Youth Events

Event Schedule for Kids

Sep
27
Rockin’ Kids Club: Sand Art in Prete Plaza
September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sep
29
Bonus Storytime video: Hispanic Heritage Month
September 29 @ 9:30 am - 9:40 am
Sep
30
Babytime Buzz
September 30 @ 9:00 am - 9:10 am

The Library engages children with learning through free formal and informal enrichment experiences. Our regular programs are listed below, but be sure to check our calendars for additional special events. For more information, please contact the Children’s Desk at 512-218-3275.

Programs for Kids:

Storytime is a lively 30-minute combination of books, movement activities and songs best enjoyed by families with their children.  Join us for Babytime, Toddlertime, Preschool Storytime, Bilingual Storytime and /or Family Storytime. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT STORYTIME >

Recommended reads for kids

Once Upon a UnicornIsaiah Dunn Is My HeroThe Silver ArrowOut of the Wild NightThe Forgotten GirlA Small Zombie ProblemThe DarkdeepWatch Hollow

After-school clubs, special events, and summer reading

Please Note: Check the calendar for occasional changes, special events or cancellations so you don’t miss any fun! We regularly host special events on RRISD early release days and school holidays.

Rockin’ Kids Club (ages 5+)

Join us on Monday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. for rotating STEAM after-school activities from September – May. Preregistration is not required, unless you are bringing a group of six or more children. For group visits, please call the Children’s Desk at 512-218-3275.

The regular Rockin’ Kids Club activity schedule is:

  • 1st Monday: Lego Free-Build
  • 2nd Monday: Art Club
  • 3rd Monday: Science Activity
  • 4th Monday: Game On!

Tween Programs (ages 8-12)

Love middle-grade fiction and graphic novels? The Tween Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month during the school year. Come to the library and create something awesome! The library hosts regular after-school maker activities. Interested in programming computer games?  Attend one of our Scratch programming classes. Please see the library calendar for exact program/club dates and times.

Summer Reading and Special Events

Special events for kids are held throughout the year and during the Summer Reading Program. We regularly host special events on RRISD early release days and school holidays. Events are posted on the library calendar and on the information boards within the library.  The Summer Reading Challenge takes place between June – August every summer.

Questions? Please contact a Youth Services Librarian.

Rockin’ Kids Club
Andrea Warkentin, Youth Services Librarian
512-218-7011 or awarkentin@roundrocktexas.gov

Tween Programs and Rockin’ Kids Club
Amy German, Youth Services Librarian
512-218-7034 or amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov

Young authors, ages 8-18, may submit an original short story or poem to be turned into a book.

In April and May, the Round Rock Public Library accepts entries to the Write On! Tween Short Story Contest and Rockin’ Teen Poetry Contest.

Young authors may submit an original short story or poem. The top entries will be turned into a book which will become part of the Round Rock Public Library’s local author collection for children. Selected writers will also be invited to showcase their work at the Round Rock Public Library’s annual Local Author Fair. 

2021 Write On! Tween Short Story Contest

2021 Rockin’ Teen Poetry Contest

2020 Write On! Tween Short Story Contest Finalists

2020 Rockin’ Teen Poetry Contest Finalists

Questions? Please contact a Youth Services Librarian.

Rockin’ Teen Poetry Contest
Jane Dance, Teen Librarian
512-218-7012 or jdance@roundrocktexas.gov

Write On! Tween Short Story Contest
Amy German, Youth Services Librarian
512-218-7034 or amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov

Treat your reader to a 10-minute session reading to a therapy dog. Bow Wow, a partnership between the Round Rock Public Library and the Austin Dog Alliance, is open to children from pre-school through 8th grade. Registration is required.  Please call the Children’s Desk at 512-218-7034 for more information.

Share a story with a furry friend

Reading out loud can be challenging to some readers. For a motivating change of pace, treat your reader to a 10-minute session reading to a therapy dog.

Bow Wow, a partnership between the Round Rock Public Library and the Austin Dog Alliance, is open to children from preschool through 8th grade.

Regular schedule:

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month

Please check our calendar for details and this month’s schedule.

How it works:

  1. Reading slots are 10 minutes long.
  2. Online preregistration is required.  See the online calendar to register.
  3. Bow Wow reading dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owners/handlers as a team.

Appropriate behavior around our therapy dogs:

(parents, please review these guidelines with your children)
  1. Stay calm and quiet around the dog.
  2. Always ask for permission before petting the dog.
  3. Be kind to the therapy dog. Do not pull its tail or ears. Do not put your face in the dog’s face, or lay on the dog.
  4. Only one child reads to the dog at a time. Your reading group should include only the dog’s handler, the therapy dog, the child reader, and the parent/caregiver. This arrangement makes for a much more enjoyable reading experience for the child.

For more information:

Contact the Children’s Desk, 512-218-7034.

Exercise your brain this summer! Join us for a fun reading challenge and exciting events. LEARN MORE >

Building up our community–a new focus for new times

Well done, friends–you earned more than a million points, and unlocked donations from Friends of Round Rock Public Library to two local service organizations: the Round Rock Area Serving Center and the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.

Thanks for flexing so well while we worked to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. You did something new, and you did something really good for our community! And a special thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the way.

Watch this page for updates as the 2021 Summer Reading Program comes together–

Feedback or Suggestions?

We love your suggestions, comments, and offers to help. Please keep in touch!


 

2020 Summer Reading Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for helping us build a community of readers!

As we respond to the economic fallout of the COVID19 pandemic, we are especially mindful of the organizations who have long supported Round Rock’s readers.

We thank the sponsors who have stepped this year, and for many years in the past.

The Friends functions as sort of a booster club for the library, extending the library’s impact on the community. We are so grateful for the extraordinary ways they have stepped up this very unusual year.

We are leaving our 2019 sponsors visible as an extended thank you. Many of them expressed a willingness to continue supporting the library this summer, but because of the pandemic and the resulting loss of volunteers and in-person gatherings, we could not accommodate their generosity. We are grateful to them for supporting reading in Round Rock!

Kids 2019 | Teens 2019 | Adults 2019


2019 Kids’ Sponsors

Thank you for providing programs:

Thank you for providing prizes in 2019:

 Thank you for providing raffle prizes for our top readers in 2019:

Thank you to our 2019 teen sponsors!

In 2019, our adult program was supported by:

For events and services, ages 12-18, visit our Teen Page > 

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