Elementary School

School-age programs

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

A Visit with Pigeon

Wednesday, February 7

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Spillette Meeting Room

Join the famous Pigeon, from Mo Willems popular children’s book series, for stories, crafts, games and a snack!  Bring your cameras, the Pigeon will be available for pictures!

Registration is encouraged.

 

Investigate Space

Wednesday, March 6

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Spillette Meeting Room

Discover the solar system like a NASA scientist.  Create a model, explore how scientists get information about far away planets, utilize scientific tools and more. 

 

Book Wrym

Wednesday, April 17

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Spillette Meeting Room

Wrym [wrym] n a dragon or dragon-like creature

Celebrate these fantastical creatures with dragon stories, activities and crafts.

 

Homeschool Bookclub

Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

January 9 – May 7

Ages 8 – 12 years old 

Children’s Activity Room

Join us weekly, as we read and discuss popular books from children’s literature, as well as participate in a few related activities.  Children do not need to read the entire book ahead of time, but there may be some independent reading between meetings.  Copies of the current book are available at the Children’s Desk. 

We will be reading The Unteachables by Gordon Korman, starting Tuesday, January 9.

 

Kitchen Confidence

Thursdays, January 18, February 15, March 14, April 18 & May 16

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Spillette Meeting Room

Learn skills you can take back home to your own kitchen, through hands-on experience.

Registration is required to ensure we have enough food and supplies for each participant, and to ensure we are aware of any food allergies.

Registration opens a month prior to each session, click on the date to access the registration form for that session: January 18, February 15, March 14, April 18 & May 16

 

Saturday Programs

Art Explorers

Saturdays, January 20, February 17, March 9 & April 20

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Children in grades K – 2

Children’s Activity Room

Join us as we explore a variety of art mediums through hands-on projects.

Registration is required. Click on the date to access the registration form for that session: January 20, February 17, March 9 & April 20

 

Books & Brushes

Saturdays, January 13, February 10, March 2 & April 13

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Children in grades 3 – 5

Children’s Activity Room

Join us as we explore how book illustrators create their artwork through hands on projects.

Registration is required. Click on the date to access the registration form for that session: January 13, February 10, March 2 & April 13

 

Paws to Read

Saturdays, January 20, February 24, March 23 & April 20 & May 18

11:00 am  – 12:00 p.m.

All Ages

Children’s Department

Children are invited to practice their reading skills with friendly puppy pals!

Trained therapy dogs make an ideal audience for beginning, struggling and reluctant readers.  The dogs are non-judgmental listeners, which allows kids to practice in a no pressure situation, that can also help to build a positive attitude toward reading.

Please contact the Children's Department with any questions: childrens@barbertonlibrary.org or 330-745-1194, extension 1423 or 1424.

 


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.​