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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 Program Kids Summer Reading Program 2022
June 16th - August 11th : Oceans of Possibilities

Sign up at the Library’s Summer Reading Station during open hours. Read books for cool prizes. Fun events during the Summer on Thursdays from 2-3 PM!

Programs and prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Save The Children Foundation.


Story TimeKids Craft Adventures
July Theme: Narwhal and Jelly. Craft Kit: Beaded Jellyfish

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 TimeStory Time
Saturdays at 10:30 - 11:00 AM. July 9th, 16, 23rd, 30th & August 6th.

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

Presented by Niko.


Professor FicklesteinProfessor Ficklestein
Thursday, July 7th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

For over 25 years, Bill Robison has charmed audiences young and old around the world with his unique and masterful style of physical comedy. Using his rubber-like face, elastic body and limitless energy, he transports audiences to a zany, unpredictable and hilarious world.


Roberto the MagnificentRoberto the Magnificent
Thursday, July 14th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Captivating audiences for more than two decades, Roberto the Magnificent is recognized as one of the nation’s most unique variety acts performing throughout the USA. Roberto learned to juggle and unicycle at age 11, within four years he was awarded a silver medal at the World Juggling Championships. Since then Roberto has accumulated more than two decades of experience performing for live audiences.


The Reptile ManWater Bugs! Dr. Barbara Hayford - Coastal Interpretive Center
Thursday, July 21st, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Explore the world of water bugs and other creepy crawlies in Ocean Shores. Live samples will be on hand for examination and sorting. Learn about the fantastic life underwater in our own back yard!


The Reptile ManThe Reptile Man
Thursday, July 28th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

The Reptile Man, Scott Petersen, performs over 200 shows annually throughout the Northwest and has one of the most comprehensive collections of reptiles on the West coast. His program will create an interest in the natural sciences and teach students about the importance of all animals in the balance of nature. Scott has been performing for over twenty-five years, is fully insured, and has teaching credentials including a teachers State Patrol Certification.


STEAM KitsSTEAM Take & Make Kits
While Supplies Last

Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics (STEAM) @ Ocean Shores Public Library is offering children’s take and make kits for ages 4 - 12. One free kit per child, while supplies last, available to local North Beach children.

Beaded Jewelry - create with fun, unusual beads. Kit comes with all supplies you need.

Oobleck - get your hands gooey when you make your own oobleck.

Kits provided by Washington Secretary of State and Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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.


» Photo Archive of Past Kids Programs


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