Children's Services

Please note: Preference will be given to Shelter Rock Public Library 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


Summer Reading Program

Every summer, children and their families are invited to participate in a themed Summer Programs. Reading is done at home and materials are provided to maintain a record of the books children read independently or listened to others read to them. 

Each week, as readers record their titles, incentives and prizes will be distributed. To conclude the Summer Reading Program, participants and their families will be invited to our Summer Reading Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, August 12th at 7 PM.

fizzThe theme for children entering Grades 1-5 as of September is Fizz, Boom, Read!.

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Preschoolers, Kindergartner and their families are encouraged to join the Budding Scientists Read-to-Me Program.


Registration for all participants will begin Monday, June 9th. Children may begin recording the titles of book read on Monday, June 30th and may record until Saturday, August 9th at 5 PM. 


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 young adult volunteers.

Tuesdays, July 29 at 7 PM

Registration begins Tuesday, June 24th


Toddler Storytimes

toddler 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. Children must be two by July 1, 2014.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Session One: Mondays, 10:15 AM; June 30 - August 4

Session Two: Tuesdays, 10:15 AM; July 1 - August 5

Session Three: Thursdays, 10:15 AM; July 3 - August 7

Registration begins Tuesday, June 10th


Preschool Storytimes

Designed for children ages 3-5, this is a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other preschoolers. Children must be three by July 1, 2014.

preschool storytimeChoose one of the following sessions:

Session One, Mondays, 1:30 PM; June 30 - August 4

Session Two, Fridays, 10:15 AM; July 11 - August 8 

Registration begins Tuesday, June 10th.


Classic Storytime

classic storytimeA storytime program for children in Kindergarten and Grade 1 in which classic stories will be compared to some of today's new stories. 

Tuesday, July 29th at 4:30 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, July 22nd.


PlayHooray Babies & Toddlers

playhoorayFamilies with children ages 9-24 months are invited to participate in a fun-filled program of music and movement. PlayHooray is designed to provide a chance for you and your child to sing, dance and play together with other families.

Friday, August 8 at 10:30 AM

Registration begins Friday, July 25th.


Lego Creations

For Grades K to 5legos

Come and build your own LEGO creation!

  • Thursday, July 31st at 7:00 PM

Registration for one session begins Thursday, July 8th

  • Thursday, August 14th at 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 20th at 7:00 PM

Registration for one session begins Thursday, July 31st


Chess Programs

Children in Grades 2-5 are invited to join Teens for chess games and competition.

Wednesday, July 30th at 5 PM

chess-piecesRegistration begins on July 16th

Thursday, August 7th at 7 PM

Registration begins on July 24th.

Experienced Chess Players ONLY


Craft Programs

Robot Craft

robotFor Grades K-5

Monday, July 28th at 4:30 PM

Registration begins Monday, July 14th


Bubble Painting Craft

bubbleFor ages 3-5 with an adult or Grades K-2

Tuesday, August 5th at 4:30 PM

Registration begins Monday, July 22nd


Monday Performance

Laughing Lab with Petra Puppets!

Monday, July 28th at 11:00 AM

petraBring your puppets and celebrate reading and summer in song and puppetry! For children ages 3 and up accompanied by an adult.

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


Family Film

Chicken Little

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Thursday, July 24th at 7 PM

No registration required!


Summer Films 

Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius

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Thursday, July 31st at 10:30 AM

Registration is NOT required. 


Jetsons: The Movie

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Thursday, August 7th at 10:30 AM 

Registration is NOT required. 


The Land Before Time Amazing Adventure

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Thursday, August 14th at 10:30 AM

Registration is NOT required. 


Disney's The Aristocats

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Thursday, August 21st at 10:30 AM

Registration is NOT required.


Book Chats

Children in Grades 2-5 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 4 & 5

bronze-pen-zilpha-keatley-snyder-paperback-cover-artThe Bronze Pen by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

A peculiar bronze pen tuns out to be just perfect for writing but is it a curse or a gift?

Monday, July 28th at 7:00 PM

Registration begins Monday, June 30th 


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