registration required


LEGO Creations

legosFor Grades K to 5. Come and build your own LEGO creation!

Wednesday, June 29th at 1:30 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, June 15th


Book Buddies

readingA read-along program for children ages 3-7. Young adult volunteers from our community will share picture books and fingerplays with youngsters registered for this program. Children already reading can practice their reading skills with the YA volunteers.

Tuesdays, July 12, 19 and 26th at 7 PM

Registration begins Monday, June 27th


Chess Programs

chess piecesChildren in Grades 2-5 as of September are invited to join Teens for Chess games and competition.

Tuesdays, July 5 and August 2 from 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Registration begins Tuesday, June 21 and Tuesday, July 19th


Library Obstacle Course

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Monday, August 15th at 10:30 AM

Registration begins Monday, August 1

For grades K to 3 (as of September) no parents/caregivers in the room

Monday, August 15th at 2:30 PM

Registration begins Monday, August 1


Here Fishie, Fishie

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Thursday, June 30 at 10:30 AM

Registration begins Thursday, June 16th


Bird Bath

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Thursday, June 30th at 2 PM

Registration begins Thursday, June 16


Monday Performance

One Man Circus

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A fun-filled thrilling show of circus & variety acts with audience participation.

Monday, July 18 at 11 AM

Tickets are not required. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Children's Summer Films

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Thursday, July 7th at 10:30 AM


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Thursday, July 14th at 10:30 AM


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Thursday, July 21st at 10:30 AM


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Thursday, July 28th at 10:30 AM


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Thursday, August 4th at 10:30 AM


be21f189905a40a4b8a6306f88d40978Jake & The Neverland Pirates: Battle For The Book

Thursday, August 11th at 10:30 AM


ZAMBEZIAAdventures in Zambezia

Thursday, August 18th at 10:30 AM


the fox and the hound imageThe Fox and the Hound

Thursday, August 25th at 10:30 AM


Registration is not required


Summer Book Chats

Children in Grades K to 5 are invited to participate in Book Chats, a program designed to encourage them to read and discuss a selected book. The selected book will be available at the time of registration.

Grades K & 1

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by Dav Pilkey

Wednesday, July 13th at 5 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, June 22


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by Bob Shea

Thursday, July 21st at 5:00 PM

Registration begins Thursday, June 30


Grades 2 & 3

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by Pam Munoz Ryan

Wednesday, July 6th at 7 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, June 15


18668524The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure

by Doreen Cronin

Thursday, July 21st at 7 PM

Registration begins Thursday, June 30


Grades 4 & 5

WarThatSavedMyLifeThe War that Saved My Life

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Wednesday, July 20th at 7 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, June 29th


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by Bill Harley

Monday, August 1st at 5 PM

Registration begins Monday, July 11


Area Preschools

Please click on Preschool Programs to see a list of schools in the local vicinity.

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Library Hours

Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed