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Important Notices Regarding Our Programs and Events:
  • It's always a good idea to check our Calendar for last-minute changes or cancellations.
  • Visit our Children's Storytimes page to see all our great storytime offerings!
  • To obtain more information about these programs and events, please call the Library at 303-651-8477.
  • All programs and events are free, unless otherwise noted.
  • All craft fees, if noted, must be paid prior to the day of the event.
  • Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted below. Please register by clicking or tapping the "Register" button.  If you do not have an email address, you may register by calling 303-651-8477 or visiting the information desk in the Children's and Teens area. Registration will close at 3 pm the day prior to the program so that staffing needs can be assessed.
  • Children aged 8 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver or adult aged 16 or older.
  • All programs and events are held at the Library, unless otherwise noted.
  • If you require reasonable accommodation(s) in order to participate in these programs, please call (303) 651-8477.
  • Summer Reading Programs are about reading and earning prizes -- summer activities and programs are separate from the reading programs and do not require participation in the reading programs. 
  • Comuníquese con Amy al 303-651-8783 para información en español.
  • These programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Library.

The Friends of the Longmont Library generously support library programs and services.


Special Programs and Events for Children

Tree of Dreams Book Release Party w/ Author Laura Resau

  • Friday, July 19, 2 to 3 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Go behind the book with Award-winning author Laura Resau!
  • Laura will share her inspiration for her new novel, praised as “a moving exploration of friendship, activism, and how chocolate makes everything better” (Kirkus starred review).
  • Learn about Laura’s fascinating research in the Amazon rain forest and chocolate factories, and see photos of the people and places who inspired the story.
  • Come celebrate this new book with us!
  • This program is designed for tweens and teens in grades 3 and higher.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Thursday, May 23 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8477 to register.

Click or tap to register for this program.


Dance Party on the Moon: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing

  • Saturday, July 20, 1 to 2 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • It's an all ages Lunar dance party!
  • Come watch the first Lunar Landing and dance like it's 1969.
  • We'll have a special Moon-themed playlist and glow sticks.
  • Bring your dancing shoes and out of this world moves.
  • This program is for families and children of all ages.
  • No registration required.

LMNOPuppets Show:  Better Bust Big Ben Bermuda and Puppet Making Session

  • Saturday, July 27, 1 to 2:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Join us for an interactive puppet show and puppet making tutorial with LMNOPuppets!
  • Big Ben Bermuda, the world’s greatest thief, has stolen your Library's most beloved item. Under the guidance of world famous detective Jessica Gumshoe, it will be up to you to use your detective skills and follow Big Ben around the world, solving clues and completing tasks in order to track him down and regain their beloved item.
  • After the case is solved, the participants will be able to make and take home their own puppets made from newspaper.
  • This program is designed for children in K - 5th grades. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
  • Watch some fun 1-minute videos of LMNOPuppets introducing the Word of the Week.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Thursday, May 23 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8477 to register.

Click or tap to register for this program.


Join us for STEAM fun on Maker Mondays during the summer.

Maker Mondays

  • Mondays in June and July, 2 to 4 pm
  • Drop in make-and-take crafts
  • Express your creativity! Work with different materials and mediums! Challenge yourself to think outside the box!
  • Crafts are designed to take 20-30 minutes.
  • Program is best for children ages 10 and under; younger children will need assistance from a helpful adult.
  • In the Craft Room
  • No registration required.

The Library hosts live performances every Thursday morning in the summer.

Live! at the Library

  • Thursdays in June and July, 10 to 10:45 am
  • Join us for live, family-friendly performances every Thursday morning on the West Patio
  • Bring friends and neighbors;  children 9 and younger must be accompanied by a dedicated caregiver over 16 years of age.
  • Planned performances:
    • June 6:  Ann Lincoln "Magic is from Mars, Juggling is from Jupiter" (in the large meeting room)
    • June 13:  New Family Recipe, Fun funk music for all ages
    • June 20: Ritmo Jazz Latino, Colorado's Finest Latin Jazz Ensemble
    • June 27:  Break EFX Dance Crew, interactive breakdancing performance and instruction
    • NO SHOW JULY 4
    • July 11: Dan Crow, nature and friendship songs and stories for kids
    • July 18:  Longmont Symphony Orchestra Ensemble, interactive performance for kids to explore different instruments
    • July 25:   Bradley Weaver, singer-songwriter for kids -- get ready for some sing-alongs!
  • No registration required.

Family Films on Fridays

  • Fridays in June & July, 2 to 4 pm pm
  • Feature-length popular family films with free admission on Fridays!
  • 125 tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 1:30.
  • Movies will begin at 2 pm; end times depend on movie length.
  • Movies are for all ages; children 9 and younger must be accompanied into the movie room by a dedicated caregiver over 16 years of age.
  • Featured films:
    • 6/7:  Mary Poppins Returns (PG), 130 Minutes
    • 6/14:  Coco (PG ), 109 Minutes
    • 6/21:  Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG), 112 Minutes
    • 6/28:  Emperor’s New Groove (G), 78 Minutes
    • 7/5:  Yogi Bear (PG), 80 Minutes
    • 7/12:  Trolls (PG), 92 Minutes
    • 7/19: NO FILM
    • 7/26:  How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (NR), 110 Minutes
  • No registration required.

community lunch program, free lunches, lunch in the park

The Library Supports the Summer Community Free Lunch Program

  • Mondays through Thursdays, June 3 through July 25 (no program on July 4)
  • Through a grant, the City provides free lunches and fun activities for children and families at locations across Longmont on Mondays through Thursdays during the months of June and July. The Library supports this program by visiting some of the lunch sites with library staff and materials. We'll be bringing storytimes, songs, and early literacy activities on the BookCycle!
  • Lunch locations include Countryside Village, Roth Rock Dell Park, Kanemoto Park Wading Pool, Carr Park, and the Longmont Youth Center.
  • Look for the Library's BookCycle at:
    • Countryside Village, 1400 S. Emery St., every Monday from June 3 through July 22, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, and
    • Rothrock Dell Park, 750 E. 5th Ave. on Thursday, June 20 and July 18, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
  • The library program at Countryside Village will be bilingual.
  • Get complete information on the free lunch program, in English and Spanish, here.

Ongoing Programs and Groups for Children

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Drop-in, Free Tutoring During the School Year

  • Every Wednesday during the School Year, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Drop-in, free tutoring with trained, experienced tutors!
  • One-on-one math, science, writing and reading help.
  • For students kindergarten through high school.
  • No registration required; first-come, first-served.
  • Program does not operate during the summer or other school vacation periods.
  • Visit our Homework Help page for more resources.

The library offers chess club for chess enthusiasts ages 7 and older.

Chess Club

  • Every First and Third Monday, 7 to 8 pm, please check the Calendar.
  • Players of all levels are welcome.
  • Best for ages 7 and up.
  • No registration required.

The Library offers a Lego Club for children of all ages.

LEGO Club

  • First Friday of the month, 6 to 8 pm; EXCEPT for January 2018, when LEGO Club will not be held (Add to Calendar)
  • Complete a building challenge and have your creations displayed in the Library!
  • Family event; all ages welcome; snacks provided.
  • Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No registration required.
  • This is an after-hours event, so we ask that participants use the West Entrance doors only.

New and learning readers can read to therapy dogs as part of the D.E.A.R. program at the library.

Dogs Enjoy Afternoon Reading (D.E.A.R.)

  • Second Saturday of the month, 1 to 2 pm
  • Children of all ages are invited to read to specially trained dogs. Great program for young or tentative readers -- dogs don't judge or get frustrated!
  • Drop-in program, no registration required.
  • D.E.A.R dogs are registered, and guardians are with dogs at all times.
  • Interested in learning more about the D.E.A.R. program?  Get more information here.

Join us for traditional Mexican lottery games at the Library.

¡Lotería Mexicana!

  • Last Monday of the month, 6 to 7 pm
  • Traditional Mexican bingo night for the whole family
  • We use chocolate for "money," and prizes include bilingual books and treats from local Mexican markets.
  • No registration required.

Mayor's Book Club, free books

Mayor's Book Club

  • A FREE monthly program for 3 and 4 year old children.
  • Participating children receive a new book each month until they turn 5.
  • Children can also watch the Mayor and others read the monthly book on Longmont's Channel 8. 
  • The purpose of the Mayor's Book Club is to encourage a love for reading.  Reading early in life also helps promote child development and later school success. 
  • Brought to you by the City of Longmont, Division of Children, Youth and Families, and Bright EYES.
  • Download the printable enrollment form, in Spanish and English.
  • Visit the Mayor's Book Club website.

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The library offers morning, bedtime and bilingual children's storytimes The library has storytime kits for toddlers and preschoolers.The library has experience bags for toddlers and preschoolers.The library has kits for children's book clubs.The Library has many special programs and services for children and youth with special needs.You can watch some of the library's recorded children's programs online.

Library programs for teens


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