Children's Programs

Nurture creativity and learn something new with children's programs at Allen Public Library, geared toward ages 12 and under.

All programs will be held in the Children's Program Room unless otherwise noted.

Pick up free tickets for children's programs at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program.

Check out the January and February calendar of events!

  1. Puppet Show Jan 2022 260x215

    A Beary Fun Puppet Show

    Ages: 3-5
    Date & Time: Fri, Jan. 28, 10:15 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  2. Craft supplies

    Crafternoon

    Ages: For Families
    Date & Time: Sat, Jan. 29, 2 p.m.

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  3. The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton featuring two boys painting the earth

    Homeschool Program: Storybook STEM

    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Wed, Feb. 2, 1:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  4. Small robot made out of a CD

    CD Bots

    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Mon, Feb. 7, 4:45 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  5. Girl struggling to hand a heart valentine to a boy

    Valentine's Story Time

    Ages: 3-5
    Date & Time: Fri, Feb. 11, 10:15 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  1. Buckets of craft supplies including paint brushes, colored pencils, sissors, and rulers

    Crafternoon

    Ages: For Families
    Date & Time: Sat, Feb. 12, 2:30 p.m.

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  2. Northern Lights Art Jan 2022 260x215 px

    Homeschool Program: Science + Art - Northern Lights

    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Wed, Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  3. Candy hearts in many colors

    Candy Hearts Sweet Science

    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Thu, Feb. 17, 4:45 p.m.

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  4. Boy holding a sign with Pete the Cat, music notes, and white shoes

    I Love This Book Poster

    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Mon, Feb. 21, 3 p.m.

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  5. Blue cell phone with a question mark with a firefighter helmet, police badge, and ambulance

    Who Will You Call?

    Ages: Families with children ages 4 - 10
    Date & Time: Tue, March 1, 6 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  1. Children drawing while wearing backpacks

    Homeschool Program: Checkers TV+

    Ages: Ages 3-5
    Date & Time: Wed, March 2, 1:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  2. A tornado, fire, lightning, and hurricane on a green Lego board

    LEGO® Disaster Island

    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Mon, March 7, 3 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  3. Small plant in a pot being held in the palm of a hand

    STEM Plant Science

    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Tue, March 8, 3 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  4. Girl holding magnifying glass in front of her eye

    Puzzle Crafts

    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Wed, March 9, 3 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  5. Buckets of craft supplies including paint brushes, colored pencils, sissors, and rulers

    Crafternoon

    Ages: For Families
    Date & Time: Thu, March 10, 3 p.m.

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  1. Popsicle shaped pop toy

    DIY Fidgets: Pop it Toy and Beaded Bracelet

    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Fri, March 11, 3 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  2. Sandcastle with shovel on a background of zeros and ones

    Homeschool Program: Storybook STEM

    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Wed, March 16, 1:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  3. Hello spring with flowers, butterflies and the sun

    Spring Crafts

    Ages: 3-5
    Date & Time: Fri, March 18, 10:30 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  4. Ramadan Story time with golden lanterns and stars

    Ramadan Story Time

    Ages: For Families
    Date & Time: Thu, March 24, 5:15 p.m. & 5:50 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

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  5. Buckets of craft supplies including paint brushes, colored pencils, sissors, and rulers

    Crafternoon

    Ages: For Families
    Date & Time: Sat, March 26, 2:30 p.m.

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Checkers Library TV crafts to download, print, and create!

Week 1: The Bears Save the Baby
Bear Craft