Upcoming Virtual Programs for Kids

Kids Page

Fracture a Fairy Tale

all month long

Tired of the same old stories? Then try your hand at writing a Fractured Fairy Tale. Take a story you know, change the setting, events, characters, point of view, or who’s good and who’s bad. Make it funny. Add characters from other stories. For inspiration read one of the many fractured tales available at the library, or online. See the board below to find activities and inspiration for your own fractured tale.  Art projects will be available at the library as Take & Make bags throughout the month of January, and can be picked up through curbside service.


Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, January 12 - February 16

Via the Zoom Meeting App

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages 2-5 years old

Hop on Zoom and join us for weekly storytimes full of fun stories and songs!  Visit the kids page afterwards to find related at-home activities, or stop by the library to pick up a Take & Make craft bag. Please contact the Children's Department for Zoom Login information.


Wee Ones Storytime

Thursdays, January 14 - February 18

Via Facebook Live

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Ages birth - 2 years old

Join us on Facebook Live for a story and a few songs, during this short 10-15 minute Storytime.  Visit the kids page afterwards to find related at-home activities.


Adventure Storytimes

Every Weekend beginning January 16

Prerecorded on YouTube

Ages 2-5 years old

Ever wonder what librarians do on weekends? They record storytimes, of course! Check out our YouTube channel on the weekends to find unique prerecorded storytimes from exciting locations.


Kids Book Club to Go

Each month a copy of the selected book will be available for pick-up at the library, along with discussion questions and related activities. Supplies will be limited, and the book is the child’s to keep. Kids can also join us on the last Wednesday of each month for a book discussion via Zoom.

January: The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

Zoom Book Club meeting - Wednesday, January 27 @ 4:45 p.m.


Virtual Minecraft Meetups

Saturday, January 16, February 13, March 13, April 17 & May 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Via the Zoom Meeting App

Ages 8-13 years old

Ready to play Minecraft with other people? A virtual Minecraft meetup, using an audio only Zoom meeting, will be held monthly this fall! This meeting will use the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft; This is the version Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS all use. Email Ms. Abby, abby.lowe@barbertonlibrary.org with your Xbox Console Companion Name to be able to play and for log-in information. Space is limited. This program is intended for children ages 8-13 years old.


Tween Programs

Middle School children in grades 4-8 can join in online anytime for a variety of entertainment, including games, projects, and other creative activities. Visit our website, or click any Tween Tuesday listed on the library online calendar for more details.


Middle School Book Club

View booktalks, activities and book recommendations on our website, and pick up a Book Club bag (with a copy of the book to keep) at the library.

January: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Zoom Book Club Meeting - Thursday, January 28 @ 4:45 p.m.


Tween Crafternoons

Tween crafts and DIYs geared towards grades 4-8 will be available as Take & Make bags the second two weeks of each month.