Are you ready for some summer reading excitement?
The theme for the 2021 Summer Reading Program is TAILS AND TALES.
You can complete a log of reading, virtual programs, and other activities to earn a prize pack and a chance to enter the grand prize drawing! Registration for children and teens begins Tuesday, June 1st.
Summer Reading Program special events:
June 7th – 11am to 1pm Tails and Tales Kickoff Party including a hotdog lunch for all patrons.
June 9th – 11am TaleWise Fairy Tales live online program “Unicorns Break the Cage!”. Features an interactive story, science experiment, and fun activities. Join us live in the Community Room (preregistration required) or participate at home.
June 23rd – 11am Ed May’s Puppets online program. Runaway Puppet Theater presents timeless tales with a twist, not only to entertain, but to get kids excited and interested in reading. Join us live in the Community Room (preregistration required) or participate at home.
June 30th – 11am Debbie Long with Hamblen County 4-H will teach a craft activity. Pre-registration is required as supplies are limited.
July 7th – 11am Brian Richards will present a magic show.
For more information or to register for an event in the Community Room, please come to the Children’s Library or call us at 423-586-6410.
Morristown-Hamblen Library has added ReadyRosie !
Ready Rosie helps families create meaningful home-learning environments with tools including family workshops and modeled moment videos.
NOTICE: Many of our in-person programs are starting back up this summer. Please check our website, Facebook page, or WCRK radio for updates.
Story Time at the Library
The Children’s Library offers programming for young children on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m. We enjoy stories, songs, nursery rhymes, music, dancing, snacks, and play time. Activities take place in the Community Room and are limited to 20 participants at this time.
GUESS WHAT!!! LEGO CLUB IS BACK!!!!!
We will be having our first meeting in the Community Room, from 1 – 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 12th!
Spots will be limited to 18, and that does include parents. You will need to call (423)586-6410, or come by the front desk to reserve your spot.
If you have not reserved a spot at the meeting, we may not be able to allow you in if we are at capacity. Spots will fill up quickly, so please call and reserve yours now.
Lego Club will look a little different for a while. We will not be sharing, or trading Lego’s between club members. Each child will have their own portion of Lego’s to build from. We will have building stations spread out to encourage social distancing. Masks are not required but are encouraged. The Lego’s will be cleaned after each meeting.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call!
We are so excited to see everyone, and see what cool creations you will build!
It’s going to be AWESOME!!!
Read to a Dog Program — resumes June 15th, 2021!
Therapy Dog Hope will be coming back to the Children’s Library on Tuesdays at 4pm. We are so excited to welcome her back!
Therapy Dog Pink will be here on Saturday, June 19th at 11am. Come and share a favorite book with her.
Watch this page or our Facebook page for more updates on scheduling.
Our Read to a Dog program welcomes children to come and practice their reading skills. Have fun while improving your reading skills with one of our therapy dogs. If you can’t read yet, you can look at a picture book and explain in your own words what the book is about. The dogs love to listen to you! All children and their families are invited.
Family Fun Evenings
We have activities designed for everyone in your family to enjoy together every other Tuesday. Family Game Night is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. Family Movie Night is on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. These events are held in the Community Room, with a maximum capacity of 20 people.
Other special events and holiday programs are held during the year. Please check with the Children’s Librarian for the current program schedule or view our current events calendar.