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  • Writer's pictureHaley Westbrook

Kid & Teen Library Resources to Keep You Busy During Our Program Break

The Library is taking a youth program break November 1-13, 2022. There will be no Storytimes, Music & Movement, Afterschool Fun, or Teen Thursday programs for the first two weeks of November.

We will still have our monthly Kids Connect program on November 5 from 2-3:30pm. You can view all of our November programs and download a print version of our calendar in both English and Spanish on our website.

If you’re looking for ways to fill the time you would have spent in programs during the break, look no further! The library still has a ton to offer, including resources to help you access online storytimes and craft tutorials for free.


Photo of a young girl sitting at table. She is wearing pink and purple headphones looking at her laptop.

Even though we won’t be hosting storytimes at the library during the break, there are still ways to get the storytime experience at home. Our Digital Resources for Kids page includes links to websites that offer free virtual storytimes.

All of the above resources are free and you do not need a library card to use them.

If you do have a library card, you can also access ebooks and audiobooks through our digital collection. If you download the Libby app, you can browse the collection on your device and read/listen directly on the app. In the Libby app, you can also filter the collection by Read-Along books so readers can follow along as a narrator reads the picture book to them.

Picture of the Pets Story Kit at Caldwell Public Library. Contains books, movies, puzzles, and toys.

The Library also has a collection of Story Kits, which are designed to be storytime in a box for patrons to use at home. They contain books, movies, toys, and activity cards all centered around a theme. The Story Kits are located in the Kids Room at the library, next to the librarians’ desk. You can also browse the kits and place holds online.


Picture of CPL's Knitting and Crocheting take home kit. Contains how-to books and craft supplies.

If your favorite part of our programs is the arts and crafts, you can find a variety of how-to books at the library. Check out the nonfiction section next time you are in, or search for a specific skill on our online catalog. We also have kits available to check out through our Library of Things (learn more in the next section), including a knitting & crochet kit with books and supplies to help you learn the skill.

Games & Equipment

Blue background with green and white text that reads Library of Things. There are several white line graphics depicting various hobbies like painting, sports, and reading.

The Library has a collection of non-book items called the Library of Things. In this collection, you can find board games, sports equipment, craft supplies, STEM Kits, and more. Browse the collection online or at the library!


We are excited to see kids, teens, and families when our youth programs resume starting November 14. In the meantime, we hope you still use the library, whether it’s in person or online. Be sure to check our website often and follow us on social media for program updates.

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