Reading Programs

Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories

June 1 – July 28
Discover “A Universe of Stories” all summer long with Westminster Public Libraries. Everyone can join the summer reading program. Earn prizes by participating in weekly contests, reading, and attending library programs. Register online today. Pick up your log and keep track of your reading beginning June 1 .

Child petting dog wearing service vestREADogs

We invite beginner and struggling readers to gain confidence by sitting and reading to one of our gentle therapy dogs and its owner. Bring your own book, or choose one of ours. Drop in and sign up at the Children's Desk when you arrive. AGES: Kindergarten-5th grade.

READogs Sessions @ College Hill
Monday, 4-5:40 pm.: April 22, 29 - May 6, 13, 20 - June 3, 10, 17, 24 - July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
Sign-up begins at 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, 2-3:40 pm.: May 11, 25 - June 8, 22 - July 13, 27 - Aug. 10, 24.
Sign-up begins at 1:45 p.m.

 

Growing Readers Together

Fridays, 10-11 a.m., Irving Street
This program is for those who care for children under the age of six in informal settings, such as neighbors who provide home childcare, grandparents, and others caring for young children. At this weekly program caregivers and children meet others, gain new tips for teaching early literacy skills, and receive FREE giveaways and materials to use in their childcare home. AGES: Birth through 5

Book Buddies

Third Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m., Irving Street
It’s a book club just for kids. Enjoy read aloud, games, crafts, and refreshments. You’ll hear about exciting new books for kids. You do not have to read the book prior to attending. AGES: 5-11. Upcoming titles:

  • May 15: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • June 19: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
  • July 17: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Aug. 21: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Yoga Stories

Second Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Irving Street
Learn basic yoga poses through stories, songs, and games! Adult caregivers are welcome to participate with their children. Register online. AGES: 3-11

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Embark on a lifelong journey with your child by reading 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten. See program details.

Story Times for Ages Birth-6

The library offers free story times at both locations. See the schedule.

Discover Downloadable E-books and E-Audiobooks

The Westminster Public Library has two collections of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for kids. *You'll need your library card and PIN.

Visit Front Range Downloadable Library to see find eMaterials.

Experience E-books You Can Read Online

Abdo Digital
Get connected to learning with nonfiction & fiction eBooks for children from ABDO Publishing. An easy-to-use interface allows browsing by subject, grade level, or format.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference books you can use at home! A collection of 254 popular reference books for students and lifelong learners in e-book format available with full-text searching. You'll find biographies, books about science, history, animals, weather, sports, geography and more. Remote access: all Westminster Public Library and FRCC cardholders.

Sesame Street eBooks
Enjoy our collection of over 150 eBooks featuring your child's favorite Sesame Street characters and based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum. Choose from read-along books, audio books, animated books, and/or interactive books. Browse by subject or format. Sesame Street eBooks are available to read right now in your browser.

Explore Themed Reading Lists for Children

These booklists have been prepared for you by our story time associates and librarians. Please let us know of other topics you'd like to see by calling 303-658-2606.