Children's Programs


The 2016 Summer Reading Program for Kids!
Children birth to 11 years old are invited to sign up at the library between June 2nd and July 30th. Kids will receive a reading log as well as a free book just for signing up!    

Kids, birth to 5 years old, will do an activity log. Kids, 6 to 11 years old, get to color a circle on their reading logs for every book or hour they read or are read to (audios count!). Log in weekly at the library to claim your prizes. You get a special weekly prize after reading one book or hour a week. Prizes change each Monday and are limited. So remember to visit each week to log in! Get a book for each log you return, up to five. The last day to claim prizes and books is August 13th.

Kids are also invited to join in our free activities, including:
Read to Win Story TimesChildren 18 months to 5 years old with a caregiver are invited to hear stories, sing songs, do action rhymes, visit with puppets, play, and more! Once the child attends for four weeks, he or she will get to pick a favorite book to keep. Story Times begin June 4th and end August 13th; they meet every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Sherman Public Library. 
Daddy and Desserts PJ Story TimeJoin us for our third annual Daddy and Me PJ Story Time! This year we will celebrate dads', grandpas', and other male caregivers' sweet relationships with their kids by offering desserts after the program! Tuesday, June 14th from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Preschool Afternoon Story TimesNEW! This summer we are offering TWO Preschool afternoon story times! They are both on a Wednesday and begin at 3 p.m., ending at 3:45 p.m.

June 29: Mud Story Time (wear clothes you can get dirty!)
July 27: Teddy Bear Picnic Story Time (bring any size teddy bear!)
Monday Madness
Every Monday in June and July the Friends of the Sherman Public Library and the Sherman Parks and Recreation bring a performer to the Municipal Ballroom located at 405 Rusk Street. Performances are at 2 p.m.
June 6: Critterman with "Stephen F. Austin's Texas" Best for older kids
June 13: Amazing Attractions with Boopsie the Clown Great for all ages
June 20: Baba Kwasi performing "The Oldest Drumbeat in the World--Interactive Presentation" Great for all ages
June 27Wildlife on the Move with "The Unhuggables" Best for older kids
July 11The Dallas Puppet Theater Great for all ages
July 18: The Story Time Theatre with "The Velveteen Rabbit" Great for all ages
July 25: The Heard Museum with "Animal Ambassadors" Best for older kids
CrafternoonsKids 6 and up are invited to get in touch with their creative side Tuesday afternoons at the Sherman Public Library! Reservations are necessary. Call the library the Monday before the Tuesday's craft your child wants to attend. Kids can come and go, starting at 3 p.m. with the last child admitted at 4:15 p.m. Kids have until 4:45 p.m. to complete their craft. Limited to a total of 48.
June 7: Make a Frame Magnet
June 14: Blanket Quilt: Help Make a New Library Quilt!
June 21: Sand Art
June 28: Color Your Own 3D Castle
July 5: Candy Sushi
July 12: DIY Rubber Duckies
July 19: Make Your Own Flower Lei
July 26: Make Your Own Bookmark
August 2: Fuse Beads
August 9: Luck of the Draw
It's Elementary: Explore science in your everyday life with "It's Elementary!" Children 7 to 11 years old can attend. Please call the Monday before the Thursday program the children would like to attend. Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the Sherman Public Library. 
June 9: Eggs
June 16: Sense the SpICE
June 23: Water Pollution: Is There a Solution?
June 30: Germ-a-Palooza
July 7: Osmosis
July 14: Color Run
July 21: Blubber
July 28: Flight I
August 4: Flight II
August 11: Ice Cream
Preteen Reads: If you are between 9 and 12 years old and love to read, come share your favorites and discover new ones with other preteens! Activities and snacks are included. We will meet every second Thursday from 4 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. During the summer, we will meet on June 9th, July 14th, and August 11th.
Dino Days: Children 5 years to 11 years old are invited to earn a free ticket to Dino Days at the Sherman Museum! Read 9 books about dinosaurs, fossils, paleontology, and archeology and get a ticket. Sign up at the library June 4th to August 1st.
We will post other special events periodically so visit the web page often. Or, follow the Friends of the Sherman Public Library on Twitter @SPLFriends for updates.

Also, if you or your child(ren) require any accommodations or would like different programming, let Mrs. Stuck know. Call her at 903-892-7240 or visit her at the library.
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