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Children Department Highlights

Programs & Events

Picking Up S.T.E.A.M.

Children's Program Room

Hands-on activities based on Science, Math, Art, and fun! Ms. Marie plans an action-packed progra...

Toddler-a-Go-Go

Community Room

The perfect storytime for toddlers on the go! Singing, dancing and moving, with some stories thro...

Story Friends

Community Room

Ms. Lisa will bring stories, music, movement and fun for all her preschool friends! Limited space...

Picking Up S.T.E.A.M.

Children's Program Room

Hands-on activities based on Science, Math, Art, and fun! Ms. Marie plans an action-packed progra...

Ms. Courtney's Library Stop!

Children's Program Room

Make the library your regular stop every first and third Saturday to see Ms. Courtney and her sto...

Toddler-a-Go-Go

Community Room

The perfect storytime for toddlers on the go! Singing, dancing and moving, with some stories thro...

Story Friends

Community Room

Ms. Lisa will bring stories, music, movement and fun for all her preschool friends! Limited space...

Picking Up S.T.E.A.M.

Children's Program Room

Hands-on activities based on Science, Math, Art, and fun! Ms. Marie plans an action-packed progra...

Toddler-a-Go-Go

Community Room

The perfect storytime for toddlers on the go! Singing, dancing and moving, with some stories thro...

Family Night with Juggler Ron Anglin

Community Room

Ron will amaze you with his juggling skills and his show, Quite a Catch! Due to COVID restriction...

Story Friends

Community Room

Ms. Lisa will bring stories, music, movement and fun for all her preschool friends! Limited space...

Picking Up S.T.E.A.M.

Children's Program Room

Hands-on activities based on Science, Math, Art, and fun! Ms. Marie plans an action-packed progra...

Ms. Courtney's Library Stop!

Children's Program Room

Make the library your regular stop every first and third Saturday to see Ms. Courtney and her sto...

Toddler-a-Go-Go

Community Room

The perfect storytime for toddlers on the go! Singing, dancing and moving, with some stories thro...

Story Friends

Community Room

Ms. Lisa will bring stories, music, movement and fun for all her preschool friends! Limited space...

Picking Up S.T.E.A.M.

Children's Program Room

Hands-on activities based on Science, Math, Art, and fun! Ms. Marie plans an action-packed progra...

Toddler-a-Go-Go

Community Room

The perfect storytime for toddlers on the go! Singing, dancing and moving, with some stories thro...

Story Friends

Community Room

Ms. Lisa will bring stories, music, movement and fun for all her preschool friends! Limited space...

Picking Up S.T.E.A.M.

Children's Program Room

Hands-on activities based on Science, Math, Art, and fun! Ms. Marie plans an action-packed progra...

Scooby Doo Spooktacular

Community Room/Children's Department

Visit with Scooby and the Gang as you participate in the Mystery Inc. Training Camp. Learn how to...

Welcome to the Children’s Department at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest! We strive to meet the education and entertainment needs of children ages birth to six grade. This is a large age range with varied needs and interests, so as you can imagine, we have something going on all the time! We have storytimes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, as well as evening family programs and Saturday events. Our after-school kids are kept busy with our STEAM programs on Tuesday and Wednesday and we are always planning something special, so be sure and check out the calendar frequently! It’s not just about books anymore, so check out our Launchpads, Vox books, e-books, audios, DVDs and take-home theme kits. Kids of all ages will find something they like at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest!

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