Children's Area

Welcome to the Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Area!

September 16-30

thread of love graphicHelp us celebrate Raksha Bandhan, the Indian festival celebrating the relationship between brothers and sisters on Saturday, September 14, 11:00 am! Create your own rakhi, decorative thread bracelets that sisters make for their brothers, as we share stories and crafts about siblings. Cosponsored by IAGA (Indian Association of Greater Athens). For children ages 4-11 and their caregiver. 

woody library signup graphicSeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month! Head to the Circulation desk and sign-up now! Already have a library card? Next time you checkout, see how much you are saving with your library card at the bottom of your receipt.

Beginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs, a.k.a. Tail Waggin’ Tutors! All dogs are insured and with trainers on Sunday, September 15, 3:00 -4:00 pm. First come, first served.

cook like a pirateCelebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day by learning to cook like a pirate on Thursday, September 19, at 3:30 pm! Hear the story of one-armed John Thompson in Cook’s Cook: The Cook Who Cooked for Captain Cook! by Gavin Bishop and help us make real maritime recipes with our new portable kitchen! Pirate food sampling and crafts to go. For children ages 7-11 and their caregiver. 

heart is a compass graphicDo you find it hard to decide what to bring to show and tell? Rose knows exactly how you feel! Instead of looking for an object, Rose uses her imagination to create maps! Enjoy Deborah Marcero’s book My Heart is a Compass, then make your own compass and maps on Saturday, September 21, at 11:00 am! For children ages 5-11 and their caregiver. 

recycled orchestraIn a town built on a landfill, how can a group of children learn to play music? Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and learn the amazing true story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. After hearing stories about instruments made with different materials, we will make our own and play them on Thursday, September 26, at 3:30 pm! For children ages 6-11 and their caregiver. 

playdoh graphicStop in for a wonderful morning of Play-Doh fun on Saturday, September 28, at 11:00 am! Listen to a story and make your own crazy and colorful creations with our wonderful Play-Doh tools! For children ages 3-7 and their caregiver. 

Muzzy Club, BBC

*NEW* Muzzy Club Language!

Available on your computer (sign in with your library card number) or using the Puffin Academy App!

Sesame Street eBooks

Sesame Street eBooks!

Read Sesame Street eBooks for free with your library card!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Wandoo Reader
ABCmouse.com: Now available FREE at our library