Welcome CCPL Children's Services

The Charles County Public Library has a variety of special activities every month for children of all ages.  In addition to our regular story times, special guests are often invited to come entertain and educate.


Please check the calendar for upcoming events. Be advised, you may have to register for certain ones to reserve a spot. Once you click an event, you will be informed if you have to register.

If you would care to look at archived photographs taken during past programs please check out our Facebook page.

May 2016 Events

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Description: LaPlataLA PLATA LIBRARY EVENTS 301-934-9001
2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD

Raising Readers

Every Monday, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ages 2 to 3. Register please.

Register for this special story time series. In registering, parents are agreeing to bring their child to a limited-attendance story time that encourages language skills as well as early literacy. Group sizes will be limited to make the group less intimidating and friendlier for children that are intimidated by large groups.


Family Yoga

Every Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Ages 4 to 9 with caregiver. Drop in.

This is an introduction to Yoga for young children in a playful and imaginative way. The name of the game is to have fun, get energized, and mimic nature and the world around you using your own body. Open to children and their parents, grandparents & caregivers!


Minecraft for Kids

Friday, May 6, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please.

If you and your friends are crazy about Minecraft, join us for an evening of building and Creepers! We'll provide the building challenges (past challenges have included building a library and building statues) and you provide the creativity!


Foster Kitten 101

Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All Ages. Register please.

Learn what to do if you discover a litter of kittens, the initial and vital steps to keep them alive once found; and, if willing, the procedures to “hand raise” them until they can be put up for adoption. Become a willing and confident HERO to a litter of orphans while undertaking one of the most rewarding experiences of your life! Cat adoptions to be held after from 11-12 PM! Kittens and Cats will be present during the program and adoption hour!


Paws to Read

Saturday, May 14, 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please.

Read to a furry, non-judgmental friend who is a great listener! Improve reading skills and confidence and have lots of fun. All dogs are certified therapy dogs.

Description: PotoPOTOMAC LIBRARY EVENTS 301-375-7375
3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head, MD

There will be no Children's programs at the Potomac Branch during the month of May, we apologize for any inconvenience. 

50 Village St, Waldorf, MD

Library Scavenger Hunt for Kids

May 2 – May 7, All Day. Ages 6 to 11. Drop in.

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a library scavenger hunt at PD Brown. Join us all week (May 2 - May 7) to locate various items in the library. All children who find the hidden items will be entered for a chance to win a Lego set.


American Girl Tea

Saturday, May 7, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 11. Register please.

Bring your favorite doll and join us for an afternoon of tea. We will learn about the stories of American Girl dolls and do a craft.

10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD

Imaginative Playtime!

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Ages 2 to 5.

No registration for May and June. Please sign in at the children's desk.

Children learn a lot about language through play. Play helps children think symbolically, so they understand spoken and written words, and it helps them express themselves and put thoughts into words. Join us for an interactive play session - we'll provide the educational toys, you bring your child and provide the imagination! Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

May 3, 6:00 p.m.

May 5, 10:00 a.m.

May 5, 10:45 a.m.

May 12, 10:00 a.m.

May 12, 10:45 a.m.

May 17, 6:00 p.m.   

May 19, 10:00 a.m.

May 19, 10:45 a.m.

May 26, 10:00 a.m.

May 26, 10:45 a.m.


Homeschool Book Club 

Wednesday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. - noon. Ages 9 to 11. Drop in.

Join us for our Homeschool Book Club featuring a well-known book and the movie adaptation of that book to discuss and review. Each book club meeting encourages homeschooled children to read and compare the book to the film. May's selection will be Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.


Spanish Class for Little Amigos

Thursday, May 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Ages 2 to 5. Drop in.

 Children will enjoy bilingual stories (English & Spanish), songs, finger plays and a craft!

Teen Family Picnic

Wednesday, May 11, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Ages Birth to 22 years. Drop in.

Teen Family Picnic is open to all teen (and young) parents ages 22 or younger and their children, birth-5. Our Librarians will present a 30 minute story time, with stories, songs and a craft. Parents can learn how to engage with their child to promote early literacy and develop basic social, emotional and educational skills. Following the story time, we will offer a meal to the families, picnic style. The meal will be followed by an opportunity for kids to play together and for teens to meet with our Teen Librarians to learn about resources the library and county government agencies offer that may help them and their children.


Chess Club for Kids and Teens

Friday, May 13 and May 27, 3:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 18. Drop in.

Learn to master the game of chess, a game over a thousand years old. Learn the fundamental basics of how to play the game, and make new friends as you compete with each other in a friendly match.


Writing Club for Tweens

Monday, May 16, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 9 to 11. Drop in.

Young writers hone their writing skills through various fun activities that encourage creative thinking. Writers will have an opportunity to share their work voluntarily with the group.


Board Game Night

Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. All ages. Drop in.

It's Board Game Night! Spend time with family and friends playing new and classic board games like Candy Land, checkers, Scatergories, Pictionary, Chutes and Ladders and more!

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