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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.


Summer Reading ProgramChildren's 2017 Summer Reading Program
June 20 - August 17, "Build A Better World"

Sign up at the Library, receive your Reading Log. Read 3 books, fill in your reading log. Bring your reading log to the Library and receive your book bag. Every time you read 5 books bring your reading log to the library and get a prize. Limit 150 books read.

The entire children's summer reading program is made possible by generous financial support from the Ocean Shores Friends of the Library.


Buck and ElizabethChildren's Summer Reading Program: Buck and Elizabeth
Thursday, June 29th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Join Buck and Elizabeth in "EVERYONE PLAYS" along with our hit songs while adding a wild and wacky contest. Encouraging all ages to participate in sign language, dance, music, puppetry, ventriloquism and games are just the beginning when "Everyone Plays".


Story TimeStory Time
Saturday, July 1st, 10:00 - 10:40 AM
Saturday, July 8st, 10:00 - 10:40 AM
Saturday, July 15th, 10:00 - 10:40 AM
Saturday, July 22nd, 10:00 - 10:40 AM
Saturday, July 29th, 10:00 - 10:40 AM

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

Presented by Niko.


Ladybugs GaloreChildren's Summer Reading Program: Ladybugs Galore!!!
Thursday, July 6th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties present: Build a garden, plant and grow something. Enjoy a live lady bug release. Spectacular!


Ladybugs GaloreChildren's Summer Reading Program: Roberto the Magnificent
Thursday, July 13th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Captivating audiences for more than two decades, Roberto's high-energy paced performances are filled with stunts, juggling, and comedy that will keep you on the edge of your seat and laughing.


Insect Safari with Don EhlenChildren's Summer Reading Program: Insect Safari with Don Ehlen
Thursday, July 20th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

See more than 2,100 preserved insect specimens from around the world -- dazzling butterflies and moths, fancinating shaped beetles, grasshoppers, bees and more. Where do bugs come from? What do bugs eat? View 4 huge displays of preserved bugs. Then view live bugs up close, don’t miss this program!


Family Movie DayFamily Movie Day
Saturday, June 24th, 2:30 - 4:00 PM

"Smurfs: The Lost Village" will be shown on the Library's "big" screen. This fun event is free and open to movie lovers of all ages. Supported by Ocean Shores Friends of the Library.


Pacific Science CenterChildren's Summer Reading Program: Pacific Science Center
Thursday, July 27th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Super Cool Science Show - Volts & Jolts. Electricity is illuminated in a series of shocking experiments! Explore the properties of electricity with our hair-raising Van de Graaff Generator and Tesla Coil.


2016 Kids Pumpkin Decorating

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» Photo Archive of Past Kids Programs


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