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.

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: Jan Brett Day

    10:30AM, Monday, December 1, 2014
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  • Preschool Story Time: Caroling Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, December 4, 2014
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  • Preschool Story Time: Gingerbread Day

    10:30AM, Monday, December 8, 2014
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  • Preschool Story Time: Deck the Halls

    10:30AM, Thursday, December 11, 2014
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  • Preschool Story Time: Hanukkah

    10:30AM, Monday, December 15, 2014
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  • Preschool Story Time: Holiday Classics

    10:30AM, Thursday, December 18, 2014
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  • Preschool Story Time: Merry Christmas

    10:30AM, Monday, December 22, 2014
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  • Preschool Story Time: Penguin Day

    10:30AM, Monday, January 5, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Seasons Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, January 8, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Snowman Day

    10:30AM, Monday, January 12, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Arbor Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, January 15, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Frozen Pond Day

    10:30AM, Monday, January 19, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Brian Wildsmith Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, January 22, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Rosemary Wells Day

    10:30AM, Monday, January 26, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Sports Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, January 29, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Groundhog Day

    10:30AM, Monday, February 2, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Local author reading with Lori Haskins Houran

    10:30AM, Thursday, February 5, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Lucy Cousins Day

    10:30AM, Monday, February 9, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Happy Valentine's Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, February 12, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Chinese New Year

    10:30AM, Thursday, February 19, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Manners Day

    10:30AM, Monday, February 23, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Tooth Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, February 26, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Dr. Seuss Day

    10:30AM, Monday, March 2, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Music Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, March 5, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Alphabet Day

    10:30AM, Monday, March 9, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Color Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, March 12, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: St. Patrick's Day

    10:30AM, Monday, March 16, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Transportation Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, March 19, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Construction Day

    10:30AM, Monday, March 23, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: American Farmer Day with Critter Caravan and Growums

    10:30AM, Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden

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  • Preschool Story Time: Cowboy and Cowgirl Day

    10:30AM, Monday, March 30, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Peter Cottontail Day and Egg Hunt

    10:30AM, Thursday, April 2, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Fairy Tale Day

    10:30AM, Monday, April 6, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Butterfly Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, April 9, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: National Library Week Celebration

    10:30AM, Monday, April 13, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Mizner Mouse Day with the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and Christina Kirk Kramer, local illustrator

    10:30AM, Thursday, April 16, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Eileen Christelow Day

    10:30AM, Monday, April 20, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Earth Day

    10:30AM, Thursday, April 23, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: PJ Day

    10:30AM, Monday, April 27, 2015
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  • Preschool Story Time: Argh! End of Season Pirate Party

    10:30AM, Thursday, April 30, 2015
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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: Celebrate the Holidays

    10:30AM, Saturday, December 6, 2014
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  • Family Story Time: Make a Gift Day

    10:30AM, Saturday, December 13, 2014
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  • Family Story Time: Happy Birthday!

    10:30AM, Saturday, January 10, 2015
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  • Family Story Time: Frozen Pond Day

    10:30AM, Saturday, January 17, 2015
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  • Family Story Time: Jane Yolen Day

    10:30AM, Saturday, February 7, 2015
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  • Family Story Time: Happy Valentine's Day

    10:30AM, Saturday, February 14, 2015
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  • Family Story Time: Chris Raschka Day

    10:30AM, Saturday, March 7, 2015
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  • Family Story Time: Bill Martin Jr. Day

    10:30AM, Saturday, March 14, 2015
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  • Family Story Time: Springtime Day

    10:30AM, Saturday, April 11, 2015
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  • Family Story Time: Bug Day

    10:30AM, Saturday, April 18, 2015
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  • Family Story Time: Argh! End of Season Pirate Party

    10:30AM, Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Programs for school-aged children (kindergarten and above) are offered on select weekdays during the season, November through April, on select weekdays. 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

    3:00PM, Friday, December 5, 2014
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  • School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs

    3:00PM, Friday, January 9, 2015
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  • School-Age Programs: Floral Design

    3:00PM, Monday, January 12, 2015
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  • School-Age Programs: Floral Design

    3:00PM, Monday, February 2, 2015
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  • School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs

    3:00PM, Friday, February 6, 2015
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  • School-Age Programs: Floral Design

    3:00PM, Monday, March 2, 2015
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  • School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs

    3:00PM, Friday, March 6, 2015
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  • School-Age Programs: Fun Chefs

    3:00PM, Friday, April 10, 2015
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  • School-Age Programs: Floral Design

    3:00PM, Monday, April 13, 2015
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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 2014/2015 begin Tuesday September 9, 2014.

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

Exhibit on display from November 16, 2013 – Summer 2016

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.

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.

Jim Gamble’s Puppet Productions: “Carnival of the Animals”

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

The Four Arts Children’s Library presents “Carnival of the Animals,” a rod-puppet production presented in the innovative “curtain of light” theater format.  This delightful musical program is based on the classical work of French composer, Charles Camille Saint-Saens.  This production shows the composer as a young boy creating his carnival menagerie out of his imagination.

School-District-ImageEducational Note: This exhibit has been approved by The School District of Palm Beach County for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade.
CCSS & NGSSS: Language Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Theater, and Social Studies.

Click here to download the “Carnival of the Animals” manual.

Jim Gamble’s Puppet Productions: “Peter and the Wolf”

Friday, December 5, 2014 10:15 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.

The Four Arts Children’s Library presents “Peter and the Wolf,” a rod-puppet production presented in the innovative “curtain of light” theater format, and based on the classical music by Prokofiev.  This traditional story of the boy who outfoxes the wolf is updated with wonderful contemporary humor.  Many characters are both animals and musical instruments, introducing students to the instruments for the first time.

School-District-ImageEducational Note: This exhibit has been approved by The School District of Palm Beach County for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade.
CCSS & NGSSS: Language Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Theater, and Social Studies

Click here to download the “Peter and the Wolf” manual.

 

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: Gallery Tour and Poetry Reading with Robert L. Forbes

    10:30AM, Saturday, January 10, 2015
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  • Celebrate World Read Aloud Day, WRAD

    3:30PM, Wednesday, March 4, 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.

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