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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.

The Early Birds Get the T-Shirts…and more!Going to Kindergarten?
Is someone in your family going to be a kindergartner next fall? Exciting! Did you know you can sign up now at your neighborhood school and get a cool T-shirt? When your kinder kid shows off the T-shirt at the library, she or he will get fun rewards.

Take home a make-your-own monster puppet kit and an activity guide with projects to help your future kindergartner get ready for school.

Nature Ambassadors:

Bird Eggs and Nests
Saturday, March 9 | 1:30–3 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Which bird lays an egg that looks like a rock? Which bird builds its nest out of spider webs and moss? Naturalists from Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge answer these questions and more as you examine specimens and explore activities from the world of bird nests and eggs.

Find the Frog Prince
Saturday, March 23-Sunday, March 31
Children’s Room | Kids & Families
The Frog Prince will be hiding in the Children’s Room during spring break. Find him, tell us what he’s got in his mouth and win a little prize. He’ll hop to a new spot every day!

March into Spring! Craft Workshop
Sunday, March 24 | 2–3:30 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | All Ages
Bring the entire family for some serious Spring Time crafting fun! Plant a seed in your personally decorated and labeled tiny flower pot. Create a one-of-a-kind rain stick to play with while you wait for your seed to bloom.

Family Movie Matinee: Smallfoot (PG)
Wednesday, March 27 | 2–4 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | All Ages
After a bright young yeti finds a human, it sends his community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village. Watch the movie on the big screen and enjoy a snack.

LEGO® S.T.E.A.M. Zone
Sunday, March 31 | 2–3 p.m. | Puett Room | Kids & Families
Future engineers and mathematicians! Drop in to work on your LEGO® creations with other builders and give our race track a spin. We’ll supply the building blocks; you bring your 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 Winter 2018/19 Session:
Wednesdays, November 28 - February 27
6-7:30 p.m. | Puett Room
Beginning readers through grade 5

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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