Children's Programs

Nurture creativity and learn something new with children's programs at Allen Public Library, geared toward ages 12 and under.

All programs will be held in the Children's Program Room unless otherwise noted.

Limited programs require free tickets to attend. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the program begins at the Children's Desk. Your entire party must be present in order to get tickets.

  1. Stamp art using a blockBlock Printing
    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Tue, Dec. 5
    4:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  2. Children dancing with lights. Winter Dance Party
    Ages: Ages 3-5
    Date & Time: Wed, Dec. 6
    10:30 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  3. Oona in the Arctic book coverHomeschool Program: Storybook STEM - Whales
    Ages: Grades K-5
    Date & Time: Wed, Dec. 6
    1:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  4. Snowman Ornament Snowman Ornament
    Ages: Ages 5+
    Date & Time: Thu, Dec. 7
    6:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  5. Reading Wonderland: Winter Reading ChallengeReading Wonderland: Winter Reading Challenge
    Ages: All Ages
    Dates: Dec. 11 - Jan. 12
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  1. Children playing with rice and playdough.Sensory Playtime
    Ages: Ages 3-5
    Date & Time: Mon, Dec. 11
    11:30 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  2. Snowman with scissors, glue, and crayons. Winter Reading Snowman Craft
    Ages: Ages 5+
    Date & Time: Mon, Dec. 11
    4:30 p.m.
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  3. Person drawing a snowman.How to Draw
    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Wed, Dec. 13
    4:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  4. Green wreath with red bow and paper plates. Winter Wreaths
    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Thu, Dec. 14
    4:30 p.m.
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  5. Jellyfish swimming in water.Homeschool Program: Science + Art: Jellyfish
    Ages: Grades 3-5
    Date & Time: Wed, Dec. 20
    1:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  1. Robots on Mars - Sojourner to Perseverance by Michelle WildeRobots on Mars: from Sojourner to Perseverance 
    Ages: Ages 8+
    Date & Time: Fri, Dec. 22
    2:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  2. Gnomes hiding with candy canesGnome Scavenger Hunt
    Ages: For Families
    Date & Time: Jan. 2-5
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  3. Credit Cards with a colorful painted background.Credit Card Painting
    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Thu, Jan. 4
    2:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  4. White snowflakesUnusual Snowflakes
    Ages: For families
    Date & Time: Fri, Jan. 5
    1:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  1. Crayons, glue, paints, pencils, scissors, and color pencils. Saturday Morning Crafts
    Ages: For families
    Date & Time: Sat, Jan. 6
    10:30 a.m.
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  2. Families with young children. Parent-Child Playtime
    Ages: 12 mos. - 3 yrs. old
    Registration Starts
    Mon, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m.
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  3. Children playing in sensory bins. Sensory Playtime
    Ages: Ages 3-5
    Date & Time: Mon, Jan. 8
    11:30 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  4. Person drawing a fox.How to Draw
    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Wed, Jan. 10
    4:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  1. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Crafts
    Ages: For families
    Date & Time: Mon, Jan. 15
    3 p.m.
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  2. Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle by Laura SalasHomeschool Program: Storybook STEM -
    Winter Survival
    Ages: Grades K+
    Date & Time: Wed, Jan. 17
    2 p.m.
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  3. Purple beaker with bubble background.Bubble Science
    Ages: Ages 3-5
    Date & Time: Tue, Jan. 23
    4:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  4. Moon on black background.Homeschool Program: 
    M is for Moon
    Ages: Grades K+
    Date & Time: Wed, Jan. 24
    2 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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