Library Children's Programs

Carver School Road Branch Library
4915 Lansing Drive, Winston Salem, 336-703-2910
Thursday, March 28, 3:30 p.m., Build Your Own Rain Gauge. Water conservation is a big aspect of maintaining healthy waterways. Learn how to build your own rain gauge to see just how much water you receive, so you'll know how much to save! Gauges will be made from recycled plastic soda bottles, and will be marked for measurement. Appropriate for all ages.

Central Library
660 West Fifth St., Winston-Salem, 336-703-2665
Monday, March 25, 3:30 p.m., Water Ways: Water Wheels (ages 8-14) Learn how a water wheel generates energy, and build a water wheel in the Central Library's Makerspace.
Wednesday, March 27, 4 p.m., Solar Cars Workshop (Ages 7-11). Learn about the challenges that current emissions pose to air quality and health, how these pollutants enter our water supply, and then make the ultimate emissions-free car by building and testing a miniature solar powered vehicle. This program will be presented by the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance & Protection. No Registration required.
Thursday, March 28, 11 a.m., Water, Water Everywhere Storytime (Ages 2-6) A storytime where children will learn the importance of clean water with a craft to follow. No registration required.
Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m., Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Storytime (Children all ages welcome). Children will learn about recycling and decorate their own reusable bags to make the connection to littering, creek clean-up, and sustainability. Program presented by the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection. No registration required.

Kernersville Branch Library
130 East Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 336-703-2930
Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m., Creek Week Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)
Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m., Creek Week Toddler Time (ages 2 & under)

Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC 336-703-2940
Tuesday, March 26, 10:15 a.m., Creek Week Storytime. Celebrate Forsyth Creek Week with stories, fingerplays, songs and activities about frogs!
Thursday, March 28, 3:30 p.m., Enviroscape. Come learn about our local watershed using a using a 3D model. The Enviroscape is a hands-on activity model that allows youngsters to spray "rain" over a model and see what happens when the rainwater picks up contaminants from fields, buildings and parking lots as if flows into our streams. This program is by the Lewisville Public Works Department. Recommended for elementary school-aged children.

Reynolda Manor Branch Library
2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem, 336-703-2960
Saturday, March 30, 2:30 p.m., Stormy Saturday: Come rain or shine to learn about rain, drains and how we can sustain our local waterways! Hanna Miller from City of WS Storm Water Erosion Dept. will be presenting an enviroscape and storm drain model about how rain water and run off effects our city and environment.  She will also be bringing the mudpuppies model for our younger friends (1st grade and under).  The program is designed for elementary school age and younger children and will include a brief story time!  

Rural Hall Branch Library
7125 Broad Street, Rural Hall, NC 336-703-2970
Wednesday, March 27, 4 p.m., S.T.E.M. Session. During this month's S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Session, children (K-5th grade) will conduct experiments to learn more about the water cycle.
Thursday, March 28, 11 a.m., Creek Week Preschool Storytime. Children (3-5 years old) and their caregivers are welcome to join us for a frog themed stories, songs, and rhymes.

Southside Branch Library
3185 Buchanan Street, Winston Salem, NC 336-703-2980
Tuesday, March 20, 11 a.m., Toddler Storytime. Big & Little Animals That Swim: Stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft will feature animals that swim in close-by creeks and farther-away oceans. (ages 18 mos. to 3 yrs.)
Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m., Silly Frogs Preschool Storytime: Pretend to be a frog and come enjoy songs, stories, rhymes, and a simple craft with some froggie friends. Come as you are or feel free to dress as an amphibian or in Creek Week colors of your own creation.

Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main Street, Walkertown, NC 336-703-2990
Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m., In the Pond Storytime: Join us as we read about what lives and plays in ponds and water!