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Schedule Reminders

The Library will be closed Sunday May 26th and Monday May 27th in observance of Memorial 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

New title for May and June!

How We Say I Love You by Nicole Chen

Parker Meadow

Don't Touch That Flower! by Alice Hemming

Children's Programs

 Block Party 

Tuesday May 7th

Tuesday June 4th

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.


Kids Cooking Green presents Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter No Bakes

Grades K - 2

Registration opens 4/29

Thursday, May 9

4:30 pm

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

Sponsored by a grant from the Cary Library Foundation.

Kids Cooking Green presents Berry Ripple Swirl on Toasted Brioche

Grades 3 - 5

Registration opens 5/6

Thursday, May 16

4:30 pm

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

Sponsored by a grant from the Cary Library Foundation.

Brickbuilders' Activity Challenge

Grades K-2

Registration opens 5/13

Friday, May 24

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 presents Origami

Grades K - 8

No registration required

Friday, May 31

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 Chocolate Cups with Fresh Fruit

Grades K - 2

Registration opens 6/3

Thursday, June 13

4:30 pm

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

Sponsored by a grant from the Cary Library Foundation.

Kids Cooking Green presents Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Grades 3-5

Registration opens 6/10

Friday, June 18

4:30 pm

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

Sponsored by a grant from the Cary Library Foundation.

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

 Read with Lyric

Grades K - 5

Registration Required

Tuesday May 14

registration opens 5/6

Tuesday May 28

registration opens 5/20

Tuesday June 11

registration opens 6/3

Register for a 10 minute time slot at 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15 pm

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 May 20

2:30 pm

Drop in and explore, learn and create art!

Sensory Play

Ages 0-5

No registration required

Friday, May 24

10 am

Drop in and explore our interactive sensory play stations.

Story Social

Saturday May 11

Saturday May 25

Saturday June 8

9:30 am

 Storytime Schedule 

Storytimes begin Monday April 29th and run through Thursday June 6th


10 am: Music Monday (ages 2 - 5)

No Music Monday 5/6 or 5/27


9:30 am: Laptime (prewalkers)

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


10:45 am: Stories & More (ages 2-5)


10 am: Storytime (ages 2 - 5)

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

Freddie Ramos Takes Off by Jacqueline Jules

Bk 1: Zapato Power

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.

Karen's Witch by Katy Farina

Bk 1: Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphic Novels

Karen Brewer's imagination gets the best of her when she decides that her neighbor, Mrs. Porter--who has wild gray hair, wears black robes, and has a garden full of mysterious herbs--must be a witch.

Bookmarks (2nd & 3rd Grades)

The First Case by Felix Gumpaw

Bk 1: Pup Detectives

Rider Woofson and the other puppy detectives at school set out to nab a cafeteria bandit.

Blast Off! by Andrea Loney

Bk 1: Abby in Orbit

It's the first day of third grade, and Abby Baxter is determined not to make any mistakes. It's a little trickier than it was last year, though, because Abby is starting school on the OASIS International Space Station, where her parents are scientists. Abby is so focused on getting used to microgravity, watching her little brother, Nico, and meeting her new classmates that she almost messes up Mami's big experiment. Can she figure out how to make things right, or is she destined to be sent back to Earth?

Next Chapter (3rd & 4th Grades)

Garlic & the Vampire by Bree Paulsen

Bk 1: Garlic series

Garlic feels as though she's always doing something wrong. At least with her friend Carrot by her side and the kindly Witch Agnes encouraging her, Garlic is happy to just tend her garden, where it's nice and safe. But when her village of vegetable folk learns that a bloodthirsty vampire has moved into the nearby castle, they all agree that, in spite of her fear and self-doubt, Garlic is the obvious choice to confront him. And with everyone counting on her, Garlic reluctantly agrees to face the mysterious vampire, hoping she has what it takes. After all, garlic drives away vampires...right?

The Girl & the Galdurian by Tim Probert

Bk 1: Lightfall series

Deep in the heart of the planet Irpa stands the Salty Pig's House of Tonics & Tinctures, home of the wise Pig Wizard and Bea. As keepers of the Endless Flame, they live a quiet and peaceful life, crafting medicines and potions. All that changes one day when Bea meets Cad, a member of the Galdurians, an ancient race thought to be long-extinct. Cad believes that if anyone can help him find his missing people, it's the Pig Wizard. But when the two arrive home, the Pig Wizard is nowhere to be found--all that's left is the Jar of Endless Flame and a mysterious note. Fearing for the Pig Wizard's safety, Bea and Cad set out across Irpa to find him, while danger fights its way out of the shadows and into the light.

Page Turners (4th & 5th Grades)

Lei and the Fire Goddess by Malia Launakea

Bk 1: Lei and the Legends series

Curses aren't real. At least, that's what Anna Leilani Kamaʻehu thinks when she listens to her grandmother's folktales. So when Anna goes back to Hawaiʻi to visit her Tūtū, she has no interest in becoming the heir to her family's history; she's set on having a touristy, fun vacation. But when Anna accidentally insults Pele the fire goddess by destroying her lehua blossom, she quickly learns just how real these moʻolelo are. In order to save her friends and family, Anna must now battle mythical creatures, team up with demigods and talking bats, and evade the traps Pele hurls her way.

A Royal Conundrum by Lisa Yee and Dan Santat

Bk 1: The Misfits

Olive Cobin Zang has . . . issues. And they mostly aren't her fault. (No, really!) Though she often slips under the radar, problems have a knack for finding her. So, imagine her doubts when she's suddenly dropped off at the strangest boarding school ever: a former castle turned prison that's now a "reforming arts school"! There, she's lumped with a team of other kids who never quite fit in, and discovers that the academy isn't what it seems--and neither is she. In fact, RASCH is a cover for an elite group of misfits who fight crime . . . and RASCH is in danger of closing, unless Olive's class can stop the heist of the century.

Book Talks (4th - 6th Grades)

Hope in the Valley by Mitali Perkins

Pandita is planning to spend most of her summer break reading and writing in her favorite secret space: the abandoned but majestic mansion across the street. But then the town announces that the old home will be bulldozed in favor of new--maybe affordable--housing. With her family on opposing sides of the issue, Pandita must find her voice--and the strength to move on--in order to give her community hope.

Books We Recommend

Alicia Recommends:

A Perfect Wonderful Day with Friends by Philip Waechter

A cozy picture book about best friends, Fox, Crow, Raccoon, Badger, and Bear, hanging out on a summer day, fishing and walking in the woods, and baking a cake. 

Ita Recommends:

To The Ice by Thomas & Anna-Clara Tidholm

3 kids go to play by the creek in winter and find themselves on an arctic adventure when the ice floe they step onto floats away. They learn many things, how to survive, how to be bored and how to walk on their hands. Did a penguin really save them? Time passes, is it hours, days or years? As they find their way home, Max asks “What shall we say about where we’ve been?” “Tell the truth” “We don’t know”. Beautifully written and illustrated, perfect for the newly independent reader

News from the Friends of Cary Library
book sale text over books

If you love finding quality used books at great prices, you can’t beat the Friends Book Sale!

Friends of Cary Library Booksale

Friday May 3 - Sunday May 5

Member Only 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


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