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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.


Story TimeKids Craft Adventures
August Theme: Avatar the Last Airbender Universe. Craft Kit: Pufferfish Magnet

Elementary children/parents can pick up a craft kit at the library during open hours. Each month will be a different theme. Inside the kit will be a fun craft to make, and a list of library books related to the theme! Create all kinds of stories of your own using these crafts and your imagination! 1 craft kit per child.


Story TimeKids Mystery Book Bag
Ongoing Program

Ocean Shores Public Library is offering children’s mystery book bags for library patrons by request. Each bag contains 10 random children’s materials of your selected type. Upon request the materials will be checked out to you for 3 weeks.

To arrange your mystery book bag, use this Request Form.


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

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

Presented by Niko.


The Library Story: 50 Years of Growth

September 2022 marks 50 years since the Ocean Shores Public Library was established. Each weekend during September will feature fun activities to celebrate the library's achievements, to commemorate the community members who have contributed to documenting the history of Ocean Shores, and displays of the progress both the community and the library have made over the past 50 years. Join us in our celebration of progress!


Story TimeHome School Meet Up
Wednesday, September 7th, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

North Beach Home School Families Come and Meet Up!

Bring your arts and crafts supplies (please, no glitter), board games and snacks to share.

Have fun!


Family Movie DayFamily Movie Night
Friday, September 9th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

1972 Movie of the Year! "The Poseidon Adventure" will be shown on the Library's "big screen." This fun event is free and open to movie lovers of all ages. Refreshments will be served. (Life Jackets optional.) Supported by Ocean Shores Friends of the Library.

This event is part of the Library's 50th celebration.


50 years Ocean Shores Public Library Celebrates 50 Years - Grand Celebration!
Saturday, September 10th

1:00 PM

* Meet Mayor Jon Martin and City Administrator Scott Andersen
* Meet the Library Board of Trustees
* Meet the Friends of the Library Board
* Meet the Library Foundation Board

1:30 PM

* Dedication of the Anneka van Doorninck Pavilion

2:00 PM

* Family Comedy Show - Entertainment for the Whole Family!
* Join the fun out on the van Doorninck Outdoor Pavilion
* Bill Robison and his non-stop, family-friendly show intertwines comedy mayhem and audience participation with wacky music and hilarious sound effects
* Events sponsored by the Friends of the Library

3:00 PM

* “The Library Story: 50 Years of Growth”
* Enjoy a fabulous, narrated presentation giving a visual history of the Ocean Shores Library
* Afterward, enjoy hotdogs and beverages on the van Doorninck Outdoor Pavilion


* Meet the Techies behind our Book-A-Techies program
* See how library services have grown through the years and what services the library has to offer NOW!
* View displays of the music, movie, and book titles popular in 1972
* View the special catalog and children’s read-aloud fun available in the children’s area


Kids and Teens DayKids and Teens Day
Saturday, September 17th, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

1:00 PM KIDS FUN - Make your own Pet Rock and other crafts!

2:00 PM TEEN EVENTS - Dress up for the 70's Costume Contest and WIN PRIZES! Play Wii Bowling! Snacks provided!

This event is part of the Library’s 50th celebration.


Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, these wonderful programs and entertainments can be offered to the public as part of the library's 50th celebrations. We encourage all FOL members to come and enjoy the presentations and activities.


» Photo Archive of Past Kids Programs


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