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Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Children 8 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver 16 years of age or older. A Prairie Trails Library Card is required at time of signup and must be presented at time of program. An adult can sign up to three children on one adult library card.

  • Creative Writing Workshop
    When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Join us to write stories, share your work, and give constructive feedback to your fellow writers.

  • Anime & Manga Club
    When: Monday, September 24, 2018 7:30 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Do you like to read or create Manga, watch Anime or cosplay? Then this is the club for you! We will be discussing, watching, and enjoying all things Anime & Manga! Feel free to cosplay as your favorite anime/manga character!

    September activity: kawaii sharpie mugs & bowls


  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children will have fun with engaging books, songs, and activities that will help build early literacy skills necessary for Kindergarten. 

    Children attend independently


  • Read to Rover
    When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy. Children in grades K-6 can come and practice reading aloud to a licensed therapy dog and build the confidence needed to be successful readers. 

    This program is for children who already know how to read.

    Please sign up in person at the Youth Services desk for a 15 minute time slot.

  • Bilingual Spanish Storytime
    When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children will have fun with engaging books, songs, and activities that will help build early literacy skills necessary for kindergarten.

    Children 2-5 years old with a caregiver.

  • Discovery Club
    When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:45 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Do you like to learn about the world around you? Come join our club where we will explore a different theme each session through fun stories, activities, games and crafts.

    Theme:  Apples

  • Tiny Tots Storytime Ages 6-23 months
    When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    (20 minutes story time and 10 minutes optional play time)

    Join us for an interactive lap time, with songs, dancing, toys, and books! Along with bonding with your toddler, they will be exposed to early literacy and language skills!

    Ages 6-23 months with caregiver
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    When: Monday, October 01, 2018 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Prairie Trails Public Library invites you to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program.


    Sign up starts on Tuesday, January 2nd and is open to Prairie Trails Public Library cardholders. To register bring your Prairie Trails Library card to the Youth Services Desk starting on January 2nd or any day after. An adult may register up to 3 children on one adult library card.


    This program challenges you to read 1000 books with your child before they begin kindergarten. Reading aloud to your child and sharing in the reading experience is an excellent way to increase your child’s early literacy skills and prepares them for kindergarten. Completing this program builds a solid foundation for school readiness, brings you closer together as a family, and is just plain fun!


    Don’t let the number 1000 intimidate you, it’s not as large as it sounds. Did you know that if you read 3 stories a day for one year, you will achieve 1000 books very quickly?


    You will receive a book log upon registration to record the number of books you read together with your child. If you read a book more than once, count it more than once! Don’t forget to include books from any programs or storytimes you attend at the library as well. Children will receive recognition and prizes along the way as you complete your book log together. There is no end date for the challenge except for your child’s first day of kindergarten. There is no need to rush!

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children will have fun with engaging books, songs, and activities that will help build early literacy skills necessary for Kindergarten. 

    Children attend independently


  • T-Rexplorers: Dinosaur Discoveries!
    When: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 6:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Both Meeting Rooms

    T-Rexplorers will take you on an adventure straight from the cretaceous period with a peek into the world of dinosaur science and paleontology. Hold FOSSIL types from numerous species including Triceratops and T-Rex!

    Stop outside the library 15 minutes prior to the program to meet Ranger the T-REX!

    Children ages 5-12 years and their families


Photo Release Policy
The Prairie Trails Public Library District staff may take photographs of participants, individually or in groups, attending or taking part in library programs and activities. These photographs may appear in future library publications or videos of other patrons or staff without the permission of the person(s) being photographed. If a library patron does not wish himself/herself or he/her child to be photographed, the patron must notify the library staff to that effect, or consent will be assumed