Youth Programs

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytime is geared toward children ages 0 to 6 years. The goal is to introduce early literacy skills utilizing books, songs, fingerplays, rhymes and other literacy activities. Many of our storytimes include a related craft. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to attend. Preschool storytime meets on Thursdays at 10:15 am in Gilbert and Fridays at 10:30 am in Story City.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Bertha Bartlett Library is a proud participant in the 1,000 books before kindergarten program! It is easy to participate: just ask for a book log at the Circulation Desk Track the books you and your child read and earn a prize at every hundred mark. Then start the next level with a new book log. If you read just one book a day with your child, you’ll reach 1,000 books in less than three years! Learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten here.


Early-Out Programs

During the school-year, the Bertha Bartlett Public Library offers special programming on early-out Wednesdays:

  • KOOL (K-4th grades) meets weekly at 2:15 p.m. with Ms. Nicole for a variety of activities.
  • Tweens & Teens (5th grade & up) meets at 2:15 p.m. with Ms. Caitlin. Snacks are provided.


Homeschool Crew

The Bertha Bartlett Public Library offers special programs geared to the community's homeschool families. The schedule and content varies, depending on what works for the families attending. If you are interested, please email


Summer Reading Programs

Reading over the summer is very important for youth and is a great family time activity. All of our summer reading programs are free and open to the public. Youth have several opportunites to enjoy reading new books, attend special programs, and earn some great prizes! Watch for additional details at the library.















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