TumbleBook Library: A collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Enjoy books, games, puzzles!

BRPL announces a new early literacy initiative for library card holders. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten provides families with reading resources to promote the future success of children in school.

Children's Classes and Programs
Fall 2016

Classes and Programs for Ages 3 Months to 8 Years
Enrollment Guidelines for Youth Classes

  • Please enroll children 4 years and younger for 1 story time for 1 location.
  • Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Session 1: Library cardholders begin enrollment Friday, August 12; non-cardholders begin enrollment Monday, August 15.
    • Classes for Session 1 begin the week of August 22 and end the week of October 3.
  • Session 2: Library cardholders begin enrollment Friday, October 7; non-cardholders begin enrollment Tuesday, October 11 (Library closed on Monday, October 10).
    • Classes for Session 2 begin the week of October 17 and end the week of November 28.
DOWNTOWN LIBRARY
Please Enroll Using the Links Below
SPANISH RIVER LIBRARY
Please Enroll Using the Links Below

Baby Bookworm

Ages: 3 months to not yet walking (accompanied by an adult)
Pre-literacy class with music, stories and interactive movement.
DTL Learning Center: Mondays, 11:00-11:30am
Session 1: 8/22, 8/29, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 (no class 9/5)
Session 2: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21

Tales for 2s & 3s

Ages: 2-3 (accompanied by an adult)
Early Literacy class with stories, music, play and crafts.
SRL StoryLand: Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30am
Session 1: 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27
Session 2: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22

Adventures in Reading

Ages: 4-6 (child attends independently)
Explore a popular children's author each week.
DTL Learning Center: Mondays, 3:30-4:15pm
Session 1: 8/22, 8/29, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 (no class 9/5)
Session 2: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21

Adventures in Reading

Ages: 4-6 (child attends independently)
Explore a popular children's author each week.
SRL StoryLand: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:15pm
Session 1: 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27
Session 2: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22

Youth Knitting Club

Ages: 8-12
DTL Learning Center: Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm
Dates: 8/22, 8/29, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 (no class 9/5)

Music & Movement: Toddlers

Ages: Walkers to 23 months (accompanied by an adult)
Literacy enrichment class with stories, music and movement.
SRL StoryLand: Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30am
Session 1: 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
Session 2: 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23

Toddler Tales

Ages: Walkers to 23 months (accompanied by an adult)
Early Literacy class with stories, music and more.
DTL Learning Center, Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30am
Session 1: 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27
Session 2: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22

Hour of Code

Ages: 6-8 (child attends independently)
One-hour introductions to computer science designed to demystify and show that everyone can learn the basics.
SRL Computer Lab: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
September 14
October 19
December 14

Music & Movement for 2s & 3s

Ages: 2-3 (accompanied by an adult)
Literacy enrichment class with stories, music and movement.
DTL Community Room West, Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30am
Session 1: 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
Session 2: 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23

Baby Bookworm

Ages: 3 months to not yet walking (accompanied by an adult)
Pre-literacy class with music, stories and interactive movement.
SRL StoryLand: Thursdays, 11:00-11:30am
Session 1: 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29
Session 2: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17

Booktastic Book Club for 7s & 8s

Ages: 7-8 (child attends independently)
Book club with enrichment activities for early readers.
DTL Learning Center, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
Free copy of the book upon enrollment.
Books funded by the Friends of the Library.

September 21: Stink and the Shark Sleepover by Megan McDonald (enrollment begins August 24)
October 26: Magic Shop Series #1 - The Vanishing Coin by Kate Egan (enrollment begins September 21)
November 16: Time Warp Trio #1 - Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka (enrollment begins October 26)

In Your Backyard

Ages: 5 & up, families with children
Explore the Pondhawk Natural Area while learning about its native plants and animals. Explore a different topic each month. Program will begin indoors and will end outdoors. Please bring water and dress appropriately.
Spanish River Library: Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
September 3: Beaks and Bones (enrollment begins August 12)
October 1: Wetland Birds (enrollment begins September 3)
November 5: Pollinators (enrollment begins October 1)

Chess Club

Ages: 7-17
Learn great techniques and strategies to improve your game, whether you are just starting out or want to improve your skills.
DTL Community Room West: Fridays, 4:00-5:30pm
Dates: 8/26, 9/2, 9/8, 9/16, 9/23

 
Family Classes - No Enrollment Needed
Family Classes - No Enrollment Needed

Drop-In Story Time

All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Interactive family class with stories and music.
DTL Community Room, Thursdays, 10:00-10:30am
Bilingual Story Time:
September 8: Spanish
November 10: Thai

DTL Learning Center, Saturdays, 10:00-10:30am

Drop-In Story Time

All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Interactive family class with stories and music.
SRL Meeting Room, Mondays, 10:00-10:30am
Bilingual Story Time:
October 3: Thai
December 5: Spanish

Special Programs - No Enrollment
Space is limited!
All children 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Special Programs - No Enrollment
Space is limited!
All children 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday Special Programs
Downtown Library Community Room - 3:30pm

Funded by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library

Tickets are required and will be available ½ hour prior to show time.

September 2: Karen Climer Crazy Balloon Show
October 14: Katie Adams Halloween Tales (followed by Costume Parade and treats!) (a Boca Boo Days event)
November 18: Bubble Boogie
December 9: Make & Take Winter Art (3:30-5:30) (a Boca Jolly Days event)

Friday Special Programs
Spanish River Library Meeting Room - 3:30pm

Funded by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library

Tickets are required and will be available ½ hour prior to show time.

October 14: James Changefield Magic Show (followed by Costume Parade and treats!) (a Boca Boo Days event)
November 4: Jo Bridges Storytelling & Musical Puppets
December 9: Make & Take Winter Art (3:30-5:30) (a Boca Jolly Days event)