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Programs for Kids

Check the online calendar of events or stop in at the library front desk for more information about programs and events. Attendance at any of the library events indicates permission for the Ocean Shores Public Library to use photographs or videos taken of you or your children for the purpose of promoting the library and its services. Programs for all ages are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean Shores Public Library.

ATTENTION: The library desires to provide a safe and appropriate environment for visitors of all ages.

  • Neither the library nor programming offered by the library for children is intended to take the place of care and supervision by a parent or other caregiver.
  • Children are expected to behave accordingly. Disruptive or inappropriate behavior will result in the individual(s) being asked to leave and/or being denied access to the library for a period of time.
  • Parents are responsible for the behavior of their minor child in the library, whether or not the parent is present and the Library assumes no responsibility for children left unattended on library premises.
  • Parents and legal guardians should be aware of closing times and are responsible for making arrangements to meet and transport their children.
  • Internet resources are available at the library. Parents and legal guardians should become familiar with this resource and are responsible for monitoring and restricting their children’s use of this resource.


Battle of the Funny Books Battle of the Funny Books
Sunday, April 14th – Sunday, August 11th

16 fun children's books have been chosen for a Battle of the Funny Books Tournament. Read as many of them as you can and vote on which one you think is funniest in each round!

Round 1 – "Sweet 16 Books" : Sunday, April 14th - Sunday, June 2nd.

Round 2 – "Elite 8 Books" : Monday, June 3rd - Sunday, July 7th.

Round 3 - "Final 4 Books" : Monday, July 8th - Sunday, July 28th.

Round 4 – "Top 2" : Monday, July 29th -Sunday, August 11th.

More Information & Display in the children's section.


Adventure Begins at Your Library Kids Summer Reading Program

Celebrate with the Library all summer with the kids reading program! Additionally, we will have fun events on Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, like magic, comedy, stunts, juggling, reptiles and more!


Louie FoxxLouie Foxx's One-Man Side Show
Thursday, July 18th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

If you want something more exciting than a plain ol' magic show, then Louie Foxx's One-Man Side Show is for you! It’s filled with astounding magic tricks, side-splitting comedy, hilarious cowboy tricks, eye-popping hand shadows, and much, much more!


Louie FoxxHotdog Party
Friday, July 19th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Celebrate national grilling month with free hotdogs for everyone, along with games and crafts for kids, and a performance from Mindy (see below.)


Kids Mystery Book BagHoop With Mindy
Friday, July 19th, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Take a hoop for a spin! Join Mindy for an interactive hula hoop demonstration and learn skills such as waist, knee or hand/arm hooping.


Story TimeStory Time
Saturdays at 10:30 - 11:00 AM. July 20th, 27th & August 3rd, 10th.

Books, rhymes, interactive stories, songs and FUN for ages birth through five.

Weekly Themes: July 20th: Zoo. July 27th: Mice. August 3rd: Cats. August 10th: Dogs.

Presented by Niko.


Reptile IsleReptile Isle
Thursday, July 25th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Eek, reptiles in the library?! Find out all kinds of cool and creepy facts about these creatures at this program.


Extravaganza Minecraft Extravaganza
Thursday, August 1st, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Elementary age children are invited to a Minecraft Extravaganza. Fun games, challenges, crafts and more at this program.


Professor Ficklestein Professor Ficklestein
Thursday, August 8th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

A zany performance filled with zany, unpredictable and outlandish comedy and goofy sound effects.


LEGO LEGO Building Tournament
Saturday, August 10th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Are you a fast or creative LEGO builder? All elementary age children are invited to the LEGO Building Tournament. Show us your building skills in each of the fun challenges and you may be awarded a "Top Builder" trophy!


» Photo Archive of Past Kids Programs


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