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    Children's 2019 *tentative Summer Quest Program Schedule: A Universe of Stories.

    * A final schedule will be posted by mid-May. 

     Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater


     Assistants: Kelley Wood and Samantha Moore

    Library phone: 814 723-4650

     PLEASE NOTE: Preschool groups and/or groups of six or more that wish to attend events should call and speak to the Children’s Librarian to see if preregistration is required. We can schedule programs specifically for your group. Thank you.

    A Universe of Stories

    This *tentative schedule highlights events planned for this summer thus far. There are still a few details to work out. Once that is accomplished, a final and more detailed schedule will be available. The final schedule should be available by mid-May.

    Each summer our summer reading program consists of two components: a reading component (children keep track of titles read and receive prizes when they turn their reading logs in) and a program component, which consists of a variety of weekly and special programs for children to attend at the library.

    • This year registration for the reading component starts on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
    • Younger children can participate as parents can keep track of titles read to their little ones.
    • As in the past, children will be encouraged to read for pleasure, which means they get to choose books they want to read over the summer.
    • Programs will start the week of June 10 and run through Saturday, August 3, 2019.


    WEEKLY PROGRAMS: (preregistration not required)

    Toddler Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Department. Ages 1-4. Stories, songs, crafts and creative STEM play with building materials and toys. Starts June 10.

    Build-It-Up, Take-It-Down: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Children’s Department. Build-It-Up provides children ample STEM opportunities for learning by playing with large wooden blocks, LEGO, Bee-Bots and Alpha-Bots along with other toys. Starts June 18.

    Reading Wednesday: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. in the Children’s Department. Ages 4-8. Stories, songs, games, creative STEM play with building materials and toys. Starts June 12.

    Summer Snacks: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Children’s Department. This program is in conjunction with the Summer Food Service Program and starts June 10.


    SPECIAL EVENTS:(Some require preregistration. *Registration dates will be noted on the final summer reading program schedule). Summer camps are welcome to attend, but please let Children’s Librarian Susan Slater know ahead of time.

    Hug-a-Bug-a-Boo with Mrs. Kate: Tuesday, June 11, 10:30 a.m., Slater Room, 3rd floor. Join Parent’s Choice Award Winner Mrs. Kate for lively interactive music, storytelling and puppet show. *Preregistration appreciated.

    Scholastic Book Fair:  June 17-22, Slater Room, 3rd floor. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Department. Dates/hours: June 17-20, 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; June 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; June 22, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Miss Star Cluster: Tuesday, June 18, 10:30 a.m., Slater Room A next to Scholastic Fair. Let the force be with you as you come explore a Universe of Stories with Miss Star Cluster with stories, songs and a world of fun. Participants will play space bingo and make a flying saucer to take home. This is not a Star Wars themed program, but feel free to wear any Star Wars or space items you may have. *Preregistration mandatory, attendance limited to 36.

    Pete the Cat Visit: Wednesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m., Slater Room A next to Scholastic Fair. Activities to be determined. *Preregistration mandatory, attendance limited to 36.

    Spaced Out Magic Show:  Friday, June 28, 10:30 a.m., Slater Room, 3rd floor. Join Magician Cris Johnson as he uses a wacky teleportation device, causes milk to transport across the room, creates gross Martian juice from a child’s shoe, and much more! We loved Cris’ Wacky Science Show last year, so we brought him back for more fun. *Preregistration appreciated.

    Sun Dance Kids Farm: Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., outdoors on Market Street side. Listen to a story and visit with goats, lambs, chicks, hedgehogs, praire dogs, rabbits, tortoises and a Pantagonian Cavy. What is a Pantagonian Cavy? Stop by and see. (If weather is inclement, this program may be moved to the Slater Room on the 3rd floor.) *Preregistration appreciated.

    Slime Party: program details, dates and times yet to be determined.

    Alien Creation Contest: contest details yet to be determined.

     Offered MONTHLY through the year:

    Game Night: Last Wednesday of each month in the Slater Room, 3rd floor, 3:30-7:00 p.m. Individuals 10 and older participate in games and activities offered by the Library. The best part is that it is not just for computers and game consoles. Table-top games, board games, card games and even pen & paper and RPG Gamers are welcome. You are invited to bring your Gaming Group. 2019 dates: January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 20, December...not offered in December this year.


     Portions of these programs are possible due to generous donations made at the Annual Midwinter Library FUNdraiser.