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:
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
- TAG The Art Gallery of High Point at Congdon Yards bit.ly/3NwbQkx
Fall/Winter Seasonal partners include: (Registration will reopen in fall 2023)
- High Point Theatre bit.ly/3UcuMEY
- High Point Community Theatre bit.ly/3OOYKhb
- Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts bit.ly/3IgV7h4
Spring/Summer Seasonal Partners Include: (Registration will reopen in spring 2024)
- City Lake Park, High Point Parks and Recreation, Registration opens in May bit.ly/3J0wyqh
- Washington Terrace Pool, High Point Parks and Recreation, Registration opens in May bit.ly/42wkfZx
- All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm, Registration opens in June bit.ly/3IWaixM
Other community organizations interested in supporting this program 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
- Instrument Kits
- Physical Literacy Kits
- STEM Kits
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 programs will not be held in May and will resume the week of June 12:
- Pre-K Yoga: Ages 5 and under, Mondays at 11 am. Get your wiggles out and learn important steps to understanding your emotions.
- Littles Story Time: Ages 5 and under, Tuesdays at 11 am. You and your little one will have fun learning finger plays, songs, rhymes, and reading wonderful picture books.
- Music and Movement: Ages 5 and under, Wednesdays at 11 am. You and you little one will get your wiggles out as you dance with scarves, sing along to songs, and play instruments.
- Littles Library Social: Ages 5 and under, Resumes in September. Unstructured play including coloring, DUPLO, toys, and more so we can practice building our social skills and fine motor skills while getting to know each other.
School Age Programs:
- Garden Club: Ages 5+, 9:30 a.m. Thursday mornings during the summer. 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 6+, 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 Bi-Weekly on Tuesdays 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 2:00pm. 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+, 2nd Monday of the month 4:30 and 5:00 in the story room. 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+, 3rd Monday of the month at 4:30 in the story room. Children work together as a team to decipher the clues and unlock the locks to win their prize. bit.ly/35arj63
- Pokemon Club: Ages 6+, Last Monday of the month at 4:30pm in the storyroom. Bring your Pokemon cards and show them to club members. Learn how to play the game. No registration required.
- Chess Club: Ages 6+, Bi-weekly on Fridays at 4:30pm in the storyroom, and one Saturday a month. We welcome chess players of all levels. bit.ly/3SvysT7
Special Programs & Performances
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 2024 Summer Reading Program, Adventure Begins at Your Library, will begin Monday June 10th and will run until Saturday August 10th. Children can sign up and pick up a paper-reading log in person in the children’s department. For more information, see our summer reading brochure, or you can 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
Junior Friends Application period is closed, will reopen in March 2024:
The Junior Friends of the High Point Public Library has been an important part of Children's Services for over 25 years! The Junior Friends is a library service organization for children 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 in March of 2024 at the children’s reference desk or you can print a copy of the application. You must have completed 4th grade-8th grade, no higher than 8th grade to apply. Applications are due back to the library by April. Training will take place during the month of May. Jr. Friends will volunteer during the months of June, July, and August. For more information about the Junior Friends or, call (336) 883-3666.