Children’s Library

Childrens-Library-Pirate-Day-View-from-3rd-floor-The Children’s Library is located on the second floor of the John E. Rovensky Administration Building.  We invite children to borrow books, use computers, and enjoy special event programs at no charge. Children of all ages, 17 and younger, must always be accompanied by an adult while in the Children’s Library.

Throughout the year, exhibitions of special interest to young people are held in the Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery located in the Children’s Library. During season the Children’s Library offers free story time programs and programs for children in grades kindergarten and higher.

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Hours

  • Monday – Friday (Sep-Jul)
    10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturdays  (Nov-Apr)
    10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays, Holidays & the month of August

Phone Number
(561) 655-2776

 

The Children’s Library offers free story time programs. Preschool story time is for children 4 years of age and younger, and takes place at 10:30 a.m. on most Mondays and Thursdays, October through April. An arts and crafts activity follows most story time programs.

All Children’s Library story times are thematic. All literature read, shared songs, and arts and crafts projects will address the program’s educational theme.


The Children’s Library offers free story time programs. Family story time is for children 8 years of age and younger, and takes place at 10:30 a.m. select Saturdays, November through April. An arts and crafts activity follows most story time programs.

All Children’s Library story times are thematic. All literature read, shared songs, and arts and crafts projects will address the program’s educational theme.


 The Children’s Library offers free story time programs. Summer Story Time takes place at 10:30 a.m. on most Wednesdays and Thursdays during June and July. All story times are thematic; all books, songs and rhymes will address the program’s educational theme. No arts and crafts will be offered during summer story times.

For more information on programs offered at the Children’s Library, please call (561) 655-2776.


Summer Story Time: Space Day
10:30AM - 11:20AM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Circus Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, June 2, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Rhyme Time
10:30AM - 11:20AM, Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Safari
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, June 9, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Father's Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Farm Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Eric Carle Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Dinosaur Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Rhythm & Music
10:30AM - 11:20AM, Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Stars & Stripes
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Movement Day
10:30AM - 11:20AM, Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Friends
10:30AM - 11:20AM, Thursday, July 7, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Ocean Day
10:30AM - 11:20AM, Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Frogs
10:30AM - 11:20AM, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Camping
10:30AM - 11:20AM, Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Hair
10:30AM - 11:20AM, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Summer Story Time: Back To School
10:30AM - 11:20AM, Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Programs for school-aged children (kindergarten and above) are offered on select weekdays during the season, November through April. Space is limited and reservations are required for all school-age programs.

This season the Children’s Library offers monthly cooking and floral design classes on select weekdays for school-age children.  Fun Chefs begins in November and Floral Design begins in January.

Fun Chefs and Floral Design classes are offered at no charge.  Due to limited space, if your child is unable to attend a program you must call and cancel the reservation.  In the event that you do not call and cancel your child will be placed on a waiting list for future programs.

Note: A medical release and an emergency care form must be completed and notarized before child can participate in their first Fun Chefs class. The Four Arts will not have a notary available. Download both forms.

Additional information for all programs is available in the Children’s Library Newsletter.

For more information and scheduling opportunities please call (561) 655-2776 or email contactus@fourarts.org.

The Society of the Four Arts is pleased to offer free field trip opportunities.  The Four Arts Children’s Library offers programs and activities that can be customized for any school group and grade level. Please call (561) 655-2776 or email schooltrips@fourarts.org for additional information.
Reservations for 2015/2016 begin Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

“Illustrating Words: Poetry by Robert L. Forbes, Drawings by Ronald Searle”          

Robert L. Forbes

Robert L. Forbes

This exciting exhibition features more than 60 works combining the creative poetry of Robert L. Forbes and the highly imaginative art work of Ronald Searle. The inventive and whimsical words of Forbes are insightfully illustrated with Searle’s joyful watercolor illustrations. Rich with color and fanciful detail, the drawings capture the spirit and essence of each poem. The delightful collaboration of these two artists invites the viewer to expand their imagination, creativity and appreciation of words brought further to life with illustration.

No charge to attend. Reservations required.

School-District-ImageEducational Note: This exhibit has been approved by The School District of Palm Beach County for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
CCSS & NGSSS: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts

Click here to download the “Illustrating Words” manual.

SOLD OUT – Palm Beach Symphony presents “Peter and the Wolf” with Ballet Palm Beach

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m.

Palm Beach Photography (Photo by South Moon Photography)

Palm Beach Photography
Photo by South Moon Photography

School groups are invited to experience Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” one of the most internationally recognized pieces of children’s music. This timeless tale follows a boy named Peter and his adventures with a lovable duck, an impatient bird, a fat cat, a grumpy grandfather and a scary wolf. Dancers from Palm Beach Ballet, a narrator, and the orchestra bring the characters to life as students learn about the different instruments in the orchestra. The concert helps students develop an appreciation of live music and dance as it’s performed at the highest level by professional artists.

No charge to attend. Reservations required.

 

As part of our commitment to community outreach, the Four Arts Children’s Library offers free story time programs that can be customized for your school, children’s group, or organization.  For more information and scheduling opportunities, contact Susan R. Harris or Samantha Merigold at the Children’s Library.

Call (561) 655-2776 or email schooltrips@fourarts.org.

The Four Arts Children’s Library produces several newsletters a year to keep parents informed of all the newest programs being offered through our library.  Upon visiting the Children’s Library, you will have an opportunity to fill out a library card free of charge.  This card allows you to check out materials from the Children’s Library and your information can be added to the Children’s Library mailing list for future newsletter mailings. Go paperless! Submit your email address at the top of this page, then when you are redirected to the next page make sure to check off “The Children’s Library Newsletter” email group before you click submit at the bottom.

Download the latest library newsletter (January – March 2016).

Download the latest library newsletter (April – Sept. 2016).

Click here to view the Matching Game answers.

The Society of the Four Arts will offer teen programs beginning summer 2015. For more information contact the King Library at (561) 655-2766 or email kinglibrary@fourarts.org.

Upcoming Events

Teens Teach Tech!
10:00AM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016
King Library
June and July 2016
“The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” by Tom Angleberger
Teen.Book.Club.
2:00PM, Thursday, June 23, 2016
King Library
“The Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard
Teen.Book.Club.
2:00PM, Thursday, July 21, 2016
King Library

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