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Tigard Public Library

Free Programs for Kids

The library provides a wide range of programs for children of all ages. They help develop early literacy skills and promote lifelong reading. A variety of Story Time programs for infants through age six, book groups for elementary school students, the annual summer reading program and many other programs develop and encourage imagination.


LEGO® S.T.E.A.M Zone
Sundays: April 22 and May 27,  1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room, Kids & Families
Drop in to build with our LEGO® bricks and explore a featured tech toy. Each month will offer something different: coding, circuits, robots and more! We’ll have all the supplies; you bring your curiosity and creativity!

Tweendom: Make It Random
Wednesday, April 25, 4-6 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, Ages 10-14 only, please
We’re getting random for this afternoon of snacks, socializing and DIY projects including felted beads, clay horns and wands, catnip mice and fabric fortune cookies. No crafting experience is required. Tweendom is designed especially for 10-14 year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.

DÍA Adventure Zone / Zona de Aventura de DÍA
Sunday, April 29, 2:30-4 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, Kids & Families
Celebrate Día de los Niños (Children’s Day) and Día de los Libros (Book Day). Favorite book characters need your help! Grab your map. Then, spread Bookjoy to all as you hop, toss, and build your way through the Adventure Zone. ¡Es el momento de celebrar el Día de los Niños y el Día de los Libros y algunos personajes favoritos de libros necesitan tu ayuda! Toma tu mapa. Luego, propaga la alegría de los libros a todos mientras saltas, tiras y construyes tu paso por la Zona de Aventura.

Zomba! Marimba Ensemble
Tuesday, May 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, Kids & Families
Take a musical trip to a sunny place with the warm acoustic sounds of Charles F. Tigard Elementary School’s marimba ensemble.  This marimba and drum ensemble made up of fifth-graders will perform a variety of music from American folk songs to traditional Zimbabwean songs.

Coding Club!      Coding Program for Kids
Wednesday, May 2,  4:15-5:30 p.m.
Puett Room, Ages 8-14 only, please
Drop in and learn about coding or continue work on a coding project! Work in Scratch or Code.org, explore Makey Makeys or Snap Circuits, in a relaxed environment. Each session will feature a special robot or tool to try! A librarian will facilitate, but we will all be learning together.

Classical Up Close with members of the Oregon Symphony
Sunday, May 6, 1-1:45 p.m. OR 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Burgess Community Room, All ages
Join us for a special, interactive classical musical concert for children and families! Musicians will introduce instruments from the orchestra and present different styles and periods of fun music.

Fairies and Friends Workshop
Saturday, May 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Puett Room, Kids & Families
Make felt fairies, cork critters and other little fluffy friends. Explore and invent with lots of odds and ends.  

Public Works Day: Fun With Heavy Equipment
Saturday, May 19, 1-3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room & Library Parking Lot,  All ages
Celebrate National Public Works Week (May 20-26) with some hands-on fun, both inside and outside the library! Go high in the sky in a bucket truck. Operate a backhoe. Tools, street signs and more fun activities in the library. Get your own construction hat.

LEGO® S.T.E.A.M Zone
Sunday, May 27,  1:30-3 p.m.
Puett Room, Kids & Families
Drop in to build with our LEGO® bricks and explore a featured tech toy. Each month will offer something different: coding, circuits, robots and more! We’ll have all the supplies; you bring your curiosity and creativity!


Additional parking is available in the evenings at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., and afternoons and evenings at the Tigard Senior Center, 8815 SW OMara Street. 

Dogs and Tales

Dogs and Tales Spring 2018 Session:
Wednesdays, March 7 - May 23
6-7:30 p.m. | Puett Room
Beginning readers through grade 5

dog tales Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence.

Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to sign up. 

 
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