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Learn about our regular programs for youth up to 12-years-old, listed alphabetically by program name.
The weekly Storytime Schedule will be listed on the Kids' Homepage

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AFTERNOON ARCADE (AGES 8-18)

If you're a teen that loves pizza and gaming, check out this monthly event where you can meet up with your friend, play some games (video games and traditional board games), eat some pizza (on us), and have a little fun.

Mockingbird Branch: 2nd Tuesdays from 4:00PM - 5:30PM

CHESS CLUB (AGES 8-18)

Regardless of your skills level, tweens and teens are invited to be a part of the Chess Club at your library.  Each time we'll meet to learn how to play, gain new chess skills, watch demos, maybe even have a guest player speak to us, and challenge each other in friendly competition.

Mockingbird Branch: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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CODING CLUB (AGES 10-18)

If you have an interest in technology and coding, be a part of this monthly club meeting.  Each time we'll gather to work on new activities designed to introduce you to the basics of coding both on PC's and the real world. Open to all skill levels.

Main Library: 3rd Mondays from 4:30PM - 5:30PM

FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT (ALL AGES)

Families are invited to meet up for some classic board gaming fun.  We'll have a host of games to play as way to promote family bonding, while getting to know other families in the community too.  Nothing beats traditional board gaming fun.

Main Library: 3rd Thursdays from 6:00PM - 7:30PM
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Boy Painted Hands FAMILY COLORING CLUB (ALL AGES)

Families are invited to join the library for a monthly coloring club session designed to promote family bonding through coloring activities.  We will supply the coloring pages and materials, but you can feel free to bring in your own if you'd like.

South Branch: 3rd Wednesdays from 10:00AM - 11:15AM

FAMILY FUN/PRESCHOOL PLUS (ALL AGES)

These programs are designed for the entire family as an enhanced storytime event featuring stories, songs, games, crafts, and a variety of activities to entertain youth.  Themes change at each session so come to one, or come to all!

South Branch: 1st Mondays from 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Mockingbird Branch: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursdays from 4:00PM - 4:45PM

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FAMILY MOVIE SHOWINGS (ALL AGES)

Join your library branches for a regular lineup of popular movies for the entire family.  Light snacks are served, or feel free to bring your own.  Visit our Movie Schedule for a complete lineup.

Main Library: 3rd Saturdays at 3:00PM
South Branch: 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 11:00AM
Mockingbird Branch: 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 2:30PM


LEGO CLUBS (ALL AGES)

If you enjoy building, come be a part of these regular club offerings where you can work on projects solo, or team up for group projects.  A great way to spend time with friends, and make new ones.

Main Library: Thursdays from 4:00PM - 5:30PM
South Branch: 1st Tuesdays from 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Mockingbird Branch: 2nd & 4th Saturdays from 10:30AM - 11:30AM


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MAKE & TAKE SESSIONS (ALL AGES)
Kids are invited to attend these regular sessions that features a variety of quick & easy crafts to make while stopping by the library.  Craft selections change each month and staff will provide all materials and instruction needed.

Main Library: 1st & 2nd Mondays from 4:30PM - 5:15PM
South Branch: 2nd Tuesdays from 4:30PM - 5:15PM
Mockingbird Branch: 1st Thursdays from 4:00PM - 4:45PM


STEAM POWERED EVENTS

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) programming is popular in schools to create fun ways for strengthening ones knowledge in these subjects.  Join us as we meet up to engage in new activities each month that will foster critical thinking skills.

Mockingbird Branch: 4th Mondays from 4:30PM - 5:30PM
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SUPER STORYTIME (ALL AGES)

Kids are invited to this monthly event featuring stories, songs, crafts, games, and more interactive activities.  This enhanced program will feature new themes each month, as an extension of the popular Family Fun events.

Main Library: 1st Fridays from 11:00AM - 11:45AM

TWEEN TECH (AGES 8-15)

Hosted on a monthly basis, this program will expose tweens with hands-on learning experience when it comes to using some of the hottest open-source programs online.  For youth interested in photo, music, and video editing, this is the program for you as we'll teach you about popular programs including GIMP, 3D Slash, Audacity, and a host of others.

Main Library: 4th Mondays from 4:30PM - 5:30PM
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DAYCARE STORYTIMES

Storytimes sessions are offered to daycares to provide a personalized session catering to your group or curriculum. This is also a great time to allow kids to look for books to checkout. Contact staff if you're interested in scheduling a visit.

Main Library: 325-676-6067
South Branch: 325-698-7565
Mockingbird Branch: 325-437-7323


LIBRARY TOURS & SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS

Tours are available for any group wishing to obtain a better understanding of the library's services.  We're also happy to coordinate with local schools for the library to visit to attend events or classes to speak about what we do.  We've even been known to perform a skit, bring out science experiments, and all sorts of fun things.

Main Library: 325-676-6067
South Branch: 325-698-7565
Mockingbird Branch: 325-437-7323

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LITERACY KITS (GRADES K-5)

All branch locations offers access to a selection of literacy and activity kits for local youth.  Each comes with a variety of interactive materials, which may include books, CDs, and activity binder, and additional content.

Literacy kits began at the South Branch Library, thanks to a grant received from the Texas Book Festival to aid in promoting literacy and reading in families.  After a year, it was deemed so successful, similar kits have been added to all locations.


MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM - 6PM
Sundays | 1PM - 6PM

MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

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