Just For Kids

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

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

Saturday, April 1, 2 p.m., Lewisville Branch Library


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. See the schedule.


Otter Animal Encounter AT Kaleideum NORTH (formerly 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.*
Kaleideum North, 400 Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, 767-6730

* Every branch of the Forsyth County Public Library has a family pass to Kaleideum North 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 imaginary water creature using natural materials. 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. 

In the event of rain the storywalk will be moved to the picnic shelters at Washington Park.

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. 



Saturday, April 1, 2 p.m.
Lewisville Branch Library

Bring the kids for an entertaining and interactive presentation on how our everyday activities impact our local waterways. The Enviroscape presentation uses a 3-D model of a watershed to demonstrate some of the causes and effects of water pollution on our lakes, rivers and streams. Pollution and runoff are visually apparent when “rain," "falling” over the model landscape, carries pretend pollutants through a watershed to a body of water. The Enviroscape is appropriate for ages 8 – adult.  


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!"