Program Plans

Aside from books, programs are perhaps the number one reason patrons visit the library.
Below are numerous program ideas, separated by age group, to help you discover new options for your library.
They are separated by category. Click on the links to get more information, including specific program session details,
printable project instruction sheets, and more.

Babies and Toddlers

Storytimes
The early literacy staple, with stories, songs, and maybe more.

Music and Movement
  No stories, just songs, lap bounces, and various ways to get little bodies moving.  

Sensory Playtime
Encouraging little hands to explore the world around them.

Seasonal Activities
Programs for the many holidays and special times of year.



Preschoolers

Storytimes
Stories, songs, and perhaps a craft. Includes theme ideas.

Music and Movement
  No stories, just songs, dancing and other movement, plus the option to make their own instruments.  

Arts and Crafts
Hands-on projects and techniques to encourage creativity.

Science and STEM
Projects and experiments to explore different science-themed topics.

Seasonal Activities
Programs for the many holidays and special times of year.

Take and Makes
Projects and activities suitable for take-home kits.



School Age

Storytimes
A different style than the younger programs, reading and discussing chapter books.

Music and Movement
  Dancing and moving to music, with the addition of making instruments and maybe even writing their own songs.  

Arts and Crafts
Hands-on projects and techniques to encourage creativity.

Science and STEM
Projects and experiments to explore different STEM-themed topics.

Building and Tinkering
LEGOs, other building materials, and options for taking apart and putting things together.

History and Culture
Jump back in time, explore different parts of the world, and learn about different cultures.

Kindness Club
Discover ways to give back, through projects and discussion.

Escape Rooms
Put problem solving and attention to detail skills to the test through interactive puzzles.

Groups and Clubs
Regular themed programs, from writing to gaming to book clubs and more.

Parties
Themed programs with games, projects, etc.

Seasonal Activities
Programs for the many holidays and special times of year.

Take and Makes
Projects and activities suitable for take-home kits.



Teens

Arts and Crafts
Hands-on projects and techniques to encourage creativity.

Science and STEM
Projects and experiments to explore different STEM-themed topics.

Building and Tinkering
LEGOs, other building materials, and options for taking apart and putting things together.

History and Culture
Jump back in time, explore different parts of the world, and learn about different cultures.

Kindness Club
Discover ways to give back, through projects and discussion.

Escape Rooms
Put problem solving and attention to detail skills to the test through interactive puzzles.

Groups and Clubs
Regular themed programs, from writing to gaming to book clubs and more.

Parties
Themed programs with games, projects, etc.

Adulting 101
Informative programs to help teens prepare for the "real world."

Seasonal Activities
Programs for the many holidays and special times of year.

Take and Makes
Projects and activities suitable for take-home kits.



Adults

Arts and Crafts
Hands-on activities that let participants get creative.

Book Club
  Ideas for encouraging discussion revolving around selected books.  

Lectures and Seminars
  Ideas and potential resources for informative programs on a variety of topics.  

Specialty Programs
Single or short-series programs on a particular topic.

Seasonal Activities
Programs for the many holidays and special times of year.

Take and Makes
Projects and activities suitable for take-home kits.