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Weekly Programs

Our registered weekly programs are offered in three separate sessions: February through April; June and July; and October through December. Registration takes place the month preceding each session.

Discover just the right program for your child!

Wee Read

(Bluffton - Main Library: Birth - 24 months)
(Ossian Branch: Birth - 30 months)
This program is for our smallest patrons. It encourages communication and personal contact between child and parent. A great way to meet other new parents. Pre-registration needed.
Bluffton - Main Library: Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or Fridays at 10:00 AM
Ossian Branch: Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Toddler Time

(Ages 2 - 3)
Toddlers, with an adult friend, can join in this program filled with stories, fingerplays, and songs.  Sessions are six to 12 weeks. Pre-register to join.
Bluffton - Main Library: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, Wednesdays at 10:00 AM, or Thursdays at 9:45 AM

Story Hour

(Ages 4 - 6)
Stories, videos, fingerplays, and crafts related to a specific theme make learning fun. Adults are request to be present for craft time but are not required to be in the Story Hour Room. These sessions fill up fast so pre-register early to join.
Bluffton - Main Library: Wednesdays at 1:00 PM or Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Storytime

(Ages 2½ - 6)
Stories, videos, fingerplays, and crafts related to a specific theme make learning fun.  Pre-register to join.
Ossian Branch: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Play Group Fun

(All Ages)
Toys, books, and crafts for the kiddos. For the adults, there will be plenty of room to hang out and visit while keeping an eye on the children. Drop-in event. No registration needed. January-April
Ossian Branch: Fridays from 10:00 AM to Noon
 
 

Monthly Programs

Fun monthly events for kids!

Musical Mondays @ Ossian

(Ages 3 - 6)
Fun program that combines music and movement, plus a story or two. Registration required. October-May
Ossian Branch: 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 PM

PJ Story Hour

(Ages 4 - 6)
Just like our Story Hour program but offered in the evening. Registration suggested.
Bluffton - Main Library: 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM

Kids' Club

(Bluffton - Main Library: Kindergarten - 3rd grade)
(Ossian Branch: Kindergarten - 5th grade)
Fun and educational activities planned especially for boys and girls in lower elementary grades. Books, stories, theme-related arts and crafts, games, and a chance to make new friends. October - May
Bluffton - Main Library: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM
Ossian Branch: 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM

Book Clubs

(Grades 3 - 5)
The "No Boys Allowed" and "No Girls Allowed" Book Clubs meet at the same time. Enjoy a book discussion and craft related to the book-of-the-month. Pick up a copy of the book selection at the library and read or listen to it prior to the meeting. September-May
Bluffton - Main Library: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM

JL Crew

(Grade 4 - 6)
JL CREW (Junior Library Crew) is an evening of fun and exploration. Each month a different theme is chosen, with activities planned for upper elementary aged kids. Registration appreciated. October - May
Bluffton - Main Library: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM

Lego Club

(School aged children)
Create your own masterpiece with the Lego blocks we provide. You will have an hour to design and build a Lego creation to fit the theme of the month. It might be “Things that Fly”, or “On the Farm,” or “Scary Things.” Every month is different. September - May
Bluffton - Main Library: 1st Thursday of the month at 3:30 PM 
or 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM
Ossian Branch: 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM
 

Program Cancellation Policy

If the school district has a two hour delay, programming will proceed as normal.

Bluffton - Main LibraryOn the days Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District is closed due to inclement weather, programming is cancelled.

Ossian Branch: On the days Nothern Wells School District is closed due to inclement weather, programming is cancelled.