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.

This season we celebrate the birthdays of notable children’s authors and illustrators by dedicating a story time to their most beloved works.


Preschool Story Time: Fire Prevention Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, October 8, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Community Helpers
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: National Pizza Month
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, October 19, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Bats and Owls
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, October 22, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Monsters
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, October 26, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Trick or Treat
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, October 29, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Autumn Colors
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, November 2, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Apple Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, November 5, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Fall Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, November 9, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Bear Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, November 12, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Mickey Mouse's Birthday
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, November 16, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Native American Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Thanksgiving
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, November 23, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Camping Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, November 30, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Caroling Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, December 3, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Happy Hanukkah
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, December 7, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Cocoa Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, December 10, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Gift Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, December 14, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Reindeer Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, December 17, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Merry Christmas
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, December 21, 2015
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Preschool Story Time: Baby Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, January 4, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Nursery Rhymes
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, January 7, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Snowman Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, January 11, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Winter Animals
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, January 14, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Winnie the Pooh Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, January 18, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: "Me" Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, January 21, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Colors
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, January 25, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Frozen Pond Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, January 28, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Groundhog Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, February 1, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Cats and Dogs
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Chinese New Year
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, February 8, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Valentine's Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Dinosaur Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, February 18, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Construction Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, February 22, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Transportation Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, February 25, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Celebrate World Read Aloud Day (WRAD)
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, February 29, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Dr. Seuss Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, March 3, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Circus Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, March 7, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: American Farmer Day with Critter Caravan and Growums
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, March 10, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Pig Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, March 14, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Monkey Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, March 17, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Bunny Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, March 21, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Peter Cottontail Day and Egg Hunt with author Robert L. Forbes
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, March 24, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Pond Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, March 28, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Beach Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, March 31, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Flower Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, April 4, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Bird Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Caterpillar to Butterfly Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, April 11, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Garden Day with the Garden Club of the Palm Beach
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Rain Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, April 18, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Earth Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: PJ Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, April 25, 2016
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Preschool Story Time: Pirate Day - End of Season Party
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Thursday, April 28, 2016
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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.

This season we celebrate the birthdays of notable children’s authors and illustrators by dedicating a story time to their most beloved works.


Family Story Time: Thanksgiving
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, November 21, 2015
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Family Story Time: Gingerbread Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, December 12, 2015
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Family Story Time: Holidays
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, December 19, 2015
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Family Story Time: ABC Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, January 9, 2016
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Family Story Time: Numbers Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, January 16, 2016
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Family Story Time: Mo Willem's Birthday
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Family Story Time: Happy Valentine's Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Family Story Time: Bug Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, March 5, 2016
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Family Story Time: Kite Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, March 12, 2016
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Family Story Time: Teddy Bear Picinic
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, April 2, 2016
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Family Story Time: Zoo Day
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, April 9, 2016
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Family Story Time: Pirate Day - End of Season Party
10:30AM - 11:30AM, Saturday, April 30, 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.

School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
2:30PM - 3:30PM, Friday, November 6, 2015
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
3:30PM - 4:30PM, Friday, November 6, 2015
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
2:30PM - 3:30PM, Friday, December 4, 2015
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
3:30PM - 4:30PM, Friday, December 4, 2015
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
2:30PM - 3:30PM, Friday, January 8, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
3:30PM - 4:30PM, Friday, January 8, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Floral Design
3:00PM - 4:00PM, Monday, January 11, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
2:30PM - 3:30PM, Friday, February 5, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
3:30PM - 4:30PM, Friday, February 5, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Floral Design
3:00PM - 4:00PM, Monday, February 8, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
2:30PM - 3:30PM, Friday, March 11, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
3:30PM - 4:30PM, Friday, March 11, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Floral Design
3:00PM - 4:00PM, Monday, March 14, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
2:30PM - 3:30PM, Friday, April 1, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs
3:30PM - 4:30PM, Friday, April 1, 2016
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School-Age Programs: Floral Design
3:00PM - 4:00PM, Monday, April 4, 2016
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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.

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.


Special Family Event: Welcome Back Open House and Story Time
10:30AM, Saturday, November 14, 2015
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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 (April – September 2015).

Download the January – March 2015 newsletter.

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.

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