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Schedule Reminders

The Library will be CLOSED on Sunday 12/24, Monday 12/25, Sunday 12/31 and Monday 1/1/24.

On Tuesday 12/26, Wednesday 12/27, and Thursday 12/28 the Library will be closing at 6 PM.


Want to learn more about the Children's Room Project? More details are available at


A Celebration of Cozy Reading!

December 4-6, 2023

Inspired by Jolabokafloð, an Icelandic holiday tradition, Carybokafloð [Cary-bo-kah-flawed] celebrates all things cozy, seasonal and book-related.

For a full list of activities each night, see:

A StoryWalk® is a fun, educational experience for children – and adults – to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Take a walk along the trail and read and interact with the book as you go!

Lincoln Park

Current Title:

Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

Continue the Fun! with activity ideas on our website

New title coming in January!

Parker Meadow

New title for December and January!

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

Continue the Fun! with activity ideas on our website!

Children's Programs


Monday, December 4

6 PM

Stop by Carybokafloð and join us for a local author storytime featuring Bridge Elementary School teacher Zeba McGibbon! Books will be available to purchase from the author.

Friday, December 15

3:30 PM

Join local authors Bethany Eisenberg and Martha Eisenberg for a local author storytime as they share their new book. Books will be available to purchase from the author.


Tuesday, December 26

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Recommended Ages 2+

Drop in and build with our LEGO® bricks and see what you can create!

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

Wednesday, December 27

3 - 4:30 PM

All Ages Welcome

Drop in to get your winter wiggles out! We’ll be bringing out some large-scale toys and games for an afternoon of self-directed gross motor play

Thursday, December 28

2 - 4 PM

All Ages and Abilities Welcome

Come get crafty with us!

Friday, December 29

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Ages 0 - 5

Join us for a special vacation weekday Social Story! Join us for a few stories and songs, and then stay and play and make some friends!


Tuesday, December 7

7 - 8 PM

Recommended Ages 2+

Drop in and build with our LEGO® bricks and see what you can create!

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.


Brickbuilders' Activity Challenge

Grades 3 - 5

Registration now open

Friday, December 8

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Will you take the Brickbuilders’ Challenge? Meet other kids who love LEGO® and work together in pairs or small groups to take on a challenge.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

Read to Lyric

Grades K - 5

Registration opens December 4

Tuesday, December 12

6:30 PM

6:45 PM

7:00 PM

7:15 PM

Bring your favorite book and come practice your reading skills to certified therapy dog Lyric!

LHS Origamic Club Comes to Cary

Grades K - 8

No registration required

Come learn how to make fun folded pieces of art. Registration not required, space is limited.

This program is part of Cary Teens Lead the Way, a program designed to highlight the interests and talents of Lexington's teens.

Registration for our next Book Club session (Jan - March) will open on December 11 at 7 PM.

Tadpoles (grades 1 - 2)

Bookmarks (grades 2 - 3)

Next Chapter (grades 3 - 4)

Page Turners (grades 4 - 5)

Book Talks (grades 4 - 6) - meets virtually. Next session for this club will be February - May.

For Preschoolers

Dance Party

Ages 2 - 5

No registration required


10 AM

No Dance Party 12/27

Come dance with us! Grown ups will dance too!

Sensory Playtime

Ages 0-5

No registration required

Friday, December 8

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Come play and explore our interactive sensory stations.

Preschool Arts & Crafts

Ages 3 - 5

No registration required

Monday, December 18

2:30 - 3 PM

Drop in and explore, learn, and create art!

No storytimes the week of December 25th!

Next session begins Monday January 8th

 Storytime Schedule 


10:30 am: Music Monday 

(ages 2 - 5)


9:30 am: Laptime (prewalkers)

10:15 am: Toddler Time 

(walkers - 24 months)


10:45 am: Stories & More

 (ages 2-5)


10:15 am: Preschool Storytime

(ages 3 - 5)

Saturday December 9 & 23:

9:30 am: Story Social (ages 0 - 5)

What Our Book Clubs Are Reading

Tadpoles (1st & 2nd Grades)

Nate the Great

by Marjorie Weiman Sharmat

Book 1: Nate the Great series

Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

The Princess in Black

by Shannan Hale and Dean Hale

Book 1: The Princess in Black series

Princess Magnolia has a secret -- she's also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her!

Bookmarks (2nd & 3rd Grades)

Chews Your Destiny

by Rhode Montijo

Book 1: The Gumazing Gum Girl

When Mom issues a no-gum rule, Gabby Gomez sneaks a piece of special bubble gum that turns her into a superhero.

Mr Summerling's Secret Code

by Dori Hillestad

Book 1: The Treasure Troop

In his will, Mr. Summerling left a treasure for Marly and two classmates, Isla and Sai. They barely know each other, but they have to work together with a series of riddles, puzzles, and clues to find the treasure.

Next Chapter (3rd & 4th Grades)

Knight of the Cape

by Terry Catasus Jennings

Book 1: Definitely Dominguita

One of her favorites books is Don Quixote, a brave knight errant who tries to do good deeds. Dominguita decides that she, too, will become a knight and do good deeds around her community, creating a grand adventure for her to share with her abuela.

Page Turners (4th & 5th Grades)

Parachute Kids

by Betty Tsang

After their two-week family tour of Los Angeles, ten-year-old Feng Li Lin and her older brother and sister learn they will remain in California while their parents return to Taiwan.

Book Talks (4th - 6th Grades)


by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Can five overlooked kids make one big difference? They're stuck together when they're forced to complete their school's community service hours. Then they meet someone who truly needs their help, and they must decide whether they are each willing to expose their own secrets to help... or if remaining invisible is the only way to survive middle school.

Books We Recommend

Eunice Recommends:

How This Book Got Red

by Margaret Chiu Greanias


In this picture book about the importance of diverse media representation, a red panda struggles to see herself in books around her. The only pandas in books are of the black and white variety. To solve this problem, Red wants to write a book of her own but doubts whether or not the world wants to read a story about red pandas. Can she find the courage to publish her story? Find out in this adorable and empowering book!

Deborah Recommends:

Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life (So Far)

by Ann Martin

Pearl, the protagonist, is quirky and engaging, and she shows tremendous growth through a summer when her father has lost his job. As always, Ann Martin's writing is tight, and her storytelling is on point. Definitely a recommended read!

News from the Friends of Cary Library

The Friends of Cary Library want to thank everyone who contributed to the success of our November Book Sale. We were excited to see so much enthusiasm from the community and are truly grateful for your generous and ongoing support.

We also want to invite you to check out the Holiday Gift Idea Table in our Book Store. It’s stocked with a nice selection of holiday items and a mix of other things we think would make great gifts. Prices are low, and every purchase will go to support Cary Library. Come by whenever you’re in the library, as we will add new items almost every day.

Happy Holidays and all the best from the Friends of Cary Library!


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