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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. 


Summer Fun at the Library

Space AdventureSpace Adventure at the Library
All summer long
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Blast off in the library this summer! Explore our space-themed toys whenever the Puett Room is available. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Summer Reading Kick-Off Event: Angel Ocasio's Comedy Show on Tuesday, June 18 @ 6:30 p.m.

SUPER SUMMER FUN: TWEENDOM!
Tuesday, June 25 | 2:30–4 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 10–14 only, please
Tweendom is designed especially for 10-14-year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.
* Design and create a galaxy in a jar!*

Staying Healthy in Space
Saturday, June 29 | 2:30–4 p.m.
Puett Room & Library Courtyard | Kids & Families
Astronauts — and kids! — need to exercise to stay healthy! Investigate fun, interactive stations to learn about how space affects our bodies.

Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre Presents:
The Stories of the Stars
Tuesday, July 9 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Do you know how the stars got their names? Discover the stories behind constellations such as Hydra, Leo, Perseus and Andromeda through Roman and Greek myths in this puppet-romp production!

Nathalia’s Songs in English & Spanish
Tuesday, July 16 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Nathalia uses a creative bilingual approach to engage families in an interactive musical performance. From themes like space exploration to cruising down the Amazon River, her infectious songs will have families singing, dancing and even learning a little Spanish in this fun multicultural experience!

Nature Ambassadors: Kalapuya
Saturday, July 20 • 1:30–3 p.m.
Puett Room • Kids & Families
Join naturalists from the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge to learn about the Kalapuya people and their history in the Willamette Valley, with hands-on activities, artifacts and crafts.

Hello Summer Craft Workshop
Sunday, July 21 | 2–3:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All Ages
Bring the entire family for some serious summertime crafting fun! Create beautiful easy breezy wind chimes and a cardboard fan to cool off on a hot day. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Japanese Drum & Dance w/ Takohachi’s Q-Ensemble
Tuesday, July 23 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
Experience this show featuring powerful Taiko drums, beautiful bamboo flute, unique Shamisen, dance, stories and more!

SUPER SUMMER FUN: TWEENDOM!
Tuesday, July 23 | 2:30–4 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 10–14 only, please
Tweendom is designed especially for 10-14-year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.
*Escape to the Stars with a space-themed Breakout game! *

Paper Star Decor
Saturday, July 27 | 3–4 p.m.
Puett Room | Kids & Families
Make big 3-D paper stars, itty-bitty origami stars, and super simple scrunched paper stars to brighten your room!

Leapin’ Louie Presents:Leapin Louie performs
The Universe, Life, Earth and Other Small Things
Tuesday, July 30 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids & Families
With lasso tricks, juggling, magic, puppetry and high-energy comedy, investigate the earth’s place in the cosmos and the multi-cellular organisms who live here!




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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