Library Programs

The Library offers a variety of programs to support your interests. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is only required where noted. If you have any questions about these programs, contact us at 817.748.8243.

Programs for Kids

Ms. Stacy and Ms. Elizabeth provide energetic and interactive story times for babies through preschoolers. These programs are designed with the specific age group in mind and are a perfect introduction to structured learning. They include stories, rhymes, songs, and games. 

Ms. Stacy and Ms. Elizabeth

Ms. Stacy and Ms. Elizabeth
Baby Story Time
Mother Goose Story Time

Tuesdays | 10:00 AM 
Ages 6 Weeks - 1 Year

Wednesdays | 10:00 AM
Ages 1 Year - 2 Years

Music & Movement
Story Time Adventures

Tuesdays and Wednesdays | 10:45 AM
Ages 2-5 Years

Tuesdays and Wednesdays | 11:15 AM
Ages 2-5 Years
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STEAM Story Time

Available: Sept - May
Dates: 2nd Fridays
Time: 10:00 & 11:00 AM
Location: Library Children's Area

A hands on story time that introduces young children to early concepts of science, technology, engineering, arts & math. For ages 3-5. Registration is required.

STEAM Fall registration opens to Southlake Library cardholders on August 1, 2017. Non-cardholders can register beginning on August 16.
September 8
10 AM or 11 AM
October 13 10 AM or 11 AM
November 10 10 AM or 11 AM
December 8 10 AM or 11 AM

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

To encourage family reading and promote school readiness, the Library offers this new program to families of preschoolers. Ages 5 and under are encouraged to participate. For each 100 books read with a parent or caregiver, children earn rewards recognizing their achievement.  At 1,000 books, they are recognized by the ringing of the bell and the 1000 Books Special Handshake from each Library staff member on duty. A picture is taken during the 1000 books recognition for acknowledgement in the Library's newsletter or Facebook page, as appropriate. This program supports early learning and helps children to develop the skills they need to succeed in school.

Register in the Library to receive your starter packet.
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Storytelling Club
Dates: September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 19
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Library Meeting Room

Participants will learn the art of oral storytelling and practice performing among peers. This fun and engaging program helps youth to practice presentation skills. Lead by Storyteller Gary Whitaker. Best for ages 7 and up.

Registration not required.

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WizArt Club

Available: September - May
Dates: 2nd Friday of each month
Time: 4:45 PM- 5:45 PM
Location: Town Hall 3rd Floor

Award-winning student artists teach artistic techniques to children ages 5-12. Students meet on the 3rd Floor of Town Hall. Registration is required. Younger siblings may find an alternate activity in the Library. 

WizArt Fall registration opens to Southlake Library cardholders on August 1, 2017. Non-cardholders can register beginning on August 16.
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8
Read to a dog

Read to a Dog

Available: Year round
Dates: 1st Saturdays
Time: 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Library

Children are invited to spend one-on-one time reading to Malbec, a certified therapy dog. Malbec is registered with Pet Partners Therapy Animals and Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) through Intermountain Therapy Dogs. Reading to a dog promotes a child's love of books by providing an opportunity for them to practice their full range of communication skills. Research indicates that positive experiences like this will help lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and a higher quality of life. Children can register to have 15 minutes of reading with Malbec, each 1st Saturday of the month from 10 AM - 11:30 AM. Available twice a month in the summer. Reserve Your Spot
July 15 Register Now
August 5 Register Now
August 19 Register Now