Youth Programs

Special Events

Make It at the Library - Tea Towels

Cricut  Tea Towel Class: Ages 8 & Up

  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Library Makery
  • Ages: 8 & Up
  • Registration Required: Register Here (Registration opens Jan. 5)

At this program you will learn how to use a Cricut Cutting Machine & Heat Press by creating your own custom tea towel.  The Make It @ the Library programs are made possible by a 2021 Make It! grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center.


Cricut  Tea Towel Class: Ages 16 & Up

  • Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Time 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Library Makery
  • Registration Required: Register Here (Registration opens Jan. 5)

At this program you will learn how to use a Cricut Cutting Machine & Heat Press by creating your own custom tea towel.  The Make It @ the Library programs are made possible by a 2021 Make It! grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center.

Regular Programs

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We ask that you not bring food or drinks to storytime areas. We have a snack area on the second floor where you can enjoy a treat after storytime. Storytimes are subject to change in the event of public health concerns.  

Kids listening to a storytime

First Tuesday PJ Storytime

  • Dates: January 4th & February 1st
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Children's Library
  • Ages: 0-6

Come join us and dress in your jammies for a cozy evening at the library! In this sensory friendly storytime we will incorporate mindfulness moments and soft music for a relaxing evening of stories!

Wiggles & Giggles Wednesday Storytime

  • Dates: Wednesdays, January 5th - February 23rd
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Event Space
  • Ages: 0-6

Read, play, and learn at this fun filled, lively storytime! We will be singing, dancing, and learning together!

Thursday Afternoon Sensory Friendly Storytime

  • Dates: Thursdays, January 6th - February 24th
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Location: Event Space
  • Ages: 4-6

Our Sensory Friendly storytime offers soft lighting, quiet music, storytime stuffed animals, and weighted lap pads to help kids feel comfortable. Our sensory kits will also be available for use. 

Crafty Creators: Take-Home Crafts

January: Penguins

Waddle into a HAPPY NEW YEAR by creating a cute little penguin! Available beginning January 3 at the library while supplies last!

Reading Mother Challenge

  • Start Date: October 1st, 2021
  • End Date: May 31st, 2022

OBJECTIVE: Read all the books that are imprinted on the hem of the Reading Mother's skirt in 8 months. For each book read, the reader will receive a raffle ticket good for a chance to win a gift basket sponsored by the members of the Tsceminicum Club. Visit the library to receive your raffle tickets. If you are unable to come into the library, give us a call and we can enter your raffle ticket for you. 

Age Categories:

  • Adults: 18 & Up
  • Teens: 13 - 18
  • Kids: 8 - 12
  • Families/Groups: All ages (1 ticket will be entered per family or group for each title)

Registration Required: Registration Form

The Reading Mother sculpture

List of titles on the Reading Mother's hem:

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Curious George by H.A. Rey
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Olivia by Ian Falconer
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf 
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Genre Quest 2021-22

What is Genre Quest?

Genre Quest is a nine-month program at the library that began in 2020. The goal of Genre Quest is to inspire readers of all ages to pursue genres they may not necessarily find in their comfort zone. Most importantly, it keeps readers engaged with what the library has to offer ALL readers. Who knows? You may unexpectedly find a new favorite story!

Each month all you have to do is visit a desk at the Lewiston City Library and say you read a book from that month's genre. You will then receive an exclusive button featuring that genre as a prize! Happy Questing!

Genre Quest Buttons 2021

Monthly Schedule:

October - Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal 

Books of the Fantasy genre often feature mythical creatures, magic, and epic adventures where a character must rise to the occasion. Sub-genres of Fantasy are Horror and Paranormal. Horror is about terror, while Paranormal features mythical beings at the forefront of the story.

November - Nonfiction/(Auto) Biography

Nonfiction books are true stories based on real people, events, creatures, and concepts. Biographies are stories written about people and their real-life experiences. Autobiographies are an account of a person's life written by that person.

December - Graphic Fiction/ Graphic Nonfiction/Manga

These are novels told through both words and art; they are very similar to comic books! Graphic novels are just a format but can encompass all genres. Manga are Japanese comic books and graphic novels.

January - Classic/Literary   

Classic fiction has been given special recognition and has stood the test of time. Literary fiction is worthy of praise or reward and centers around style, depth, and is character driven. 

February - Romance/Historical Fiction

Romance novels are all about a central love story and relationships. Historical fiction is a story that takes place in the past and features historical events, customs, and social norms. 

March - Science Fiction

Science Fiction (SciFi) is a story that places imagined or actual science at the forefront due to its connection with society and humanity. 

April - Poetry

Books of poetry express feeling and ideas in the form of rhythm, meaning, and sound.

May - Periodicals

Periodicals can take the form of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, comic books, or literary journals that are published daily, weekly, or monthly. 

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