Important Library & Community Resources
Upcoming Children's Programming

Saturday, August 1 - Turtle Dance Music: Mini Concerts!
Join Mr. Matt for song and dance fun!
Recommended for families with young children.

Tuesday, August 4, 10 a.m.  -  Story Time Online
Stories, songs, and rhymes!
Recommended for families with children ages 5 and under.

Wednesday, August 5, 3 p.m. Read Along with Ms. Laura
Children’s chapter book read-aloud. Currently reading The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery (available for read along on Hoopla ).
Recommended for children ages 6+.

Thursday, August 6, 10 a.m. Mindful Start Kids Yoga
Recommended for families with children ages 5 and under.
Previous sessions:

Friday, August 7, noon -  "Picture Book Fridays" with Carmen Agra Deedy, the Collaborative Summer Library Program's National Summer Reading Champion! Carmen, who speaks both Spanish and English, will share stories for families on Fridays at Noon (ET) throughout the summer.
Free Science in the Summer Kits Available!
Sponsored by GSK and the Franklin Institute

Be a Chemist! Find out what happens with real life chemistry experiments in the hybrid program that includes instructions, high-quality videos created by the Franklin Institute, and take-home science kits! Join Zoom meetings hosted by Chemists ready to discuss what they did to become chemists! Registration information for Zoom meetings can be found in the Activity Guide. Recommended for children entering grades 2 - 6, but open to a wider age range.

Medicinal Chemist:  July 28 & August 11, 2 – 3 p.m.
Water Chemist: July 30 & August 13, 2 – 3 p.m.
Materials Chemist: August 4 & August 18, 2 – 3 p.m.
Color Chemist: August 6 & August 20 from 2 – 3 p.m.

To sign up, fill out a Kit Request Form. You will receive an email confirmation that includes all the details for participating in Science in the Summer and instructions on when to come pick up your free take-home kit through the Books-to-Go service, available while supplies last. For more information, view this short video.
Programs for Tweens and Teens

Digital Escape Rooms, Reading Fun!
Try out these fun activities when it's good for you.
Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Music Fun with Mr. Jonathan
Mondays, July 6 – August 24
Learn and play the ukulele!
Recommended for ages 9 and up
Click here to play along with Mr. Jonathan.

Afternoon Chess Challenges
Tuesdays, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18
Practice your chess moves!
Recommended for ages 6 -16
Kids can't get enough of story time? Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Storyline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more. Storyline Online receives over 100 million views annually from children all over the world.

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Teachers use Storyline Online in their classrooms, and doctors and nurses play Storyline Online in children’s hospitals.

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
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