Youth

The Alliance Public Library is proud to host a number of programs for community youth, including Friday Fun Days, Lego Club, Code Club and Story Time.

Youth Watercolor Class: Students in grades 6-12 are invited to sign up for a watercolor class, using Skillshare videos. The class will meet from 4 pm to 5 pm on every Monday in March, and will cover basic washes as well as drawing with pen and coloring in with watercolor. Each student will leave with a finished project and the materials to continue watercolor on their own. There is a cost of $20 for materials and the class is limited to 10 students. Registration is available at the circulation desk.

Friday Fun Days: Join us for a fun activity on the first and third Fridays of the month! Open to children of all ages and parents/caregivers are welcome to participate as well! Children 6 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Meets in the Community Rooms from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

  • January 11 ~ Snowflakes
  • January 25 ~ Pom Poms
  • February 15 ~ Upcycled “Piggy” Banks with KAB
  • March 1 ~ Engineering Challenges
  • March 15 ~ St. Patrick’s Day Craft with KAB
  • March 29 ~ Windsocks, Paper Lanterns, and Windmills
  • April 5 ~ Planters from Plastic Bottles with KAB
  • April 26 ~ Birdhouses and Feeders
  • May 10 ~ Mother’s Day Picture Frames with KAB

Story Time: Held for children ages 3 to 6 years every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. The themed programs include reading time, craft time and other various activities designed to encourage young children to develop a love of books, reading and libraries. Children should be able to sit independently and focus for 30-45 minutes in order to attend. Please register your child(ren) at the circulation desk prior to participating in story time.

Winter/Spring Story Time Themes:

  • January 8 & 10 ~ A Rainbow of Colors
  • January 15 & 17 ~ It’s a Mystery
  • January 22 & 24 ~ Dinosaurs
  • January 29 & 31 ~ Big Trucks
  • February 5 & 7 ~ Fantastic Creatures
  • February 12 & 14 ~ Valentine’s Day
  • February 19 & 21 ~ Good Health
  • February 26 & 28 ~ Owls
  • March 5 & 7 ~ Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
  • March 12 & 14 ~ Cats and Dogs
  • March 19 & 21 ~ Spring
  • March 26 & 28 ~ Boats, Planes & Trains
  • April 2 & 4 ~ Cowpokes
  • April 9 & 11 ~ Insects
  • April 16 & 17 ~ Earth Day
  • April 23 & 25 ~ outer Space
  • April 30 & May 2 ~  Let’s Go Camping

Lego Club: All children from Kindergarten and up are welcome to come build with Legos in a positive social environment. Parents must register their child at the circulation desk prior to attending. Meets on most Tuesdays in the community rooms from 3:45-4:45.

Winter/Spring Dates:

  • January 8
  • January 15
  • January 22
  • January 29
  • February 5
  • February 12
  • February 19
  • February 26
  • March 5
  • March 12
  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • April 30

Code Club: Children 8 and older can learn to code while playing computer games! Research has shown that children learn these skills best by doing but are more likely to “do” in a group setting with peers. We will start out simple and children will work at their own pace but can actually learn to build their own video games and apps. This is an informal setting with an adult facilitator. Participants can bring their own laptops (recommended) and APL will provide some as well. Children must be able to read and work independently. Meets most Thursdays in the community rooms from 3:45-4:45. The Fall schedule varies due to additional library events.

Winter/Spring Dates:

  • January 10
  • January 17
  • January 24
  • January 31
  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21
  • February 28
  • March 14
  • March 21
  • March 28
  • April 4
  • April 11
  • April 18
  • April 25
  • May 2

Kid friendly resources and links:

Preschool

Kids

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