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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.


StoryWalk® 
New stories every month through October 
Kids & Families | Fanno Creek Trail 

Enjoy reading and nature at the same time as you walk the Fanno Creek Trail behind the library. Pause along the way at displays of each page from a specially-chosen picture book. A new story will go up each month through October! The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 

Take & Make Bags 
Pick up during library open hours 
Kids & Adults 

Stop by the library and ask for a craft in a bag! Explore supplies and create projects following simple instructions. New projects will appear by the 1st and the 15th of the month. Limit one craft per person every two weeks.   

Dogs and Tales 
Sunday, October 17 | 2:30-4 p.m., OR Wednesday, October 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. 
Beginning readers through grade 5 | Library Courtyard (Weather Permitting) 

Read to a certified therapy dog in a stress-free environment! Register here for a 20-minute socially distanced reading session or call 503-718-2656 to register. Please register for only one session per child. 

Registration for Dogs and Tales is currently full. You may check periodically in case of cancellation by clicking on the registration link.  

Tweendom 
Wednesday, October 20 | 4:30-6 p.m. 
Ages 10-14  | Virtual Program  

Citizens of Tweendom unite! Join us for a chat with fun and games in a virtual space held just for you! Register online. The Tweendom is a place designed especially for 10-14 year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.  

Fostering Readers: You’re a Poet and You Didn’t Know It! 
Sunday, October 24 | 2:30-4 p.m. 
Kids in grades 1-4| Virtual Program 
Join us online via Microsoft Teams. We’ll enjoy and explore various types of poetry, then write and share our own. Register here.  

Sew It! Workshop  
November 1-30 
Kids & Teens Ages 9 and up | Virtual Program 

Follow along with Ellen Lumpkin Brown in a video on the Tigard Library YouTube channel as she shows you how to create a personalized patch. Pick up the DIY sewing kit during library open hours while supplies last.  

Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library  

Virtual Family Story Time 
Tuesdays November 2, 9, 16, & 30. December 7 & 14 | 10:30-11 a.m. 
Thursdays November 4 & 18. December 2, 9 & 16 | 10:30-11 a.m. 
Story times on December 2nd and 16th will be held bilingually in English and Spanish 

Gather the whole family for virtual story time! We will share stories, sing songs, and have all sorts of fun. Registration is requiredWe email you a link to join the story time to 1 hour before the program begins. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Public Library. 
NOTE: No story time on Veterans Day or the week of Thanksgiving  

Fostering Readers: Building Ideas with Books  
Sunday, November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. 
Kids in grades 1-4 | Virtual Program 

Share stories about people using their imagination and grit to invent and build, and then exercise our own imaginations and perseverance as we make contraptions with building materials provided for you. Register here  

Tweendom 
Wednesday, November 17  | 4:30-6 p.m. 
Ages 10-14| Virtual Program  

Citizens of Tweendom unite! Join us for a chat with fun and games in a virtual space held just for you! Register online.   

The Tweendom is a place designed especially for 10-14 year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.  

Fomentar lectores: Construyendo ideas con libros  
Sábado, 20 de noviembre | 2:30-4 p.m. 
Niños en grados 1-4 | Programa virtual en español 

Comparte historias sobre personas que usan su imaginación y coraje para inventar y construir, y luego ejercita tu propia imaginación y perseverancia mientras hacemos artilugios con los materiales de construcción que te proporcionamos. Inscríbete aquí  

Saturday, November 20 | 2:30-4 p.m. 
Kids in grades 1-4 | Virtual Program in Spanish 

Share stories about people using their imagination and grit to invent and build, and then exercise our own imaginations and perseverance as we make contraptions with building materials provided for you. Register here.   

Dogs and Tales

Read aloud to the dog at the Tigard Library
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