April 4, 2021
Weekly Youth Services e-News
Read below for everything that's happening this week in the Youth Services Department.
Virtual Story Times This Week!
Tuesday Tales: Tuesday at 10 AM

Join us live on Facebook for 20-30 minutes of stories, songs and silliness.

Quiet Time: Wednesday at 7 PM

Join us live on Facebook for 20-30 minutes of stories, songs and other calming activities to end your day.

Wild Card Thursdays: Interactive Games:
Thursday at 10 AM

Let’s play on Zoom to celebrate games and the spirit of cooperation- and, of course, have some silly fun! Register here for this Zoom event.

Mother Goose Stories on Zoom:
Wednesday, April 14 at 10 AM
Join us for a special Mother Goose inspired story time. Registration is required and opens two weeks before the event. Click the date above to register.
Whether your teaching preschool at home or want to supplement your child's education, check out our great themed classrooms filled with stories, songs, games and activities. A new classroom will be posted every other week. Click the picture to see this week's lesson or click here for more information or to see past lessons.
Virtual Family Programs
Book Cover Puzzles
1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays at 7 PM

Join us on Facebook for a fun Book Cover Puzzle. Puzzles will be posted on Friday at 7 PM but you can play anytime over the weekend. Don't forget to challenge your family and friends by sharing the link!

Family Trivia Nights
2nd & 4th Fridays at 7 PM
April 23: Spring
May 14: Mothers

Join us on Facebook for some family trivia fun. Trivia will be posted on Friday at 7 PM but you can play anytime over the weekend. Don't forget to challenge your family and friends by sharing the link!
Longwood Gardens Community Reads Program
These programs are part of the Longwood Gardens Community Reads Program. Everyone who participates will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a Family Pass to Longwood Gardens. All programs are on Facebook unless otherwise noted.

Tween Graphic Novel Book Club on Zoom -
Tues, April 20 at 4 PM

Virtual Community Storytime - Sat, May 8 at 7 PM

Teen Photography Contest - Deadline April 30
Find out more: http://bit.ly/LongwoodPhoto
Spring Reading Challenge
April 1-May 31
Worms are good for growing a garden and books are good for growing our brains. Join us for a fun online reading challenge on Beanstack. For each badge we earn, we will add a worm to our garden display at the library. Stop by to watch our garden grow. This challenge is open to readers of all ages.
April Grab N Go Kits
Explore Nature
Stop by the library to pick up this month's Grab N Go Kits (while supplies last). Each kit contains an engineering project and other activities about exploring nature. You may pick up 1 kit per child in the Children's Room or through Curbside pick up.
Virtual Sticker Board!
The Youth Services Department is trying to complete a virtual sticker poster and we need your help. Can we reveal the picture by the end of the month. Click here to add your stickers to the poster today!
Watch Story Times Anytime!
Can't make a virtual program? Don't forget that you can watch story times anytime on our YouTube channel. Find out more by clicking here.
Time Travel Tuesdays (Ages 9-12)
Tuesday, April 13 & 27 at 4 PM

Where and when will Nicole go next? Adventurers are invited to join Nicole as she journeys to the past using books. This program is intended for young people ages 9-12, but all are welcome to these adventures through time. Hosted on Facebook.
Tween Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesday, April 20 at 4 PM

Join Ms. Nicole on Zoom to discuss the Graphic Novel Animal Jack: The Heart of the Forest by Kid Toussaint. This book can be checked out for free on Hoopla. Register here to get the Zoom link. Ages 9-12.
Teen Programs

Longwood Gardens Photography Contest
Deadline: April 30
Submit your photo and you could win a $20 gift card. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a family pass to Longwood Gardens.

April Book Cover Puzzle
Participate in this program on your own time. Click here to get started.
Book Finders
Looking for some book ideas? Can’t get into the library? Get help from our Book Finders! Simply fill out this form and one of our Youth Services staff will select books and place them on hold for you. You will be notified when they are available to be picked up. Then, you can stop by the library during our regular hours and pick them up inside the library or through curbside pick up. Please allow up to 3 business days for us to fulfill your request. Questions can be emailed to youthservices@ivpl.org.

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