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Early Learning (Birth to Age 5)


Summer Reading Program 2019

June 1 to August 31, 2019

Read and earn prizes all summer long in our Summer Reading Program. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate.

Storytime for Babies and Toddlers

Tuesdays at 10:30 & 11:00 am 

A caregiver and child interactive storytime featuring rhymes, songs, and stories, exclusively for babies and young toddlers (birth to 24 months). Space is limited. See the schedule for upcoming events.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

Designed for children ages birth to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers.

Music and Motion Storytime

Every other Tuesday at 10:30am

This program incorporates stories and songs along with playing and games, and is designed for children ages 2-5 and their families.

Evening Storytime

Second and Fourth Monday of each month at 5:30pm.

Children ages 3-third grade and their families are invited to enjoy Evening Storytimes. Each session starts with Yoga and ends with a breathing exercise.


Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library

Developed by the Public Library Association in conjunction with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Every Child Ready to Read is designed to give parents and caregivers tools they can use to help their children learn important pre-reading skills that will make it easier for them when they start school. For more information, call the library at 910-692-8235.

Outreach Services

In addition to storytimes offered inside the library, staff visit preschools and childcare centers in Southern Pines on a monthly basis. Using methods from the Every Child Ready to Read program, library staff work with students and staff from 18 childcare facilities.

Kindergarten to Fifth (K-5)


Summer Reading Program 2019

Read and earn prizes all summer long in our Summer Reading Program. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate.

STEAM Saturdays

One Saturday each month the library hosts STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Saturday featuring experiments, and craft tables all day.

Sunday Kids Movie

Kids and their parents are invited to enjoy free afternoon movies on selected Sunday afternoons from 2:30-4:30pm. Please call the library for movie titles.


Homework Help

Digital Libraries and Electronic Resources for Kids

Visit the Teen/Young Adult Page for grades 6-12!