Youth and Families

Academic Assistance

Homework Help Center

Thursdays, 5:30pm to 7:30pm (During the School Year) 

The Homework Help Center is open during the school year, and offers help with homework at no charge to students in grades 1-6, with a parent's registration. Call 817.514.5866 for more information.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers aged 16 to adult, especially bilingual in English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese, or English/Laotian, are needed for the Homework Help Center. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Youth Service desk at 817.514.5866, or stop by the Library. You can make a difference!

Hermes, the Reading Therapy Dog

Time: Every Monday, 4:30pm to 5:30pm (Year-round)

Hermes and his trainer, Mindy Yates, will join us Every Monday for a special reading time.  Children can select a book and read to Hermes for 10 to 15 minutes.  He loves children and all kinds of stories! No registration required.

Story Times

Children's Story Time

Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Year-round)

Toddler (ages 18-36 months) Story Time: 10:00am to 10:15am
Preschoolers (ages 3-6 years) Story Time: 10:30am to 11:00am

Join the Watauga Public Library for our famous Story Time, where we build pre-literacy skills and school readiness with fun stories, silly songs, and bubbles! Story Time encourages a lifelong love of reading.

​Mother Goose Story Time

​Time: Every Friday, 11:00am to 12:00pm  (Year-round)

Mother Goose Story Time uses a variety of nursery rhymes, songs and instruments to foster your baby's development while providing an opportunity to discuss common concerns with other parents.The age requirement for Mother Goose Story Time are pre-walkers.

Bilingual Story Time 

Time: First Thursday of the month, 5:00pm to 6:00pm (September through May)

Join us for a very special time of stories and crafts for children ages 6 to 10.  We will enjoy stories in Spanish and English.  Activities will teach participants about Spanish language and culture.  Non-Spanish speakers will use the program to help them learn Spanish in a fun way.  The program will help Spanish Speakers connect with their Spanish heritage.  

Toddler Time at the Watauga Chick-fil-A
Time: Every first Friday of the month at 10:00am

Join the Watauga Public Library for a Chick-fil-A breakfast, a short story time and a craft.

WizArt Club 

Time: Third Friday of the month, 4:30pm to 5:30pm (Please check the Library Calendar or Newsletter for occasional schedule changes)

The WizArt Club is a volunteer group of students from the Art Wheel Studio located in Keller, TX. They will offer free art classes at the Watauga Public Library the third Friday of each month (September through May) to children 5 to 12 years of age. Supplies are provided for each project. Registration is required. Registration begins the first of each month, at the Youth Desk or by
calling 817.514.5866. Space is limited to 25 students per class.

Pokemon League

Time: Mondays, 6:00pm to 7:50pm

Bring a starter pack of Pokemon cards and join Pokemon enthusiasts at the Library. Volunteers are able to help beginners.
All ages and skill levels welcome. For more information, please contact the Youth Desk at 817.514.5866.

​Teen Game Night

​Time: Last Monday of the month, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Test your friendship the last Monday of the month as you and your friend enjoy a night of playing games!

Teen Random Fandom Club
Time: Second Tuesday of the month, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us the second Tuesday of the month as we explore different fandoms from music to your favorite shows.

Chess Club 

Time: Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 5:50pm

Learn the age-old game of strategy and patience. For ages 18 and under. Teen volunteers are available to help beginners.
All skill levels are welcome. For more information, please contact the Youth Desk at 817.514.5866.

Yu-Gi-Oh!  Club

Time: Fridays, 4:00pm to 5:50pm

Bring your deck; it's time to duel! For ages 18 and under. Teen volunteers are able to help beginners. All skill levels are welcome.
For more information, please contact the Youth Desk at 817.514.5866. 

​Teen Anime Club

​Time: First Saturday of the month, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Come and join us the first Saturday of the month to watch some of your favorite Anime shows!