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


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. 


Summer Reading Program

Every summer, children and their families are invited to participate in a themed Summer Reading Program. 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 wil be distributed. To conclude the Summer Reading Program, participants and their families will be invited to our Summer Reading Celebration scheduled for Thursday, August 13th at 7:00 PM.

Every heroThe theme for chldren entering Grades 1-5 as of September is Every Hero Has a Story. Registration began June 8th.

read to mePreschoolers, Kindergartners and their families are encouraged to join the Little Superheroes Read-to-Me Program. Registration began June 8th.

Children may record the titles of books from Saturday, June 27th through Saturday, August 8th at 5:00 PM.

It's not too late to join the Summer Reading Program! Please bring your children in and register and start recording today!


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 young adult volunteers. 

Tuesday, July 28th at 7:00 PM

Registration began Monday, June 22nd


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; June 30 - August 4

Session Two: Wednesdays, 11:15 AM; July 1 - August 5

Session Three: Thursdays, 10:15 AM; July 2 - August 6

Registration began Monday, June 8th


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; June 30 - August 4

Session Two, Fridays, 10:15 AM; July 3 - August 7 

Registration began Monday, June 8th.


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; June 1 - June 22

Session Two, Tuesdays at 10:15 AM; June 2 - June 23

Session Three, Thursdays at 10:15 AM; June 4 - June 25

Registration begins Monday, May 18th 


Lego Creations

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Wednesday, August 12th at 7:00 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, July 29th


Summer Craft Programs

Superhero Cape

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Friday, July 31st at 11 AM

Registration begins Friday, July 3rd. 


SuperHero Mask & Arm Band

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Friday, July 31st at 12:30 PM

Registration begins Friday, July 3rd. 


Board Game Night

board gamesChildren are invited to join teens to play board games such as Checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Boggle and Bingo for all. For Children in Grades 2-5.

Wednesday, July 29th at 7 PM

Registration began Wednesday, July 15th


Potato Chip Taste Off

chipsChildren in Grades 2-5 are invited to vote on the best potato chip. We will supply the chips and teen volunteers will assist with the voting. Come hungry!

Tuesday, August 18th at 5:00 PM

Registration begins Tuesday, July 28th


Summer Films 

Big Hero 6

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Thursday, July 30th at 10:30 AM


Despicable Me

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Thursday, August 6th at 10:30 AM


Despicable Me 2

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Thursday, August 13th at 10:30 AM


Mary Poppins

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Thursday, August 20th at 10:30 AM


Summer Book Chats

Children in Grades K-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

Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach

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Pete the Cat and his family are having fun at the beach. Pete is afraid of the water. Will he take a chance and go in the water after his brother Bob offers to teach him to surf?

Thursday, July 30th at 5:00 PM

Registration began Thursday, July 9th


Grades 2 & 3

Non-random Acts of Kindess

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Ty Perry is trying hard not to worry too much, but that's not easy when his brain is filled with so many thoughts, like finding a pet for Baby Maggie, his sometimes-crazy classmates and the dreaded neck-pinch-of-death. And then there's his upcoming recitation about donig an acts of kindness in front of the whole class!

Thursday, July 30th at 7:00 PM

Registration began Thursday, July 9th


Grades 4 & 5

The Secret Tree

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After sixth grader Minty discovers a secret tree with a hollow trunk that holds the secrets of everyone in the neighborhood, Raymond, a new boy drawn to the tree and Minty start watching their neighbors.

Wednesday, July 22nd at 7 PM

Registration began Wednesday July 1st


Almost Super

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Two brothers in a family of superheroes are forced to reexamine everything they knew about being super when the powers they receive are total duds and their enemy is revealed to be just like they are.

Monday, August 3rd at 5 PM

Registration began Monday, July 13th


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