Youth and Families

Reoccurring EventsAcademic Assistance

Homework Assistance

Time: Second Thursdays of the month, 5:30pm to 7:30pm (During the School Year) 

The Homework Assistance is offered during the school year on the second Thursday of the month, and offers help with homework at no charge to students in grades 1st-6th, with a parent's registration. Call 817.514.5866 for more information.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers aged 16 to adult, especially bilingual in English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese, or English/Laotian, are needed for the Homework Help Center. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Youth Service desk at 817.514.5866, or stop by the Library. You can make a difference!

Story Times

Children's Story Time

Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Year-round)
Toddler (ages 18-36 months) Story Time: 10:00am to 10:30am
Preschoolers (ages 3-6 years) Story Time: 11:00am to 11:30am

Join the Watauga Public Library for our famous Story Time, where we build early literacy skills and school readiness with fun stories, silly songs, and bubbles! Story Time encourages a lifelong love of reading.

Mother Goose: Baby Story Time

Time: Fridays, 10:00am to 11:00am  

Mother Goose Story Time uses a variety of nursery rhymes, songs and instruments to foster your baby's development while providing an opportunity to discuss common concerns with other parents. The age requirement for Mother Goose Story Time are pre-walkers and beginner walkers.

Music & Movement Storytime

Time: Fourth Thursday of each month, 12:00pm to 12:30pm ( Ages: 2-5 years)

Enjoy a fun way to develop Early Literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, singing, stories and exploration of simple musical concepts. 

Sensory Storytime

Time: Third Thursday of each month, 11:30am to 12:00pm ( Ages: 3-5 years)

Sensory Storytime is a 30-minute program with limited participation (10 children + their families). Participation is limited in order to create a calmer, quieter, more relaxed environment than a traditional Storytime. Sign-up is required

Disclaimer – The facilitators are average, ordinary librarians & assistants, we do not have degrees in early childhood development, autism spectrum issues, or any doctoral degree. We are frontline staff when it comes to directly dealing with children who have developmental issues. Often we feel the best we can do is be welcoming and friendly at regular Storytime. Sensory Storytime gives us the option to tell parents that their child has been thoughtfully considered and will be celebrated. Sensory Storytime is a journey for both the librarian and the child. Each Storytime will be unique because each month the children’s behaviors will be unique.


Pokémon League 

Time: Mondays, 5:30pm to 7:30pm ( Ages: 7-17)

Bring a starter pack of Pokémon cards and join Pokémon enthusiasts at the Library. Volunteers are able to help beginners. All skill levels welcome. For more information, please contact the Youth Desk at 817.514.5866.

Education Game Hour

Time: Thursdays, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Have a hunger for learning? Come to library on Thursday evenings for some educational games and activities, along with general-concept learning. Grades K- 6th 

Anime Plus Club

Time: Third Monday of each month, 5:00pm to 7:00pm ( Ages: 12-17 years)

Join us the third Monday of the month as we get an experience of Japanese culture that goes beyond anime! For more information, please contact the Youth Desk at 817.514.5866.

Crafts-N- Creations Club

Time: First and Third Wednesday of each month, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Crafts-N-Creations is a fun club for the young crafters and the young creators. The first Wednesdays of the month are for the elementary grades: 1st -5th and the third Wednesdays are for middle school grades: 6th-8th.

How to Study: A Youth Services Presentation

A Tween/Teen Tool 

Click here for a .PDF copy of the presentation from April 15, 2023.