For Children

Youth Programs

Weekly Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM we host storytime in the children's area of the library (sign will say closed, but come on in). All ages welcome! Our storytime program features stories, songs, rhymes, and dance, all of which encourage young children to develop listening and socialization skills, a love of books and reading, early development skills like small-motor development, as well as early literacy skills. This is also a great time for children and caregivers to spend quality time together.

Grab 'N Go Craft Bags: Pickup a new craft to do as a family every other week at the library! New crafts are available the second and last Tuesday of each month (subject to change), available by the front door. First-come, first-serve, while supplies last.

Wacky Wednesdays: All ages are welcome to join us at the library after school's early release every Wednesday at 1:30. We've got LEGOs, snacks, games, puzzles, and more. The library is open until 6:00 PM; children are welcome to stay as long as they'd like up until closing.

Movie Morning: Join us the third Saturday of each month at 10:30am for Movie Morning! We screen child appropriate movies on the big screen while you enjoy free movie snacks and drinks with the family. 

Collections & Resources

Playaway Launchpad Learning Tablets: We have two pre-loaded learning tablets for children to check out: one for ages 3-5 (grades Pre-K to K) and one for ages 5-7 (grades K-2).These tablets are pre-loaded with interactive games, puzzles, and challenges that will let them explore the world in fun new ways. To checkout a launchpad, speak with a librarian.

Children's Computer - AWE Learning: Our children's educational computer is designed for children ages 2-8. It features more than 70 educational programs, covering subjects like literacy, science, writing, art, math, music, history, and more.

Early Literacy

Check out our early literacy resources page to learn more about best early literacy practices, how we incorporate them in our programs, and how you can add them into your daily life!


Unattended Child Policy

The Oxford Public Library staff welcomes children to use our services and facilities. During Wacky Wednesdays early release programming and other special programs at the library, Oxford staff provide adult supervision for children of all ages. Outside of scheduled programs, children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible older party.