Children's Programs

Nurture creativity and learn something new with children's programs at Allen Public Library, geared toward ages 12 and under.

All programs will be held in the Children's Program Room unless otherwise noted.

Limited programs require free tickets to attend. Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the program begins at the Children's Desk. Your entire party must be present in order to get tickets.

Check out the May and June calendar of events!

  1. StoryWalk I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean

    StoryWalk
    Ages: Ages 3 and up
    Date: May 13 - June 23
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  2. Disco ball on a black background

    Baby Prom
    Ages: 0-2
    Date & Time: Tue, May 24,
    10:15 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  3. Painting and picture of a white and black dog

    Arts @ APL: Paint a Pet Portrait
    Ages: For Families with children ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Wed, May 25,
    10:30 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  4. Let's go Wild with Wildlife on the Move

    The Unhuggables Presented by Wildlife on the Move
    Ages: Recommended for children ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Wed, May 25
    2:30 p.m.
    3:45 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

  5. Movie poster for Onward

    Family Matinee Movies: Onward
    Ages: Recommended for children ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Wed, June 1
    2:30 p.m.
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  6. Building with blocks

    Lego Family Fun Day
    Ages: For Families
    Date & Time: Thu, June 2
    6:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  1. Marvel What If

    Marvel What If...?
    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Fri, June 3
    2:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  2. Sci Tech Discovery Center Logo

    Spanish Story Time
    Ages: Ages 3 and up
    Date & Time: Sat, June 4
    10:30 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  3. Children dancing in their PJs

    When Plants Attack
    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Tue, June 7
    3 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  4. David Slick juggling fire

    LED Show with David Slick
    Ages: Recommended for children ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Wed, June 8
    2:30 p.m.
    3:45 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

  5. Colorful Family Sand Art

    Family Sand Art
    Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Thu, June 9
    3 p.m.
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  6. Baby with blocks

    Early Literacy for Babies
    Ages: Caregivers and their babies ages 0-2
    Date & Time: Fri, June 10
    10:30 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  1. Butterfly on a flower

    Bugs and Butterflies
    Ages: For Families
    Date & Time: Mon, June 13
    3 p.m.
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  2. Healthy tree and a tree suffering from drought

    What Happens When It Doesn't Rain?
    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Tue, June 14
    2 p.m.
    3 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

  3. Movie poster for Encanto

    Family Matinee Movies: Encanto
    Ages: Recommended for children ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Wed, June 15
    2:30 p.m.
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  4. Notebook with circuts

    Arts @ APL: 
    Chibitronics Art
    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Thu, June 16
    2 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  5. Mini Food Plushies July 2022 260x215

    Pirate Party
    Ages: Ages 3 and up
    Date & Time: Fri, June 17
    10:30 a.m.
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  6. Torn Paper Art

    What About Bees?
    Ages: Grades K-3
    Date & Time: Tue, June 21
    2 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  1. Brett Roberts holding a giant fish

    Gone Fishing Magic Show
    Ages: Recommended for children ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Wed, June 22
    2:30 p.m.
    3:45 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

  2. Paper with paint and scribbles

    Bad Art
    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Tue, June 28
    2 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  3. Movie poster for Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Family Matinee Movies: 
    Space Jam: A New Legacy
    Ages: Recommended for children ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Wed, June 29
    2:30 p.m.
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  4. Children crafting

    Puppet Show Double Feature
    Ages: Ages 3 and up
    Date & Time: Fri, July 1
    10:30 a.m.
    11:15 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required

  5. Painting a unicorn suncatcher with purple paint

    Family Suncatcher Art
    Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Sat, July 2
    10:30 a.m.
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  6. Dino Bo holding a shovel

    Dinosaurs!
    Ages: Recommended for children ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Tue, July 5
    6:30 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  1. Spanish folk art featuring birds and flowers

    StoryWalk
    Ages: Ages 3 and up
    Date: July 6 - August 31
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  2. Blackland Prairie Raptor Center logo

    Blackland Prairie Raptors
    Ages: Recommended for children ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Wed, July 6
    2:30 p.m.
    3:45 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required

  3. Pink felt Pop-Tart

    Felt Food Plushies
    Ages: Grades 4-12
    Date & Time: Thu, July 7
    3 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  4. Allen Public Library StoryWalk Oceans of Possibilities featuring Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

    Torn Paper Art
    Ages: Ages 3 and up
    Date & Time: Fri, July 8
    10:30 a.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  5. Rainbow colored squishie star

    DIY Star Squishies
    Ages: Grades 4-6
    Date & Time: Mon, July 11
    3 p.m.
    Free Ticket Required
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  6. Coral reef with fish

    Family Coral Reef Creation
    Ages: Ages 5 and up
    Date & Time: Tue, July 12
    6:30 p.m.
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