Youth Services

Youth Services

Kid and teen magazines available for checkout at the library

Wednesday mornings at 10:00, children 12-36 months are welcome to attend Toddler Read and Romp Story and Playtime. Children and caregivers can enjoy age appropriate and thematic books, songs, fingerplays, felt board stories, rhymes, and movement activities for the first 30 minutes then spend the next 30 minutes with hands-on materials and activities for an educational and social playtime.

Thursday mornings at 10:00, children ages 3-5 may attend our Move & Groove Preschool Storytime. Attendance and participation of caregivers is highly recommended as it gives the adult the chance to learn the rhymes and songs that can be repeated at home for extended learning. A craft/educational activity will follow the stories and songs which also may require some adult help. Expect lots of movement and songs in this storytime along with read-alouds, felt board stories, rhymes, fingerplays, videos and a craft/educational activity all within a thematic framework. 


Benefits of Storytime

  • integrates visual (pictures and words) with auditory (spoken words) to facilitate language learning
  • provides opportunities for turn taking
  • increases listening and attending skills
  • encourages early literacy skills and phonological awareness
  • encourages a love of reading
  • encourages families to come to the library and check out materials
  • introduces authors and illustrators to families in a fun way
  • models good oral reading skills for parents and caregivers to follow
  • introduces songs, finger plays and nursery rhymes to parents that can be enjoyed at home
  • creates a social opportunity for parents and caregivers



LEAP Learn, Explore, Achieve, Play is a one hour early literacy, math, and school readiness program for children ages 3-5 years. Registraton for LEAP is right now. The fall session of LEAP will be Tuesday evenings from September 10-October 29 from 6:00-7:00.  LEAP is designed to fill in the gap for kids who are not old enough to start school but it is also appropriate for younger children as well. Parents and  children can interact or the parent may simply observe the child during activities. Registration is required due to limited space. Call 308-436-7433 or email with questions or to register.


Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Name: Gering Library Teen Book Dragons

Description: A group of teens in the 7th-12th grades who meet regularly to accumulate volunteer/service hours, make recommendations concerning the teen collections, and brainstorm and develop community relevant programming for the library.

Lego Club

The Lego Club meets in the Gering Library Community Room every Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Currently there are over 9,000 pieces for kids to build with. No sign up is required and kids are given the freedom to build and create whatever they want. The Lego Club is open to all kids. Parents or caregivers are asked to remain with children under 8 years old. Kids may display their creations in the children’s area of the library in between Lego Club meetings.