The Mayme Keith Children's Area gives kids their own space in the library, filled with books, DVDs, and many other things. Youth Services staff are always on hand to lend assistance. There are meeting and tutor rooms, a computers just for kids, a large program room, a garden, and so much more.
During the week, there are special programs for pre-schoolers and home-schoolers.
And our staff travels to area schools and daycares to share our books throughout the community.
Children's Events at Macon County Public Library
Family Storytime: Books, puppets, fingerplays, songs, and crafts with focus on early literacy skills (for ages 0-5)
Sing and Sign Storytime: Incorporates singing, signing, rhyming, and movement into reading with young children (Designed for children 0-24 months, but all ages are welcome)
Toddlers Rock: Music, movement and instruments (Designed for children 0-24 months, but all ages are welcome)
Adventure Club: Books and hands-on activities for kindergarten through second grade. Children will also have the opportunity to read to a therapy dog.
Book Club: Books and hands-on activities for grades 3-6
Culture Club: Guest speakers, books, photos, crafts and food from different countries
Lego Club: Children create their own Lego masterpieces for display (grades K-6)
Paws 4 Reading: Family storytime and children have the opportunity to “read” to lovable therapy dog, Murray McFurry (grades K-6)
Science Club: Hands-on science and experiments (grades K-6)
Bilingual Storytime: Storytime and songs in Spanish and English for all ages. Children will also have the opportunity to read to a therapy dog.