Pamplin Media Group – Milwaukie Ledding Library Youth Activities Returns Inside

Teens, kids and family are invited to play and have fun, just in time for back to school

As school resumes after a hot summer, Ledding Library staff are planning a series of workshops and activities to help “young people enjoy the library as a community space, as a place to they belong,” said Jessalynn Gale, children’s librarian.

The first is the Back to School Craft from 1 to 4 p.m. on September 10 in the Library’s Community Room.

All ages are encouraged to take a book bag and decorate it with paint and fabric markers.

“We wanted to celebrate back to school and give kids something they can use — their own place to keep library books,” Gale said.

PHOTO COURTESY: LEDDING LIBRARY STAFF - Jessalynn Gale, the City of Milwaukie Children's Librarian, reads to children in the Scott Park Amphitheater last summer.

Teen activities

Ledding Library staff oversaw outdoor youth activities last summer, but this fall’s activities are the first to be held indoors.

Teens are invited to play games from 1 to 5 p.m. on September 18. The games will have already been downloaded to the Xbox and PS5 consoles in the library; no personal games are allowed.

This event is limited to teens in grades 6-12 with a valid library card.

These same teens are also being invited to join the library’s new Teen Advisory Council. The first meeting will be at 5 p.m. on September 20.

Teens on the board will have a say in library programs and collections, learn leadership skills, and earn volunteer hours. Complete an application at

Children and family activities

Shira Fogel shares music, movement, and sign language for preschoolers ages 2-5 at 10:30 a.m. September 20-27 in the Community Hall. No registration is required, but capacity is limited to the first 50 attendees. Sponsored by Friends of Ledding Library.

Children are also invited to read to a therapy dog ​​from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 503-786-7588 or email This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for a 15 minute session. The dogs are from the Dove Lewis Canine Therapy Team.

Families are invited to play games from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on September 27. Board games, cards and more will be provided.

Coming soon: story hours, reading groups and the Lego club will start in October.

Have a little fun!

What: September Youth and Family Programs

When: several times

Where: The Ledding Library, 10660 SE 21st Ave., Milwaukie

Contacts: Call 503-786-7580 or email This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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