Children's Services

Please note: Preference will be given to Shelter Rock Public Library cardholders when registering for our Children's programs.  Phone registrations will be accepted unless otherwise noted. Out-of-district and phone registrations will be available one week before the scheduled program, if possible.  Proof of age is required for first time registrants.  

For more information, contact Children's Services at 248-7363 ext. 238


1000BooksLogoThe Shelter Rock Public Library Children's Room invites you and your child to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. This free program encourages you to read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten - a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read. If you read just one book a day for a year that equals 365 books, 730 books in two years, and 1095 in three years!

  • Ongoing registration is for families with children from birth through age 5 not yet enrolled in kindergarten.
  • A book can be read more than once; repeated reading of favorite books is encouraged!
  • To sign up visit the Children's Room and pick up your book log. After logging 100 books your child will receive a prize and reading log for the next 100 books.
  • Upon completion of the program your child will receive a special certificate. 


Great Beginnings

This program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays, and rhymes is designed for children ages 12-23 months with a parent or caregiver. 

Choose one of the following sessions:

greatThursdays at 10:15 AM; November 13th - December 11th

Mondays at 10:15 AM; November 17th - December 8th

Tuesdays at 10:15 AM; November 18th - December 9th

Registrations begins Monday, October 20th for children born
between December 1, 2012 and November 1, 2013.


Toddler Storytimes

preschool storytimeDesigned for toddlers 2-31/2 with a parent or caregiver as a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other toddlers and their parents.

Choose one of the following sessions:

Session One: Tuesdays, 10:15 AM; January 6 - February 10

Session Two: Wednesdays, 11:15 AM; January 7 - February 11

Session Three: Thursdays, 10:15 AM; January 8 - February 12

Registration begins Thursday, December 18th


Preschool Storytimes

Designed for children ages 3-5, this is a program of stories, simple songs, fingerplays and rhymes with other preschoolers. 

toddler storytimeChoose one of the following sessions:

Session One, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM; January 6 - February 10

Session Two, Fridays, 10:15 AM; January 9 - February 13 

Registration begins Thursday, December 18th.


Winter Crafts

Snowflake Crafts

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver

Monday, December 22nd at 10:30 AM

snowflakesRegistration begins Monday, December 8th.

For Grades K-5

Monday, December 22nd at 1:30 PM

Registration begins Monday, December 8th


Family Films


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Monday, December 29th at 10:30 AM

Registration is NOT required.


The Lego Movie

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Tuesday, December 30th at 1:00 PM

Registration is NOT required.


Book Chats

Children in Grades 2-5 are invited to participate in Book Chats, a program designed to encourage them to read and discuss a selected book. The selected book will be available at the time of registration. 


Area Preschools

Please click on Preschool Programs to see a list of schools in the local vicinity.

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Library Hours

Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm