Kids Programs

Advanced registration is required to reserve your spot for these kid-friendly activities. Children and parents/guardians accompanying their children are welcome into all Kids Programs.


Christmas Cookies & Storytime with Teddy
Thursday, December 12 from 5-8pm

Santa’s coming to town and we have a special treat and buddy just for you! Join us as we decorate cookies and share the perfect Christmas story. At the end of the night, you’ll get a chance to take home your very own Teddy. $5 due at time of registration. NO REFUNDS. Parental supervision is required for children under 5 and/or with special needs. *Sensory Friendly. Teddy Bears sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 15. Ages 3 & up.


Christmas Keepsake Ornament
Wednesday, December 18 from 6-7pm

With the holidays right around the corner, we’re sharing how to make personalized wooden ornaments. Make a unique ornament to give as a gift or for your own tree. Grades K-8. Limit 12.


Take Home Crafts
December 23 through January 4

Keep busy during the holiday break with take home crafts from the library.  We’ll provide all the supplies you need to be fantastically creative!


Noon Year’s Party
Monday, December 30 from 12-1pm

We know the little ones love all the festivities the holidays bring, but staying up to bring in the new year can be really hard, so this one’s for you! Join in on our Noon Year’s Party! Throw on your jammies and let’s celebrate together! You’ll hear a story, make a confetti popper, toast to the new year (with sparkling apple cider), nibble on a few appetizers, dance, and have a great time!  Grades PreK-3.


That’s So Random!
Thurs: January 30 & February 27 from 6-7pm

Join us once a month as we make different crafts while learning something new! If you love to paint, color, glue and glitter or simply get messy this is the program for you! Enjoy a treat or a small giveaway! *Sensory Friendly. Kids of all ages and abilities are welcome.


Puzzle Mania
Wednesday, January 29 from 5-7pm

If you’re up to the challenge, join us and exercise your brain with a puzzle. Celebrate National Puzzle Day by solving a crossword, jigsaw, trivia, word search, brain teaser or Sudoku puzzle and put your mind to work. Kids are invited to make their very own puzzle that they can take home! Limit 20.


Mardi Gras Celebration
Tuesday, February 25 from 3:30-4:30pm

Celebrate Mardi Gras by sampling King Cake and designing a festive picture using Mardi Gras beads. Grades 2-5.


Cultural Exploration Thru Storytime & Art
Volunteers Needed

We want to introduce the many cultures represented in our community to our children during our storytime events this Spring. Volunteers that are interested in assisting staff with reading, book selection, and/or crafts celebrating their culture, should contact us at reference@glpld.org.



Sensory Programming

Sensory Friendly Programming is designed to help kids with different abilities participate in programs with the instructor being sensitive to that child’s need(s). Whether that is dimming the lights, turning down the music or providing them with supplies to compensate for any textile sensitivities or sensory overloads. Kids with sensory needs may scream, stim, and constantly move around; but in a sensory friendly program, you are in a judge free environment. Kids without sensory needs can participate in sensory friendly programming and we hope you do – this will give you an opportunity to make new friends!

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