A complete and detailed list of children's scheduled programs is on this page. Read this month's brochure for a list of featured programs in all departments scheduled this month.
WILD KRATT WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m., May 6 - 27, 2015 (Zoofari with Jim Knox)
Wednesdays, Noon - 12:30 p.m., June 24 - August 12, 2015 (Wildlife Wednesdays)
For children of all ages
Join Miss Linda for a Wild Kratts episode! Don't forget to bring a bag lunch. Children will take home a worksheet or coloring page.
SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP FOR GIRLS
Ages: Girls entering Grades 3 - 5 in the fall
June 15 - 19, 2105
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $15.00 (to cover materials)
Presented by: Students from the Peters Township High School Interact Club
Biology…Chemistry…Gravity…Electricity…Weather…want to know more about these topics? In this week-long summer science camp, girls entering grades 3 – 5 in 2015 will be watching experiments, doing experiments (safely!) and, hopefully, developing a love for science that may translate into someday choosing a career in the sciences. Girls will be divided into groups of 8, with each team led by two high school students. Every day will feature a different topic to illustrate the ways science is every present in our daily lives.
Registration must be received at the library’s circulation desk by Friday, June 12. Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
SUPER HERO SUMMER READING PROGRAM
8 Weeks, June 22 - August 14, 2015
Cost: $5.00, payable at registration
Please register prior to the first day of program
Join in the excitement of Summer Reading with games, crafts and summer fun. This year, the library has been transformed in a Superhero Command Station!
Super Sonic Superheroes Society Ages: Children entering Kindergarten - Grade 2 in the fall When: Thursdays Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. OR 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
The Adventures of Super Chicken Ages: Children entering Grades 2 - 3 in the fall When: Fridays Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Super Hero Training Camp Ages: Children entering Grades 4 - 6 in the fall When: Mondays Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Children can earn points during the SRP that can be redeemed for all kinds of Super Hero treats at our Super Hero Store during the week of August 17 – 22.
SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PARTY
Saturday, June 6, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join us for our kick-off and sign-up party! At 12:30 p.m. we’ll be welcoming John Lege (That Guy with the Birds) who will be presenting a program about Saving Our Feathered Friends.
SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
Summer session: 8 weeks, June 22 - August 14, 2015.
Ages: Birth - 12 months with an adult Duration: 8 weeks, June 23 - August 11, 2015 When: Tuesdays, 10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
You can't start too early at the library! In this 20-minute program, babies will gain contact with language through stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays, helping them take their first steps toward a lifetime love of books and reading. Register in the Children's Department.
MOTHER GOOSE TIME
Ages: 12 - 24 months with an adult Duration: 8 weeks, June 23 - August 11, 2015 When: Tuesdays, 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
They're just learning to talk -- give them something to talk about! 20 minutes of books, fun rhymes, songs and finger plays to encourage language growth and a love of reading. Register in the Children's Department.
Ages: 2 - 3½ with an adult Duration: 8 weeks, June 24 - August 12, 2015 When: Wednesdays, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
They can walk, they can talk -- and they can learn! This 30-minute program adds crafts and fun to stories for further encouragement on the way to becoming lifelong readers. Register in the Children's Department.
Ages: 3½ - 5 Duration: 8 weeks, June 24 - August 12, 2015 When: Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Limit: 35 children
They're almost ready to learn on their own -- help them get there with this parent-optional preschool storytime. Stories, games, activities, movies, crafts and more make this 45-minute program a big hit. Register in the Children's Department.
BODIES IN MOTION
Ages: 2 - 5 with an adult Duration: 8 weeks, June 23 - August 11, 2015 When: Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Have fun and keep fit at the library! Bodies in Motion is a 30-minute program filled with wiggling, giggling, jiggling fun! Register in the Children's Department.
TINY TUNES MUSIC
Ages: 2½ - 5 with an adult Duration: 8 weeks, June 24 - August 12, 2015 When: Wednesdays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Limit: 20 children
Tiny Tunes Music is a fun, casual program of playing with and learning about music. Every week explore a different theme and way to make music. Register in the Children's Department.
SUPER HERO SCIENCE
Ages: 2 - 5 with an adult (siblings welcomed) When: Third Thursday of the month, June 18, July 16, August 20 Time: 6:00 - 6:20 p.m. Limit: 25 per class
Register in the Children's Department.
PROGRAMS FOR GRADES KINDERGARTEN AND UP (please look at individual programs for age restrictions)
MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOK CLUB
Ages: Grades Kindergarten and up When: Saturdays, June 13, July 11, August 1 Time: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
June 13, 2015: Pirates Past Noon
July 11, 2015: High Tide in Hawaii
August 1, 2015: Dark Day in the Deep Sea
Imagine you had a magical tree house that could take you to another time and place! Travel with Jack and Annie in their magic tree house when you read a great Magic Tree House book by Mary Pope Osborne. Join us for a discussion and activities based on these great books! Register in the Children's Department.
GIRLS' BOOK CLUB
Ages: Girls in grades 4 - 6 When: Tuesdays,
June 9, 2015: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
July 14, 2015: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
August 11, 2015: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
It's a girls' night! Enjoy reading together, and sharing in this special girls only book club! Snacks provided.
LEGO BUILDERS CLUB
Ages: Grades 2 and older When: 4th Monday of the month Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Join fellow Lego enthusiasts to create what is only limited by your imagination. Lego's will be provided or feel free to bring your own! The library will gratefully accept Lego donations for our club! Register in the Children's Department.
CHINESE LANGUAGE FOR CHILDREN
Ages: Grades 1 - 8 Duration: 4 weeks, May 2 - May 23, 2015 When: Saturdays, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Cost: $35.00 Instructor: Barbara Chen, M. Ed., native Chinese speaker
This class is designed with the idea that children learn best from the content which is relevant to their everyday lives. Students will learn pronunciation, meaningful characters, phrases, sentence structures, writing and cultures. Beginners are welcome. Any other questions, please email Barbara@chenchinese.com. Register at the library's circulation desk.
CHINESE LANGUAGE FOR CHILDREN
Ages: Grades 1 - 8 Duration:
Session 1: June 8 - 11, 2015
Session 2: July 13 - 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Cost: $35.00 Instructor: Barbara Chen, M.Ed. (native Chinese speaker)
This class is designed with the idea that children learn best from the content which is relevant to their everyday lives. Students will learn pronunciation, meaningful characters, phrases, sentence structures, writing and cultures. Beginners are welcome. Any other questions, please email Barbara@chenchinese.com Both sessions are different so students can sign up for one or both. Register at the library's circulation desk.
Ages: Parents and children grades 1 and up (parents and younger children also welcome) When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays beginning October 8, 2014 - May 27, 2015 Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Attention homeschoolers! Share your experiences and get great tips at the library’s weekly homeschoolers’ group. While the parents facilitate their own idea swap group, their multi-age children will participate in a librarian-led enrichment class. Registration in the Children’s Department is preferred, but walk-ins are also welcomed.
PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Ages: For kids and parents of all ages When:
Thursday, June 25, 2015: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Thursday, July 23, 2015: The Incredibles
Thursday, August 27, 2015: Underdog
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
It's movie night at the library! Bring your whole family as we watch terrific family-friendly movies. We'll provide the popcorn and candy -- you don't even have to buy tickets! What could be better? Just bring a sleeping bag and/or a stuffed animal friend. See you at the movies! Register in the Children's Department.
PAWS FOR READING
Ages: Children in preschool and up When: Saturdays, June 13, July 11, August 8, 2015 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Come to the library, curl up with a canine companion, and ... you guessed, read! In this program, children in grades 1 and up can visit with a registered therapy dog at the library to gain extra self-confidence and fluency by spending time reading to an attentive animal. Call or stop in to sign up for your 20-minute time slot. Register in the Children's Department.
AMERICAN GIRL BOOK CLUB
Ages: All ages welcome! When: Tuesdays,
June 16, 2015: Felicity Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp
July 21, 2015: Kit Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp
August 18, 2015: Molly Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Learn about American history through the lives of the beloved American Girls. Dolls welcome!
Ages: 6½ - 13 Duration: 4 weeks, May 5 - 26, 2015 When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Limit: 15 children Cost: $15.00 plus supplies Instructor: Diana Koch
Students will learn basic techniques with watercolor pencils, with one session devoted to cartoon drawing. Register at the library’s circulation desk. Please see supply list when registering.
PENCIL DRAWING & CHALK PASTELS
Ages: 6½ - 13 Duration: 4 weeks, June 9 - 30, 2015 When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Limit: 15 children Cost: $15.00 plus supplies Instructor: Diana Koch
Students will learn basic techniques with chalk pastels. Register at the library’s circulation desk. Please see supply list when registering.
CALLIGRAPHY & COLORED PENCILS
Ages: 6½ - 13 Duration: 4 weeks, July 7 - 28, 2015 When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Limit: 15 children Cost: $15.00 plus supplies Instructor: Diana Koch
Students will learn basic calligraphy techniques with colored pencil accents. Register at the library's circulation desk. Please see supply list when registering.
Washington County Libraries along with various community partners are creating a webpage specifically for students in grades 4-8. Students in grades 4-8 are being asked to provide feedback for developing and adding to the webpage. Please click on the following link if you would like to participate in the survey: Kid Survey