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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

The Longmont Library celebrates Day of the Dead with a family-focused, bilingual program.

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos

  • Sunday, October 28, 3 to 4:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Celebrate the lives of your loved ones who have passed on with a day of festivities at the Library
  • Join us for a bilingual family festival with dancing, food, crafts, and more!
  • No registration required -- grab all your family and friends and have some multicultural fun together.

Celebrate Halloween with stories and a costume parade!

Halloween Storytime & Costume Parade

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, October 30 & 31, 10:15 & 11 am
  • Head to the Library for some silly, spooky songs and stories, then join a trick-or-treat parade at the Civic Center!  Wear your costume and bring your treats bag, because candy and other fun things may appear!
  • For all ages; strollers are welcome.
  • No registration required.

Ongoing Programs and Groups for Children

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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