Family Cooking Class with UMSL

This special class for families will go over the basics of how to make delicious meals in your crockpot or instant pot! Take home what you make! Children must be 8 and up.

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Cookie Decorating

Learn how to design cookies that look almost too good to eat! This is a 2 week class. You are to attend both the July 25 & Aug. 1 class. Ages 10-12.

Breakfast Club & Playtime

Babies, toddlers and caregivers are invited to open free play with age appropriate stories, toys, and stations that encourage motor skills and development. Coffee and snacks will be provided for adult caregivers. Ages 6-24 months.

3D Printing

Check out our 3D Print Binder to see a variety of objects we have on file for printing, or submit your own files using our online form.

Family Ukulele

Families learn how to play ukulele with Music and Arts of Crestwood. Sign-up required. Ages 6 & up.

Resources for Children

WorldBook Online

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

For children birth to entering Kindergarten.  Sign up, read & win prizes.

WorldBook Online

WorldBook Online

Access WorldBook online and follow the “Kids” link to access encyclopedia resources for youth, including activities, pictures, videos and more.

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

Access OverDrive’s collection of materials for youth through the Kids Reading Room.



Enjoy hundreds of books, videos and read-alongs from multiple genres of children’s literature.

Kids Book Club Kits

Each Juvenile Book Club Kit contains multiple copies of a book for hosting your own book club.

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Diversity: Latinx (Own Voices)

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Upcoming Children's Events

10:30 AM Jeanie Bryan Puppets
Jeanie Bryan Puppets
Jul 17 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Jeanie Bryan Puppets: Monkey Tales: Will mischievous monkey outsmart the hungry crocodile or defeat the proud elephant? Introducing two new retellings of classic folktales from India: “The Monkey and the Crocodile” and “Who’s Really Better?”[...]
9:30 AM Books for Babies
Books for Babies
Jul 18 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Storytime for babies 6 – 24 months and their caretakers.
10:30 AM Squeeze and Squirt Bottle Art
Squeeze and Squirt Bottle Art
Jul 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Create a masterpiece that is messy and unique!  Join us outside for squeeze and squirt art using bottles, and remember to dress for a mess!Ages 3-7. Registration is required. Loading…
12:30 PM Summer Meals
Summer Meals
Jul 20 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Join Kirkwood Public Library for an exciting new summer program that brings storytime, crafts, and food to community locations in Kirkwood! Along with fun activities for the whole family, children will receive a free meal, a new book,[...]
2:00 PM Family Cooking Class
Family Cooking Class
Jul 20 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Please only sign-up for one Family Cooking class. Each class is the same. This special class for families will go over the basics of how to make delicious meals in your crockpot or instant pot![...]