Children’s Summer Reading Programs
Don’t forget to pick up your FREE Railcats tickets for the whole family and join us at the ballpark to celebrate your participation in Summer Reading. Ask at any library public desk.
Night at the Ballpark Railcats Game
Tuesday, July 24, 7:10 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12
5:00 p.m.: Ages 7-11
6:00 p.m.: Ages 12-17
Can you beat the clock as well as your fellow competitors to make the best
creation? We will supply cupcakes and decorations, you supply the creativity!
Music and Movement
Wednesdays, June 13, 20, 27, and
July 11, & 18
10:00 a.m. OR 11:00 a.m.
Storytime Rocks! Children ages 0-3 and an adult are invited to join us for summer storytimes filled with music and movement. Siblings welcome.
Rockin’ Readers: Storytime
Fridays, June 15, 22, 29 and
July 13, 20
A fun, interactive story time with stories, crafts, music and movement. Caregiver remains in the children’s library.
Saturday, June 16, 11:00 a.m.
Monday, July 9, 3:00 p.m.
Using music as inspiration, participants will create an original work of art.
Promise Dance Academy
Tuesday, June 19
Tuesday, July 10
All ages can enjoy a rockin’ good time with dance, music and movement presented by Miss Chrissy from Promise Dance Academy.
Wednesday, June 20, 3:00 p.m.
Ages 12- 17
Learn how to create a galaxy in a jar and turn it into a keychain or necklace.
Stories in Your PJs presented by Hometown Happenings
Friday, June 22, 6:00 p.m.
Tickets available at Cafe Fresco or at the door. $5 per person, children under 3 are free.
Saturday, June 23, 2:00 p.m.
Sedimentary and metamorphic and igneous, oh my! Come learn about rocks! Enjoy hands-on fun as you explore
Beatles Canvas Art
Monday, June 25, 2:00 p.m.
Ages 10 and up
Celebrate World Beatles Day by making your own Beatles themed artwork while being inspired by their music.
The Lost Mummy Escape Room
Tuesday, June 26
Ages 10 and up
Escape Rooms are interactive puzzle games that are a hot trend all over the country. Teams of 2-6 kids will enter the room together and will have 45 minutes to solve the mystery. Go back in time to Ancient Egypt and explore the mystery of the lost mummy by solving riddles,
puzzles and more.
Sounds in Science
Saturday, June 30, 11:00 a.m.
Participants will use STEAM activities to experience the science of sound.
Saturday, July 7, 10:00 a.m.
Greyt Readers provides an opportunity for your child to read to retired greyhounds in a relaxed atmosphere.
Children can practice reading out loud without fear of judgement. It’s a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading.
Tuesday, July 10, 4:00 p.m.
Kids ages 5-10 are invited to come to the library and
become archaeologists for the day. Come learn about how fossils are made and then get your own “fossil box.” Dig through the box and see what’s inside. Then, mark your finds on a chart, tag the items and take them home!
Music in Nature
Saturday, July 14, 2:00 p.m.
Wind chimes have been part of civilization for thousands of years. Use recycled materials to combine art and music and create a one-of-a-kind wind chime.
Saturday, July 21, 11:00 a.m.
Are you looking for a special pet that doesn’t require walks, food, or trips to the vet? Stop by the library and
create your very own pet rock. Use craft supplies to give your rock personality and decorate a special box to help your pet feel safe.
Monday, July 23, 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon playing with candy that pops in your mouth! Experiment with the science of pop rocks, use them in a creative painting, and feel how they explode on your tongue.
Wednesday, July 25
2:00 p.m. OR 3:00 p.m.
Bring one item to dye (t-shirt, tank top, bandana,etc- no sweats please). Tie-dyeing is messy, wear your play clothes!
Ice Cream in a Bag
Tuesday, July 18, 2:00 p.m
Did you know you can make ice cream from scratch in a bag? Kids ages 6-12 are invited to learn how to make their own tasty treat!
Summer Reading Finale: What’s That Sound?
Friday, July 27, 2:00 p.m.
What’s a Hose-o-phone? How about a Washtub Bass? Join musician Paul Odenwelder as he explores musical
instruments from ordinary to odd. Children off all ages are invited to learn how to hear music in the sounds all around us!