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Kids & Teens Programs and Events


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Annual Poetry Contest

Our annual poetry contest is open! This year’s theme is Life Story. You could win cash for your poem! All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016. Read the rules and enter online here.

Regular Youth Events

Fresh for Kids Cooking Class: It’s our healthy cooking class for kids! Each month, we focus on a different fruit or vegetable and create simple, hands-on recipes. Kids will get a chance to prepare (and eat!) their creations! This class is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM. Kindergarten and older, please.

Sunshine State Readers Book Club: This book club is open to anyone in elementary or middle school interested in the Sunshine State Books. Haven’t read the book? No problem! Come hang out and discuss it anyway, and share what you’ve read lately. It’s a great chance to meet other kids your age who love reading. This book club is held on the third Friday of the month at 5:00 PM from August-May. Light snacks are provided. Click here to see our schedule!

Story Time: We offer story time 3 times a week for different age groups: preschool, toddlers, and babies. Our story times take place on Tuesday (preschool), Wednesday (toddlers), and Thursday (babies) mornings at 10:30 AM. For more information, click here!