Kids Programs

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

October 1 – November 30 (No storytimes in September)
Baby Storytimes
Ages birth-2 years
Charlotte Hall
Leonardtown
Lexington Park
Tuesdays
Thursdays
Tuesdays
10 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
Toddler Storytimes
Ages 1-3
Charlotte Hall
Leonardtown
Leonardtown
Lexington Park
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Thursdays
10:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
Wiggle Giggle Storytimes
Ages 1-5, with extra energy
Charlotte Hall
Leonardtown
Lexington Park
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Tuesdays
10 a.m.
11 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytimes
Ages 3-5
Charlotte Hall
Leonardtown
Lexington Park
Lexington Park
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Tuesdays
Thursdays
11:15 a.m.
11 a.m.
11 a.m.
11 a.m.
Afternoon Storytime
Ages 1-5
Charlotte Hall Wednesdays 2 p.m.
 Saturday Storytime
Ages 1-5
Charlotte Hall Saturdays 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, 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.
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, 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          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          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.
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          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.
Homeschool Science Fair
The Homeschool Science Fair will take place at the Leonardtown Library on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Students arrive and set up at 5 p.m., with judging beginning at 5:45 p.m. Awards will be presented at approximately 7 p.m. and the fair will remain open to the public until 7:30 p.m. See the information sheet PDF File for more details. Registration form PDF File must be completed before Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Learning Fun – Activity Sheets
 For Your Little One    
Other Things to Do

 

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.