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Schedule Reminders

The Library will be closed Monday February 19th in observance of President's Day.

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

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:

Ten Ways To Hear Snow by Cathy Camper

Continue the Fun! with activity ideas on our website

New title coming in March!

Parker Meadow

New title for February and March!

Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre

Continue the Fun! with activity ideas on our website!

Children's Programs


Block Party

(recommended ages 2 & up)

No registration required

Wednesday February 21

4 - 5:30 pm

Drop in and build with our LEGO® bricks!

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

Family Crafts

No registration required

Thursday February 22

2 - 4 pm

Drop in and get crafty with us! Stay for a little bit or the whole 2 hours! All ages and abilities welcome.

Pop Up Art School presents Clay Yeti Luminaries

Ages 8 - 12

Registration opens Feb 12

Tuesday, February 20

2 pm

Craft a cute yeti with air dry clay. This class will take the full 1.5 to complete, please only register if you can attend the full session.

Sponsored by a grant from the Cary Library Foundation.

Dance Party

Ages 2 - 5

No registration required

Wednesday, February 21

10 am

Come dance with us! Grown ups will dance too.

Kids Cooking Green presents Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Grades K - 2

Registration opens Feb 12

Friday, February 23

2 pm


Come cook with us! We'll provide all the ingredients you need.

Sponsored by a grant from the Cary Library Foundation.


Block Party

(recommended ages 2 & up)

No registration required

Tuesday February 6

Tuesday March 5

7 pm

Drop in and build with our LEGO® bricks!

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

Kamishibai Storytime

No registration required

Tuesday March 7

6:30 pm

Join members of JPLex for a special event in honor of Hinamatsuri! Come hear some kamishibai theater stories and learn how to do some simple origami folds!


Brickbuilders' Challenge

Grades 3 - 5

Registration now open

Friday, February 2

2:30 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


LHS Origami Club

Grades K - 8

No registration required

Friday, February 16

3:45 pm

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.

Kids Cooking Green presents Scallion Pancakes

Grades 3 - 5

Registration opens Feb 20

Friday, March 1

2 pm


Let's learn how to make delicious scallion pancakes! We'll provide all the ingredients you need to cook.

This program is sponsored by a grant from Cary Library Foundation.

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

Read with Lyric Schedule

Grades K - 5

Registration Required

Tuesday February 13

registration opens Feb 5

6:30 pm

6:45 pm

7:00 pm

7:15 pm

Tuesday February 27

registration opens Feb 20

6:30 pm

6:45 pm

7:00 pm

7:15 pm

For Preschoolers

Sensory Playtime

Ages 0-5

No registration required

Friday, February 2

Friday, March 1

10 am

Come explore our interactive sensory play stations.

Dance Party

Ages 2 - 5

No registration required


10 am

Come dance with us! Grown ups will dance too.

Preschool Arts & Crafts

Ages 3-5

No registration required

Monday February 26

2:30 pm

Explore, learn and create art!

Next session begins Monday March 4th!

No storytimes the week of February 19th or 26th

 Storytime Schedule 


10 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:  Storytime (ages 2 - 5)

Saturday Feb 3; Feb 17; Mar 2

10:15 am:  Story Social (ages 0 - 5)

What Our Book Clubs Are Reading
Tadpoles (1st and 2nd Grades)

First Grade Hero by Fran Manushkin

Book 1: Pedro series

From a buggy disaster to a run for class president, Pedro has what it takes to be the hero of first-grade. No matter what he's doing, Pedro is always good for some laughs and adventure.

Bookmarks (2nd & 3rd Grades)

The Cave of Aaah! Doom! by Jaden Kent

Book 1: Ella and Owen series

A young dragon named Ella convinces her twin brother Owen to join her on a bold quest to find a wizard that will help cure Owen of his flaming cold.

Next Chapter (3rd & 4th Grades)

The Lost Library by Rebecca Stead

When a mysterious little free library (guarded by a large orange cat) appears overnight in the small town of Martinville, Evan plucks two weathered books from its shelves, never suspecting that his life is about to change.

Gabby Gets It Together by Nathan Fairbairn

Book 1: Paws series

Best friends Gabby, Priya and Mindy create a dog walking business, and quickly learn that running a business is no walk in the park.

Page Turners (4th & 5th Grades)

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman

Book 1: Skandar series

Skandar Smith has always wanted to be a Unicorn rider, but when the mysterious Weaver steals the most powerful unicorn in the world, Skandar must face sky battles, ancient secrets, and bloodthirsty unicorns in order to save his island.

Eb & Flow by Kelly Baptist

Ebony and De'Kari (aka Flow) do not get along. How could they when their cafeteria scuffle ended with De'Kari's ruined shoes, Ebony on the ground, and both of them with ten days of at-home suspension? Now Eb and Flow have two weeks to think about and explain their behavior--to their families, to each other, and ultimately to themselves.

Book Talks (4th - 6th Grades)

Hoops by Matt Tavares

It is 1975 in Indiana, and the Wilkins Regional High School girls' basketball team is in their rookie season. Despite being undefeated, they practice at night in the elementary school and play to empty bleachers. Unlike the boys' team, the Lady Bears have no buses to deliver them to away games and no uniforms, much less a laundry service. They make their own uniforms out of T-shirts and electrical tape. And with help from a committed female coach, they push through to improbable victory after improbable victory.

Books We Recommend

Eunice Recommends:

The Tailor Shop at the Intersection by Jaesun Ahn, translated by Sora Kim-Russell


Even readers who are not familiar with Korea’s Post-War history will appreciate this intergenerational story about a tailor shop. This picture book captures the passing of time in a deeply heartfelt way, while celebrating ingenuity and persistence. Complete with charming pictures of dogs doing human things and a developing cityscape that follows the story, The Tailor Shop at the Intersection is a great read!

Alicia Recommends:

The Kingdom Over the Sea by Zohra Nabi

Based on Arab mythology and folklore, this book takes the reader on a journey with the main characters through incredible magic, immersive settings, and heartfelt ups and downs. Great for readers of Phillip Pullman and the Tristan Strong series.  


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