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Spring Classes (pdf)

Thank you to all the participants who submitted their entries in the Every Hero Has a Story Art and Essay Contest. All contestants and their families are invited to a reception on April 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Call 750-5944 for more information.  Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Waco-McLennan County LIbrary.

National Day of Puppetry and Bully Awareness Day @West Waco Library

Saturday, April 25 - Presentations throughout the day!

Puppet Shows by Rick Strot, Allen Ware, and the Teen Library Crew


     11:00 Rick Strot "The Little Red Riding Hood"

     1:00 Ware House Puppets "The Gingerbread Man"

     2:00 TLC performers "Why the Sun is Yellow"


     4:00 Play Therapy Centerstage Productions "Stop Bullying Now! Healing thru Music"


Classy Trash Talk Family Program @ All Libraries

Presented by the City of Waco Solid Waste Services - The  Environmental Crimes Detective will be on board. Learn interesting Trash Facts and Recycling Tips. A fun game is included for the kids.

7:00 - 8:30 p. m.

East Waco Library - Monday, March 30

Central Library - Monday, April 6

West Waco Library - Thursday, April 23

South Waco Library - Tuesday, April 28

Kite Workshop Participant Photos

See what was made in our Annual Kite Workshop, with the Sertoma Club!

Crafty Kids @ Central Library

Monthly on a Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Photos of March Program

Ages 6-12

Saturday, March 21, "Spring Crafts Fest" - It's all about eggs, bugs, butterflies, flowers and other crafty ideas to welcome Spring!

Call 750-5942 for more information

Register Online (limited space)

Creation Station @ Central Library

Pictures from Previous Programs

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Water Safety / Mother's Day with a Craft and Puppet Show

  • Find out about safety at the pool or lake with the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Make a special Gift for Mom!

Register Online to receive an email reminder - the whole family is welcome!

Lego Lab @ Central Library

Pictures from Previous Programs

Ages 6 — 12 years

Monthly 1:30 – 3:00  p.m.        

Saturday, April 11

Saturday, May 9

Saturday, June 20

Use our LEGO bricks to make and display something cool as you make new friends at this monthly lab.

Please register online for each session, space is limited.

Homework Tutors @ All Libraries

Central Library: Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

East Waco Library: the tutor will be moving to Central for the rest of the school year: Tuesdays 3:30 - 5 p.m.

West Waco Library: Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Home work tutor assistance ends May 15. Not available during school break.

Homework Help is for 1st - 8th grade. Please bring an assignment that you need help on. Tutors will work in round-robin fashion with all students who are present. Parents are encouraged to remain in the Library while their child is being tutored.

Reservations are not required.

Please call 750-5942 (Central Library) or 750-8620 (East Waco Library) or 750-5956 (West Waco Library) for more information.

Kids Computer Classes @ Central Library

3rd through 7th grades 
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
3rd THURSDAY each month

Register Online / Limited Space

April 23 - Using the Library's Online Catalog

Storytime @ All Libraries

For Ages 3 to 6 at 10:30 a.m.

No Programs March 9 – 13 and April 13-17. Series ends May 22

Tuesdays — EAST WACO Library, 901 Elm St

Wednesdays — WEST WACO Library, 5301 Bosque Blvd

Thursdays — CENTRAL Library, 1717 Austin Ave

Fridays — SOUTH WACO Library, 2737 S. 18th St

No Registration is Required

Themes for Storytimes

Toddler Time @ Central Library

Ages 12 to 36 Months

No Programs: March 11, April 1, and May 6.  Series Ends May 20

Wednesdays at 10:00 AND 10:45 a.m.

No Registration is required

Baby Time @ West Waco Library

Birth to Ages 12 months

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

March 17 - April 28 (no program April 14)

(Six-week series)

Limited Space/Register Online

Bilingual Storytime Spanish / English @ South Waco Library

2737 S. 18th

Held Monthly on the First Friday

April 3 at 11:30 a.m., May 1 at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

No Registration Required

Sensory Storytime @ West Waco Library

Ages 3—12 years

A 4-month series for children with Special Needs

Spring Session:

Apr 9, May 14

2nd Thursday each month @ 4:00 p.m.

Register Online/ limited space.

Block Party @ Central Library

Pictures from Previous programs

Ages Toddler to Pre-K

Monthly 1:30—3 p.m.

Sundays — Apr 19, May 24

Build * Play * Create             

Register Online for each session/ Limited space