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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.

Make It & Take It Craft Workshop
Sunday, November 18, 1:30-3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room,  All ages
Bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun! Explore fall-themed art supplies and embellish a pumpkin trinket box to give as a gift or to keep. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Coloring Fun for Everyone! 
Monday, November 19 — Saturday, November 24  
Puett Room Kids & Families
Share your artistic expression with family and friends as you color your cares away during our story time break between the fall and winter sessions.  We’ll have coloring sheets for younger budding artists and a complex, table-sized poster for older kids. Completed posters will be displayed in the Children's Room!

Mitten Tree at the Library - Dec 1 - Dec 31

Winter Edition
Make It & Take It Craft Workshop
Sunday, December 9 | 1:30–3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All Ages
Bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun! Explore winter-themed art supplies and design a unique spool decoration and a beautiful beaded necklace to give as gifts or to enjoy yourself. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Book Bag Boogie!
Sunday, December 16 | 2–3 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Bop in to the library and create a design on a drawstring bag! Chill out while you work on this self-guided project at your own pace.

Where Is Pete the Cat?
Saturday, December 22-Sunday, January 6
Children’s Room | Kids & Families
Pete the Cat will be hiding in the Children’s Room during winter break. Find him, tell us what he’s holding and win a little prize. He’ll be in a new spot every day!

Oregon Battle of the Books- Test Your Knowledge
Friday, December 28 | 2–2:45 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids in grades 3-5
Test your knowledge of this year’s OBOB selections with a slide show featuring the types of questions and answers you can expect in your upcoming battles.

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 Winter 2018/19 Session:
Wednesdays, November 28 - February 27
6-7:30 p.m. | Puett Room
Beginning readers through grade 5

There will be no Dogs & Tales on Wednesday, December 26 or January 2, 2019

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. 
Read aloud to the dog at the Tigard Library
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