Star Wars Reads Month

Celebrate Star Wars Reads Month at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library!  Throughout the month of October we will have activities and crafts based on Tom Angleberger’s The Strange Case of Origami Yoda in the Children’s Department and the Maker Space.  Drop-in for some Star Wars fun anytime during the library’s regular business hours.  May the Force be with you!

Pumpkin Painting

Monday, October 23rd 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Patrons of all ages are invited to turn pumpkins into their favorite book character at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library.  Bring your pumpkin to the library on Monday, October 23rd between 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Paint, craft supplies, and a limited number of pumpkins will be provided.  Supplies are first come first serve.  No registration is required.

Pokemon Club

Pokémon enthusiasts ages 6-12 years are invited to meet other fans and show off their cards at Pokémon Club.  Participants are invited to battle their Pokémon or trade cards at their own discretion.  Bring your own snacks!  The library will not be providing any cards.  No registration is required.

Pokémon Club meets on the following days:
September 12th
October 10th
November 14th
December 12th

Block Engineering Club

Students are provided LEGOs and the opportunity to test their engineering skills and creativity at this monthly building club.  Participants can try one of the provided building challenges or can build whatever they choose.  Each student’s creation is placed on display in the children’s section until the next meeting.  Open to children ages 4-12.  No registration is required.

Block Engineering Club meets on the following dates:
September 19th
October 17th
November 21st
December 19th

Itty Bitty Art Program

Age 2-5 years
1st Monday of the month
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Get creatively messy at our new preschool art program!  Join us for a different process-art project on the first Monday of the month from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Some projects will involve paint and other messy materials, so please dress accordingly.  This program is open to children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.

October 2nd
November 6th
December 4th

Book Boogie

It’s time to shake, wiggle, and jive at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library’s Book Boogie!  Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us on the third Saturday of the month for a book-based dance party!  Bring your dancing shoes.  No registration is required.

Third Saturday of the month from
10:30-11:30 a.m.
September 16th

October 21st
November 18th
December 16th


Rhyme Time

Ages Birth-3 years
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories.  Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.  

Please register here:

Growing Readers

Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.

Please register here:

There will be no class on Thursday, November 23rd.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free program offered by the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library that invites caregivers and children to share books every day.  Research shows that the more children are read to before entering school the more ready they are to learn once they get there.  Not only will reading to your child every day help them learn but it provides you with a fun, free activity that the entire family can enjoy. 

If you have a child between the ages of birth to five years and would like to participate, please register at the circulation desk during regular library hours. Participants receive a sticker for every level they complete.  In addition, they receive a library bag when they reach the 500 book milestone and a forever book upon completion of the program.