Events for Young People

The Library is a gateway to literacy, and introduces children to the attendant skills of storytelling and listening. Our programs, for even the youngest patrons, develop an appreciation for those skills, as well as for the value of sharing. All the Library’s offerings, including art workshops, robotics classes, book clubs, and more, strive to provide the safe and fertile ground from which flights of imagination are launched and young lives are otherwise enriched. 

To register for our children’s programs, which are free but have limited enrollment, please email us at amanning@wlsmail.org with your child’s name and grade.

Children attending library programs should have a caregiver present in the building if they are not yet in first grade. Caregivers of children in grades 1-4 attending library programs should leave a contact number if they leave the building.

Please give a 24-hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

New Caregivers Club

Beginning in December

Join the Library’s new social group for new parents + other primary caregivers! Help us choose parenting educators to come present, meet other families, and learn about useful resources!

Email amanning@wlsmail.org to join.

Throwback Thursday Family Film Night

December 8
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

For all ages (Rated PG)

Come join us for a screening of Ice Age in the Orr Room. Pizza and snacks will be served.

(Registration is not required but helps us know how much food to order.)

Email amanning@wlsmail.org to register.

LGBTQ+ Book Tasting

December 9
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Youth under age 18 are invited to come sample the Library’s selection of LGBTQ+ picture books, middle grade books, and YA at this “Book Tasting” event, held in collaboration with WJCS Center Lane. Get your hands on great titles for your age group, meet new people, and learn about local resources for LGBTQ+ youth!

Email amanning@wlsmail.org to register.

Grade 5 + 6 Book Club

December 19
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Fifth and sixth graders are invited to join the Library’s book club!

New members are welcome.

Email amanning@wlsmail.org to join.

Toddler Time with Allee

Mondays through December 19
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for stories and sing alongs in the Picture Book Room.

For toddlers (3+) and their caregiver/s.

No registration required.

Let’s Pretend with Nora

Tuesdays through December 20
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

The fast-paced class includes a story, songs, music and movement to promote literacy as well as develop social and creative skills.

For ages 6-36 months with a caregiver.

Email letspretendhastingslibrary@gmail.com to register.

 

Kids Chess Class

Wednesdays through December 21
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For grades 1-4

This 4-week series will introduce children to the fundamentals of chess, and allow players with experience the opportunity to further their skills.

Email amanning@wlsmail.org to register.