Each month we have a variety of free programs for babies through age 12. Our monthly calendar has a list of all upcoming programs. Below is a list of the different programs we offer with a general date and time, a short description, and suggested age range for participation.
Many of our clubs, programs, and story times require registration. You can sign up online through this link or call (336) 883-3666. Specific registration information is included in the descriptions below.
Littles Programs (babies - age 5):
- Littles & Kids Yoga: Ages 12 & under, weekly on Mondays at 11 a.m. Practice yoga poses and learn important steps to understanding your emotions. Registration is not required, but you can register for e-mail notification for all Littles Programs at .
- Littles Story Time: Ages 5 & under, weekly on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Read two or three picture books with us to build literacy and social skills, featuring a new theme each week. Registration is not required, but you can register for e-mail notification for all Littles Programs at bit.ly/3Sxg1j0.
- Music and Movement: Ages 5 & under, weekly on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Rock and roll with us to a 30-minute playlist that builds social and motor skills. Registration is not required, but you can register for e-mail notification for all Littles Programs at bit.ly/3Sxg1j0.
- Littles Library Social: Ages 5 & under, weekly on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Explore, socialize, and play together while building imagination and social skills. Registration is not required, but you can register for e-mail notification for all Littles Programs at bit.ly/3Sxg1j0.
School Age Programs (ages 6-12):
- I Made This!: Ages 6-12, in partnership with UNCG’s Recipe for Success. Learn about healthy snacks kids can make, with a little help, using fresh food. Register online at bit.ly/3ILM8DE.
- Culinary Kids: Ages 8-12, in partnership with UNCG’s Recipe for Success. Learn about healthy eating and cooking, often using materials from the library’s teaching garden. Register online at bit.ly/3ILM8DE.
- Chess Club: Ages 6-12, every other Friday at 4:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month. Practice and play chess with chess players of all levels. Register online at bit.ly/3SvysT7.
- Paws to Read: Ages 5-10, every other Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. We help your child build their confidence and fluency when reading aloud by reading to one of our visiting certified therapy dogs. Register for a time slot online at bit.ly/33Ngzd7.
- Nintendo Switch Club: Ages 8-12, monthly on the second and third Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Work together on different Nintendo Switch Games, all materials are provided by the library. Register for specific game slots at bit.ly/33tQGzq.
- Pokémon Club: Ages 6-12, every fourth Monday at 4:30 p.m. Learn to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game with our starter decks or bring your Pokémon cards to show new friends. There will be no card trading allowed during the program. Registration is not required, but you can register for e-mail notifications at bit.ly/3QSEI8l.
- STEM Club: Ages 7-12, monthly on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. This club will help your child to develop the 21st century learning skills they need with a special focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Register online at bit.ly/3AJPiGs.
- Sensory Friendly Story Time: All ages, one Sunday a month at 2 p.m. We welcome neuro-divergent children and their families as we focus on language enrichment, motor and social skills, and sensory free play. Register online at bit.ly/3XHyJ7s.
- Crafternoon!: Ages 12 & under, every fourth Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Story Room. Create and make whatever inspires you at our craft program. Registration is not required, but you can register for e-mail notifications at bit.ly/3MzPopA.
- LEGO Club: Ages 6-12, schedule-dependent. Build LEGO creations for display in the children’s area glass case. All materials are provided by the library. Register online at bit.ly/3FP7f8o.
- Workday Movie: Ages 12 & under, schedule-dependent. Enjoy a movie on teacher work days at the High Point Public Library. Registration is not required, please check our monthly calendar to find the next showing.
The Borrow an Experience program is geared for children’s ages 4 to 12. Adult library cardholders in good standing can check out tickets to local museums, science centers, theaters, recreation facilities and other businesses in the High Point area just as they would check out a book. The program removes financial barriers for children interested in STEAM experiences while highlighting local organizations to build a stronger sense of community. For more information call (336) 883-3666 or this link will take you to all of our programs, bit.ly/3A36lSp and then you can choose the Experience you are interested in, or you can follow each individual Experiences link.
Many community partners have committed to providing experiences for the program:
Year round partners include:
- Nido & Mariana Qubein Children's Museum in High Point, bit.ly/3uu2dZr
- Miriam P. Brenner Children's Museum in Greensboro, bit.ly/3UkY5Fr
- Kaliedeum Children’s Museum in Winston-Salem, bit.ly/3u98vgT
- The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, bit.ly/3gMoP3W
- TAG The Art Gallery of High Point at Congdon Yards bit.ly/3NwbQkx
- We Rock the Spectrum bit.ly/3EPdHMf
Fall/Winter Seasonal partners include: (Registration will reopen in fall 2023)
- High Point Theatre bit.ly/3UcuMEY
- High Point Community Theatre bit.ly/3OOYKhb
- Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts bit.ly/3IgV7h4
Spring/Summer Seasonal Partners Include: (Registration will reopen in spring 2024)
- City Lake Park, High Point Parks and Recreation, Registration opens in May bit.ly/3J0wyqh
- Washington Terrace Pool, High Point Parks and Recreation, Registration opens in May bit.ly/42wkfZx
- All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm, Registration opens in June bit.ly/3IWaixM
Other community organizations interested in supporting this program are encouraged to contact the High Point Public Library Children’s Department at (336) 883-3666.
All enrichment kits have a 21-day circulation period. Patrons are responsible for lost or damaged take-home kit equipment. Each kit has an itemized list of equipment and the cost of replacement. Health and Physical fitness kits require a signed injury and damages waiver form.
Available kits and what is included:
- Enrichment Kits
- Instrument Kits
- Physical Literacy Kits
- STEM Kits
- North Carolinians for Home Education
- State of North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education
- Greensboro Home Educators
- High Point Home Educators
Special Programs & Performances
Summer reading helps build the foundation of early literacy for our littles. Summer reading is critical to help children retain what they learned during the school year. Summer reading also helps to foster social-emotional development, discovering the joy of reading, and helping them to become lifelong learners.
High Point Public Library Children’s 2024 Summer Reading Program, Adventure Begins at Your Library, will begin Monday June 10th and will run until Saturday August 10th. Children can sign up and pick up a paper-reading log in person in the children’s department. For more information, see our summer reading brochure, or you can call the children’s reference desk at (336) 883-3666.
Summer Book Club Rules:
- Ages Birth to Middle School.
- Summer Reading Program will be: Monday June 12th - Saturday August 12
- Please remember or photograph the number on your reading log.
- Put a sticker on a bubble for every 30 minutes you read.
- You get 1 prize and 1 raffle ticket per week after reading at least 2 hours.
Summer Reading Grand Prizes:
- Library Lion
- Legos (2)
- American Girl Doll
Junior Friends Application period is closed, will reopen in March 2024:
The Junior Friends of the High Point Public Library has been an important part of Children’s Services for over 25 years! The Junior Friends is a library service organization for children that are interested in reading, helping others, and making a difference in our community.
If you are interested in volunteering, you may pick up an application beginning in March of 2024 at the children’s reference desk or you can print a copy of the application. You must have completed 4th grade-8th grade, no higher than 8th grade to apply. Applications are due back to the library by April. Training will take place during the month of May. Jr. Friends will volunteer during the months of June, July, and August. For more information about the Junior Friends or, call (336) 883-3666.
●Code.org - If you know a young learner who is interested in computer science and coding, but aren't sure where to start, Code.org has activities for every skill-level.
●CoolMath - CoolMath gives learners a fun way to improve math skills. Learners ages 13 and up can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money, and more. Kids between ages 3 and 12 can visit CoolMath4Kids for similar fun.
● Crash Course - Crash Course has over 42 educational courses for learners of all ages on topics ranging from history to life skills.
● Discovery Kids - Discovery Channel's Kids site has activities, games, and videos about animals and science to combine entertainment with education.
● Grammaropolis - Do you know a young learner who is struggling with parts of speech? Grammaropolis has fun, interactive games, videos, and songs for learners ages 6-12 to brush up on the eight parts of speech.
● Highlights Kids - Highlights Kids bring the famous magazine online with lots of resources for recipes, jokes, games, activities, and more.
● NASA Kids Club - If you love space and astronauts, the NASA Kids Club has videos, lessons, photos from real space missions, and interactive games to bring the fun of space to Earth.
● National Gallery of Art Kids - Young artists can create and display an online gallery while learning about the National Gallery of Art's most famous works.
● PBS Kids - Popular educational programming channel PBS Kids has a website geared towards ages 2-8 where they can watch videos and play games featuring their favorite characters.
● Space Racers - If you enjoy the Space Racers show, you can play educational games and do fun activities with familiar faces.
If you have suggestions or recommendations for other fun sites for kids ages 4 to 14 years old, email them to us.