Elementary School

School-age programs

Programs and resources available at the Barberton Public Library for children ages 5 - 10 years old.

Knights in Training

Wednesday, November 1

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Spillette Meeting Room

Hear ye, hear ye! Young squires, gather round for stories and learn about becoming a knight. Create a personal shield, practice jousting, storm a castle, and feast on snacks fit for the worthiest of knights! 


CSI: Mystery at the Library

Wednesday, December 6

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Spillette Meeting Room

Something is amiss at the Library! Join us to gather clues and figure out whodunit.  Through experiments and observation, we'll look at evidence and see if we can solve the crime.  What happened, you ask?  You'll have to join us to find out!


Homeschool Bookclub

Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

September 5 – December 5 

Ages 8 – 12 years old 

Children’s Activity Room

Homeschool children between the ages of 8-12 are welcome to join us for this Tuesday morning Book Club.  We will read together during our weekly meetings, as well as discuss what we read, and do some fun activities.  Children don't need to read the entire book ahead of time, but there may be some independent reading between meetings.  Copies of the current book will be available at the Children's Desk.  Please contact the Children’s Department with any questions.


Kitchen Confidence

Thursdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 19, Nov. 9 & Dec. 7

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Spillette Meeting Room

Learn skills you can take back home to your own kitchen, through hands-on experience.

Registration is required to ensure we have enough food and supplies for each participant, and to ensure we are aware of any food allergies.

Click on the date to access the registration form for that class: September 28, October 19, November 9, December 7


Saturday Art Programs

Art Explorers

Saturdays, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 & Dec. 16

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Children in grades K – 2

Children’s Activity Room

Registration required.

Join us as we explore a variety of art mediums through hands-on projects.


Books & Brushes

Saturdays, Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 & Dec. 9

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Children in grades 3 – 5

Children’s Activity Room

Registration required.

Join us as we explore how book illustrators create their artwork through hands on projects.

Children's Makerspace: Through a grant from the Barberton Community Foundation and the generosity of the both the Barberton Kiwanis and the Magic City Kiwanis, the library has been able to purchase a variety of supplies and equipment to create a Makerspace in which the children of Barberton can build, discover and create.  Stop by anytime to see what activities we have available.

Homework Databases - Need help completing homework or a research project? These databases can help!

Online Games for Kids - Fun & educational online games for kids.

Book Lists - Browse a variety of book lists for children on subjects ranging from award winning books to bedtime stories to difficult subjects such as dealing with bullies.​