Children's Department

2024 Adventure Begins at your Library

Adventure Begins at your Library!


Summer 2024 Children’s Program Guide coming soon!


Come adventure with us this summer!   

Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge for all ages begins on Monday, June 3. 

Go paperless online!  Visit and track the entire family. 

Our Summer Reading Kick-off party will be held on Wednesday, June 5 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Children’s summer programming begins the week of June 10.   


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. 



Family Storytime 

Mondays, June 10 - July 22 at 10:30 a.m. 

All ages & abilities are welcome. 


Discovery Storytime 

Tuesdays, June 11 - July 23 at 10:30 a.m. 

Geared towards children 3-5 years old. 


Wee Ones Storytime 

Thursdays, June 13 – July 25 at 10:30 a.m. 

Geared towards children birth - 2 years old. 

Our storytimes are inclusive and welcoming to children of all abilities.  Families are encouraged to attend the storytime that best meets their child's needs. 


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.    

Kids can download or stream a wide variety of audio books, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV, with just their Barberton Public Library card. Visit the eMedia page for more information.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Ohio mails kids one free book each month until their fifth birthday.  Any child in Ohio between birth and age five can enroll.

Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar is a perpetual calendar featuring songs, activities, book suggestions, and videos that support early literacy skills and help young children get ready for school.

Homework Resources: Biography reference banks, encyclopedias, and other tools covering a variety of topics are available through the Barberton Public Library to help students complete homework assignments.

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.

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