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every hero has a story

Summer Fun!

The Youth Department has been having fun planning many great events for children for this year’s Summer Reading Program, based on the theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”  Click through the summer months on our calendar to see what’s in store.


Gale Courses Have Begun! Sign up Soon!

Gale Courses have begun!  Make sure you sign up soon, to take advantage of this unique resource.  You must begin your class on or before April 28, 2015 or wait until May 13, 2015 when the courses begin again.  Gale Courses offers hundreds of courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week long […]


Beaker Buddies: K-1 Science

Junior scientists in Kindergarten or 1st Grade, along with a favorite adult, are invited to join our Beaker Buddies book discussion program – with a scientific twist! We will read and discuss a specific book, then conduct experiments based on the theme.  Books are available at the Youth Services Desk. Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. – Earth […]


Mango has Shakespearean English!

Still obsessed with Hamlet? Celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday with Mango’s newest language course: Shakespearean English! http://www.btpl.org/adult-databases/languages-eslactivities/


Tablet Tales: Thoughtful Introduction to Technology

Come to our Tablet Tales story time once a month and explore stories, songs, and movement using technology and apps in a meaningful way. For ages 3 – 5 years, without an adult. Mondays at 1:00 p.m. May 18 – Registration is now open.