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Shreve Memorial Library System Children's Programming Guide

Finding Your Family Fun at the Library

By by Mimi Rankin Webb - Publisher October 17, 2019


Often the best places to find events and activities for families is your local library. We are lucky to have many wonderful Libraries in our area.  Always check the library website for programming specifics as well as to get the most up to date information. Each Branch name in pink contains the link to the respective Facebook page for directions and contact information in pink.  Have fun!


Children's Programs

Below you'll find a list of regular Children's Programs happening at Shreve Memorial Library. Many of our branches offer regular storytimes each week. We encourage you to bring your children to the library and sign them up for their own library card. Early literacy is very important for children. Caddo Parish school students can even use their student ID#'s as their library card.

Atkins

  • Preschool Storytime - Wednesday at 10 a.m.
  • Crafts 4 Kids - Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Broadmoor

  • Little Listeners Storytime (Toddler Storytime) (1 1/2 to 3 years) - Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Music & Movement Storytime (2 to 5 years) - Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Baby Bounce (newborn to 18 months) – Thursday at 10 a.m.
  • Preschool Storytime - Thursday at 11 a.m.
  • Pokémon Trainer Club – Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Builder Club - Friday at 3:00 p.m.
  • Coding Classes (Google CS First) - Call branch to find out current times and register. (318-869-0120)
  • Paws 2 Read - 1st Saturday of the month at 1 p.m.
  • Saturday Storytime – Saturday at 11 a.m.
  • Family Game Day - Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Blast Off Bingo – Saturday at 2 p.m.

Cedar Grove/Line Ave

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5):  2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.
  • Bricks! (free build with LEGOs and Knex): Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. and every third Saturday at 2 p.m.
  • Bingo! (kids and teens): Once a month for kids and teens, date varies

David Raines

  • Preschool Storytime - Friday at 10 a.m.

Hamilton/South Caddo

  • Mother Goose Storytime (ages 0-3): Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Mother Goose Playtime (ages 0-3): Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
  • Super Science Saturday (all ages): Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5): Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. & Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Hollywood/Union Ave

  • Read, Sing, Dance Storytime - Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10 a.m.
  • Children's Zone (ages 5-10) - Every third Saturday at 2 p.m. 
  • Mixed Mondays (ages 5-10) - Enjoy art, math, reading, Legos and other activities on Mondays at 4:30 p.m.

Main

  • Magic Carpet Storytime -10 a.m. on Fridays (ages 3-5)
  • Storytime Station (Drop-in Storytime) - Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ages 3-7)
  • Legos & Coloring - Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mooretown

  • Imagination Station (ages 5-10) Every second Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Read Me a Story! (ages 0-4) - Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Learn Spanish with Pronunciator (ages 6 and up) - Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. during August; will move to 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. after Labor Day
  • Bust a Move for Health! (ages 5-10) - Every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Sing It! Karaoke (ages 5-10) - Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Movie Time! (ages 11 and under) - Every second Saturday, enjoy an age appropriate movie and light refreshments from 9 a.m. to noon.

North Caddo (Vivian)

  • PeaPods Storytime (newborns to 4 years old) - The first and third Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m.
  • Imagineers (STEAM program for ages 5-10) - Monday at 4 p.m.
  • Family Movie Matinee (Rating Range from G to PG-13) – Saturday at 2 p.m.

North Shreveport 

  • Library League - Monday at 5 p.m.
  • Storytime (babies through preschool ages) - Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
  • North Shreveport Unplugged (A Make and Take children's program) - Every second Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wallette

  • Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
  • Children's Computer Class - 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 4 p.m.
  • Family Film Night - Two Fridays a month at 3:30 p.m.

West Shreveport

  • Miss Ladybug's Storytime - Tuesdays at 10 a.m., with a repeat on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  • Brick Builders - Mondays at 4 p.m. 

The following branches will also do drop-in storytimes by request:  Belcher-Wyche, Blanchard, Gilliam, Higginbotham-Bryson, Hosston, Means, Mooringsport, Oil City, Rodessa


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