Storytime at Creekside Park: We are so excited to offer in person programming again! We will offer a weekly storytime at Creekside Park at two different times: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Thursdays at 6:30 PM. All ages welcome! We recommend you bring your own blanket or towel to sit on. Our stoyrtime 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.
Family Craft Kits: Pickup a new craft to do as a family every week at the library! New crafts will be available every Saturday morning at 10:00 AM. First-come, first-serve, while supplies last.
Wacky Wednesdays (currently suspended due to COVID-19): All ages are welcome to join us at the library after school's early release every Wednesday at 1:30. We've got LEGOs, crafts, 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.
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.
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.