Downtown Tyler

Tyler Public Library: Spring Fun at the Library


Tyler Public Library Programs This Month:

All together now, let’s kick off spring at the library!


Early Childhood Activities

Music Makers | Mondays at 10:30 a.m.. | Auditorium (First Floor)

For babies to preschoolers: get ready to sing, make music, dance, and have fun.


Playday | Feb. 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come-and-Go | Auditorium (First Floor)

For babies to preschoolers: families can spend time playing with toys, making art, and connecting with other families.


Storytime | Auditorium (First Floor)

For babies to preschoolers: listen to stories read aloud, sing songs, enjoy playtime, sensory play, and crafts.

  • Baby Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.


Elementary, Tween and Teen Activities

Art Academy | Feb. 14 and Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

For Grades 5 to 12th: tweens and teens can sign up at to make Styrofoam sculptures on Feb. 14 and a found objects collage on Feb. 21.


Black History Month Scavenger Hunt | All February

For Grades K to 12th: kids can learn about Black youth throughout history and today who have rocked the world! Scavenger stops will be located throughout the first floor. Children will receive a Black History Month bookmark upon completion.


Dungeons and Dragons Club | First and Third Tuesday at 5 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

For Grades 8th to 12th: tweens and teens can sign up at to join the quest.


Homeschool Libratory | Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

For Grades K to 6th: kids can learn about the power of electricity.


New Youth Volunteer Orientation | Feb. 29 at 5 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

For tweens 12 years of age to teens in Grade 12: tweens and teens can sign up to become a Library youth volunteer by attending a required new volunteer orientation. Attendees will learn about volunteer opportunities, managing their volunteer timesheets, and more. Sign-up is required at


STEM Club with Code Ninjas | Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

For Grades K to 12th: kids can join senseis from Code Ninjas Tyler to learn about the art of origami. Sign up to attend at


Teen Council | Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

For Grades 8th to 12th: teens can join to earn volunteer credit and influence Library teen programs! Sign up to attend at

All Age Youth Activities

Makerspace Activity | All February | Rover Cart (First Floor)

Each month, our Rover Cart features a STEAM-oriented activity for kids to do when they visit the Library. February will feature a Valentine’s Day-themed thaumatrope.


Take-Home Kits for Kids | Available Feb. 12 | Take-Home Kit Kiosk (First Floor)

Each month, children of all ages can pick up a fun, educational craft or project to take home. Kits are available as supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits are geared for the following age ranges:

  • Early Childhood: Valentine Collage
  • Elementary: Paper Lantern
  • Tweens and Teens: Paper Fortune Cookies

Adult Activities

Great Decisions | Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

This lecture series kicks off on Feb. 15 and will continue for eight weeks.

Topics will include

  • Mideast Realignment
  • Climate Technology and Competition
  • Science Across Borders
  • U.S.-China Trade Rivalry
  • NATO’s Future
  • Understanding Indonesia
  • High Seas Treaty
  • Pandemic Preparedness


Books and Bites Book Club | Last Saturday of Each Month at 11 a.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

For February, participants can pick a book from the region they grew up in to discuss and are encouraged to bring a dish of any sort inspired by the book. We ask that attendees bringing food bring an ingredient list and be mindful of nut allergies.


Chess Club | First Saturday Each Month at 10 a.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Check out the Chess Club or learn how to play at these monthly meetings.


Club Read | Last Tuesday Each Month at 10:30 a.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

February’s book discussed will be When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.


East Texas Genealogical Society | Second Saturday at 2 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

For all who love history and genealogy, check out the East Texas Genealogical Society.


Open Door Writing Group | Wednesdays at 1 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Are you a writer? The best way to hone your craft is to work with fellow scribes, and the best place to do that is at your local library! Join our Open Door Writing Group as they share their work, discuss the writing process, and offer advice.

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