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. 


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; April 14 - May 19

Session Two: Wednesdays, 11:15 AM; April 15 - May 20

Session Three: Thursdays, 10:15 AM; April 16 - May 21

Registration begins Monday, March 16th


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; April 14 - May 19

Session Two, Fridays, 10:15 AM; April 17 - May 22 

Registration begins Monday, March 16th.


Great Beginnings

greatThis 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:

Session One, Mondays at 10:15 AM; February 23 - March 16

Session Two, Tuesdays at 10:15 AM; February 24 - March 17

Session Three, Thursdays at 10:15 AM; February 26 - March 19

Registration began Monday, February 2nd for children born between March 1, 2012 and February 1, 2013.


A Special Time For Tots

totA program including crafts, movement activities, songs and interactive storytelling for children ages 18-36 months with a parent or caregiver.

Monday, April 27th at 10:30 AM

Registration begins Monday, April 13th


Earth Day

Recyclable Art Craft

earth day 1Celebrate Earth Day by making a project from recyclable materials.

Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 PM for ages 3-5 with an adult

Wednesday, April 22 at 4:30 PM for Grades K-5 

Registration begins Monday, April 8th


30 in 30

Juniper Books Pizza 2Children in Grades 3-5 read 30 minutes for 30 days in April and join us for a special Pizza Party! Pick up your log sheet in the Children's Room starting March 20. You may read whatevr you like as long as you read 30 minutes each day in April. Be ready to discuss your favorite books at the pizza party!

Friday, May 1st at 4:00 PM

Registration begins Friday, March 20th 


Spring Book Chats

Children in Grades K-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. 

Grades 4 & 5

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Meet Timmy Failure, the founder, president and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the nation and his lazy sidekick, Total, a 1500 pound polar bear.

Thursday, May 14th at 4:15 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, April 23rd


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