Children's Programs

Children’s Services at the McKinney Public Library

The library designs programs and selects materials that help you move your child through healthy development. Our children’s programs and events are thoughtfully planned to offer books and information that give your child a fun and positive experience .


Upcoming Events and Programs

Track Your Reading!

Keeping a journal of the things you read helps you find even more of what you enjoy. Our Beanstack service is easy to use. Parents must register individually, then register each child as a reader to get the most out of the experience. You will also get recommendations through the service.


Mother-Daughter Book Club

Second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the John & Judy Gay Library

  • June 11: The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • July 9: Surfside Girls (Graphic Novel) by Kim Dwinell
  • August 13: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  • September 10: Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar
  • October 8: Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
  • November 12: Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • December 10: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Library Tours

To schedule a library tour, please contact Gary Landeck (972-547-2045). Reservations for tours should be made two weeks in advance. Tours are scheduled at either the Roy and Helen Hall Library or the John and Judy Gay Library.


Please let us know of your interests by getting a ticket for an event and attending. All programs are free and events are open to the public as space and resources allow. Tickets to events are general admission and standby tickets will be released at the start of the event.


Come back and tell us what you liked each time you attend a program.