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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

Get to know the REAL Peter Rabbit in this special storytime with Connie Neumann as Beatrix Potter.

Meet "Miss Potter" & Peter Rabbit

  • Saturday, July 28, 1 to 2 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Did you know that Peter Rabbit really did exist?
  • Hear the real story of Peter Rabbit, straight from the mouth of Beatrix Potter (as performed by Connie Neumann)!
  • Enjoy her animal tales, a puppet craft, "garden" snacks, and photos with "Miss Potter" to celebrate her brithday at the end of the program.
  • Best for children ages 6 and older.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Thursday, June 28 at 10 am. No email address?  Call (303) 651-8477 to register.

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The library will be hosting a campfire singalong!

Campfire Songs & Stories with Heather Stenner

  • Thursday, August 9, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Close out your summer with an evening of family songs and stories around a campfire on our West Patio. 
  • Songwriter and educator Heather Stenner will supply the fun, and we'll supply the marshmallows!
  • Children ages 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Monday, July 9 at 10 am. No email address?  Call (303) 651-8477 to register.

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

Maker Mondays

  • Mondays in June, July, and August 6, 2 to 4 pm
  • Drop in make-and-take crafts, best for children ages 10 and under.
  • 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.
  • Each week has a different craft:
    • June 4: Make a READ banner to kick off the summer
    • June 11: Paper plate aquariums
    • June 18: Summer reading ROCKS decorating
    • June 25: Wrapped yarn snakes and caterpillars
    • July 2:  Pasta fireworks
    • July 9: Line drawing and watercolor with upcycled books
    • July 19: Torn paper animal collages
    • July 23: Robot balancing STEM challenge and marble mazes
    • July 30: The art of Beatrix Potter
    • August 6: DIY Mod Podge magnets
  • No registration required.

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

Live! at the Library

  • Thursdays in June, July, and August 2, 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 7: Kyle Donovan - Rock On! Science; Interactive Earth Science Show
    • June 14: Mad Science
    • June 21: The Magic of Mr. E and Kyle Groves
    • June 28: Mr. Kneel’s Hip Hop Summer Show
    • NO SHOW JULY 5
    • July 12: Ann Lincoln's Boogie Woogie Bunnies Magic Show
    • July 19: Dan Crow - “As the Crow Flies” STEAM-themed songs from Dan’s travels
    • July 26: Mike Schneider-Polka Concert for the Whole Family: Pint-Size Polkas
    • August 2: Bradley Weaver-Traditional and Original Folk Music for the Whole Family:
  • No registration required.

The library will be showing family films on Fridays in the summer.

Family Films on Fridays

  • Fridays in June, July, and August 3, 2 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 by a dedicated caregiver over 16 years of age.
  • Features:
    • June 1 Coco (PG) 120 minutes
    • June 8 Cars (G) 117 minutes
    • June 15 Moana (PG) 107 minutes
    • June 22 Princess and the Frog (G) 98 minutes
    • June 29 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) 90 minutes
    • July 6 Sing (PG) 108 minutes
    • July 13 Toy Story (G) 81 minutes
    • July 20 Paddington 2 (PG)
    • July 27 Monsters Inc (G) 92 minutes
    • August 3 Tale of Despereaux (G) 94 minutes
  • No registration required.

The Library has a fun new program for kids ages 9 to 17 who want to learn more about Dungeons and Dragons.

Dungeons & Dragons 101

  • Tuesdays, June 19 through July 31, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Learn to play D & D in a fun group setting with a Dungeon Master Extraordinaire!
  • Find out what all the multi-sided dice are for, play your way through a fun adventure and make new friends in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
  • Each week will have a different focus, all within the realm of role-playing games.
  • Open to children and teens ages 9 through 17.
  • Registration is required and is currently full for all sessions.

community lunch program, free lunches, lunch in the park

The Library Supports the Summer Community Free Lunch Program

  • Mondays through Thursdays, June 4 through July 26 (no programs on July 4 and 5)
  • 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!
  • Locations include Countryside Village, Roth Rock Dell Park, Kanemoto Park, Carr Park, and the Youth Center.
  • Look for the Library's BookCycle every Monday at Countryside Village from 11 am to 1 pm, and every Thursday at Roth Rock Dell from 12 to 12:45 pm.
  • On Wednesdays, a librarian will be at Kanemoto Park from 11 to 11:45 am and at Carr Park from 12 to 12:45 pm.
  • Get complete information on the free lunch program, in English and Spanish, here.

Ongoing Programs and Groups for Children

The Library offers free tutoring for kids of all ages.

Homework Help! 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.

The Library has an anime club for kids

Anime Club

  • Every First and Third Thursday, 2 to 4 pm during the SUMMER; Every First and Third Sunday, 3 to 5 pm during the SCHOOL YEAR
  • Join teens in grades 6th through 12th to watch anime films, discuss anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture.
  • Bring your creativity and join us for some cool discussions and anime fun.
  • No registration required.

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.
  • DEAR dogs are registered through Pet Partners, and guardians are with dogs at all times.

Join us for traditional Mexican lottery games at the Library.

¡Lotería Mexicana!

  • Last Monday of the month, 6 to 7 pm during the school year, 7 to 8 pm during the summer
  • 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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Library programs for teensThe 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.


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