EK- 2nd Graders—Mondays at 11:00 a.m.
For our younger elementary kids we have Builders Book Club, where we’ll work to build literacy skills by exploring books together in small groups. Each week we’ll discuss diverse literary elements: for our Early Kindergarten and Kindergartners these will include things like story arc and predicting future happenings within the book; for 1st and 2nd graders we’ll delve into plot, setting, mood, and other commonly found literary devices. In addition to discussion, we will stretch our creative muscles through S.T.E.M. activities, crafts, and service projects to do together, all centering around our summer’s theme of Build a Better World.
3rd-5th grade—Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Third, Fourth, and Fifth graders joining us for our Tween Book Club will receive Story Thieves by James Riley. As we dig into this book we’ll learn about literary devices such as characterization, imagery, conflict, and foreshadowing. We also have a number of speakers and service projects planned, culminating in a fun field trip on August 4!
1st-2nd grade—Tuesdays 1:00 p.m.
3rd grade and older—Tuesdays 2:00 p.m.
First graders and older will love our ever-popular LEGO Club! Divided into two separate hours (Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. for our 1st and 2nd graders, Tuesdays 2-3 p.m. for our 3rd graders and older), each week we present a new challenge. Past years have included building cars and racing against your fellow creators, zip lines, and catapults- just to name a few! Bonus: It’s all done at the library, so there are no tiny pieces to embed in your feet multiple times a day!
Toddlers and Preschoolers—Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Our Storytime Centers are just what they sound like: an age-appropriate story time, which means there are fun, themed stories read aloud, along with corresponding literacy activities, crafts and process art. There is also center-based play time featuring sensory play and a plethora of toys and items perfect for those days when your kids are sick of their own things at home. Each part of story time includes plenty of movement geared toward little bodies, either to music or included in the day’s story. This is not a quiet, subdued lesson, but a joyful, wiggle-friendly time of learning.