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Children's Services

Preschool Storytimes
Storytimes for preschoolers include engaging stories and a variety of other activities such as flannel board stories, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, and crafts.  They also provide a fun atmosphere for children to spend time with their parents or caregivers and interact with other children.

Storytimes are free programs, with no registration required.  They last approximately 30-45 minutes.  Schedules and themes vary by location.  Please contact the children’s librarian at the location nearest you for more information.

            Biloxi Library:  Thursdays at 10:00
            Gulfport Library:  Wednesdays at 10:30
            Jerry Lawrence Library:  Tuesdays at 10:30  
            Margaret Sherry Memorial Library:  Thursdays at 10:00
            Orange Grove Library:  Wednesdays at 10:00
            Pass Christian Library:  Wednesdays at 10:30
            Saucier Children’s Library:  Thursdays at 3:00
            West Biloxi Library:  Tuesdays at 10:00
            Woolmarket Library: Mondays at 10:30

Elementary Aged Programs
Programs for school-aged children often include activities such as engaging stories, booktalks, crafts, games, and songs. Schedules and types of programs vary by location and last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Programs are free, with no registration required.  Please contact the children’s librarian at the location nearest you for more information.

            Biloxi Library:  Thursdays at 4:00
            Gulfport Library:  Third Thursday of the month at 4:00
            Jerry Lawrence Library:  Tuesdays at 4:00
            Saucier Children’s Library:  Thursdays at 3:00
            Woolmarket Library:  Thursdays at 4:00

Group Visits to the Library
Children’s librarians can tailor age appropriate programs to meet your specific needs.  Themed storytimes, introductions to library services, introductions to online researching, and overviews of resources in specific subjects are some of the programs offered.  The children’s librarian at the location nearest you can work with you to create a memorable, informative program for your group or class.

The maximum group size we are able to accommodate varies based on the physical facilities of the location and the type of program requested.  Please schedule your visit a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Visits to Your School or Organization
Library staff travels every other week to preschools, childcare facilities, schools, after-school programs, and community organizations.  Services offered include thematic programs tailored to individual curriculums, and book selection and delivery.  Please contact the children’s librarian at the location nearest you for availability, detailed information and to schedule regular or one-time visits.

Summer Reading Program
Every summer the libraries present a two-month long Summer Reading Program for children and teens.  Young readers keep track of the books they read in order to receive certificates of achievement and reading rewards.  Each library presents a variety of age appropriate programs based on the Summer Reading theme for that year.  The program is free and open to all preschool and school aged children.  Registration is required and a minimum number of books must be read to complete the program.  Please contact the children’s librarian at the location nearest you to learn about registration and programming.  Details about this year’s program will be posted here when available.