Activities & Storytimes
The Mesquite Public Library provides various programs for children. Check the Calendar of Events for specific dates, times and locations.
Storytimes are held at both the Mesquite Main Library and the Mesquite North Branch Library. Families with preschool-age children are welcome to attend. Young children love to engage with the stories, songs, and other activities. Beginning September 2021, the Main Library storytimes will be on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. The North Branch Library storytimes will be on Mondays at 10:30 am.
Both libraries have monthly Lego® Clubs. Beginning September 2021, the Main Library meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm. The North Branch Library meeting will be held on the second Saturday of the month at 2:00 pm.
The Children’s Librarians can provide library tours or programs for groups, day cares or schools. Contact them at 972-216-6226 (Mesquite Main Library) or 972-681-0465 (Mesquite North Branch Library.)
The online resource TexShare Library of Texas has some databases specifically aimed at children, including EBSCO Kids Search and Searchasaurus. These are available in the library or from your home computer. You will need a log in and password to access this site. Ask the Children’s Librarian for more details.
The Mesquite Public Library also offers TumbleBookLibrary, a curated database of ebooks for elementary age children. It provides easy access to many new titles, read along books, and graphic novels for children.
Both the Mesquite Main Library and the Mesquite North Branch Library have computers that provide fun and educational children's games. These computers do not have Internet access, Microsoft Office, or printing capabilities. They do have a variety of educational games designed for children from preschool through sixth grade. Ask at the Children’s information desk for assistance in using these stations.