Children

Welcome to the Library. What may we help you imagine?


At the Highland Park Library, children can explore their creativity with a variety of programs, including Story Times, after-school events, hands-on workshops, and more.  

Discover your imagination with helpful digital and physical resources from puppet kits, STEAM kits, and Launchpad tablets to picture books, chapter books, and even Wonderbooks that read aloud to you. 

Story Times


The Highland Park Library has the following story times each week for children. 

  • Baby Lapsit Story Time - Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. for children from Birth to 24 months
  • Toddler Story Time - Fridays at 10:00 a.m. for 2 to 3 year-olds
  • Preschool Story Time - Fridays at 10:45 a.m. for 3 to 5 year-olds

Virtual Programs from the Library

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Tall Tails with Canine Companions


The last Wednesday of every month, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Children of all reading levels are encouraged to get to know one of Canine Companion's future service dogs. These dogs will one day  work alongside people with disabilities to help increase their independence.

Each child will get 15 minutes of reading time with their pawsome audience to practice their literacy skills. Registration required.

Hearts and Flowers Show

Saturday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Suitable for children and families.

Share the love with this whimsical and musical celebration of Valentine's day. Families can enjoy a story telling about the history of Valentine's Day, along with songs, puppets, and a surprise!

Registration opens Thursday, January 7.

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Baby Bounce Story Time

Bring a blanket for Baby Bounce at the Library every Thursday at 10 a.m., 2nd Floor Town Hall. 

Read stories, sing, and follow along with Miss Victoria, while engaging in parent and baby bonding time. 

Baby bounce is designed for ages 0-2.

For more information, please call 214-559-9400 or email the Library .

National Geographic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. 

This database is best for children ages 6 – 14.

The collection includes the complete run of the magazine from the first issue in 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and colorful photos.

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