We are now offering in person for all of our story times and craft programs, some may require registration. For more information join our Facebook group or call (336) 883-3666.
The Borrow an Experience program is geared for children's ages 4 to 12. Adult library cardholders in good standing can check out tickets to local museums, science centers, theaters, recreation facilities and other businesses in the High Point area just as they would check out a book. The program removes financial barriers for children interested in STEAM experiences while highlighting local organizations to build a stronger sense of community. For more information call (336) 883-3666 or this link will take you to all of our programs, bit.ly/3A36lSp and then you can choose the Experience you are interested in, or you can follow each individual Experiences link.
Many community partners have committed to providing experiences for the program either year-round or seasonally.
Committed year round partners include:
- Nido & Mariana Qubein Children's Museum in High Point, bit.ly/3uu2dZr
- Miriam P. Brenner Children's Museum in Greensboro, bit.ly/3UkY5Fr
- Kaliedeum Children’s Museum in Winston-Salem, bit.ly/3u98vgT
- The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, bit.ly/3gMoP3W
Seasonal partners include:
- High Point Theatre, bit.ly/3UcuMEY
- High Point Community Theatre, bit.ly/3OOYKhb
- High Point Parks and Recreation
- All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm
- High Point Rockers Baseball Team
- Hi-Toms Baseball Team
Other community organizations interested in supporting this project are encouraged to contact the High Point Public Library Children’s Department at (336) 883-3666.
All enrichment kits have a 21-day circulation period. Patrons are responsible for lost or damaged take-home kit equipment. Each kit has an itemized list of equipment and the cost of replacement. Health and Physical fitness kits require a signed injury and damages waiver form.
Available kits and what is included:
- Enrichment Kits
○ Art & Figure Drawing
○ Art & Watercolor
○ Language Arts
○ Logic & Puzzles
○ Math Basics
○ Math Advanced
○ String Art
- Guilford Basics Kits
○ Ages 0-3
○ Ages 3-5
- Instrument Kits
○ Djembe Drum
○ Electronic Drums
○ Steel Tongue Drum
- Physical Literacy Kits
○ Outdoor Activities
○ Starter Kit
- STEM Kits
○ Circuits & Engineering
○ Construction & Engineering
○ Earth Science
○ Fossils & Dinosaurs
○ Insects & Nature
○ LEGO Chain Reactions
○ Marble Run & Motion
○ PreK Science
○ Robot Turtles
○ Robotics & Coding
○ Simple Machines
○ Solar Robot
○ Unplugged Coding
Each month we have a variety of programs for kids birth to middle school. You can find the monthly calendar here, bit.ly/3CerhIt. Below is a list of the different programs we offer with a general date and time, a short description, and suggested age range for participation.
Many of our clubs, programs, and story times require registration. You can sign up online through this link: bit.ly/3A36lSp or call (336) 883-3666.
- Pre-K Yoga: Ages Under 5, Mondays at 11 am. Get your wiggles out and learn important steps to understanding your emotions. bit.ly/3TpyOe9
- Littles Story Time: Ages Under 5, Tuesdays at 10 am. You and your little one will have fun learning finger plays, songs, rhymes, and reading wonderful picture books. bit.ly/3rrchAM
- Music and Movement: Ages Under 5, Thursdays at 11am. You and you little one will get your wiggles out as you dance with scarves, sing along to songs, and play instruments. bit.ly/3EdNA2i
School Age Programs:
- School Age Yoga: Ages 6+, Mondays at 3:30 pm. Learn the importance of physical and mental well-being with simple yoga flows. bit.ly/3ofjLWe
- Garden Club: Ages 5+, Wednesdays at 4:30pm. From spring to fall, we have a garden bed dedicated to teaching children how to garden. They plant the seeds, pull the weeds, water the plants, and finally harvest what they have grown. bit.ly/3MAxkdF
- Culinary Kids: Ages 5+, Thursdays at 4:30 pm. We often use recipes that include fruits and vegetable that we grew in garden club. We also try to make recipes healthier by making substitution in recipes. bit.ly/3ILM8DE
- Tune Time (Guitar Lessons): Ages 6+ For kids that are interested in learning to play guitar. We provide the guitars for them to use during the lessons, and begin teaching them the basics of guitar. bit.ly/3vK4Gje
- Paws to Read: Ages 6+, During the school year on Bi-Weekly on Wednesdays at 4:30pm. We help your child build their confidence and fluency when reading aloud by reading to one of our visiting certified therapy dogs. bit.ly/33Ngzd7
- Sensory Friendly Story Time: All Ages, One Sunday a month at 1:00pm. We welcome neuro-divergent children and their families. We focus on language enrichment, motor and social skills, and sensory free play. bit.ly/3XHyJ7s
- STEM: Ages 6+, Schedule-dependent. This club will help your child to develop the 21st century learning skills they need with a special focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. bit.ly/3AJPiGs
- Lego: Ages 6+, Schedule-Dependent. Children apply a variety of STEM principles when building Legos, in structured challenges, or in free play.
- Scrapbooking: Ages 6+, Schedule-Dependent. Usually two sessions, children bring pictures from home, learn fun designs and lay outs to create a keepsake full of memories.
- Nintendo Switch Club: Ages 8+, Last Monday of the month 4:30-5:30. Kiddos have a lot of fun working together. We supply everything they need to participate in the club. bit.ly/33tQGzq
- Escape Room-Break Out: Ages 8+ in groups of four children work together as a team to decipher the clues and unlock the locks to win their prize. bit.ly/35arj63
- Tween Bee: Children can spend time with their peers, read books, make crafts, and have fun! Ages 10 to 12. bit.ly/3uIvBwl
Summer reading helps build the foundation of early literacy for our littles. Summer reading is critical to help children retain what they learned during the school year. Summer reading also helps to foster social-emotional development, discovering the joy of reading, and helping them to become lifelong learners.
High Point Public Library Children’s 2023 Summer Reading Program, All Together Now, begins on Monday June 12th and will run until Saturday August 12th. Children can sign up and pick up a paper-reading log in person in the children’s department. For more information, call the children’s reference desk at (336) 883-3666.
Summer Book Club Rules:
- Ages Birth to Middle School.
- Summer Reading Program will be: Monday June 12th - Saturday August 12
- Please remember or photograph the number on your reading log.
- Put a sticker on a bubble for every 30 minutes you read.
- You get 1 prize and 1 raffle ticket per week after reading at least 2 hours.
Summer Reading Grand Prizes:
- Library Lion
- Legos (2)
- American Girl Doll
The Junior Friends of the High Point Public Library have been an important part of Children's Services for over 25 years! The Junior Friends is a library service organization for rising 5th through 8th grade volunteers that are interested in reading, helping others, and making a difference in our community.
If you are interested in volunteering, you may pick up an application beginning on March 4th at children’s reference desk or you can print a copy of the application. You must be a rising 5th grader to apply. Applications are due back to the library by April 17. For more information about the Junior Friends or, call (336) 883-3666.