Fall Break Ideas

fall_leaves_1_Fall break is almost upon us. We have ideas for you, whether you’re homebound or taking a trip!

Traveling? Make sure your tablet is filled with entertainment before you leave:

Tumblebooks

Picture books are heavy! Pack lighter by downloading the Tumblebooks app so you can access a wide range of interactive picture books.

Kids E-Books

If your children are older, check out our children’s e-book collection for some great books to keep them entertained.

Zinio

Download digital magazines for your kids! Zinio has several kids titles, including: Barbie Magazine, American Girl Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and Little Kids. There are also several magazines, from Allure to GQ to Martha Stewart Living, for parents to enjoy as well.

Hoopla

Have you explored our new streaming service? You have access to several movies, television shows, audiobooks, and e-books available for immediate streaming. Say goodbye to waiting on holds! (Hoopla is only available for Douglas County residents.)

Television

Stream a large collection of children’s favorites while waiting at the airport. There’s everything from Octonauts and Chuggington to Kratts Creatures and Arthur.

Audiobooks

Taking a road trip? Check out these family-friendly audiobooks to listen to in your car.

Movies

Watch a family-friendly movie on the flight. There are Disney classics (The Sword in the Stone and Oliver & Company) and other favorites (Air Bud and The Muppet Movie).

Music

Hoopla has a wide range of music to listen to. There’s nothing better than a family road trip with show tunes on the speaker. Download a favorite musical for your travels.

 

Staying in town? Take a hike at one of our favorite trails in Douglas County. Or stop by one of our locations to enjoy some great kids events:

Monday, October 10

Slick Science
Castle Rock
4:30-5:30PM

Sounds abound in this hands-on science program for kids ages 8-12.

Registration required.

 

Tuesday, October 11

Kids’ Zone
Parker
4-5PM

Kids’ Zone has new and exciting activities that will make your afternoon far from ordinary.

Registration is not required. Simply drop in to the Kids Corner.

Wednesday, October 12

Art Stop on the Go!
Highlands Ranch
4:15-5:15PM

Time to cultivate your inner Picasso with our friends from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. One of the museum’s artists will present a book for the kids to enjoy, then lead them in a literature-based art project.

Registration is required.

Thursday, October 13

Write Away!
Highlands Ranch
2-3PM

Animals are starting to hibernate! Let’s write about our favorite animals.

Registration is required.

Art Stop on the Go!
Roxborough
4:30-5:30PM

Time to cultivate your inner Picasso with our friends from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. One of the museum’s artists will present a book for the kids to enjoy, then lead them in a literature-based art project.

Registration is required.

Saturday, October 15

Kids Health Club: Yoga
Parker
10:30-11:30AM

Kids ages 6-12 can participate in a yoga class geared just for them!

Registration is required.

LEGOs DIBS
Highlands Ranch
2-4PM

Join us for open LEGO playtime for families. Drop In and Build Something!

Registration is not required.

Sunday, October 16

Life-Sized Game Day
Roxborough
2-4PM

Bring the entire family to enjoy life-sized games at the library.

Registration is required.

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