Virtual Programming for Kids

Program Schedule  |  Recorded Videos & Playlists

Lithgow Public Library is currently providing virtual programming while in-person programming is on hold. Programs may be recorded or attended via Zoom.


Current craft – Scented Lavender Play Dough
Kits filled with instructions and supplies for an easy craft for kids to do with their families at home. Stop by the library and request one through our Lithgow To Go service. Available on a first come, first served basis.

Watch instruction videos for Take & Make crafts here.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – for babies and toddlers as they grow

Summer Reading Program 2021 – more information coming soon


This Month

Wednesday, March 17th at 6 p.m. | Happy St. Patrick’s Day
This month, Tween Zoom Scene falls on St. Patrick’s Day!  Let’s celebrate! We can learn a bit about Ireland, including its history and folklore. Let’s take a virtual tour of Ireland, play some Irish themed games, and possibly even work on a simple craft as we celebrate the Luck of the Irish!  Tween Scene is for kids ages 8 to 12. To register please call the library or email

Tuesday, March 23rd at 3 p.m. | Computer Science for Kids
A four-week online STEAM course on computer science (CS) for children and teens in grades 4 through 8. Led by a 4-H Ambassador from UMAINE’s Cooperative Extension, this set of interactive activities is designed to get kids excited about computer science (CS) through hands-on learning. Through puzzles, games, challenges, and creativity, youth will be introduced to the concept of CS, learn what computer scientists do, and even take on the role of a computer scientist. To register please call the library or email

Tuesday, March 30 at 4 p.m. | The Lab Online
Join us on our Facebook or YouTube pages for a science experiment or demonstration every month during The Lab Online. This month we will make it rain! Using a plastic bottle and some ice, we will mimic the water cycle within the Earth’s atmosphere and create rain in a bottle. Here’s what you’ll need if you’d like to follow along:

            • A liter or two-liter water bottle (the bigger the better)
            • 2-3 cups of water
            • 2 cups of ice
            • scissors or utility knife
            • blue food coloring (optional)

Monday, April 5th at 6 p.m. | Rockin’ Readers
A virtual book group for tweens ages 8 to 12. This month we’re reading The Deserted Library Mystery (a Boxcar Children Book) by Gertrude Chandler Warner. The book is available for pick-up through our Lithgow to Go services–call ahead to reserve a copy. Join us on Zoom (call the library for the passcode).


Monday, April 5th at 7 p.m. | Avid Readers
A virtual book group for advanced readers age 11 and 12. Request your copy to pick up through Lithgow to Go! Join us on Zoom (call the library for the passcode).

Every Week

Mondays at 10 a.m. | Story Time with Rachel
Recommended ages 0 to 5. Songs, fingerplays, and a story for children and their caregivers. Watch the recorded videos by joining our Facebook group or email us at for a link to the YouTube playlist!


Wednesdays at 4 p.m. | Game On – Animal Crossing
Do play Animal Crossing on your Nintendo Switch? We do too, and we’re building a library! Visit our island and you can:

            • Pick up resources (wood, flowers, fruit) for your island
            • Play a scavenger hunt (for DIY recipes, seasonal treats, and more)
            • Drop off supplies (help us build a virtual Lithgow Public Library)

A Dodo Code will be posted Wednesdays at 4 p.m. on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram, and our island will be open for one hour– or add us as a Friend and never miss out! Our Friend Code is SW-5077-4637-2895.

Fridays at 10 a.m. | Incredible Infants
Recommended ages 0 to 2. Rhymes, lap songs, and short stories for infants and their caregivers. Recorded and posted on our Facebook and YouTube playlists.




Facebook – Virtual Programming for Kids playlist
YouTube – Virtual Programming for Kids playlist

Food for Thought
A special recipe from Miss Kate for you and your family.

Alphabet Beat Playlist
Recommended ages 2 to 5. Song and activities that encourage phonics and concept learning for children and their caregivers.

The Lab Online

Take & Make Crafts

Virtual Library Tour for Kids

Children’s Area Map Exercise | Answer Sheet

Summer 2020 Performances & Programs Playlist