Online Resources for Children

2020 Children's Spring Programs


Click PDF iconhere for the flyer of our 2020 Children's Spring Programs.


Toddler Time 10:30-11:00 am for ages 2-3.  Stories, music, & puppets, starting Jan. 6th through May 18th.  Parents must stay with children.

Story Train 1:30-2:00 pm for ages 4-5.  Stories, music, puppets, & creations, starting Jan. 6th through May 18th.

Book Surfers 2:30-3:30 pm.  Book Club for 4th-6th graders.  Monthly meetings with snacks. 


Family Craft Time 6:30-7:30 pm for ages 7-11.  Crafts and special programs from Jan. 7th through May 19th.


Rhythm and Rhymes 11:00-11:20 am for ages birth to 2 years.   Stories, music, & puppets, starting Jan.22nd through May 6th.  Parents must stay with children.


Seashore Story Hour 10:30-11:00 am for ages 3-5.  Stories, music, & puppets, starting Jan. 10th through May 22nd.

**There will be no children’s programs during the week of April 10th—16th.



Lego Club (for ages 5-10 years) meets from 10:30-11:30 am in the Children's Activity Room on the following Saturdays:

March 14th

**March 28th - 2:00-3:00pm

April 25th

May 16th & May 23rd

Please leave any personal legos at home, but be sure to bring your imagination!


What: A program that encourages families to read 1,000 books to their child before they enter kindergarten.

Who: Any child from birth until they enter kindergarten are eligible to register.

How: Register at the Ocean City Free Public Library and receive your first record sheet.  Bring this back to the library as you reach the reward milestones to collect your reward and receive your next record sheet.

Why: Reading books to young children builds language and other early literacy skills.  Reading books together also creates a special bonding time between children and their parents / caregivers. bonding time with parents and caregivers.


What happens if we read the same book multiple times?

Every time a book is read to the child it counts!  If you read one book ten times, then it counts for ten books.

How long will it take to reach 1,000 books?
The program is self-paced, so it depends on how often you read with your child.  If you read 3 books a day, it will take under a year to  reach the 1,000 book goal.  If you read one book a day, it will take just under 3 years.

Questions?  Call the Children’s Department - (609) 399-2434, ext. 5241


Join us for Book Surfers - a book club for 4th through 6th graders!  Snacks and books are provided.  Meets once a month from 2:30-3:30 pm in the Children's Activity Room on the following Mondays:

March 9th

April 6th

May 4th

June 1st