Library Children's Programs
Library programs are designed to entertain, enlighten, educate, and inform. They are vehicles for dispensing valuable information, encouraging learning and exploration, providing amusement while teaching, and provoking wonder and thought.
Please remember that while in the Library, children under age 12 must be attended by a parent or caregiver who is at least 17 years of age.
Family Place Library
The Mansfield Public Library is a now a designated Family Place Library! Family Place Libraries are a national initiative designed to expand the roles of libraries in the community and promote early childhood development. In addition to open educational play, the Mansfield Public Library offers a Family Place Workshop twice a year. The workshop is for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers to learn through play and interact with community professionals about early childhood development. Call the library at 817-728-3690 to find out about the next Family Place Workshop or see the library calendar for the next Family Place Playtime.
Open play is always available in the children's area whenever the library is open. For more information about Family Place Libraries visit familyplacelibraries.org.
FAMILY PLACE PLAYTIME (18MO-3Y)
Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skill through play. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration required
- Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
- Fridays at 11 am.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Prepare your baby or young child to become a reader by signing them up to take part in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Come by and pick up a packet of information.
(Babies 0-18 months, with a caregiver or parent)
Duration: 30 Minutes
- Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy books, songs, finger-plays, sign language and rhymes. Baby Story Time introduces babies to books, builds early literacy and listening skills and allows children to interact with others.
(Children ages 3-6, English and Spanish speakers with a caregiver or parent)
Duration: 30 Minutes
- Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy books, songs, finger-plays and rhymes in both English and Spanish. Bilingual Story Time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills and allows children to become familiar with a second language.
- Second Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m.
Come learn about an artist, their techniques and participate in a hands on art project. Homeschool Art Club is open to all school age children. Each program requires registration that opens two weeks prior to the event. Please see city calendar to register.
(Children ages 3 to 6 with a caregiver or parent)
- Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy books, songs, sign language, rhymes and crafts. Listener’s Story Time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills, creativity and allows children to interact with others.
(Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver)
Duration: 30 Minutes
- Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy books, songs, finger-plays and rhymes. Story Time for Tots introduces toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. It introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.
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Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten.The curriculum lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.
- TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books.
- TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books and designed to encourage early literacy and language learning.
- These items are always available, never on hold, and no need to download.