Library Events & Programming


Family programs are designed for all ages to attend.These would include the Family Movie Nights and exhibits planned throughout the year.

Spring storytime banner imageSpring Storytimes for families begin January 14

The Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Spring Storytimes for children and families begin Jan. 13 and run through May 2, 2020.

Walnut Creek Branch Library
3319 Edgewood Drive, 972-205-2585
Family Storytime: Tuesdays, 7 p.m. 

South Garland Branch Library
4845 Broadway Blvd., 972-205-3934
Super Saturdays (all ages): Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

For the full Storytime schedule, click on the Storytime tab or visit the Storytime calendar.  Due to planned construction, event locations are subject to change. Any changes will be posted here and sent out to calendar subscribers or call the library for the latest information.

Child’s drawing of stick figure kids playingSensory-Friendly Stortyimes at the South Garland Branch Library

Families with children ages 12 and younger with special needs are invited to attend sensory-friendly storytimes each month at the South Garland Branch Library. Storytime gives children the freedom to move, sing, and play within a structured program. The sensory-friendly storytimes will be interactive and feature a visual schedule, carpet squares, fidget toys, and earmuffs. The events will focus on built-in playtime with movement activities, such as bubbles, sensory bins, and balance beams, as well as craft time to promote exploration and socialization. 

2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25
South Garland Branch Library

2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22  
South Garland Branch Library

2 p.m., Saturday, March 28
South Garland Branch Library

2 p.m., Saturday, April 25
South Garland Branch Library

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Nicholson Memorial Library System. Caregivers are asked to stay with their children and engage in the activities. Siblings may also attend.

Picture of a kid in a superman suit flyingSuper Saturdays Debut at South Garland Branch Library

Families with children of all ages can enjoy free playtime and STEAM activities at the South Garland Branch Library’s new weekly event, Super Saturday. Super Saturday will largely consist of free playtime but may incorporate themes and elements from traditional storytime. Activities may include sensory bins, blocks and Lego®, toy cars, pretend play, coloring sheets, STEAM challenges, and a selection of books for checking out.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 and continuing each Saturday through May 2
South Garland Branch Library

No registration required.

Publicity disclaimer

Attendance at Garland Library programs or public spaces constitutes consent to be photographed and video recorded for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Library, such as presentations, displays, newsletters, articles, library websites and other media. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please speak to the Library Staff member before the event.