2015 Summer Reading Competition
Students and adults can join the competition at the library or online. Readers will choose a school to support at registration and the school with the most participation will win the grand prize (provided by the Coalition for Healthy Communities’ Literacy Task Force). Click here for details, Facebook graphics, and to register.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-Off
The goal is to read 1000 books to your child before they start kindergarten. We will have ways to keep track of your books and will give small rewards when milestones are reached. Click here for more information and to register! Infant-Age 6
After School Program
Volunteers provide free tutoring, homework help, and literacy activities. This year, students will Take a Journey in a Book. Click here for details.
Mondays & Thursdays ● 4-6 PM ● Grades 3-12
American Girl – Caroline’s Summer Adventure
Kids and a parent or guardian are invited to Caroline’s Summer Adventure. During this summer celebration, we will explore the War of 1812, learn to tie some sailors’ knots and enjoy light refreshments. Bring your favorite doll and come prepared to have fun as you make a paper boat for your doll.
Saturday, 6/6 ● 2-3:30 PM ● Grades K-8 ● R-required
Everyone is invited to play the world’s oldest war game and meet new people. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Click here for details.
Wednesdays, 5/27, 6/10, & 6/24 ● 6:30-8 PM ● All Ages
Explore Your World
Calling all explorers! Each week brings a new adventure as we explore the world around us on. We’ll explore bridges, build with Legos, craft with paper, practice drama, and learn about frogs, butterflies, snakes, and lizards! Click here for details.
Wednesdays ● 3:15-4:15 PM ● Grades K-4
Busy Bees Bunch
Help your child get ready to read in these half-hour sessions with stories, fingerplays and music. Caregivers are offered instruction and take-home sheets on child development and early literacy skills. One caregiver per child is encouraged.
Mondays, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, & 6/29 ● 6-6:30 PM ● Infant-Age 3 ● R-Requested
Tuesdays, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, & 6/30 ● 10:30-11 AM ● Infant-Age 3 ● R-Requested
Stories and More
Help your child get ready to read in these half-hour sessions with stories, fingerplays and music. Caregivers are offered instruction and take-home sheets on child development and early literacy skills. Sessions are offered three times a week. Come to one session or all of them! Click here for details.
Mondays, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, & 6/29 ● 10:30-11 AM ● Ages 3-6
Tuesdays, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, & 6/30 ● 9:30-10 AM ● Ages 3-6
Thursdays, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, & 7/2 ● 6:30-7 PM ● Ages 3-6
This fun-filled hour will have kids and their grown-ups moving to the rhythm with gospel and jazz! This program is part of our first ever Juneteenth celebration! Join us for entertaining and educational activities, music, and food. Click here for details and a list of Juneteenth Day events.
Saturday, 6/13 ● 11 AM-12 PM ● Infant-Age 6
Drop-In Craft: Make an Instrument
Drop in to make and decorate an instrument that will get you ready to Read to the Rhythm! All supplies will be provided. Click here for details.
Tuesday, 6/9 ● 11 AM-3 PM ● All Ages
ZB Cinema Sing-Along Special
Join us for a double feature and sing-along to Frozen (PG) and Grease (PG-13). Click here for details.
Wednesday, 6/17 ● 11AM-5 PM ● All Ages
Think Bigg with Trent Arterberry
It’s comical storytelling. Masterful mime. Compelling music and hilarious puppetry. Quite simply, Trent Arterberry’s Think Bigg is something kids love—and adults won’t want to miss! Click here for details.
Saturday, 6/20 ● 2:30-4:30 PM ● All Ages
A Soup Opera
Create props and perform A Soup Opera by Jim Gill. Kid performers and crew are needed. No experience is necessary! Rehearsals will start at 1:30 PM, with the final performance beginning at 2:45 PM. If you don’t want a vocal part, we need prop makers, background noise makers, and audience members. Click here for details.
Wednesday, 6/24 ● 1:30-3 PM ● Grades K-4
ZB Cinema: Now Playing @ Your Library
Bring a snack and enjoy Annie (PG). Click here for details.
Wednesday, 6/24 ● 6-8 PM ● All Ages
Eureka Discoveries: Good Vibrations [Rhythm, Waves, Sound and Light]
When Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys first performed the song “Good Vibrations” in 1966, they probably were unconcerned with the physics behind the vibrations. In this program, participants will learn how rhythmic vibrations are the basis for everything we see and hear. We’ll discover how light waves and sound waves differ and experiment with wave interference. We’ll use a giant slinky to show the difference between sound and light. We’ll illustrate the Doppler effect using a musical note generator. Kids will make a musical reed instrument, and see if they can get an aluminum rod to “sing” a loud note. Click here for details.
Tuesday, 6/30 ● 1-3 PM ● All Ages
Kids – If you’ve ever been tempted to stay up all night reading a good book, then this club is for you! We’re sure to have a hoot! Click here for details.
- I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly and This Is The House That Jack Built by Simms Taback.
Tuesday, 6/23 ● 3:30-4:30 PM ● Grades K-8