Kids Programs

Summer Reading

Summer Reading for all ages runs June 1 – August 26. See more information, register, and get started!

500 by 5

Help your child read 500 books by age 5! Reading with your child helps them get read for school, increase their vocabulary, improve logical thinking, and more. See more information about 500 by 5 and get started!

 

 

Storytimes

June 1 – August 31
Baby Storytimes
Ages birth-2 years
Charlotte Hall
Lexington Park
Leonardtown
Tuesdays
Tuesdays
Thursdays
10 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
All Ages Storytimes
Ages 1-5
Charlotte Hall
Charlotte Hall
Tuesdays
Tuesdays
10:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
All Ages Storytimes
Ages 1-5
Leonardtown
Leonardtown
Leonardtown
Wednesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
10 a.m.
11 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
All Ages Storytimes
Ages 1-5
Lexington Park
Lexington Park
Lexington Park
Tuesdays
Thursdays
Thursdays
10:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

 

Programs at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
Join us for programs and events at the Veterans Home throughout the year! See more information and our current schedule of programs at the Veterans Home.
Minecraft Challenges!
Can you think on your feet, team up, use creativity, and complete the challenge? Come play Minecraft with us and find out! Must be able to use a mouse and keyboard commands, and be familiar with how to play Minecraft (we will not use the tutorial). Ages 8 – 11. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Register       Lexington Park Friday, September 22, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Register       Lexington Park Friday, October 20, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Register       Lexington Park Thursday, November 9, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Register       Lexington Park Friday, December 29, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Mini Monet
Come join us on a messy adventure as we explore the world of art in its various forms. A new experience at your library for our youngest customers and their caregivers. Please expect and prepare for a messy good time! Ages 6 months – 4 years. Registration begins 2 weeks before each program.
Register         Lexington Park Friday, August 18, 9:30 a.m.
Kindergarten Here We Come!
Let’s get ready to start Kindergarten (or PreKindergarten)! We’ll read stories about school, make crafts, learn how to stay healthy and safe at school, and take a practice ride on a real school bus! Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Register          Leonardtown Saturday, August 19, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime at Greenwell State Park
This program takes place at Greenwell State Park (25420 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636).
Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for children ages 2 – 5 with their adult caregivers! Since the barn will be open to guests on this day, be sure to check out all the friendly horses and goats after storytime. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch in case you get hungry! Siblings welcome. No registration.
Saturday, September 2, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Homeschool Back to School
Homeschool students and parents, start your school year off right by learning how to get the most from your library’s resources and services. Meet fellow homeschoolers and your friendly library staff!
Leonardtown Wednesday, September 6, 2 – 4 p.m.
Pokémon Trainers’ Club
Do you have what it takes to be the very best? Bring your games and/or your cards and prepare to battle against other Pokémon trainers! You can also make some Pokémon buttons to take home, take turns playing a retro Pokémon game, and maybe make some friends (or rivals…) along the way. All ages. No registration required.
Leonardtown Monday, September 11, 5 – 6 p.m.
Leonardtown Monday, October 2, 5 – 6 p.m.
Leonardtown Monday, November 13, 5 – 6 p.m.
Leonardtown Monday, December 4, 5 – 6 p.m.
Preschool Science Explorers: Blood & Bones
Our bodies do amazing things! Join us as we learn all about our skeletal and circulatory systems on a level geared toward your little one. Ages 3 – 6. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Register          Lexington Park Friday, September 22, 10 – 11 a.m.
Register          Charlotte Hall Monday, November 13, 2 – 3 p.m.
BINGO for Kids
Try your luck in our kid-friendly version of BINGO. Match letters, numbers, and symbols to win fun prizes! Siblings welcome. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Register          Leonardtown, September 22 Ages 3 – 6          10 – 10:30 a.m.
Register          Leonardtown, September 22 Ages 7 – 10        11 – 11:30 a.m.
Register          Lexington Park, October 9 Ages 3 – 6          10:30 – 11 a.m.
Register          Lexington Park, October 9 Ages 7 – 10        3 – 3:30 p.m.
Register          Charlotte Hall, December 26 Ages 3 – 6          10:30 – 11 a.m.
Register          Charlotte Hall, December 26 Ages 7 – 10        2 – 2:30 p.m.
Art Explorers: Clay Charms
Come learn how to make tiny charms out of polymer clay! Perfect for jewelry, decorating, or just for collecting! We’ll show you a few designs, or you can get totally creative. Ages 8 – 12. Registration opens 2 weeks before the program.
Register          Lexington Park Thursday, October 5, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Preschool Science Explorers: Light and Shadows!
Shadows are so mysterious! Join us to learn all about how shadows work, why different things have different shadows, and take home a cool outline of your shadow. Ages 4 – 8. Registration opens 2 weeks before each program.
Register          Charlotte Hall Monday, October 9, 2 – 3 p.m.
Register          Leonardtown Tuesday, November 7, 10 – 11 a.m.
Register          Lexington Park Monday, November 13, 10 – 11 a.m.
Halloween Spooktacular
Enjoy not-so-scary stories, awesome activities, and more. Trick-or-treat through the library! Activities are planned with ages 3 – 6 in mind, but kids of all ages are welcome!
Lexington Park Thursday, October 26, 6 – 7 p.m.
Stay & Play
We’re taking a break from storytime in December, but you can visit your library every week for a toddler/preschool playgroup! We’ll provide the playthings, you bring the fun.
Lexington Park               Tuesdays December 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:15 a.m.
Charlotte Hall                Wednesdays December 6, 13, 20, 27, 10 a.m.
Leonardtown                  Thursdays December 7, 14, 21, 28, 10 a.m.
Noon Year’s Eve
All the fun of a New Year’s Eve party for our young friends with early bed times! Count down to a happy NOON year with songs, crafts, and awesome activities.
Leonardtown Wednesday, December 27, 11:30 a.m.
Charlotte Hall Friday, December 29, 11:30 a.m.
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Please note that library staff may be taking photos of any or all events to use for future library publications. Program participants’ photos may be used without notification or compensation. If you do not feel comfortable having your photo taken, please inform library staff when you arrive to a program.