1. Thu Oct. 21

    Preschool Stories Preschool Stories is the session for your “big kid” (ages 3-5) who is ready to stretch, dance, liste...
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  2. Sun Oct. 24

    STEAM Sunday Elementary aged children and their caregivers are invited to learn about topics in science, technolo...
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  3. Sun Oct. 24

    Gentle Storytime Gentle Storytime is a sensory storytime for families with children on the autism spectrum or with mu...
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Visit SCOUT, at our Kids' Catalog to find great children's books both in the library and online!

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ecoEXPLORE is a program for kids in K-8th grade that encourages them to make scientific observations in a fun way. Using smartphones or tablets, kids can make observations that scientists can use in their own research and also earn points and prizes at the same time! As a LoanSpot, the Southern Pines Public Library offers Loanpacks, which are filled with nature science equipment. Patrons can check out these backpacks to assist them in making observations. Click here to view our Loanpacks!

Story Times

Story times are held Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons to teach early literacy skills to children birth through pre-K. Click here for current summer story time details! 

Little Clips for Little Readers

Little Clips for Little Readers are short videos featuring fun rhymes, songs, and literacy tips for children age birth to five and their parents & caregivers. Look for these videos on the SPPL Facebook page and on the Southern Pines Public Library’s YouTube Channel.



Take a break from screen time to listen to librarians reading stories. Call (910) 900-9099 and select a story. Press # at any point during the story to return to the main menu. New stories will become available each month.

Story Walk

Enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s picture book are located on special display posts on a walking path outside the library. Featured books change seasonally. 

Next Reads

Running out of things to read? Fill out the Next Reads online form describing some of your favorite (and least favorite) books. The librarians will select a custom list of 5 recommended titles to read based off your form responses. You will receive your list  via email within 3 to 5 business days.


Library Guides

Discover books, online library resources, and websites tailored to a specific topic of subject area.

Online Library Resources

Use your library card and PIN to access subscription content at home or on the go. Below lists the best online library resources for kids.

  • Britannica Library
    Age appropriate reference materials for three unique groups - children, young adults, and older patrons.
  • Gale Literary Sources
    Combines Literature Resource Center with Gale Virtual Reference Library in one interface. Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
  • History Study Center
    A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
  • Kids - North Carolina Digital Library
    The Kids Collection includes eBooks, audiobooks, and videos available for streaming or download to most devices. Users will need their library card number and PIN number to access this collection. Call or visit the library for help and more information.
  • NC Kids Digital Library
    The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) together with OverDrive and the state of North Carolina have created a digital resource sharing service. Over 3,700 eBooks, Audiobooks, Videos, and Read-Alongs are now available for kids’ pre-K through 4th grade on NC Kids Digital Library.