Programs

The staff, trustees, and the Friends of the Creston Public Library are committed to providing high-quality cultural and community programming for all ages.

For children, teens, and adults, the library offers a robust summer reading program that includes special events, activities, and prizes.

Throughout the year, we offer cultural programs on history and the arts, and community programming on health and wellness and other quality-of-life topics. We welcome area authors and artists and to schedule book-talks, exhibits, and signings.

For information about upcoming library programs, check the library website, area newspapers, and the library's social media pages. 

If you have a suggestion for a program, please notify the library staff by phone or email. It's your library!

Unless otherwise noted, all library programs are free and open to the public. For help with a disability when visiting the library, please call (782) 641-2277 or email us at: crestonlibrary310@gmail.com

For Adults

All our librarians are avid readers, and we invite you to seek their advice about what types of materials you might enjoy. We have a wide range of romance, adventure, westerns, Amish, and Christian-themed fiction in regular print, large print, and audibook formats. We are also eager to assist you in using our digital collection of: audiobooks, e-books, and online databases.

Be sure to look for or information about employment, health and wellness, or help with education and technology on our website.

In addition to providing quality materials, and public access to computers and other digital services, we provide weekly programs for adults. Our crochet club, the Gibson Gals, meets every Monday at 11am.

We offer summer and winter reading programs, a monthly adult coloring event, and the Union County Genealogy Society holds monthly meetings and programs at the library. If you would like to meet new people and support the library, join our foundation, the Friends of the Creston Public Library.

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For Children

We provide materials and programs for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children and their parents that support the library's mission of early childhood literacy. Our AWE Early Literacy Station (ELS) is designed specifically for our youngest patrons, ages 2-8, and features over 4,000 localized learning activities. Its fun, interactive, and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference. The ELS is available in English, Bilingual Spanish, and Bilingual French.
 

For Teens

Our library assistant, Donna Walsh, coordinates our summer reading program for teens. If you have suggestions about events and activities for teens, call Donna at the library, (641) 782-2277, or email crestonlibrary310@gmail.com.

The library has an extensive, up-to-date, section of fiction materials and a reading space for young adults located in our upstairs area.

For young adults seeking help with school challenges, our digital learning tool, Brainfuse, includes Flashbulb (which allows you to create your own flashcards for any subject), the LEAP learning platform (diagnostic tests with customized study plans, lessons, and live tutoring).
 

For Parents

We provide materials and programs for infants, toddlers, school-aged children, young adults, and their parents, that support the library's mission of early childhood literacy. Our AWE Early Literacy Station (ELS) is designed specifically for our youngest patrons, ages 2-8, and features over 4,000 localized learning activities. Its fun, interactive, and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference. The ELS is available in English, Bilingual Spanish, and Bilingual French.

The library has a wide selection of DVDs for entertainment and educational purposes, all of which are rated PG-13 or general audiences.

Our digital learning tool, Brainfuse, which includes Flashbulb (which allows you to create your own flashcards for any subject), the LEAP learning program (diagnostic tests with customized study plans, lessons, and live tutoring).

Our children's librarian, Sue Teutsch, coordinates events and activities for our children's summer reading program. Throughout most of the year, on Wednesdays at 10am, she also leads a storytime session for children ages birth to five. On the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, at 4pm, the library staff hosts K-12 Lego-Mania - free play with Legos with all materials provided. Please call the library at (641) 782-2277 to confirm story times and program dates, and to inquire about other children's activities.

Our library assistant, Donna Walsh, coordinates our summer reading program for teens. If you have suggestions about events and activities for teens, call Donna at the library, (641) 782-2277, or email crestonlibrary310@gmail.com. ​​​​