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Winter Activities for Children

Library STREAM logo Along at the Library!
Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math are combined to turn learning into play.  This is a series of hands-on programs designed for elementary school aged children.  Basic STEM concepts are expanded and explored through a variety of activities to make learning fun. 

Join us at these free twice-monthly programs generously supported by the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library.

Lego Bridge Feb STREAM
Lego Bridge Engineering
Tuesday, February 23rd
6:00 PM

Celebrate National Engineers Week by building a Lego bridge!  Focus on the structural engineering process to see if your design can pass the test.  Can your bridge span the gap while supporting some weight? 

Recommended for children in grades 2nd through 6th.  Free, no registration is required.

STREAM Mar 2016 Jeff Evans
Science Magic
Thursday, March 10th
4:00 pm

Science magician Jeff Evans raises questions about the way objects behave, then reveals the scientific reasons behind them.  This is an entertaining mingling of science and magic with a little bit of humor mixed in.

Recommended for children in grades K through 6th.  Free, no registration is required.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 6th
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Take your Child Day Annual Join us for this free, fun family tradition!  No registration is required.

11:00 am to 11:45am
Lego My Library Storytime
Build Lego creations inspired by the story of the day.  Recommended for children ages 4 to 8 years old.

12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Make and Take Craft

Drop by to create a fun craft.  Design your own unique photo frame.  All ages are welcome!
12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Library Family Challenge

Stop by the Children's Desk to pick-up an extraordinary library scavenger hunt list.  Complete the activities to earn a special prize.  Activities may be done individually or as a family.  All ages are  welcome!

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Reading with a Doggie Friend

Clover the therapy dog will be in the library!  Stop by to read her a book.  This lovable Dalmatian loves listening to stories. Recommended for children who want a little practice reading aloud.


Get Groovy With Pete the Cat
Wednesday, February 17th
6:30 PM
 Pete the Cat Feb 2016
Come learn what makes Pete the Cat so Groovy.  Decorate a cat, play stack-the-Pete, and more fun activities all about our friend Pete the Cat

Recommended for children ages 3 to 7 years old.  Free, no registration required.

Mouse Paint Party
Monday, February 22nd
4:00 pm

Mouse Paint Feb 2016
Mice and paint combine for a one-of-a-kind party! Enjoy a reading of the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh, followed by plenty of colorful crafts and games.  Make your own Mouse Paint bookmark and participate in the Mouse Toss. Don't forget to mix it up at the painting table to experience what the mice learned about colors. 

Recommended for children ages 3 to 7 years old.  Free, no registration is required.



Winter/Spring Storytimes run from January 8th through April 30th!  For more information on Fall Storytimes, click here.

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  • Reading with a Doggie Friend

    Clover the Dalmatian love to listen to a good book!  This trained therapy dog visits the Library on a regular basis and provide kids with a no-pressure situation to practice their reading skills.  Plus, who doesn't love curling up with a good book and a sweet dog who loves to listen?  And don't worry if you make a mistake or say a word wrong, Clover is just happy to see you.

    Clover New 2015


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    Saturdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    February 6th
    March 5th
    April 2nd

  • Play to Learn in the Community

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    Play to Learn is a FREE collaborative program for children ages six and under and the adults who care for them.  Thematic curriculum invites individual play, engaging activities, songs and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together!  Play to Learn is a FREE drop-in program facilitated by the Children's Museum of Tacoma.

    Play To Learn in the Community returns Tuesday, January 5th!  For more information on Play to Learn in the Community at the Puyallup Public Library, click here.

    Play to Learn Childrens Museum of Tacoma logo