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 provide a child a fun and positive experience with books and information.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Beanstack for families with young readersTrack 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. Through the service you will also get recommendations.

Little Ones Lapsit

Spend some quality time with your baby. Our library staff will model activities and behaviors that build preliteracy skills.

Adventure Tots

Storytime for ages 3 – 5.  Learning skills for a happy transition to preschool & kindergarten featuring books, songs, rhymes and a take home craft.

Build It!

Understand basic principles of architecture, physics, and construction through creative play and crafting.

Little Explorers

Through simple science experiments children will have an opportunity to learn about how things work in the world around them.

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 & Helen Hall Library or the John & 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 allows. Tickets to events are general admission and standby tickets will be released at the start of the event.

Come back to tell us what you liked each time you attended a program.