Both branches offer story hours for children and families, featuring songs, crafts, and, of course, stories!

Check out our Story Times page for more information about our various story hours.

  • During the winter, the Ravenswood branch offers movie nights for children and famlies. Relax, snack on some popcorn, and enjoy a film!

Both branches offer programs and activities for major holidays.

  • Halloween parties and haunted rooms
  • Christmas open houses
  • Our annual Summer Reading Program offers weeks of activities for all ages! Check out its dedicated page for information and updates.
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"Rip" The Raven*




Hosts a wide variety of learning games organized by content type and grade level. This site is also optimized for use on a tablet.

Created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site.

Creates curriculum-based entertainment. The games site hosts a number of browser-based gaming experiences based on popular literary and media franchises. Games are organized by subject-type, which includes math, healthy habits, science, reading, and teamwork.


Keep an eye out here for upcoming activities we plan for your littles!

Sign-ups may be required, and age limits may be noted.

*Ripley “Rip” the Raven by Sarah Triplett at the Ravenswood Library.

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