Meet your Youth Education Librarian, Jessica, and discover the wonderful things that your NPR Library can help you do. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-853-1264.
Check out the Youth Services Facebook page. While social media is part of our everyday lives, Libraries, schools and other youth organizations do take a stand against cyberbullying and fight to #TakeNoBullies; learn more.
Think you could solve the puzzles in time? Guests can work as a team to find clues and escape! For youth and family of all ages. Advanced signup is required. 727-853-1267. Thurs, Mar. 30, various times available
Stick around after Rhymes to Readers for a ribbon cutting to showcase our new WEDU PBS Phyllis L. Ensign Library Corner! Join us for a special presentation, a visit from a PBS character and more. Thurs, Apr. 13, 12PM
Build Me a Story
Use LEGOs to create a scene and share your stories! Recommended for ages 4-12. Last Monday of the month. (No meeting in May due to holiday.) No charge.
Upcoming Dates: Mar. 27 and Apr. 24, 5-6:30PM
Got skills? Come and test them out at open gaming with Wii and our PS4! Second Thursday of each month, open to youth of all ages. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. (Anyone who wishes to bring their own games must have them approved by Youth Services staff prior to the event and sign a liability waiver.) No charge.
Upcoming dates: Apr. 13, May 11 and Jun. 8, 4-5:30PM
Messy Art Club
Come and get messy with us! Recommended for ages 5-12, no registration required. Third Wednesday of the month, each featuring a different messy craft. No charge.
Upcoming dates: Mar. 15, Apr. 19 and May 17, 4-5:30PM
Join us for some yoga with your little one. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. No charge. Tuesdays at 11AM
Mid-morning music and movement! Songs to get kids up and moving (and a little silly, too!). No charge.
Upcoming dates: Mar. 31, Apr. 28 and May 26, 11AM
From Rhymes to Readers
Join us Thursdays at 11am for “Rhymes to Readers”! From 11:00-11:20am we’ll have rhymes, songs and flannelboard stories for toddlers ages 1 to 3. This will be followed by longer stories and activities for preschoolers from 11:20-11:40AM. Ages are only a guideline- if you have a preschooler who loves to sing or a toddler that loves storytime, join us for both sessions! Spring season of “Rhymes to Readers” runs Jan. 12 through May 4. No charge.
Ever wished the library offered more of a certain type of book or movie? Have you ever longed for a specific event or program to be hosted here at the library? Tell us about it! Join Y.O.L.O. (Youth Offering Library Opinions) and help shape the future of the NPR Public Library. Y.O.L.O. members will contribute ideas for programs and events, help select new library materials, plan for future fundraising opportunities and make a difference in the community. You can also earn volunteer hours. Meetings are once a month. Open to those going into grades 6 through 12. Contact Jessica in Youth Services for more information or an application.