Programs for Kids

Summer Library Program Registrations 

June 11th -July 26th
Select program to register. Register each child attending individually.   


Story Times are 30-minute programs for ages 0-6, with stories, educational activities, crafts, and more!  Please opt-in to the “Remind” notifications for convenient updates on cancellations or upcoming reminders.  Beginning June 11th through July 26th. 

Rushsylvania Branch Story Time  | Tuesdays | 10:00-10:30am

West Mansfield Branch Story Time  | Tuesdays | 11:00-11:30am

Lakeview Branch Story Time | Tuesdays | 1:00-1:30pm

Knowlton Library Story Time | Wednesdays | 11:00-11:30am

West Liberty Branch Story Time  | Fridays | 11:00-11:30am

DeGraff Branch Story Time  | Fridays | 1:00-1:30pm

Ages 0-6

Registration Required


This summer is all about adventures at your library! Children of all ages can adventure through science together with these educational sessions.  Four unique program offerings designed for grades K-5th. 

Toad Science
Knowlton Library | Wednesday, June 12 | 1:00-2:00pm

S'more Science
Knowlton Library | Wednesday, June 26 | 1:00-2:00pm

Dinosaurs & Fossils
Knowlton Library | Wednesday, July 17 | 1:00-2:00pm

Smokey Bear & How to Prevent Forest Fires
Knowlton Library | Wednesday, July 24 | 1:00-2:00pm

Grades K-5th

Registration Required


Children of all ages can join us for a 1-hour educational program hosted by Indian Lake State Park. Three unique program offerings with repeat locations. Designed for grades K-5th grade. 

Mammals of Ohio

West Mansfield Branch Library | Tuesday, June 11 | 6:00-700pm

DeGraff Branch Library | Tuesday, June 18 | 6:00-700pm

Knowlton Library | Thursday, June 27 | 6:00-700pm

Lakeview Branch Library | Tuesday, July 9 | 6:00-7:00pm

West Liberty Branch Library | Tuesday, July 16 | 6:00-7:00pm

Rushsylvania Branch Library | Tuesday, July 23 | 6:00-7:00pm

Wetland Habitats

Wetlands, Indian Lake State Park | Friday, June 28 | 6:00-7:00pm

Beach Combing

Oldfield Beach, Indian Lake State Park | Friday, July 26 | 6:00-7:00pm

Grades K-5th

Registration Required


This is a story time designed for ages 0-10 years old presented by the Glen Helen Raptor Center about Ohio birds of prey!

West Liberty Branch Library | Tuesday, June 13 | 11:00am-12:00pm

DeGraff Branch Library | Tuesday, June 13 | 1:00pm-12:00pm

Rushsylvania Branch Library | Thursday, June 27 | 10:00am-11:00am

West Mansfield Branch Library | Thursday, June 27 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Lakeview, Osgood Bank | Thursday, June 27 | 1:00-2:00pm

Ages 0-10

Registration not required


A writing workshop for grades 5th-12th on Wednesdays, beginning June 12th.

Knowlton Library | Wednesdays | 3:00-4:00pm

Recital Saturday, July 27 at 3:00pm 

Ages 0-10

Registration required


Poetry Jam hosted for youth grades 5th-12th! Register to do a public reading of your creative work and support a community of up and coming writers. 

Knowlton Library | Tuesday, July 16 | 6:00pm 

Grades 5th-12th

Registration Required


This program teaches beginner's Chess through Story Time Chess for grades 2nd-6th beginning June 13th. Children will work through a fantasy story book to learn the beginner's methods of Chess. Children can progress to a classic Chess board game. 

Knowlton Library | Thursdays | 10:00-11:00am

Grades 2nd-6th

Registration Required


Magic Story Artist
Knowlton Library | Wednesday, June 12 | 6:00-7:00pm

Bingo Night
Knowlton Library | Thursday, June 20 | 6:00-7:00pm

Indiana Wilds LIVE Animal Show
Knowlton Library | Thursday, July 18 | 6:00-7:00pm

Bug Stage Show
Knowlton Library | Thursday, July 25 | 6:00-7:30pm


Registration not required