Kids

West Custer County Library has some wonderful activities and events for kids. For information on the library’s upcoming events for kids, please check out the calendar. For information on the library’s Summer Reading Program, please go to the Summer Reading Program page. To find out about monthly, reoccurring events, family activities and other news and info, please scroll down this page.

News:

Thanks to a partnership with the Colorado State Library and funding from the Buell Foundation, West Custer County Library is please to offer free toys, book and other materials to caregivers who live in Custer County and care for a child under age 6 for a family member, friend or neighbor.

Please see Youth Services Librarian Jessica Carter for more information on this opportunity.


Want to learn more about your child’s development and how you can help get them ready for school (and beyond)?
The video below tells about some great resources!

Interested in seeing more videos, geared to your child’s age? Click this link for more:

How Your Child Learns and Grows


Play to Learn

The library is pleased to continue this program specially designed for little ones ages 0-4 and their caregivers. Play to Learn is an interactive activity time for children up to four years old (older siblings are welcome as well) that occurs on the first Monday of every month from 11 am to 12 pm.
Play to Learn is free and their is no registration or RSVP required.

For more information, please call Jessica at 719-783-9138 ext. 4 or email jessica@westcusterlibrary.org.


 Camp Happiness is Back!

Summer is over and that means it’s time for Camp Happiness to resume. Camp Happiness is a highly interactive program that teaches kids in K-3rd grade through art, science experiments, books and games. Older and younger siblings are welcome to join in the fun as well. There is no sign up or commitment required for this once-a-month event and, like all our library events, it’s completely free!

  

  Book Videos

Now you can access storybook videos at home with your child. The Sag Foundation has funded a site (link below) featuring actors and actresses reading various books. The professionally filmed videos even include storybook animations! From the website you can also download activity guides that go along with each story.

Storyline Video Website


Songs and Rhymes Online

Help your infant or toddler get ready to read by singing and rhyming with them. The StoryBlocks website (link below) features videos with all kinds of different songs and movements that you can do at home with your child. The site is brought to you by Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL).

StoryBlocks Website


Find Your New Favorite Book:

 


Looking for Homework Help and Research Tools?

We have ’em. West Custer County Library offers FREE access to Encyclopedia Britannica, and the EBSCO research database.

 


 

 

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