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Children & Family Programs

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The children's programs of the Douglas County Public Libraries are free and full of fun! We offer an open invitation to Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Home Schoolers, and Children of all ages to come participate.
We include music, finger plays, and rhymes with our stories. We also incorporate a craft for each child to take home.

Baby Lapsit and Toddler Storytimesare geared for the two and under crowd who are just learning to experience books and music.

Preschool Storytime is an opportunity for young children to be introduced to literacy through books, storytelling, puppets, flannel board stories, and LOTS of interaction with the storyteller and other preschoolers
Family Storytime is geared for families with children pre-k through 5th. Held on evenings and weekends, family storytime is perfect for families to come together and for working parents that cannot make it to our regular morning programs.


L@L:Learning at the Library
is an afterschool program offered at the Lithia Springs Branch and includes arts & crafts, poetry, and hands-on projects geared toward students ages 6 and up.

Summer Reading 2018
Summer Reading 2018 
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their children before they enter school. Families can sign up as of February 2015 at the Dog River, Douglasville, and Lithia Springs Library branches. Each parent will receive a log for their first fifty books to fill out as well as a parent instruction sheet that details the program in full. Each time a log is complete, bring it back to the library for a completion sticker and to receive your next log. At each 250 book milestones, children and parents will receive a special prize for their devotion to the program. A child's personal books, books checked out from the library, storytimes attended, books read in daycare, and repeats of the same book are all included in the count to 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Harrison Wagner, Baby Storytime
Harrison Wagner, Baby Storytime 
Storytime - Lithia Springs Branch
Join Ms. Cristina on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for preschool storytime!
For elementary aged students, join Ms. Cristina on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. L@L: Learning at the Library.
Baby lap-sit story time is held on Thursdays at 10:30 am
  • Lithia Springs Library Children's Specialist Cristina Kirkham, 770.944.5931

    Children's Programs - Dog River Branch
    Join Ms. Duffie on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for preschool story time!
    Our new Wee Little Readers baby lap-sit story time is held on Tuesdays at 10:30am with Ms. K
    Dog River Library Children's Specialist Duffie Yarbrough, or Early Literacy Specialist Sheila Kypta 770.577.5186

    Children's Programs - Douglas County Branch
    Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for preschool storytime
    Baby and Toddler Lapsit storytime is now held on Mondays at 10:30 am for babies birth through three year olds.
    Afterschool Kids Zone, Lego Club, and Creativity Club takes place once a month for school aged students. Be sure to check with the DC Branch for more information
  • Douglas County Library 770.920.7125

    Schedule a storytime!
    Calling all Afterschool Programs, Schools, Daycares, Pre-Ks, Summer Camps: If you would like for us to come to you, then just give us a call!
    Ms. K would love to come visit your school or facility and have storytime with you

    Call her today at 770-577-5187
    Summer Reading Program 2019
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    2018 Summer Reading Registration
    To sign up for Summer Reading 2018, please visit the site and fill out the form. Programs for kids, teens, and adults!

    Caldecott Award Winners

    Coretta Scott King Awards

    Douglas County Board of Education
    Listing of all Douglas County Schools with links to each school's webpage.

  • Visit this site for all of your Accelerated Reader needs!

    Georgia Children's Book Award

    International Children's Digital Library

    Newbery Award Winners

    Pura Belpre' Awards

    Storytime Online
    Watch your favorite celebrities present storytime online presented by the Screen Actors Guild.

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