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Kids Library Programs

Poetry Slam - Sandy Library

Date: Thursday, April 13th from 7 pm to 9 pm
Location: Sandy Public Library

Online registration for the Poetry Slam is now open!  Paper registration forms are also available in the library.

*Limit one poem per entrant/group for the contest.  Additional poems may be read after the contest as time allows*

Everyone (age 8 and up) is invited to share a poem, or just come to watch and support our local poets.

A Poetry Slam is a performance poetry contest. It is an opportunity for people to share their original poetry with a wider audience. Poets will compete in age categories from grade school through adult. Our SLAM is a multi-age event, topics and language must be appropriate for all ages; other than that limitation, any type of original poem is welcome. 

Questions? Contact Katie Murphy at 503-668-5537 or email at 

Coming Soon - Sandy Seed Library

The SANDY SEED LIBRARY, "it will grow on you!". 

Join in the festivities at the Sandy Library on Saturday, April 15th, from 10am - 5pm.  Learn about gardening and seed-saving. This is a great opportunity for families to play in the dirt together.

Members come to the library and "check out" seed for their garden. Members grow the plants in their garden and, at the end of the season, they let a few plants ‘go to seed.’ From those plants, they collect seeds to return to the Library to replenish its inventory. All seeds are free to members.

The seeds have been graciously donated to launch this program. These seeds are held in trust for the members of our library.

Special Events During the Grand Opening:

Kids: Join in our Children's Program from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Susan Burdell will guide participants in making Mother's Day gifts by planting flower seeds and decorating the plant pots.  Come play in the dirt!

Teens: Help us celebrate the opening day of the Sandy Seed Library with a TEEN DIY: Terrarium Workshop. Join us at the Sandy Library Community Room entrance, on the west side of the library building, 2:00-4:00 pm. You’ll get your hands dirty while learning the art and craft of terrarium building. Materials are free and provided by Portland Nursery. This event is for teens ages 12-18. Questions? Contact Rebecca at or 503-668-5537

Questions?  Contact Susie Jenkins at 503-668-5537 or email

Día de los Niños/Día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)

Fecha: Sábado, 29 de abril de 2 a 4pm
Lugar de ubicación: Biblioteca de Sandy

¡Hay que celebrar! Una celebración en bilingüe. Manualidades, música, pintura de caritas, área de fotografía, y otras actividades. ¡No se le olvide su cámara! ¡GRATIS! Contactar a: Katie Murphy 503-783-2583


Date: Saturday, April 29th from 2pm to 4pm

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros at the Sandy Library is a fun, free event for the whole family!  Pick up a free book and enjoy a variety of activities from crafts, music, face painting, photo booth and LOTS more. Don’t forget your camera to take pictures! For more information, please call 503-783-2583 or email Katie Murphy at

Free Comic Book Day

Sandy Public Library

When: Saturday, May 6th from 11 am to 1 pm

Where: Sandy Library Community Room

Fun activities, popcorn, and comic books!! The library will host a cosplay contest for Free Comic Book Day, May 6th, 11-1, in the Community Room. The contest is open to all ages and divided into three categories: kids, teens, and adults. Costumed participants receive a raffle ticket and are entered into a drawing for one of three prizes.

Contact: Rebecca Robinowitz


Hoodland Public Library

When: Saturday, May 6th       from 1 pm to 3 pm

Where: Hoodland Library Community Room

Fun activities, popcorn, and comic books!! Come watch a movie, explore Batman's batcave, and make a superhero craft for Free Comic Book Day, May 6th, 1-3, in the Community Room. 

Contact: Robin Ferrin






Hora de Cuentos!

Claudia Osorio presenta cuentosde español para los niños de todas las edades. Todos pueden asistir.

Biblioteca de Sandy
Febrero 6
Mayo 1
Agosto 7

Hora: 5:30 - 7:00 pm


Claudia Osorio presents stories and songs in Spanish for children of all ages. There will also be a craft and a snack.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sandy Public Library
February 6th
May 1st
August 7th

Hours: 5:30 - 7:00 pm








Read to the Dog - Come meet Ananda!

Kids learning to read can practice their skills every Thursday from 4-5pm in the Children's area of the Sandy Public Library. Reading to a dog can help struggling kids gain confidence in their reading abilities in a no-stress non-judgemental environment.  Stop into the library or call 503-668-5537 to make a 15 minute appointment for your child.

Saturday Afternoon Kids Club 

LEGO menSaturday from 2-4pm Appropriate for kids aged 7-12.

Sandy Public Library

1st Saturday of each month: LEGO Club

2nd Saturday of each month: Scratch Coding

3rd Saturday of each month: Art Club

4th Saturday of each month: Minecraft, and Wii Video Games

Hoodland Library

2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 1-3pm: LEGO Club.  Hoodland LEGO Club is appropriate for kids aged 4-12.

NEW! 3rd Saturday of the month - Art Club

Donations of LEGOs, video games & gaming systems, board games, card games, or art supplies gratefully accepted. Drop off items at the Sandy or Hoodland Library.

Story Time

Join us for weekly Story Times.  Including playtime after Story Time so that you and your child can enjoy a whole hour of Story Time Fun!

Preschool Story and Playtime - Tuesdays in the Sandy Library Community Room at 10:00 am. Playtime and snack is provided by generous funds from Clackamas County Children, Youth, & Families Division, and Todos Juntos.  For kids aged 3-5 years. 

Wee Ones Story, Songs, and Playtime -  Thursdays in the Sandy Library Community Room at 10:00 am. For littles ones 6 months to 3 years.

Hoodland Library Story Time - Thursdays in the Hoodland Library Community Room at 10:30 am.
For kids of all ages.

All library programs sponsored in part by the

Friends of the Sandy Library and Friends of the Hoodland Library