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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Program note: Any outside organization that is interested in bringing a group of 10 or more children, please contact us to set up a visit for a program. (Call the Head of Youth Services at 219-931-5100, Ext. 330).

Programs begin promptly at the time listed. If you are running late, please join us for the next program time.

Youth Services staff is busy preparing for Summer Reading! This year, our theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!" Summer Reading begins June 1 and lasts through July 30. See below for programs we will be offering for all ages.

Babies and Books (Ages infancy through 18 months)

Join us to hear stories and to learn new songs and rhymes to help your baby’s mind grow!

Thursdays at 10 a.m.:

June 23 & 30

July 14, 21 & 28

Aug. 18

Tiny Tots (Ages 18 months through 2 years)

Join us to sing songs, learn rhymes, and play!

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.:

June 23 & 30

July 14, 21 & 28

Aug. 18

Twos and Threes (Ages 2 through 3)

Join us for a story, songs, and a simple craft or activity.

Thursdays at 11 a.m.


June 23: Stroll along the beach in sunny California. *Please wear play clothes*

June 30: Fly in the North Carolina skies

July 14: Catch a fish or two in Alaska

July 21: Swim with the fish in Hawaii. *Please wear play clothes to this program.*

July 28: Celebrate and play in Rio! *Please wear play clothes to this program.*


Aug. 18: Join us for a story and craft about school.

Little Listeners (Ages 3 through 5)

Listen to stories, sing songs, and make crafts.

Tuesdays at 1 p.m.


June 28: Get ready to fly through North Carolina.

July 12: Travel to Alaska to catch some fish!

July 19: Wear play clothes to swim with the fish in Hawaii.

July 26: We made it to Rio for the Olympics! Please wear play clothes to celebrate.


Aug. 16: It's time to go back to school for some kids. Join us for stories about school.

Aug. 30: It's time to go back to school for some kids. Join us for stories about school.

Kids Summer Fun (ages 6-13 years)
Join us for games, activities, and fun!

Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

June 28: Take a walk in someone else's shoes by learning about different people.

July 12: Jump ropes, hula hoops, and rhymes, oh my! Test your jumping and twirling skills against others.

July 19: Totally sportstacular! Create your own sports memorabilia while learning fun trivia about sports and athletes.

July 26: You have a minute to win it! Are you up for the challenge? Join us to work as teams to complete fun challenges.

Lego Club (Ages 6 through 13):

Join us to challenge yourselves to build something great!

Wednesdays at 2 p.m.: June 29; July 13, 20 & 27

We will free-build, play LEGO Challenges, and have a contest.


Monday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m.: Have fun with your imagination and build with our LEGOs.

Science Club (Ages 6 through 13):

Join us each week as we travel the globe.

Thursdays at 2 p.m.

June 23: Climb the volcanoes in Asia.

June 30: Tour the African savanna.

July 14: Waddle with the penguins in Antarctica.

July 21: Snorkel with the fish in Australia.

July 28: Race for the gold in South America.

Movie (ages 6 through 13 & caregivers): Popcorn will be served while supplies last.
Fridays at 1 p.m.

June 24: Wreck It Ralph (PG)

July 1: The Rookie (G)

July 15: Brave (PG)

July 22: Mighty Ducks (PG)

July 29: Little Giants (PG)

Reader's Theater Performance

Join us as Reader's Theater performs Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers.

Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m.

Library Olympics

Join us to celebrate the end of Summer Reading with our version of the Olympics. There will be games, activities, snacks, prizes, and FUN!

Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m.

Family Movie

Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m.: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Join us with your family to watch the first Harry Potter movie to celebrate the new book being released.

Happy National Coloring Day! (All ages)

Tuesday, August 2

Drop in at any time today to color a picture! We will put it on display in the Library.

Music Monday (ages infancy-13)

Monday, August 15 at 1:30 p.m.

Listen to and sing songs, play instruments, and dance your wiggles away!

Tween Trivia (Ages 10-13)

Wednesday, August 31 at 4 p.m.

Test your trivia skills in a fun trivia contest!

Kids Night at the Library: Back to School! (Ages 6-13)

Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m.

Are you excited about returning to school? Join us to learn how the Library can help you have a successful school year. We will also make a pencil pouch you can use at school.



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