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Schedule Reminders

The Library will be closing on Friday April 12th at 1 pm in order to prepare for the Fairy Tale Ball.

The Library will be closed on Saturday April 6th and Monday April 15th.


Thank you Town Meeting for approving our appropriation article! We'll be releasing more information about our next steps for the project soon.

Want to learn more about the Children's Room Project?

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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:

Little Land by Diana Sudyka

New title coming in May!

Parker Meadow

New title for April and May!

Don't Touch that Flower by Alice Hemmings

Children's Programs


Fairy Tale Ball

Friday April 12

General Admission: 6 - 8 pm

No registration required

Come dance and play the night away. Costumes encouraged, but not required (but please leave your costume weapons at home).

Sensory Friendly Hour : 5 - 6 pm

The Sensory Friendly Fairy Tale Ball is designed to make our traditional Fairy Tale Ball more accessible to children who have sensory needs or other disabilities that may make navigating the full ball challenging or not possible.

*registration now open*

2024 Eric J. Moskow

Memorial Program

Drum to the Beat:

 Drum Circle with Otha Day

Grades K - 5

Friday April 26

3:30 pm

Registration opens April 8

Join us for a fun and lively drum circle with Otha Day! From the core belief that rhythm can build community, promote well-being and healing, and create joy, Otha supports participants as they learn about the importance of rhythm in all aspects of life while taking part in activities and experiences, showing them that their "heartbeat and breath are the rhythms of the soul and the pathways of connection to everyone". Caregivers are welcome (but not required) to accompany their child, however, they are expected to be active participants in the program as well.

2024 Eric Jordan Moskow Memorial Program is made possible thanks to the generosity of Richard and Shirley Moskow who established The Eric Jordan Moskow Memorial Fund in 2016.


Block Party

(recommended ages 2 & up)

No registration required

Tuesday April 16

3 - 4:30 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.

Afternoon at the Movies

Everyone Welcome

No registration required

Wednesday April 24

3:30 pm

rated PG

1 hr 35 minute run length

Bring a blanket and a snack and join us for an afternoon movie! 

It's the Toe Jam Puppet Band!

ages 3 & up

Registration opens April 8

Thursday April 18

10:30 am

It's the Toe Jam Puppet Band! Join us for our annual April vacation concert with The Toe Jam Puppet Band featuring high energy music, dancing, and even bubbles!

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

Family Crafts

Everyone Welcome

No registration required

Thursday April 18

2 - 4 pm

Come get crafty with us! Drop in and stay for the whole time or just a little bit.


Block Party

(recommended ages 2 & up)

No registration required

Tuesday April 2

Tuesday May 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.

LLC's Spring Coookie Decorating

PreK - Grade 12

No registration required

Wednesday April 24

4 - 5:30 pm

Our Teen Library Leadership Council is hosting an afternoon of spring cookie decorating. Drop by the Large Meeting Room & make yourself a delicious treat!


Brickbuilders Activity Challenge

Grades 3 - 5

Registration opens April 16

Friday April 26

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.

Read with Lyric Schedule

Grades K - 5

Registration Required

Tuesday April 9

registration opens April 1

Tuesday April 23

registration opens April 16

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

For Preschoolers

Dance Party

Ages 2 - 5

No registration required


10 am

Come dance with us! Grownups will dance too!

Preschool Arts & Crafts

Ages 3 - 5

No registration required

Monday April 29

2:30 pm

Drop in and explore, learn and create art!

Sensory Play

Ages 0-5

No registration required

Friday, April 26

10 am

Drop in and explore our interactive sensory play stations.

Story Social

Saturday April 13

Saturday April 27

9:30 am

 Storytime Schedule 


10 am: Music Monday

No Music Monday 4/15 or 4/22


9:30 am: Laptime (prewalkers)

10:15 am: Toddler Time (walkers - 24 months)

No programs 4/16 or 4/23


10:45 am: Stories & More

No Stories & More 4/17 or 4/24


10 am: Storytime

No storytime 4/18 or 4/25

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

The Best Friend Plan

by Stephanie Calmenson

Bk 1: Adventures of Allie and Amy

Best friends Amy and Allie do absolutely everything together and this summer they have made a list of activities that they will do each and every day. But then Allie learns she's being sent to sleep-away camp and all their plans are ruined!

Freddie Ramos Takes Off

by Jacqueline Jules

Book 1: Zapato Power series

Freddie finds a mysterious package outside his apartment containing sneakers that allow him to run faster than a train, and inspire him to perform heroic deeds.

Bookmarks (2nd & 3rd Grades)

The Secret of the Jade Bangle

by Linda Trinh

Book 1: Nguyen Kids series

Anne misses her Grandma Nội, a lot. When Anne and her younger siblings Jacob and Liz are given gifts passed on to them by Grandma, Anne soon realizes that hers--a beautiful jade bangle--has a secret power. One that might just give her the strength to stand up to her ballet teacher, who treats her differently than her white classmates, and embrace her Vietnamese identity through cooking Grandma's recipes.

Bella and the Vampire

by Erin Dionne

Book 1: Shiver By the Sea series

After moving to small, spooky Massachusetts beach town Shiver-by-the-Sea, Bella Gosi must team up with her new friend to help a kid vampire find his way home.

Next Chapter (3rd & 4th Grades)

The Guardian Test

by Christina Soontornvat

Book 1: The Legends of Lotus Island series

Plum is shocked to discover that she's been accepted to the Guardian Academy on Lotus Island, an elite school where kids learn how to transform into Guardians, magical creatures who are sworn to protect the natural world. To her dismay, Plum struggles at school. While her classmates begin to transform into amazing creatures, Plum can't even seem to magic up a single feather! If she can't embrace her inner animal form soon, she'll have to leave school and lose the first group of real friends she's ever known

Wednesday Wilson Gets Down To Business

by Bree Galbraith

Book 1: Wednesday Wilson series

The most important thing to know about Wednesday Wilson is that she's an entrepreneur. She hasn't started any businesses yet, but she's pretty sure today is the day. She and her best friend, Charlie (Wednesday's future Vice President of Operations), with some help from her little brother, Mister, have made a list of potential businesses. But before they get to move forward on one, there's an unfortunate incident in class with the Emmas (whose last initials happen to spell M.E.A.N.) It figures that Wednesday's archnemeses would be the ones to mess up her plans! But maybe this is just the opportunity Wednesday and her friends needed to come up with a brilliant business idea that will save the day and make them millionaires. Or... not?

Page Turners (4th & 5th Grades)


The World Behind the Door

by Pari Thomson

Book 1: Greenwild series

Daisy Thistledown is on the run. Her mother has been keeping big, glittering secrets, and now she has vanished. Daisy knows it's up to her to find Ma-- but someone is hunting her across London. So when Daisy flees to safety through a mysterious hidden doorway, -she steps into the Greenwild. But not only does this land of green magic hold the key to finding Daisy's mother, someone wants to destroy it.

Good Different

by Meg Eden Kuyatt

Selah Godfrey knows that to be "normal" she has to keep her feelings tightly controlled when people are around, but after hitting a fellow student, she needs to figure out just what makes her different--and why that is ok.

Book Talks (4th - 6th Grades)

Other Words For Home

by Jasmine Warga

Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.

Books We Recommend

Ita Recommends:

Little Mo and The Great Snow Monster

by Michael Foreman


What to you do when a pack of Tricerotops take over the your family’s home while Mom and Dad are out gathering food for dinner? In this prehistoric story, Little Mo is left to figure it out and figure it out he does! With beautiful watercolor illustrations by the author. There is brief backmatter with an overview of evolution.

Alissa Recommends:

Bea and the New Deal Horse by L.M. Elliott

This is a beautiful, quiet, slow paced historical fiction story that is sure to be a hit with fans of The War That Saved My Life or readers who enjoy horse stories. Set during the Great Depression following the events of Black Tuesday, readers get to learn about moments from that era not often learned about in class - like farmers' penny auctions, the Veteran's March on Washington, FDR's "New Deal" presidential campaign, all while following a spunky young heroine fighting to find her way and care for her younger sister after her mother's death and her father's abandonment of them with a stranger.

News from the Friends of Cary Library

Mark your calendar! We’ll have thousands of gently used hardcover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. If you love finding quality used books at great prices, you can’t beat the Friends Book Sale!

book sale text over books

Friends of Cary Library Booksale

May 3 - 5

Member Hours (join at the door):

Friday, May 3: 1pm-5pm

Saturday, May 4: 9am-10am

General Public Hours:

Saturday, May 4: 10am-5pm

Sunday, May 5: 1pm-5pm

April Celebrations

Library Staff and Volunteers

Along with Spring and flowers in April, comes a time to celebrate some special people.

National Library Week is April 7-13 when we have the opportunity to celebrate our

wonderful Cary Library staff, leadership, and custodians who, seven days a week,

maintain and provide us with a vibrant inviting library. Cary library offers so many

resources including books in all types of formats on endless topics, in-person and hybrid programs, passes to museums, parks and cultural attractions, Library of Things and so much more for all people of all ages.

National Volunteer week is April 21-27. It is a week to celebrate the many Cary

Library volunteers who donate thousands of hours every year to help raise funds for the library, support and host many programs, sell gently used books and so much more!

Please take a moment to say “Thank You” to our Library Staff and Volunteers!


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