2015 Summer Reading Competition
Summer Reading Clubs end on Saturday, 8/8. Be sure to enter your minutes online or bring your paper logs to the library for your prizes! We will have an update to post, as soon as all of the paper logs are compiled. Look for the winner to be announced at the end of August! Click here for online logs, progress reports, and more!
Celebrate Roald Dahl’s Birthday
Share your favorite stories and characters then create enormous crocodiles! We’ll watch a movie based on one of Dahl’s books while snacking on treats good enough to be from Willy Wonka’s own factory.
Saturday, 9/12 ● 10:30 AM-1 PM ● All Ages
Plant A Sensory Garden
Help us planting a sensory garden. We’ll provide the plants, you provide extra hands. Help us make a beautiful, fun area for the whole family to enjoy.
Thursday, 9/17 ● 4:30-6:30 PM ● All Ages
- 8/29 – Julie’s Peace Party: We’ll learn about the peace movement of the 1970’s, listen to music from the era, and create a colorful peace sign sun catcher. R-Required
- 9/26 – Josefina Celebrates Hispanic Heritage: We’ll learn about Hispanic heritage, listen to music from the 1820’s, and create pouch pockets and primroses! R-Required
Family Game Night
Bring the whole family to play games and puzzles together. Drop-in to enjoy classic favorites or challenge yourself and try to learn a new game.
Wednesday, 9/9 ● 3:30-6 PM ● All Ages
ZB LEGO® Club
Let your imagination run wild or use our monthly theme to create a LEGO® masterpiece! Tuesday, 9/1 ● 4-6 PM ● All Ages
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.
- Fall Session
Mondays, 9/14-11/16 ● 6-6:30 PM ● Infant-Age 3 ● R-Requested
Tuesday, 9/15-11/17 ● 10:30-11 AM ● Infant-Age 3 ● R-Requested
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.
- Fall Session
Mondays, 9/14-11/16 ● 10:30-11 AM ● Ages 3-6
Tuesdays, 9/15-11/17 ● 9:30-10 AM ● Ages 3-6
Wednesdays, 9/16-11/18 ● 6:30-7 PM ● Ages 3-6
- 9/15 – Egg Armor: Design contraptions to protect eggs and test them with an egg drop.
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.
- We’ll read and learn about jazz.
Tuesday, 8/25 ● 4 -5 PM ● Grades K-8
- The Music Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler.
Tuesday, 9/29 ● 4-5 PM ● Grades K-8
Reading Clubs for Kids
Earn prizes and vote for your favorite books! Read or listen to one book from the list, then register at the Youth Services desk. Readers can earn prizes for reading up to 20 books before 1/31/16.
- Win With Reading is for readers in grades 4-8. Click here for the 2015-2016 Win With Reading book list. Register now!
- The Bluestem Award Reading Club is for readers in grades 3-5. Click here for the 2015-2016 Bluestem Award book list. Registration begins Saturday, 9/5.
- The Monarch Award Reading Club is for readers in grades K-3. Click here for the 2015-2016 Monarch Award book list. Registration begins Saturday, 9/5.
Back to School
After School Program
Volunteers from the Zion Community Focus Group provide free tutoring, homework help, and literacy activities, starting in mid-September.
Mondays & Thursdays ● 4-6 PM ● Grades 3-12
Explore Your World
Calling all explorers! Join us on a new adventure each week as we explore the world around us through fun activities and crafts.
Wednesdays ● 3:15-4:15 PM ● Grades K-4
- 9/16 – Learn all the buzz about bees!
- 9/23 – Explore the Korean holiday Chuseok. We’ll discuss similarities to US holidays, spell our names using Hangul (the Korean alphabet), play one of Korea’s most popular games, and taste test some Korean food.
- 9/30 – Discuss The Wonderful Cellar Band.