Crafternoons | Celebrate National Library Week! | 100th anniversary of Story Time | Summer Programs

Summer Volunteering (for students entering grades 8+)

The library needs responsible, reliable teens who like working with children to listen to children in the Summer Reading Program report on the books they’ve read. Sign up in person beginning Monday, April 14. Please note: You will not be able to sign up for volunteering while the library is closed, mid-May through early June.

 

Crafternoons

Tie Dye Spectacular (grades 4+)
Using a wild selection of colorful dyes, make your own psychedelic t-shirt.
Wednesday, April 9 at 4:15 pm
*Registration is required.

 

Celebrate National Library Week April 14-17!

Drop-In Craft: Make a Treasure Box
Drop in any time and use our foam stickers and letters to decorate a one-of-a-kind box to hold all your treasures. No registration required.

Drop-In Legos
The Legos will be out all day, every day, so drop in any time for building fun!
No registration required.

 

Summer Programs

 

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION:
Due to the library’s planned closing in mid-May, registration for all special events will begin on Thursday, May 1. After our closing, we will not be able to accept registration, even by phone, until we re-open in June.

Registration for Summer Reading will take place in our new location beginning Monday, June 16.

 

Weekly Events - No registration required!

Baby Time (for children under 2, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
Drop in each week for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs for babies! Babies and caregivers are invited to stay after the stories for playtime.
Mondays at 9:30 am: July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4 and 11

Time for Twos (for children who are 2 years old, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.)
Drop in each week for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs for 2-year-olds!
Mondays at 10:45 am: July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4 and 11

Drop-In Story Times (for children ages 3-6)
Drop in to enjoy stories, songs and crafts! Choose one session per week:
Wednesdays at 10 am OR 1:30 pm: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6 and 13
Thursdays at 10 am OR 1:30 pm: July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14

Tuesday Movies (all ages)
Join us on Tuesday afternoons throughout July for midday matinees and munchies.
Tuesdays, 1:30 pm

July 8 – Meet the Robinsons (Rated G; 96 minutes, animated)
Lewis, a brilliant inventor, has traveled to 2037 to meet his long-lost family. He discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can't save it alone. He meets the wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.
July 15 – The Iron Giant (Rated PG; 84 minutes, animated)
A young boy meets a steel-eating giant who he tries to keep secret from everyone, including a nosey government agent.
July 22 – The Lorax (Rated PG; 86 minutes, animated)
In a place where the brown Bar-ba-loots frisk and the Humming-Fish splash around, you will find the Lorax. The Lorax speaks of the trees, which the Once-ler is chopping down as fast as he pleases. Will the Once-ler change his destructive ways and heed the wise warnings of the Lorax?
July 29 – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (Rated PG; 93 minutes, live action)
A preoccupied inventor accidentally shrinks his kids to ¼ inch tall and then throws them into the trash.

Lego League (all ages)
Lego Lovers rejoice! Design original creations from our huge collection of Legos.
Mondays 1-3 pm: July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4 , 11, 18, 25

Friday Game Days (all ages)
Come in from the heat and enjoy a variety of board games, Legos and snacks in the Children’s Room. Bring a friend to double the fun!
Fridays 1-5 pm: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Super Special Family Events

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Library Cookout and “Sciencetelling”
For children ages 3+ and their families

Join us for a good old-fashioned cookout at our new library, complete with hotdogs, hamburgers and lemonade. Afterwards, we’ll kick of our Fizz, Boom, Read summer with a “sciencetelling” performance sure to blow your mind! We’ll enjoy the story of Potions and experience lots of cool science effects like popping potions, buckets of fog and showers of smoke-filled bubbles!

Friday, June 27
Food served beginning at 6 pm, performance at 6:45 pm
No registration required.

Super Circus Stuff
For children ages 3+ and their families

We’re turning the library into a super-fun circus, complete with juggling, wire walking,
boomerangs and bubbles! Bring the whole family to enjoy an evening of amazing circus routines.

Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm
No registration required.


Children's Summer Reading Programs

Preschool Summer Reading Game (June 16 – September 26)
Children up to Kindergarten age are invited to participate in the Preschool Summer Reading Game. Pick up your activity sheet beginning June 16, complete at least 10 of the activities and return it between August 18 and September 26 for a prize!

New Readers Summer Reading Program (June 16 – September 26)
Children entering first grade may participate in the New Readers Summer Reading Game. Pick up your reading log beginning June 16 and list the books you read throughout the summer. Then return your reading log between August 18 and September 26 for a special prize!

Children’s Summer Reading Program (Sign up beginning June 16. Report June 20 – August 16)
Children entering grades 2-6 may join the Children’s Summer Reading Program. Read books throughout the summer, and come in to the library to tell us all about them beginning June 20. Participants may report on up to 3 books per day through Saturday, August 16. Children who report on 5-9 books will win a prize from the grab box. Children who report on 10 books or more will win a Barnes & Noble gift card.

The last day to report is Saturday, August 16.

You must read at least 10 books to earn a Barnes and Noble gift card.

Prizes will no longer be available after September 26!

Summer Reading is for EVERYONE!
The library is committed to providing a positive and rewarding Summer Reading experience for every child. If your child has special needs, please speak with Miss Jen (234-0333 x 5) about how we can tailor the program to make it inclusive for your child.

Teen Summer Reading

For teens entering grades 7 and up. (June 20 - August 16)

For each book you read from June 1 on, get a chance to win awesome prizes like gift cards to Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Starbucks, the Mall, the movies, or a fun pack of games (popcorn included!) It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Read books and fill out a short book review form.
2. Give your review to a children’s librarian, and we’ll give you a raffle ticket.
3. Fill out your raffle ticket, drop it in the can, and cross your fingers!

If you don’t win a grand prize, don’t despair! Just about everyone will win something. At the end of the summer, if you’ve read 3-5 books, you can choose a prize from the prize box. Read 6-9 books for the prize box PLUS a drawstring bag. Read 9+ books and you get the prize box, the bag and your choice of a book to keep!

Teen Trivia Challenge (June 20-August 16)
Throughout the summer, check the Teen Area for cool trivia contests with a chance to win bonus raffle tickets.

Mad Science: Sign up in advance to join the fun!

Mad Science presents: The Science of Toys (for children entering grades 1-3)
Did you know that some of your favorite toys work using basic science principles? In this class we use bouncing balls, and other classic toys to discover the science of motion through fun hands-on activities. Find out how cool vector toys and string things work and make your own super balls!
Friday, July 11 at 1:30 pm or 3 pm
*Registration is required.

Mad Science presents: Under Pressure (for children entering grades 1-3)
Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take this exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and the properties of air... under pressure. Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch and levitate ping-pong balls in defiance of gravity! Then develop creative techniques to clean it up!
Friday, July 18 at 1:30 pm or 3 pm
*Registration is required.

Mad Science presents: Dry Ice Capades (for children entering grades 1-3)
Learn the scientific concepts of phase changes and states of matter. Witness the phenomenon of sublimation as we demonstrate the unique properties of dry ice and the spectacular “smoke” it creates. You’ll experience the Mad Science burp, a display of bubbling potions and a thrilling grand finale!
Friday, July 25 at 1:30 pm or 3 pm
*Registration is required.


For older kids and teens

Pizza and a Movie: Monsters vs. Aliens (for students entering grades 4+)
Susan Murphy gets turned into a giant monster when a meteorite hits her. She is taken to a
secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters who are called
into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction.
Monday, July 7 at 1 pm
*Registration is required.

Robot Workshop: Robot Pencil Can and Wall*E (for students entering grades 4+)
Mr. Potato Head goes robotic! What can you create from a tin can, magnets, nuts, bolts, and other
bits of metal? Your own robotic pencil holder! We’ll watch Wall*E as we work for some robotic inspiration.
Monday, July 14 at 1 pm
*Registration is required.

Robodyssey presents: “How to Talk to a Robot” (for students entering grades 5+)
Robots can only do what you tell them to do, so if you want to talk to a robot, you have to learn to speak robot.
Get hands-on with robot building materials and hardware and learn the language so you and your team can
navigate a robot through a maze full of robot-swallowing holes.
Monday, July 21, 1-3:30 pm
*Registration is required.

Duct Tape Crafternoon (for students grades 4+)
Get set to go back to school by making a unique duct tape pencil bag.
Friday, August 1 at 1 pm
*Registration is required.