Book Club to Go for Elementary School Kids! (click for more details)
Programs and resources available at the Barberton Public Library for children ages 5 - 12 years old.
January: Fracture a Fairy Tale
Tired of the same old stories? Then try your hand at writing a Fractured Fairy Tale. Take a story you know, change the setting, events, characters, point of view, or who’s good and who’s bad. Make it funny. Add characters from other stories. For inspiration read one of the many fractured tales available at the library, or online. See the board below to find activities and inspiration for your own fractured tale. Art projects will be available at the library as Take & Make bags throughout the month of January.
February: Lego Challenge
Spark your creativity, brick by brick. Join in on the LEGO challenge fun by clicking on the choice board activities for endless entertainment and inspiration. Choose from different LEGO crafts activities and challenges and see what you can create. Stop by the library the whole month of February for LEGO Take and Make bags.
March: Mo March Madness
Calling all Pigeon and Elephant & Piggie fans! March is Mo Willems month at the Barberton Public Library. Visit the Children’s Page on the library website for virtual stories, trivia, activities, and art projects. Take & Make crafts available at the library.
April: Cats vs Dogs
Cats vs dogs in the library! Who will rule the stacks? Visit the KIDS page of our website to help decide by voting for your favorite each week until we are down to one literary canine or feline that is the best. You will also find book recommendations, snack and craft ideas, and trivia all cat or dog related just waiting for you.
Saturdays at 2pm via Zoom
Ages 8-13 years old
Ready to play Minecraft with other people? A virtual Minecraft meetup, using an audio only Zoom meeting, will be held monthly this fall! This meeting will use the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft; This is the version Windows 10, Xbox. Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS all use. Email Ms. Abby, firstname.lastname@example.org with your Xbox Console Companion Name to be able to play and for log-in information. Space is limited.
Children's Makerspace - Through a grant from the Barberton Community Foundation and the generosity of the both the Barberton Kiwanis and the Magic City Kiwanis, the library has been able to purchase a variety of supplies and equipment to create a Makerspace in which the children of Barberton can build, discover and create. This winter, we will offer a variety of activities related to our Makerspace through Take & Make activity bags and activities here on the website. We want to give kids a chance to experience our Makerspace, while we wait for the current health situation to improve.
Homework Databases - Need help completing homework or a research project? These databases can help!
Online Games for Kids - Fun & educational online games for kids.
Three for Me Library Card - Information about getting a 3 for Me Library Card.
Book Lists - Browse a variety of book lists for children, on subjects ranging from award winning books to bedtime stories to difficult subjects such as dealing with bullies.
Bestsellers Club - Sign up for the Bestsellers Club for kids and the children's librarians will put popular titles on hold for you!
Miss Alison's Pick of the Month - Check out some of Miss Alison's favorite from the past decade.