• New STEAM programs are coming soon! Keep an eye out for more infortmation!

  • One of our NEW S.T.E.A.M. programs, Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead, is for anyone in 2nd - 5th grade! This month we will learn about Snap Circuits. Join us on Friday, Jan. 26th from 3:30-4:30PM. Registration required.
  • Lap Sit
    Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us just about every Friday from 10:15-11:00AM for a fun time!


  • One of our NEW S.T.E.A.M. programs will start Friday, Jan. 19th from 3:30-4:30PM. This month we will learn about Light Up Circuit Cards. Registration required!

Lego Day!

What will you build this month?

Lego Club is coming up on Friday, January 12th from 2:30-4:30PM! Join us for our newest challenge: make a box with a lid. It sounds pretty simple, but the lid has to fit on top of the box, so this might be a little harder than you thought!
Stop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:30PM, as your schedule allows for some building fun!


The 10th Anniversay of Lap Sit!

Wow! 10 years!

Lap Sit has been, for the most part, a cooperative program between the Library and the JSD 117 Early Years Program for 10 years. That's a lot of playing! The program has always been for kids up to five years old and their parents or caregivers. We have played, learned to share, learned parenting skills, shared advice, made art and lots of messes over our ten years!

Anyone who has ever joined up for Lap Sit is welcome to attend our celebration on Saturday, January 20th, at the traditional Lap Sit time, 10:15-11:00AM. We plan to get a group photo at 10:30AM. If you have a current photo of your kiddo that you would like to share with us, we would love to have some 'then and now' pictures!

January Story Times

Baby, it's cold outside! So come join us for stories at the Library to warm you up!

January 17th will be time to think about playing sports!
January 24th will be our Science Time and we will learn about what floats and what doesen't but also, how we can make things float.
January 31st, we will celebrate the importance of Art for your Heart Day by creating our own dot art!

All of our Story Time sessions will be held at 10AM and 3PM.

S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Thanks to a generous grant from the Jacksonville Children's Foundation, we are now able to offer ongoing S.T.E.A.M. programming that will include animation, electronics, 3D printing and more!

Learn more!


Lap Sit

Early Years is back!

Lap Sit is our play group for kids 5 and under and the important people in their lives. This is a program that we run year round, every Friday at 10:15AM. We are happy to announce that the Early Years staff is back to help us out and is bringing some great ideas and cool toys! Join us for a time to play and learn!