Saturday, September 30, 2023

Special October Story Time Programs

The Southlake Library is hosting several special Story Time programs in October for preschoolers. Check out these fun events.

Chicken Dance Story Time
October 9 | 11:15 a.m. | Library
This story time is complete with stories, laughter, dancing, singing and fun! We will have a special visitor in a costume to help us with the fun. Best for kids up to age five.

Preschool Art Story Time
October 15 | 10 a.m. | Library
This fun and messy story time is a perfect balance of creativity and structure. For ages 3-5 years

Apple Faire Story Time
October 16 | 10:45 a.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
Apple season is upon us. Let’s visit with some of our favorite books, followed by apple tasting and super fun crafts. All ages.

Halloween Story Time Celebration
October 31 | 11:15 a.m. | Library
Come dressed in your Halloween costume for some spooky tales, treats and a parade around the library. All ages.

A Season to Celebrate with Southlake Library

Southlake Library hosts free family activities to boost holiday spirit.

Looking for some holiday activities that won’t pinch your budget? Celebrate the season in Southlake by gathering together with friends and neighbors at your Southlake Library. Find the latest in holiday books and movies while you are here for these special events.

Holiday Story Time at the Station
Wednesday, Dec. 7th | 10 AM | Fire Station No. 1, 600 State Street
Southlake’s Firefighters and Police join the Library staff to offer a frosty story time that is perfect for ages 2-6 years. Bring an unwrapped toy or a box of cereal to benefit our community partner, Christmas is for Children. No registration is needed.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Story Time
Tuesday, Dec 13th | 11:15 AM | Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor
It’s a musical story time when the Library host musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to share some holiday tunes. Perfect for ages 2-6 years. No registration required.

Story Time with Mrs. Santa Claus
Monday, Dec. 19th | 11 AM | Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor
Ho, Ho, Ho, it’s Christmas and here comes Mrs. Claus. She is taking time to visit and share holiday stories, hot cocoa, cookies and fun. Don’t forget your camera! All ages.

Cookie Decorating
Tuesday, Dec. 20th | 2 PM | Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor
Sprinkle some joy on a holiday cookie! Join us for an afternoon of decorating, tasting, carols and laughs. All ages.

Holiday Crafternoon
Wednesday, Dec. 21st | 2 PM | Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor
Crafts are for everyone! We invite kids, teens & adults to join us for a joyful afternoon with festive activities and refreshments. We’ll have holiday music, treats and fun for the whole family. Additional spots available. Register Now

Mr. Vic’s Holiday Extravaganza
Thursday, Dec. 22nd | 1 PM | Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor
Let Mr. Vic capture and entertain you with his unique blend of stand-up comedy, insane holiday songs, side-splitting audience participation and hilarious puppets. All ages. Additional spots available. Register Now.

Tom Turkey Stopping by to Visit Story Time at Southlake Library

It’s not Thanksgiving without a visit from Tom Turkey. Story Time at Southlake Library is going to the birds with real live turkey visitors.

Enjoy a Tale of Two Turkeys when Southlake Library hosts special visitors from a local farm. Families can join Ms. Stacy and Ms. Elizabeth for stories, songs, merriment and live turkeys! Be prepared to do the Turkey Tango – a Southlake Story Time favorite dance.

This special event will be held on Wednesday, November 16th at 10:45 AM on the 3rd Floor of Southlake Town Hall.

More than Books: Southlake Public Library Offers Visitors Options for Learning and Fun

Through offering the latest bestselling books, blockbuster movies, special resources and exciting events, the Southlake Public Library is turning the page on typical library expectations. No matter the subject, chances are there is something for every reader among the more than 45,000 printed titles for children, teens and adults, current magazine selections, and downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. From helping students with school projects or test prep, to assisting job hunters or individuals wanting to learn a new language, the research center offers multiple online investigative tools and databases accessible from any computer.

The Southlake Library also serves the community through a vast selection of year-round and seasonal programming. In addition to continuous favorites, such as weekly story time programs, patrons can find art classes, reading programs, STEAM programs focused on science education, and special events each month.

A fan favorite is the Library’s Southlake Summer Reading Program which came to a close on August 12. The annual 10-week program is designed to encourage families to incorporate reading into their summer fun and this year’s stats prove that it is once again a bestseller:

  • The Library hosted 3,911 summer readers, including 563 preschoolers, 2,074 children, 254 teens, and 1,020 adults.
  • Preschoolers completed 25 pre-literacy activities; children and teens read over 32,000 hours and completed over 7,500 book reviews; and adults used the online Summer Reader Program to share reviews of over 500 books.
  • The Library also led 52 special programs for families with 9,000 visitors.

Because of the generous donations from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Friends of Southlake Library, readers were treated to rewards for their accomplishments. More than 50 readers won prize drawings for their excellent participation. Although summer programming has come to an end, an exciting fall lineup is scheduled:

  • Pumpkin Painting Palooza on October 10 will offer visitors a seasonal chance to enjoy pumpkin painting and snacks.
  • Pet Costume Parade on October 29 will allow visitors to bring their best dressed pets for some pre-Halloween fun.
  • Literary Clue Night on November 5 will provide 10+ year olds a chance for a real-life literary inspired game of Clue, complete with good times and snacks.
  • A Tale of Two Turkeys Story Time on November 16 will include songs, merriment and live turkeys, just in time for Thanksgiving.
  • During Story Time with Mrs. Claus December 19, Santa’s Mrs. will share stories, cocoa, cookies and fun.
  • Christmas Cookie Decorating on December 20 will offer a festive afternoon of decorating, tasting, carols and laughter for all ages.
  • During Holiday Crafternoon on December 21, the Library will lead teens and adults in advanced holiday crafts, while children under 10 will find activities in the kids’ area.
  • Visitors of Mr. Vic’s Holiday Extravaganza on December 22 will enjoy Mr. Vic’s stand-up comedy, insane holiday songs, side-splitting audience participation and puppet hilarity.

With options stretching far beyond the pages of books, the Southlake Public Library is the place to be for learning and fun. As Southlake City Librarian Cynthia Pfledderer describes, the Library is a community resource for all ages and interests.

“The Southlake Library is here to support the community by offering free access to quality materials, programs and resources. Our goal is to make life and work in Southlake more enjoyable and successful; from baby to senior, we are here to serve,” stated Pfledderer.

For more information, visit the or call 817-748-8243.

Story Time – Super Hero Edition

This year Fire and Police departments are combining forces with the Library and Parks and Recreation to bring you Story Time at the Station Super Hero Edition!

Join us on Friday, July 15th at 10:00 a.m. the Super Heroes will take over Fire Station 1 (600 State Street) for our annual story time event.  Story time at the station, has grown every year and is a super fun event! Parents and kids pack the fire bays so you will want to arrive in plenty of time to get a good spot.

We want to encourage the kids and their parents to wear their favorite super hero costume.  There will be a puppet show, a sing-a-long, a story read by one of our firefighter heroes, plus stay for the station tour including a display of your favorite police and fire vehicles.

You won’t want to miss the excitement!


Breakfast Story Time with Mayor Laura Hill

Come share breakfast and a story.  On August 11, 2015, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill will be visiting Story Time at the Southlake Library in Town Hall. Little ones will enjoy songs, games, puppets and a story read by their Mayor. Her visit will include Toddler Time beginning at 10:45 AM and Preschool Time beginning at 11:30 AM. Breakfast treats will be served while supplies last.  For more information, please call the Southlake Library at 817-748-8243.