Just For Kids

In addition to the special activities listed below, all library locations in Forsyth County will present water-themed story times, activities and crafts for children of all ages during Creek Week. Check with your local branch for details.

Otter Animal Encounter AT SCIWORKS

Tuesday, March 28, & Friday, March 31, 11:30 a.m.

Join our animal care staff as we take a closer look at our playful otters. We will learn about their role in the ecosystem, and watch them dive for special treats during an enrichment exercise.  No registration required. Free with paid admission, but a family pass may be available.*
SciWorks, 400 Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, 767-6730

* Every branch of the Forsyth County Public Library has a family pass to SciWorks that can be checked out. Passes are available on a first-come basis. Inquire at the check-out desk or call your local library.


Salem Creek Storywalk at the Gateway Nature Preserve

Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m.
Gateway Nature Preserve

The Salem Creek StoryWalk celebrates waterways through story and song. Follow a trail along the Salem Creek Greenway where storytellers, singers, and a variety of furry forest creatures will share watery tales of mystery and myth, fact and fiction. Participants will also be able to watch a flood plain demonstration that presents different stormwater and flooding scenarios, and create their own water-story book.  For ages 3 to middle school

The Storywalk is is a collaboration of UNC School of the Arts student performers from the course, "A Secret Landscape:  Creek and Community"; the N.C. Association of Flood Plain Managers; members of the N.C. Storytellers Guild and other local storytellers, and the Gateway Nature Preserve. 

Pre-registration is requested at gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com.  

Meet at the Family Services parking lot, 1200 S. Broad St. Directions: From Business-40, take Exit 5B for Broad Street. At top of ramp turn left onto Broad Street and continue for approximately 1 mile. The entrance to Family Services is on the right, at the intersection of Salem Avenue. 


Meet Lenny the Lifeguard

Lenny is coming to a library near you! Lenny, the official mascot for promoting stormwater pollution prevention, is a happy, hoppy frog who loves to spread his message of water safety by teaching us to "Hop to it! Protect our Water!"