Elementary School

School-age programs

Programs and resources available at the Barberton Public Library for children ages 5 - 10 years old.

Join us Mondays in June and July for our Summer Reading Performer series: 

Monday, June 10 - Wonderful World of Bubbles 

Monday, June 17 - Animal Adventures Begin at Your Library presented by the Akron ZooMobile 

Monday, June 24 - Magic of Michael Mage at Lake Anna Gazebo* 

Monday, July 1 - Tech Lab 

Monday, July 8 - Summit Metro Parks presents A Piece of the Prairie 

Monday, July 15 - Fire & Ice presented by Great Lakes Science Center at Lake Anna Gazebo* 

Monday, July 22 - Matt Jergens Comedy Juggling Show at Lake Anna Gazebo* 

* In the event of inclement weather, programs at Lake Anna Gazebo will be held in the Spillette Meeting room in the basement of the Library. 


Homeschool Bookclub

Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

June 11 – July 23

Ages 8 – 12 years old 

Children’s Activity Room

Children between the ages of 8-12 are welcome to join us for this Tuesday morning Book Club.  The summer book club will focus on collections of short stories, so children don't need to do any reading ahead of time. We will read together during our weekly meetings, as well as discuss what we read and do some fun activities.  

Please contact the Children's Department with any questions, or to find out what book we are currently reading. (330)745-1194, ext. 1423 or 1424


Let's Adventure Together!

Children ages 5 - 10 years old are welcome to adventure with us each Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.   

Wednesdays, June 12 - Backyard Adventures (at Lake Anna Park*) 

Wednesday, June 19 - Adventures in the Dark 

Wednesday, June 26 - Adventures in Weird Science 

Wednesday, July 3 - Adventure in the Great Outdoors (at Lake Anna Park*) 

Wednesday, July 10 - Wild West Adventures 

Wednesday, July 17 - Olympic Adventures (at Lake Anna Park*) 

Wednesday, July 24 - Adventures on the High Seas 

* In the event of inclement weather, programs at Lake Anna Park will be held in the Spillette Meeting room in the basement of the Library. 


Barberton Reads Together 

Thursdays, June 13, 20 & 27 and July 11, 18 & 25 

3:00 – 5:00 pm 

Drop-in anytime between 3:00 - 5:00 pm on Thursdays this summer, to read with library staff and local members of the community.  Library staff and community members will be on hand to read to, read with and listen to children read.  This program is not designed to teach children to read, rather it is designed to be a comfortable place for children to practice their reading throughout the summer.  Please contact the Children’s Department with any questions.    

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.  Stop by anytime to see what activities we have available.

Homework Databases - Need help completing homework or a research project? These databases can help!

Online Games for Kids - Fun & educational online games for kids.

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.​