The Matthews Public Library offers an array of programs for all age groups, including story times and summer programs and activities and a monthly book club. For more information on the latter two programs, please visit their pages!
Reading to Bentley
Stay tuned to find out when Bentley will return to the library! Come read to Bentley: All reluctant readers welcome! Reading to dogs is easier for many young learners than reading to grown ups. All of the anxieties and frustrations that children encounter when asked to read aloud disappear when their audience is a good natured, lovable, sweet tempered dog.
Come one, come all to Polka Dot City! All are welcome at the library’s puppet show for toddlers and pre-schoolers–no registration required. A show is put on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the library’s own professional puppet theater. The months that have fifth Wednesdays also have another puppet show on the fifth Wednesday of the month.
The Children’s Story Hour for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers
The other Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. there will be a story followed by a craft for toddlers and pre-schoolers at the library. The Children’s Story Hour runs all year long, even during the summers. Children will enjoy stories, finger plays, crafts, and poems. Everyone is welcome, and there is no registration required!
Smart Start Story Time
Sponsored by the Lebanon County Library System, these exciting story time classes for babies ages birth to two years old feature an interactive story time filled with games, songs and books. A parent or caregiver must be present with children during class, and siblings are welcome! These classes are free, no registration required, but space is limited and participation is on a first come, first serve basis. This class will meet at Matthews Public Library Mondays in May at 9:00 a.m. There will be no Smart Start Story Times in July and August. Sessions will resume in the fall!