FIZZ, BOOM, READ!
2014 Summer Reading, Programs & Events for Children
We've kicked off another summer of programming for children, featuring the science theme Fizz, Boom, Read! The Main Library and LaSalle Branch Library will be hosting family-friendly events in July and August through which participants can explore the amazing world of science. Children and families are also invited to participate in the summer reading challenge, through which preschoolers and elementary-aged children earn prizes and incentives for reading and participating in library activities during the summer.
Registration begins on June 30!
For programs at the Main Library, call 286-4902. For programs at the LaSalle Library call 283-8309.
Summer Reading Challenges
Preschool and Elementary Challenge: Ages 3 - 12
Wee Read and Play Challenge: Ages 0 - 35 Months
Family Shows @ the Main Library - 1425 Main Street
Family shows at the Main Library will be held in the auditorium on the second floor. No registration required.
Charlie and Checkers
Family Shows @ the LaSalle Library - 8728 Buffalo Avenue
Family shows at LaSalle Library will be held in the auditorium on the second floor. Please call 283-8309 to register.
Omnipresent Puppet Theater presents The Three Little Pigs
Fun with Science
Registration is required for programs below. You may sign up for individual sessions or the whole series.
Preschool Lab - for 3 & 4-year-olds
Mad Scientists - for children ages 5 - 8
Multimedia, hands-on afternoons of science fun! Learn from video visits with science educators like Bill Nye, then head into the "library laboratory" for live demonstrations and hands-on experiments. We'll tye-dye milk, create chemical reactions, un-poppable balloons and bubbles, explore space and more!
Main Thursdays @ 2:30pm - July 10, 24 and August 7
LaSalle Fridays @ 2:30pm - July 11, 25 and August 8
Explore... and More!
Out in the Garden - Beautiful Butterflies
Yoga for Kids - Registration Required
Are you a group leader?
We welcome groups (camps, daycares) to join us at our Family Shows and Movie Day —just give us a call to let us know the size of your group! Please have at least one adult in attendance for every five children. If you are interested in bringing a group to the library at other times, please contact the children’s department (286-4902) to make arrangements. (Scheduling is subject to staff availability and the library reserves the right to not schedule visits during times that may interfere with normal library operations.)