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Kids


Summer Meals

Events for Kids

Tue, Aug 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glenarden
Come to the Glenarden Branch Library as we welcome Firefighter Lt. Clark of the Prince George's County Fire Department (and a firetruck) to help us learn about fire safety! Ages 3-8.

Tue, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy a family friendly movie.

Tue, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Accokeek
Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science experiments using basic scientific principles. Ages 8-12
This event is full

Tue, Aug 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Looking to play chess? Do you want to learn how? Come join us. All levels and ages are welcome!

Tue, Aug 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairmount Heights - Large Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating your own 3D cardboard crab! Supplies are provided.

Tue, Aug 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Play a variety of board games with us! / ¡Vengan a jugar con una gran variedad de juegos de mesa!

Tue, Aug 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Greenbelt - Small Meeting Room
Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science experiments using basic scientific principles. Ages 8-12.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 16, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
South Bowie
Join us outside on the South Bowie lawn for a movie night. Watch a movie adapted from some of your favorite books. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and delicious snacks, and get comfortable. All are welcome!

Tue, Aug 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Upper Marlboro
Experience the beautiful sounds of this massive mallet instrument performed by percussionist Matt Keown. Enjoy a wonderful concert, learn about the instrument, and take part in activities!

Tue, Aug 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
The Prince George's County Memorial Library System hosts an evening of crocheting and knitting. Participants should provide their own supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome. Led by the Laurel Branch Library crocheting and knitting group.

Wed, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Wed, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Glenarden
Have fun crafting and creating! Make piggy banks and learn about money! Families welcome.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 17, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Largo-Kettering
Dive into ocean-themed movies for the whole family! Bring a blanket and snacks for an outdoor experience!

Wed, Aug 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Mount Rainier
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided

Thu, Aug 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Largo-Kettering
Explore and have fun with hands-on science or math activities, songs and games.

Thu, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy a family friendly movie.

Thu, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Celebrate the end of Summer Prince George's with ocean-themed games and crafts!

Thu, Aug 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton
Learn a variety of gardening skills including weeding, fertilizing, composting, mulching, and others according to the needs of our community gardening beds.

Thu, Aug 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Heights - Small Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided

Thu, Aug 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairmount Heights - Large Meeting Room
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Fri, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided

Fri, Aug 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Sat, Aug 20, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Three Location // Tres lugares
First come, first served FREE backpack giveaway for PGCPS students while supplies last. Musical entertainment by WHUR 96.3 FM (Flowers) Entrega de mochilas GRATIS para los estudiantes de PGCPS en orden de llegada y hasta agotar existencias. Entretenimiento musical por parte de WHUR 96.3 FM (Flowers)

Sat, Aug 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Glenarden
Dare 2B Different Mentoring, Grind Hard Dream Big, Soul of The War, and Solid Clothing will be giving away school supplies backpacks, refreshments, bottles of water, and chips to kids K-12. Supplies are limited! First come, first served. Children must be present with their parent/guardian to receive supplies.

Mon, Aug 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
Play board games and card games at the library! Bring one of your own or play one of ours!

Mon, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Mon, Aug 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurel
Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.

Rescheduled
Mon, Aug 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
New date Monday, August 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Pop-Up Locations
Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science experiments using basic scientific principles. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Aug 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy a family friendly movie.

Tue, Aug 23, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Looking to play chess? Do you want to learn how? Come join us. All levels and ages are welcome!

Tue, Aug 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Join us for a great story and then make a craft. / Vengan a disfrutar de una manualidad después de la lectura de un cuento.

Tue, Aug 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Largo-Kettering
Explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.

Tue, Aug 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Hyattsville
A free pair of shoes for kids who need them for the new school year. Limit 2 pairs of shoes per family, while supplies last. Sizes 6 toddler to 5 kids. First come, first served. Special thanks to the PGCMLS Foundation for funding the free shoes. Children must be present to get shoes.

Tue, Aug 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pop-Up Locations
Building community one beat at a time through music, rhythm, storytelling, and mindfulness. Engage in a drum circle while exploring different percussion instruments, styles, and patterns. Explore musical cultures from around the world. Be empowered, motivated, and uplifted. Led by professional drummer, Murray Piper.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Thu, Aug 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy a family friendly movie.

Thu, Aug 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Thu, Aug 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton
Learn a variety of gardening skills including weeding, fertilizing, composting, mulching, and others according to the needs of our community gardening beds.

Fri, Aug 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Sat, Aug 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Spauldings
A free pair of shoes for kids who need them for the new school year. Limit 2 pairs of shoes per family, while supplies last. Sizes 6 toddler to 5 kids. First come, first served. Special thanks to the PGCMLS Foundation for funding the free shoes. Children must be present to get shoes.

Mon, Aug 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Pop-Up Locations
Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science experiments using basic scientific principles. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Aug 30, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Looking to play chess? Do you want to learn how? Come join us. All levels and ages are welcome!

Tue, Aug 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Join us for a great story and then make a craft. / Vengan a disfrutar de una manualidad después de la lectura de un cuento.

Tue, Aug 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
The Prince George's County Memorial Library System hosts an evening of crocheting and knitting. Participants should provide their own supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome. Led by the Laurel Branch Library crocheting and knitting group.

Wed, Aug 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairmount Heights - Large Meeting Room
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild.

Wed, Aug 31, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Largo-Kettering
Dive into ocean-themed movies for the whole family! Bring a blanket and snacks for an outdoor experience!

Wed, Aug 31, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Mount Rainier
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided

Thu, Sep 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton
Learn to maintain our community vegetable garden. Our autumn focus will be pumpkins.

Sat, Sep 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bowie - Auditorium
Have fun crafting and creating pet toys out of recycled materials such as toilet paper rolls, old yarn, old fabric/t-shirts, rope, etc. Supplies are provided. All toys will be donated to a local animal shelter.

Tue, Sep 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Sep 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild. / Disfruten creando construcciones maravillosas con nuestros Legos y dejen volar su imaginación.

Tue, Sep 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Tue, Sep 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room
Play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Wed, Sep 07, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hyatsville Library - Arts Room
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tarea y práctica de la lectura para estudiantes en los grados de K- 6.

Thu, Sep 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyattsville
A joint event for parents and kids, parents are invited to participate in a low-impact, full-body workout led by OpenBarre on our terrace, weather permitting. During the class, kids will have fun crafting and creating while parents workout, ages 8+ are welcome for the craft! Please make sure to bring your water bottle, a mat and towel, and wear comfortable sneakers! See you there!

Thu, Sep 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton
Learn to maintain our community vegetable garden. Our autumn focus will be pumpkins.

Sat, Sep 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2
Join us to play Dungeons and Dragons! Bring your completed character sheets. Pre-made character sheets will also be available for use. Beginners are welcome!

Tue, Sep 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Sep 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Become a scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science activities using basic scientific principles. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Sep 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
Explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Wed, Sep 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Freestyle building. Legos and Straw Structures will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Wed, Sep 14, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mount Rainier
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided

Wed, Sep 14, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hyatsville Library - Arts Room
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tarea y práctica de la lectura para estudiantes en los grados de K- 6.

Wed, Sep 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Explore science, technology, engineering and math with Rigamajig building kits. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Wed, Sep 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room
Explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Thu, Sep 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hyattsville
Have fun creating Latin American decorations! Supplies are provided. / ¡Disfrutemos de las decoraciones latinoamericanas ! Los materiales están incluidos.

Thu, Sep 15, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy a fun afternoon of dinosaur crafts and games. Supplies provided.

Thu, Sep 15, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a family friendly movie!

Thu, Sep 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton
Learn to maintain our community vegetable garden. Our autumn focus will be pumpkins.

Thu, Sep 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
Learn about 20 countries celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month. Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided.

Thu, Sep 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Kids Achieve Club

The mission of the Kids Achieve Club (KAC) program is to provide academic support through homework assistance and reading practice for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students in grades 1-6. The program was created to support the unique needs of English Learners to foster a love of reading and to provide academic support. Although KAC was created to align with the needs and to engage English Learners, it is an inclusive program. Children of all backgrounds and ethnicities are invited to participate. 

Take a look at our foundation booklet titled Kids Achieve Club Reading Activities by Dr. Dawn Jacobs Martin Ph.D. This booklet is filled with reading strategies integrated with the Five Pillars of Literacy, making it the perfect resource and guide for mentors, parents, and caregivers.

If you would like to learn more about early literacy, or if you have children the age of 5 and under, please visit our Early Literacy page for more information.

La misión del programa Kids Achieve Club (KAC) es proveer apoyo académico y asistencia en las tareas y practicar la lectura para estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma en los grados 1° - 6°.  El programa fue creado específicamente para proveer un servicio de las necesidades de estudiantes que están aprendiendo el inglés o que el inglés es su segundo idioma para fomentar un amor a la lectura y proveer apoyo académico. Aunque el programa KAC fue creado para alinearse con las necesidades e involucrar a estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma es un programa inclusivo.  Niños de todo origen y etnicidad son bienvenidos a participar.  

con un folleto que se titula, Actividades de Leer, por Dra. Dawn Jacobs Martin, Ph.D. Este folleto está lleno de las estrategias de lectura que integran los “cinco pilares de alfabetización.” El libro es un recurso para tutores, padres, y las personas encargadas del cuidado del niño. 

Si quiere aprender más sobre la alfabetización temprana, o si tiene niños de los años 5 y menos, por favor visite nuestra página web Alfabetización Temprana para más información.

Helpful Online Resources

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ABCmouse (Library Access)

The ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

ABCmouse at Home (Remote Access)

Now available from home! The ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Beanstack

Discover favorite books, earn badges and participate in reading challenges with Beanstack!

Biography in Context

Meet the people who made history by accessing video, audio, images, primary sources and articles for over a half-million international figures.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Chat online with a real tutor and get live, homework help from 2pm to 11:55pm EST.

ComicsPlus

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels, manga and comics. Checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

Creativebug

1,000+ art & craft video classes covering art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and kids.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids

An excellent starting place for any research project about animals, geography, people and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica ImageQuest

Access millions of images from the best collections in the world.

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

Search encyclopedia articles, magazines, web sites and videos.

Gale In Context: Middle School

Find information here about the most studied middle school topics.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Cross-curricular research and homework help for K-5 students.

Gale Ebooks

Find eBooks on countries, cultures, history, technology, science and more, with translations available in 40 languages.

Libby/OverDrive for Kids

OverDrive and the Libby app offer classic and contemporary children's books for all ages in both eBook and eAudio format.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language from home or on-the-go with Mango! Mango adapts to your unique learning style so you pick up on new vocabulary quickly.

National Geographic Kids (Gale)

Tutorial
Magazines, newspapers, journals, and reference content for middle and high school students.

NoveList K-8

Find just the right book and get recommendations based on your interests and reading level.

Pebble Go

Have fun researching while playing educational games and engaging with read-aloud audio for five categories: animals, science, biographies, social studies and dinosaurs. Designed specifically for grades K-3.

Transparent languages

An easy-to-use interface that integrates real-life language use by native speakers. With over 100 languages to choose from, every language-learner will find something of interest.

For all of our resources, please visit here and if you're having trouble accessing anything, please contact us.


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