Youth Chess Club
3:30-4:30 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
(subject to change)
This event is open to all school-age youth with a basic knowledge of chess. Beginners are always welcome. An adult mentor is available to provide some help. Call the library (336-2667) for details or to sign up. Walk-ins are always welcome.
Dates are subject to change
LEGOS at the Library!
Teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) with LEGOS
based on the LEGO learning philosophy of:
School Age Children Welcome
Second Tuesday of the Month
Thursdays at 10:30
Come join in the fun!!
We believe in a fun, playful, and educational environment for our young visitors. Make sure you check out our large selection of children's, juvenile's and young adult's books both in fiction and non-fiction. And after you've picked out your books why not stay and play! We have puzzles, toys, puppets, coloring sheets with crayons and a Velcro storyboard set up for kids' imaginations to run wild!
‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ is a program designed for babies through preschoolers. Parents record the titles of the books read to their children in a notebook provided by the library when they sign up for the program. There are several incentives for the children for reading. This coming September Lisa Laird, puppet ventriloquist from Orange City, will do our entertainment and honor all those who complete the program by September 1st. It is not too late to begin the program even if your child will be a kindergartner this fall. If you read them 7 books a day, you could finish by the deadline. You can also count books read at daycare, preschool, library storytime, etc and books done on line such as from the Tumblebooks website. Stop at the library for more information and to sign up your little ones.
is FREE at this library! And now it's new and improved:
Other good FREE reading websites for young children. Use them at the library or at home:
Starfall is a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.
MightyBook is the perfect place for children who enjoy books, music, art and games. You’ll find hundreds of original stories, songs, games and puzzles, plus scores of classic books, poems and songs. Everything is illustrated, animated and read out loud.
Checkout the great math site we found with daily story problems to read and solve together. Click the link above.