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Make and Take Monday
Stop by the Children’s Room activity table to pick up materials for a fun craft to make at the library and take home. There will be a different project each Monday afternoon: beading, scratch art, black velvet coloring, paper mosaics, sticker scenes, and more! This is for children ages 5-12 years. Some materials are limited; first-come, first-served.
Mondays, July 1- August 12, 3pm
Join us for a variety of activity centers featuring art and craft materials, LEGOS and other building sets, toys, and games that give children ages 4-12 the chance to play, build, create, imagine, and explore! Registration is not required, but space and materials are limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children’s Room 15 minutes before each session.
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 3pm
Family Film Friday
End a week of summer fun with a family-friendly movie! This program is for kids of all ages--children five years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Fridays, July 5 - August 16, 3pm
Children can improve their literacy skills this summer by reading aloud with a friendly teenage or adult volunteer. Book Buddies will be available from 2 to 3 pm every weekday afternoon for readers ages 5 to 12. No registration required; sign up for a 15-minute session in the Children's Room.
Mondays - Fridays, July 8 - August 16, 2pm
Toddler Story and Play Time
Join us for a half hour of free play with educational toys, followed by stories, song, rhymes, and movement for toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/caregivers. Space is limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children's Room at least 15 minutes before each session.
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 14, 10:30am
Enjoy a different space-themed book and activity each week! Make a sun, star, moon, or planet button pin! Learn about the constellations and draw a starry scene! Create a new planet with a beach ball! Mix up some glittery space slime! Construct a rocket ship photo frame! String some sparkly galaxy bracelets! This program is for children ages 5-12 years. Registration is not required, but space and materials are limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children’s Room 15 minutes before each session.
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 14, 3pm
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for the littlest library visitors! This program is for babies up to 17 months old and their parents/caregivers. No registration is required. Note that the program will be held in the basement-level auditorium during the summer.
Fridays, July 12 - August 16, 10:30am
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and movement, followed by a fun, creative activity for children ages 3 and 4 years with their parents or caregivers. Space is limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children's Room at least 15 minutes before each session.
Mondays, July 15 - August 12, 10:30am
Summer Reading: Out-of-this-World End-of-Summer Celebration
We'll celebrate the Summer Reading theme "A Universe of Stories" with space-themed crafts, a photo booth, face painting, and carnival games like "Pin the Astronaut on the Moon" and "Sail the Flying Saucer into the Black Hole." For children ages 5 to 12. No registration required.
Wednesday, August 14, 3pm