Children's Services


To register for a Children's program using your own device, please locate the event in the online event calendar on the Library's homepage, click the "Register" button and submit the online form. You may also call 248-7363 ext 4 OR you can register in person in the Children's Room. Preference will be given to SRPL card holders.

Craft and Food Programs fill up quickly. Please register as soon as possible for these programs. We do not maintain "waitlists" for our programs.

For programs such as Tots Night Out, etc. siblings are welcome but the craft/activity is for the registered child only.

Programs require that participants be within a certain age range, these guidelines are used to ensure a pleasant experience for all participants. Age requirements will be enforced; thank you for understanding.

Please be advised if you are 7 or more minutes late for a program/event you may not be able to participate and your spot will go to a standby participant.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten


The 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. 


Great Beginnings

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

Thursdays at 10:15 AM; November 8 - December 6

Registration began Tuesday, October 9th


Toddler Storytime

small girl readingDesigned for toddlers 2-3 1/2 with a parent or caregiver as a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other toddlers and their parents. 

Wednesdays, 11:15 AM, November 7 - December 5

Registration began Tuesday, October 9th 


Preschool Storytime

storytime2Designed for children ages 3-5, this is a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other preschoolers.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Session One: Tuesdays, 1:30 PM, November 6 - December 4: for the children only; parent must remain in the building

Session Two: Fridays, 10:15 AM, November 9 - December 7: for preschoolers and parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Registration began Tuesday, October 9th


Baby Storytime

storytimeThis program of short stories, simple songs, bounces and play time is designed for children ages 6-12 months with a parent or caregiver.

Mondays at 11:15 AM, November 5 - December 3

Registration began on Tuesday, October 9th


K-1 Storytime

Mother GooseWe will read Goodbye Autumn Hello Winter, make snowmen out of snow paint and watch a mini winter movie.

This is a drop off event, when registering online, please be sure to leave a phone number that you can be reached at during the program. 

Friday, November 30th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Registration begins Monday, November 12th.


Board & Video Games

board gamesChildren in grades 4-5 are invited to play a variety of video and/or board games with teen volunteers.

Friday, November 9th from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM

Registration began Friday, October 26th in the Teen Room 


Tots Night Out

night owl

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

Monday, November 19th at 7 PM

Registration begins Monday, November 5th

Monday, December 10th at 7 PM

Registration begins Monday, November 26th


Family Gingerbread House

gingerbread house 106648 1Make and decorate a gingerbread house to take home and enjoy. This program is for the entire family.

Saturday, November 24th from 10:30 AM to Noon

Registration begins on Monday, November 5th


PlayHooray Kids

playhoorayFamilies with children ages 18 months to 4 years are invited to participate in a fun-filled program of music and movement. PlayHooray is designed to provide a chance for you and your babies & toddlers to sing, dance, and play together with other families. 

Saturday, December 1st at 10:00 AM

Registration begins Monday, September 17th


Jump for Joy

jumping for joyChildren ages 18 months to 4 years dance, sing and play with costumes, musical instruments, puppets, and more with a caregiver.

Saturday, November 3rd at 10AM

Registration begins Monday, October 15th.


Area Preschools

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