Story Times

Kids and families can enjoy stories, music and movement while building early literacy and social skills. No registration required. Stop at the Children's Information Desk to pick up a free ticket before each program. 
Baby Story Time Ages: Newborn to 24 months (with caregiver) 
Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. and 10 to 10:20 a.m.
An interactive story time focusing on the three "R's" Rhythm, Rhyme and Repetition. Baby sign language and research on social emotional growth and brain development are included in a lively and fun atmosphere. 
Toddler Story Time Ages: 21 months to 35 months (with caregiver) 
Mondays 10 - 10:30 a.m. or 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. and Wednesdays 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. or 10 - 10:30 a.m. 
This 25-30 minute program includes age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays that help toddlers develop skills in oral language, listening and motor development while fostering a love of reading and books.
Preschool Story Time Ages: 3 - 5 years. 
Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
Preschoolers will develop early literacy skills, self-confidence, and curiosity through fun stories and activities. We ask children to attend without their caregivers to help develop a sense of independence that will be needed as they start school.
Story Time at Paul Derda Rec Center
Third Friday of each month at 11:40 a.m.
Stick around for Story Time for families with children of all ages. Drop in (registration not necessary). Downstairs by the fireplace. *Facility fees may apply
Family Story Time All ages welcome! 
Thursdays 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Join us for a wonderful shared experience for the whole family. Age appropriate activities are presented in three segments from younger to older in order to meet the developmental needs of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Transitions are built in so younger children can take a break if necessary.
Family Early Literacy Time - All ages welcome but the focus will be newborns - Pre-K
Fourth Saturday of each month from 11-11:45 a.m. 
This story time includes books, fingerplays and songs focusing on an early literacy topic, followed by a craft and time to practice fun play activities families can do at home to build early literacy skills.

NOTE: There will be no Family Early Literacy Time on Saturday, April 28. Come to the library on April 28 to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) with story times, crafts, dancing and much more.

Ongoing Programs

Parent Toddler Workshop (Toddlers 18-35 months with an adult) Registration required 
Fridays, 10 - 11:15 a.m. 
Have fun with your toddler while you play with toys, read and create a craft. Ask community resource professionals questions about early literacy, speech & hearing, physical fitness, nutrition and behavior. The Parent Toddler Workshop is a 5-week program for toddlers 18 - 35 months and their parents or caregivers. Registration is limited to one time per child. Next session starts in February. 
Junior Book Club (Grades 4-5) Second Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m.
The Junior Book Club is a pre-registered program for kids in grades 4 to 5. Join us every month for a book discussion, snacks and fun! Register in person at the Children's Room desk starting one month in advance of the book club date. When you register, you will be assigned a copy of the book to read and use for the program. This Junior Book Club is limited to 12 participants per month. For more information, please call 720-887-2315. 
First Friday Make and Take (Two years old and up) 2:30 - 4:15 p.m.
A special craft time for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. No registration is required and all supplies are provided. Come to the Children's Story Room and start crafting anytime between 2:30 and 4:15 on each designated Friday and make two fun crafts to take home! This event is usually on the first Friday of each month unless otherwise noted on the monthly calendar of events. Supplies are limited. Find the crafts on our Pinterest page. 
Art Stop on the GO (ages 6-12) January 23, 4 - 5 pm              
The Children's Library and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to bring you creative and fun art-making workshops. Register
Cuddletime Concerts (Newborn to 24 months with caregiver) 10-10:30 a.m.
March 10 - Inside Out Creative Movement with Melissa Woolf
April 14 - Boogie Woogie Babies with Betsy Keating featuring cultural songs for Día de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros

Afternoon Reading Fun (K-grade 5) Thursdays, 4 - 5 p.m. (registration begins at 3:45) 
Sign-in at the Children’s Information Desk on program days. Our dog friends can't wait to hear you read! Students in kindergarten through fifth grade build confidence and fluency in their reading by reading aloud to trained therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose a library book and our dog friends will listen without correcting or judging. This creates a relaxing reading environment where readers can build their confidence and fluency. 
January 11 & 25
February 8 & 22
March 8 & 22
April 12 & 26
May 10

Kids Happy Hour Programs

Around the World Bilingual Fun -  2nd Tuesday 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. All ages, everyone is welcome. Celebrate languages and cultures around the world through stories and music. Drop-in/Pick up a ticket half hour prior to program start
November 14  Español (Spanish) and English - Vivianne and Kathy
December 12 - TBD

WOW! STEM with the Children's Museum - 2nd Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. Ages 5-7 (grades K-2). Bring your family to a hands-on science program where you can explore and learn with WOW! Children's Museum. Make a science craft to keep so you can take the learning experience home with you. (Small pieces - not be suitable for under age 3). Drop in.

The Write Hour - 1st Thursday 4-5 p.m. Ages 8 - 11 years. Presented by Lighthouse Writers Workshop. In this monthly drop-in writing session, we'll experiment with different storytelling forms. Get a free ticket at the Children’s Desk beginning 30 minutes before the program.

Jammin' in your Jammies Family Story Time - 3rd Tuesday 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. for all ages. Jump into your jammies (optional) and come sing and dance and hear some great bedtime stories. Starts September 19. Drop-in/Pick up a ticket half hour prior to program start.

Discovery Playtime - 3rd Wednesday 6 - 6:45 p.m. Ages 2-5. Discover, create, move, imagine, read and play! Young participants and their adult will enjoy trying something new each month. Starts September 20. Drop-in/Pick up a ticket half hour prior to program start. 

Building Blocks - 4th Wednesday 6 - 7 p.m. Ages 3 and up. Build, destroy, repeat! Families can drop in to enjoy open build time with a variety of materials such as LEGO, Duplo, Mega Bloks, blocks, giant dominoes or many others! Smal pieces not appropriate for children under age 3. Starts September 27. Drop in.