Kids & Teens
Empowering youth to be critical thinkers and enthusiastic readers.
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Story Time Programs introduce young children, birth to 5 years old, to books, rhymes, music & other fun activities. Library Story Times incorporate the early literacy skills that children must master before they can learn to read. Story Time is just one of the many free services provided by West Florida Public Library. Check out the calendar to find a Story time at a library near you!
Reading Education Assistance Dogs
Reading is fundamental, but sometimes it can be a little scary when you first begin. That’s where R.E.A.D. comes to the rescue!
By signing your child up to read with a dog, you can improve your child’s reading skills and make a new friend. The therapy dogs and handlers are specially trained to ensure fun for everyone. While a reservation is not required, it is recommended to ensure a timely spot for your child to read to a dog. Find the next scheduled READ to Dogs event on our calendar!or contact the library for more information!
Christmas at the Library
Christmas programs: These programs are for kids and kids at heart!
MAIN Library- Christmas storytime at 10:30 AM on December 18; Christmas Pajama Storytime at 6 PM on December 19 with caroling, stories, craft stations, hot chocolate and a short movie.
TRYON Branch- Christmas storytime at 10:30 AM on December 19; Christmas Program December 19 at 4 PM, inviting children of all ages to come and sing Christmas songs with Daniel Wallace, hear stories, and decorate sugar cookies
SOUTHWEST Branch- Pajama Storytime with Santa at 6 PM on December 17 with stories, photos with Santa, caroling, hot chocolate, and a Snowman Tealight Decoration Give-Away ; Special storytime with Santa at 10:30 AM on December 18 (Wednesday instead of normal Tuesday storytime), including stories, photos with Santa, caroling, hot chocolate, and a Snowman Tealight Decoration Give-Away
WESTSIDE Branch – Christmas Storytime at 2 PM on December 21
MOLINO Branch – Christmas Pajama Storytime at 6 pm on December 16 (in conjunction with the Molino Mid-County Historical Society) with carolers, stories, a visit from Santa Claus (with photo opportunities), and milk and cookies
CENTURY Branch- Christmas program at 5 PM on December 19 with a Christmas story, a craft, a tasty treat, a visit with Santa Claus and a gift from an elf!
COME BACK SOON FOR MORE FUN AT THE WEST FLORIDA PUBLIC LIBRARY!