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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.

Children’s Day / Book DayBallet Folklorico
Ballet Folklórico
Sunday, April 28 | 2–3:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Join us in celebrating children, families and reading with crafts and a Ballet Folklórico performance. The young dancers from Tigard and Tualatin will perform their show at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Día de los niños / Día de los libros
Ballet Folklórico
Domingo, 28 de abril | 2–3:30 p.m.
La sala de comunidad Burgess | Niños y familias
¡Acompáñanos a celebrar los niños, las familias y la lectura con manualidades y una presentación de Ballet Folklórico! Los bailarines jóvenes de Tigard y Tualatin representarán su obra a las 2 p.m. Patrocinado por Friends of the Tigard Library


Classical Up Close
With Members of the Oregon Symphony
Sunday, May 5 | 1–1:45 p.m. AND 2:30–3:15 p.m. (two sessions)
Burgess Community Room | All Ages
Join us for a special, interactive classical musical concert for children and families! Musicians will introduce instruments from the orchestra and present different styles and periods of fun music.

Public Works Day:Fun with Heavy Equipment
Fun With Heavy Equipment
Saturday, May 18 | 1–3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room & Library Parking Lot | All Ages
Celebrate National Public Works Week (May 20-26) with some hands-on fun, both inside and outside the library! Go high in the sky in a bucket truck. Operate a backhoe. Tools, street signs and more fun activities in the library. Get your own construction hat.

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 Spring 2019 Session:
Mondays, March 4 - May 20
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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