ZB Kids

Read for the Win!

Summer Reading Club
The Library’s Summer Reading Club ended on 8/13. Readers who logged 500 minutes or more are invited to a pool party on Saturday, August 20. If you are not sure if you have read 500 minutes, call or visit the library and we can help you. Winners of the raffle prizes will be announced at the party. Students may continue to log book titles and minutes read for their school by logging into Beanstack until September 3.



End of Summer Pool Party
Join us at Port Shiloh Pool for swimming, snacks, and music! Requires at least 500 minutes of reading before 8/13 for Read for the Win! to earn your pass to this event.
Saturday, 8/20 | 6-8 PM | R-Required

Special Programs

4th Annual ZB Inked Short Story Contest
Winners will be announced by 8/20.
Division: Grades 1-4
Categories: Original Fiction with the theme Read for the Win!
Prizes: $50 for 1st place | $25 for 2nd Place | $15 for 3rd Place

Reading Programs

Guys Read
Discover new reads, share what you’re reading, and talk about favorite books. We’ll play video games, eat snacks and hang out. zombie boy
Tuesdays | 4-5:30 PM | Grades K-8

  • 8/16: Cityscaping & Zombies—Plan and build a 3D city, and then we’ll discuss what could happen in a zombie scenario!
  • 9/20: Dancing Raisins—Find out how and why you can make a raisin dance in a glass.

Reading Clubs for Kids
Earn prizes and vote for your favorite book! Read or listen to one book from the list, then register (on or after 7/31). Earn prizes for reading up to 20 books before 1/31/17. Details are at the Youth Services desk.

Reading is Grand!
Join us for snacks, stories, and games as we celebrate reading together as a
family! Special focus will be on grandparents as caregivers, and connecting generations through stories and culture. Every family who attends will receive a FREE book!
Saturday, 9/10 | 12-2 PM | All Ages

Ongoing Activities

American Girlstar
Bring your favorite doll and a parent or guardian for activities and treats.
Saturdays | 2-3:30 PM | Grades K-8 | R-Suggested

  • 9/24: Kit Kittredge – Enjoy an afternoon with Kit Kittredge, a girl from the 1930s when making do was a necessity and an adventure!

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Learn how to code with SCRATCH and create your own computer programs. No experience is necessary, but a free SCRATCH account is required. Visit the Youth Services desk for information.
Wednesday: 8/17 | 3-4:30 PM | Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 9/6 | 4-5:30 PM | Grades 3-8

Minecraft Club Junior
Use a computer in Youth Services to play in the library’s Minecraft world. Click here to request a Minecraft Alias.
Mondays: 8/22 & 9/26 | 3-5 PM | Grades K-4 | R-Suggested

Let your imagination run wild or use the monthly theme to create a LEGO® masterpiece! This drop-in program encourages creativity and develops planning and constructing skills.
Thursday: 9/15 | 4-6 PM | All Ages

Preschool Programs

Active Play Date
Hands-on exploration helps to strengthen and develop motor skills. While the kids play, adults can network!
Tuesdays: 8/9-9/6 | 10-11 AM | Infant-Age 6

Early Learning Clubabc
Together, families will develop the basic skills that kids need to learn. Have fun discovering colors, shapes, counting, and the alphabet. Each family gets books and tools to take home! Sponsored by the library and United Way of Lake County.
Infant-Age 6 | R-Required
Monday, 8/15 | 5:30-7 PM
Saturday, 9/17 | 1:30-3 PM

Preschool Storytimes

  • Busy Bees Bunch: Get your little ones ready to read with these fun-filled sessions. One caregiver per child is recommended. R-Suggested
    Mondays: 7/11-8/1 | 6-6:30 PM | Infant-Age 3
    Tuesdays: 7/12-8/2 | 10:30-11 AM | Infant-Age 3
  • Stories and More:Stories, fingerplays, and music get children ready to read. Come to one session or all of them!
    Mondays: 7/11-8/1 | 10:30-11 AM | Ages 3-6
    Tuesdays: 7/12-8/2 | 9:30-10 AM | Ages 3-6
    Wednesdays: 7/13-8/3 | 6:30-7 PM | Ages 3-6