Children's Events

Weekly Storytimes

Toddler Time

Tuesdays at 10:30AM

Learn, dance and play with Miss Emily through stories and songs at the library! After storytime, families are invited to stay and play with friends. This program is best for toddlers ages 1-3, but all families are welcome. No registration needed. 

Wonder Workshop

Thursdays @ 4-6PM

Families are invited to drop-in between 4-6PM as Buchanan Auditorium is transformed weekly into a Wonder Workshop, featuring STEAM activities, themed crafts, and tactile play. This program is best for preschool and elementary age children, but all families are welcome. No registration needed.

Music & Movement 

Fridays at 10:30AM

Let’s move! Sing, dance and move your bodies in this interactive, music-based program, held in Buchanan Auditorium at the library. Music & Movement will help young children develop early literacy skills and emphasize fundamental motor skills through fun for the whole family. This program is best for ages 0-4, but all families are welcome. No registration needed.

Saturday Storytime

Saturdays at 10:30AM

Join us for Saturday morning stories & songs at the library! After storytime, families are invited to stay and play with friends. This program is best for ages 0-7, but all families are welcome. No registration necessary.


February Special Events 

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 4th: Storytimes at 10:30AM & 2PM

All families are invited to sing, dance and enjoy silly stories with Miss Emily during MPL's regular Saturday Storytime at 10:30AM or an additional storytime at 2PM. Drop-in library-themed crafts and activities will also be available ALL DAY! No registration needed. Visit https://takeyourchildtothelibrary.org/ to learn more about the Take Your Child to the Library initiative and to find all participating libraries.

Celebrate Black Authors & Illustrators at the Library! 

Tuesday, February 21st: Storytimes at 10:30AM & 2PM

Celebrate Black History Month at the library! Join us for special storytimes featuring books created by Black authors and illustrators. The 10:30AM storytime will be best for toddlers & preschool age children and the 2PM storytime will be best for elementary age children, but all families are welcome at either. After the storytimes, families are invited to create collages celebrating the artwork of Black illustrators, such as Oge Mora and Christian Robinson. This craft will also be available on a drop-in basis all day. No registration needed.