Kids Programs

Summer Reading Program

The summer reading program begins June 13. See more information and register!

On Your Mark, Get Set…Write! Writing Contest

Enter our writing contest and answer the question “What is your greatest success?” Entries will be accepted June 13- July 31, 2016. More information and entry form.

More to Explore Passport Program

Get outside and explore St. Mary’s County this summer!

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Storytimes June 1 – July 31
Baby Storytimes
2 – 12 months
Charlotte Hall
Lexington Park
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
All Ages Storytimes Lexington Park Tuesdays
10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
All Ages Storytimes Charlotte Hall Tuesdays
10:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
All Ages Storytimes Leonardtown Wednesdays
10 a.m.
11 a.m.
10:30 a.m.


Free Professional Performances
Join us on Mondays all summer long!

Charlotte Hall- 10 a.m
Held at Margaret Brent Middle School, 29675 Point Lookout Rd., Helen, MD

Leonardtown- 12:30 p.m.
Held at Leonardtown Elementary School, 22855 Duke St, Leonardtown, MD

Lexington Park- 3 p.m.
Held at Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park, MD

August 1: Science Tellers
The Science Tellers combine exciting science experiments with dynamic storytelling to create a unique and highly interactive program. Adults and children alike will be entertained by the stories and you may just walk away learning something new.
Minecraft Mania
Share strategies with other Minecrafters, explore new terrain, gather raw materials, and create amazing structures. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program. *Due to space restrictions, please register for only 1 Minecraft program per day. Thank you.*
Ages 6-9
Register         Charlotte Hall Monday, August 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Register         Lexington Park Thursday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Register         Leonardtown Wednesday, August 17, 3-4 p.m.
Register         Leonardtown Wednesday, August 17, 4-5 p.m.
Ages 10+
Register         Lexington Park Wednesday, July 27, 2-4 p.m.
Register         Charlotte Hall Monday, August 8, 2-4 p.m.
Register         Lexington Park Thursday, August 11, 2-4 p.m.
Register         Leonardtown Wednesday, August 17, 5-6 p.m.
June 27 – August 5, 1 -4 p.m.
Drop-in to make and take home your own crafty creation. All supplies provided. Recommended for children ages 3+
Leonardtown Tuesdays
Lexington Park Wednesdays
Charlotte Hall Thursdays
STEM @ Your Library
School-Age STEM: The Science of Flight
Soar with science! Learn about flight while designing, building and testing gliders, whirly-copters and balloon-powered rocket planes. Ages 7 and up. Registration begins 2 weeks before each program.
Register         Lexington Park Friday, July 29, 2 p.m.
Middle School Coding Academy
Use the Scratch programming language to write your own programs, then test your skills by creating your own computer game. For 6th to 8th graders. Plan to attend all four sessions. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to first session. Register once for all four sessions.
Lexington Park Monday, August 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lexington Park Wednesday, August 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lexington Park Monday, August 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lexington Park Tuesday, August 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Button-Making Bonanza
Use our cool button maker machines to create one-of-a-kind buttons. Personalize your gear, give as gifts, or trade with friends! All ages, recommended for ages 5+. Under 10 will need adult assistance. All supplies provided, no registration.
Charlotte Hall Thursday, August 4, 6 p.m.
Kindergarten, Here We Come!
Let’s get ready to start Kindergarten (or Pre-K!) Read stories about school, make crafts, learn how to stay healthy and safe at school and take a ride on a real school bus! Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Register         Charlotte Hall Tuesday, August 2, 10:30 a.m.
Register         Lexington Park Thursday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.
Register         Leonardtown Saturday, August 6, 10:30 a.m.
Papitam (Let’s Play!)
Meet, play and learn with local Native Americans for hands-on activities: pottery, jewelry-making, sports, music and dance. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Register         Charlotte Hall Wednesday, August 3, 10:30 a.m.
Register         Leonardtown Wednesday, August 3, 2 p.m.
Kentkatam (Let’s Dance!)
A fun-filled hour of song, dance and edutainment. Take a journey through movement and social dances as members of the Piscataway Conoy Nation share their history in an interactive way. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Register         Lexington Park Friday, August 5, 2 p.m..
Learning Fun – Activity Sheets
 For Your Little One    
For All Ages
Other Things to Do



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