Programs for School-Age (K-5)

Creative Kids
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BOOKS & BARKS (Grades K-8)

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a READ (Reading Education Assistance Dog) trained dog from Love on a Leash.
*Reservations are required; please call to sign-up for your 15-minute reading time.
Jacksonville: Mar 16; 1-3pm

CREATIVE KIDS (Grades 2-5)

Join us each Monday in April as we introduce children to studio art, theater, music, dance and creative writing.
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
Jacksonville: Every Monday Evening In April
Registration Required.

ART & MORE! (Grades K-5)

Create your own masterpiece with a variety of materials and methods. Dress for a messy time!
Jacksonville: Mar 7, Apr 4 & May 2; 5pm
Richlands: Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11 & May 9; 2 or 4pm

TUTOR TIME (Grades 1–5)

Tutor Time is a free program designed to give students extra help and practice with math, reading, writing, and more.
*Registration required.
Jacksonville: Mar 4 & 18, Apr 1 & 15, May 6 & 20; 4:30pm


Charge Full STEAM Ahead with educational exploration and experimental hands-on fun incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Jacksonville: Feb 22, Mar 15, Apr 26 & May 17; 4pm
Richlands: Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18 & May 16; 2 or 4pm

PINTEREST JR. (Grades 3-8)

Love Pinterest? Now you can enjoy it at the library! We pick a craft, you make and take it! *Registration required.
Jacksonville: Mar 23, Apr 27 & May 25; 10am
Sneads Ferry: Apr 13 (Butterfly Flight); 10am
Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries


This child-parent book club is designed to help young readers gain confidence as they build reading and comprehension skills! Children will enjoy interactive activities and games.
*Registration required.
Jacksonville: Mar 14 & 28, Apr 11 & 25,
May 9 & 23; 5:00pm

GUYS’ NIGHT OUT (Grades 3+)

Take a night out for snacks & fun with this book club just for guys. First five to register at the Youth Services desk in Jacksonville get a free copy of the book! *Registration required. Sponsored by Jacksonville Friends of the Library
Jacksonville: Feb 26, Mar 26 & Apr 23; 6:30pm
& May 14; 5:30pm

GIRL TALK (Grades 3+)

Join other girls for a book discussion, craft and snacks. First five girls to register at the Youth Services desk in Jacksonville will receive a free copy of the book!
*Registration required.
Sponsored by Jacksonville Friends of the Library
Jacksonville: Mar 12, Apr 9 & May 14; 5:30pm

BOOKANEERS (Grades 3-5)

We give you the genre and you pick the book! Meet new friends, explore new books, discuss and enjoy fun activities.
Sneads Ferry: Mar 14, Apr 11 & May 9; 5:30pm


Come discover your library! Join us to meet new friends, explore great books and enjoy fun activities.
Jacksonville: Mar 20, Apr 10 & May 8; 5:30pm


(Grades 1–5)

A fun-filled program for home-school students in grades 1-5. Themes and activities change each month.
*Registration required.
Richlands: Mar 7, Apr 4 & May 2; 2pm
Books and Barks
Art and More
Tutor Time
Spark! A Homeschool Program
Girl Talk
Beginning Readers Child Parent Book Club
Full Steam Ahead
Pinterest Jr. Party
Guys Night Out
Insane Science at Sneads Ferry Branch Library
​Insane Science Program. Sneads Ferry Branch Library, 2018.