Youth Programs

Charming Chapters Genre Quest! 

Are you stuck in a reading rut and wishing to try something new? Explore a different genre each month by participating in our Charming Chapters Genre Quest!  From October to May we will feature a new genre each month, giving you an opportunity to broaden your reading horizons. Check out a book in the genre of the month, read it, return it, and collect your Charming Chapters Genre charm! 

All ages are welcome to participate.

Monthly Breakdown

 Basket of Charming Chapters Genre Charms (Buttons)

October - Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal

Books of the Fantasy genre often feature mythical creatures, magic, and epic adventures where a character must rise to the occasion. Two subgenres of fantasy are Horror and Paranormal. Horror is about terror while Paranormal features mythical beings at the forefront of the story.

November - Non-Fiction

Nonfiction novels are true stories based on real people, events, creatures, and concepts.

December - Fairy Tales/Folklore

These are genres of fiction very much like fantasy. Folklore and Fairytales feature stories from all over the world that have been around for a long time and rewritten often but have kept the same general storyline.

January - Graphic Novel

These are novels told through both words and art; they are very similar to comic books! Graphic Novels are just a format but can encompass all other genres.

February - Romance

Romance novels are all about a central love story and relationships. The romance genre can take many forms.

March - Mystery

Mysteries are all about solving a problem or crime by finding clues and uncovering secrets.

April - Biography/Autobiography

Biographies are stories written about real people and their life experiences. Autobiographies are an account of a person’s life written by that person. They are a special type of nonfiction.

May - Readers Choice

Additional genres include Westerns, Science Fiction, Literary, Action, Realistic Fiction, & Historical Fiction.  You decide!  

Regular Programs

Dungeons and Dragons 20-sided dice

Dungeons & Dragons (Online)

  • Dates: Wednesdays - Sept. 9 - Dec. 16
  • TIme: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Where: Via Zoom (Online)
  • Age: 12 - 18
  • Registration Required: Register HERE

Guide your character through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues & much more! Dungeons & Dragons is a lot like a choose-your-own-adventure story, but you take on the role of a character created by you. Wish you could be more confident? Be a Dwarf Fighter who fearlessly charges into each situation. Like animals better than people? Be an Elf Druid who can become any animal and controls Nature's elements. Like hiding in shadows and surprising people? Be a feilay Thief who uses their cat-like stealth to sneak into building looking for treasure. Be anything you want! 

Registration includes admittance to all meeting dates for this season. 

Read Play Learn with tigers, cats, owls, and whales

Read, Play, Learn!  

  • Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept 15 - Oct 29
  • Time: 11:00AM
  • Where: Hereth Park & Pioneer Park
  • Age: 7 and Under

Read, Play, Learn is BACK at the parks held on Tuesdays at Hereth Park and Thursdays at Pioneer Park. Bring the kids out for some fun stories, songs, and dance! Grab & Go craft bags will be offered once a month. We will also offer Pages @ the Park, a mini library at Hereth Park for those wishing to check out children’s books. RPL will be continue as the weather permits.

Ms. Rebecca

Reach & Read with Ms. Rebecca!

  • Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 16 - Oct. 28
  • Time: 11:00AM
  • Where: Sunset Park
  • Ages: 4 - 7

Come join us for Reach & Read with Ms. Rebecca! She will be at Sunset Park every Wednesday (Weather permitting). Reach & Read offers storytime experiences for little ones and their families that are inspired by yoga and informed by science. We combine movement and mindfulness with literacy in order to enhance early development and provide an enjoyable way for children to learn. Please bring a yoga mat or a blanket. Ms. Rebecca is a facilitator for Stories, Songs, & Stretches!

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