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.
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.
Afterschool Kids Zone is a monthly afterschool program offered at the Douglas County Branch for students aged 6-12 and their parents. No preschoolers please. Activities include arts & crafts, stories, and other hands-on projects.
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.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
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.
Storytime - Lithia Springs Branch
Harrison Wagner, Baby Storytime
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 amLithia 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 will resume January 2017
Dog River Library Children's Specialist Duffie Yarbrough, 770.577.5186
Children's Programs - Douglas County Branch
Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for preschool storytime
Baby Lapsit storytime is now held on Fridays at 10:30 am for babies birth through walkers
Toddler Time is for children walkers to three year olds, held on Mondays at 10:30am
Afterschool Kids Zone 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
Thanks to a generous grant from Google and the Junior League of Douglas County, we have two Early Literacy computer learning stations at each branch. These computers are geared for children ages 3 to 10, and a full of fun and educational software!