Here's what you can find in the Kids section:
Programs for the Summer!
Summer Library Club for Kids (Birth to 5th Grade Students)
Children from birth to 5th grade can participate in Summer Library Club in two ways. Enter the Library Visit Challenge by signing up and completing 6 visits (one visit per day) to earn free coupons to local fun! Or enter the Library Reading Challenge by completing a reading log. You will get a book prize for finishing! Stop by the library beginning June 6 to sign up!
Move with Storytime!
Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, and July 11
(ages 1-5 with caregiver)
Put on your pj’s, grab your trusty blanket, a favorite stuffed animal, and a parent to snuggle with to enjoy this monthly evening storytime that includes stories, songs, a craft, and more. Register beginning May 23 for this program, please.
Play with Performers!
Our line-up of performers will keep you and your family entertained. Free tickets are available at the Help Desk for all performers beginning May 23. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees are entered in a prize raffle at end of show!
Beyond Belief: The Magic of Rick Allen
Wednesday, June 8, 2-3pm
Get ready for a magic show, which includes comical audience participation and mind blowing magic. Mr. Allen’s attention-grabbing magic features live doves, a haunted antique table, and someone from the audience will be levitated in mid-air!
Wednesday, June 15, 6-7pm
Explore the methods in which different animals move, including turtles, snakes, birds, mammals, and insects. Featuring the book, “Do Goldfish Gallop,” by Michael Dahl. Hands-on and active with live animals.
The Hillbilly Science Spectacular
Wednesday, June 22, 6-7pm
Science + Humor = The Hillbilly Scientists! Witness the crazy antics of Dr. Cletus Beaker and his assistant, Professor Choo Choo Peterson, PhD. Watch them demonstrate their entries for the next science fair. Laugh, learn, and have a good ol’ time learning a new meaning to “Weird Science!”
Wednesday, June 29, 6-7pm
Be intrigued by the magic and balloon sculpturing of Tim Glander.
StarLab Planetarium: Exploring the Night Sky
Wednesday, July 6, 6-7pm
(all ages-free ticket needed-limited participation)
Come to the library to see the stars! Paul Kinzer will bring his portable planetarium to the library to share the night sky. Crawl through a tunnel to see the stars, planets, sun, and moon. We’ll learn how to find some constellations, too.
Race to the Movies
Join us on Thursdays for movies with the theme of racing and sports. Pick up a free ticket for each movie that you want to attend beginning May 26. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver at least 13 years of age. Attendees are entered in raffle to win the movie shown.
Movies for the Kids
Thursdays, June 9 to July 14, 10-12pm
G-Rated Movies: June 9-Planes; June 16-Brave; June 23-Toy Story; June 30-Cars; July 7-Air Bud; July 14-Cloud 9
Movies for Tweens and Teens
Thursdays, June 9 to July 14, 2-4pm
PG and PG13: June 9-Sandlot; June 16-Soul Surfer; June 23-Napoleon Dynamite; June 30-Space Jam; July 7-Karate Kid; July 14-Star Wars: A New Hope
Fridays, June 10, 17, and 24, 10-12pm
Stop in the Children’s Department to make the craft of the day (while supplies last). No need to register.
Art Show! Presenting the Paine Art Center
Monday, June 13, 11am-12pm
Join Paine Arts Center docents for an interactive presentation that will introduce you to the art, sculptures, and history of the Paine house. If you’ve never visited, this will be a great introduction. If you have visited, join us for the opportunity to tell others of your visit. No need to register. Stop by! Drink and sweets will be served. Attendees will be entered in a basket raffle!
LaMay’s Quartet (Get Ready, Get Set, Play!)
Tuesday, June 28, 2-3pm
Instrument maker Lawrence LaMay built beautiful string instruments in the 1960’s. Hear them played and learn more about caring for these living works of art, owned by Ripon College. No need to register.