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Program note: Any outside organizations that are interested in bringing a group of 10 or more children, please contact Main Library 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.

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Every Hero Has a Story runs through Monday, August 31.

Click here for more information, and to see this summer's exciting lineup of programs!

Four program levels serve newborns through grade 6.

Babies and Books (Ages 0 through 18 months): Thursdays at 10 a.m.

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

June 18

June 25

July 9

July 16

July 23

July 30

August 6

Tiny Tots (Ages 18 months through 2 years): Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Join us on the following dates to sing songs, learn rhymes, and play!

June 18

June 25

July 9

July 16

July 23

July 30

August 6

Twos and Threes (Ages 2 through 3): Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Join us on the following dates to learn about community heroes.

June 18: Learn about heroes who drive big trucks.

June 25: Learn about heroes who protect our country, and make

a Thank-You Card to send to our troops.

July 9: Learn about heroes who help us learn.

July 16: Learn about heroes at the market. Please bring a canned item to donate to the local food bank.

July 23: Learn about heroes who provide us with food.

July 30: Learn about heroes who provide us with shelter.

August 6: Learn about heroes who protect animals. Please bring a can or bag of dog or cat food to donate to a local animal shelter.

Little Listeners (Ages 3 through 5): Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Join us on the following dates to learn about community heroes.

June 23: Learn about heroes who protect our country, and make a Thank-You Card to send to our troops.

July 7: Learn about heroes who help us learn.

July 14: Learn about heroes at the market. Please bring a canned item to donate to the local food bank.

July 21: Learn about heroes who provide us with food.

July 28: Learn about heroes who provide us with shelter.

August 4: Learn about heroes who protect animals. Please bring a can or bag of dog or cat food to donate to a local animal shelter.

Kids Can 2! (Ages 6 through 9): Mondays at 2 p.m. (Unless otherwise noted)

June 22: Be a spelling hero and win a Spelling Bee

July 6: Be a super hero, and play some super games.

July 13: Learn about various military heroes.

July 20: What makes an athlete a hero? Join us to find out!

July 27: Join us to read about fairy tale heroes.

August 3: Learn about everyday heroes in your community.

Beginner Science Club (Ages 6 through 9): Thursdays at 2 p.m. (Unless otherwise noted)

Join us this summer to learn about heroes in science.

June 18: Learn about William Wrigley and his knowledge of soap.

June 25: Learn about science heroes who discovered the science of light and colors.

July 9: Learn about Henry Ford.

July 16: Learn about Clarence Birdseye and his invention of frozen foods.

July 23: Learn about ancient heroes who built the archways of the world.

July 30: Learn about George Washington Carver and how he was a hero to our environment.

August 6: Participate in a paper airplane contest to learn about Amelia Earhart.

Lego Club (Ages 6 through 13): Wednesdays at 2 p.m. (Unless otherwise noted)

Join us this month to build something SUPER for a Lego Contest!

June 24

Test your super building skills with Mystery Legos.

July 8

July 15

July 22

July 29

Join us to play a Lego Board Game.

August 5

Tween Science Club (Ages 10 through 13): Wednesdays at 2 p.m. (Unless otherwise noted)

Join us this summer to learn about heroes in Science.

June 18: Join us to learn about Jacques Cousteau, oceans, and underwater life.

June 25: Learn about Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, and other space exploration.

July 9: Learn about Henry Ford by creating your own assembly line.

July 16: Learn about Caroline Hershel, comets, and telescopes.

July 23: Learn about Matthew Henson, the North Pole, and arctic life.

July 30: Learn about Milton Hershey’s contribution to the chocolate industry. Please Note: Chocolate will be present at this program.

August 6: Participate in a paper airplane contest to learn about Amelia Earhart.

Reader’s Theater (Ages 6 through 13): Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Do you like to act? Do you like to create? This summer, the Reader’s Theater Group will be performing Matilda by Roald Dahl. Join us on the following dates for more information.

June 18

June 25

Summer Movie (Ages 6 through 13): Fridays at 1 p.m.

Popcorn will be served while supplies last.

June 19 – Dolphin Tale 2

June 26 – Big Hero 6

July 10 – Annie

July 17 – Spy Kids

July 31 – Up

August 7 – Underdog

Special Programs

Saturday, July 18 at 2 p.m.: FamilyTime Entertainment is excited to present a fun show all about super heroes, including a museum of action figures, comic books, and more!

Saturday, August 8 at 2 p.m.: Join us as our Reader’s Theater Group performs Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Saturday, August 29 at 1 p.m.: Summer Reading is almost over! Join us for a Superhero Workshop to celebrate the end of Summer Reading.



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www.hammond.lib.in.us