Wednesday Matinee:

Wed. Dec. 7 ~ 2pm
Rated PG ~ Supervision provided, & popcorn courtesy of Century Bank.

Tues. Jan. 3~ 2pm
Rated PG ~ Supervision provided, & popcorn courtesy of Century Bank.

Saturday, December 10 @ 2pm

Join us for this free family-friendly film, or finish your Christmas shopping while the kids enjoy the show.  Supervision provided, as well as popcorn courtesy of Century Bank.

Thursday, Dec. 29 ~ 3-5pm

We'll set up the library's Lego trains, and you build the world around them.  We'll need houses, schools, jails, restaurants, and anything else you can imagine.

The Library is Looking for

Used Toys


The library is looking for donations of used toys for a teen craft project.  The items can be damaged, stained or broken.  We are looking for stuffed animals, dolls both cloth & plastic, action figures, animals, vehicles & more.  Contact Joy Stortvedt if you have questions.  The items will not be returned.

Thursday Evenings - 5-9pm

New at the library!  Join us on Thursday nights for board games and card games.  Challenge your family, friends or a stranger with a game from the library's collection.

The Story Garden provides patrons with a quiet place to read.

    Visit the Children's Department at Shenandoah Public Library. You'll find picture books, magazines, books on tape and parenting resources. When not choosing books, children can spend time playing on one of three game computers. Patrons can use our two public access computers downstairs to look for books on our electronic catalog system. Whether you're a parent or a child, you'll enjoy the Story Garden. It's a comfortable place to enjoy your stay at SPL.

Parent Resources
Parents utilize this special section in the Children's Department  for information on special needs,  discipline and health.  You can also check-out the Hooked on Phonics reading program.

Game Computers
Children frequently use four game computers located in the Children's Department.  All of the computers are PC's.  Children can play a variety of educational games by reserving these computers for a half -hour time slot.  Please call 712-246-2624 to reserve a time.

Join the fun at our storytimes when we share books, puppet plays, rhymes and action songs with preschoolers and their families.  Children from the community are invited to join the storytimes in the Story Garden on the following dates:

~ Fall 2016 ~

10am - Wednesday, September 21st
10am - Wednesday, October 19th
10am - Wednesday, November 16th

  Lego Club
Thursday of the MOnth, 4-5pm

Kids & teens ages 5 and up can come to the library auditorium for Lego building fun during Lego Club.  First, we'll have snacks and look at pictures of cool Lego creations based on our theme, then you'll get a chance to build your own design out of Legos from the library's extensive collection.  Contact Joy Stortvedt at 712-246-2315 for more information.

Story Garden
Imagine a warm spring day.  You're sitting in a sunny garden surrounded by flowers and animals.  Now move the mood inside and you're in the Story garden at SPL. The Story Garden is located just off the main room in the Children's Department.  It is a cheerful quiet place to share a favorite book with a friend.

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