New Children's Books
Virtual Storytime on Facebook!
We will continue to have virtual storytime and other virtual options for children and teens this summer.
Preschool Story Time
For children ages 3 and over.
Mondays at 10:00 am / Thursdays at 6:00 pm
Stories, songs, rhymes, flannel-board activities, crafts, and fun!
Toddler Story Time and Playgroup
For children ages 18 mos. through 2 yrs.
Fridays at 10:00 am
20-30 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, flannel-board activities, and movement, followed by 30 minutes of playtime!
Register your child for Story Time here or at the library.
*As always, parents or guardians are encouraged to stay and participate in our storytime programs. Siblings, younger or older, are also welcome to attend if they do not distract from the program.
*To ensure that we provide enough craft supplies, please register your child. But don't worry, this doesn't commit you to attend every week and drop-ins are always welcome!
We're collecting empty plastic baby wipe containers for a Summer Reading project. As you use yours, consider saving them for us! You can drop them off in Jocinda's office any time during business hours.
Thursday Lunch Read-Aloud
Lunchtime Book Bites: Grab your lunch and log onto Zoom for our elementary chapter book read aloud! Time: Thursday afternoons @ 12:00 pm. Will last for approximately 30-40 minutes.
These fables from the legendary Greek storyteller, Aesop, have been delighting young and old alike for thousands of years, and they still have a message for us today. Perfect for younger audiences, these classic tales entertain but also share a strong message about treating others fairly and knowing right from wrong. Stories like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Tortoise and The Hare,” and “The Lion and The Mouse” leave audiences with a message that is both timely, and timeless!
When: Wednesday, June 17 @ 10:00 am
You MUST be registered and will then receive a link to join the presentation.
Register here: https://forms.gle/6cB84wFmofTbmdr9
Summer Reading 2020
Read for fun and earn tickets towards prize drawings! The Library's summer reading program is a fun and free way to engage all age groups in exploring new ideas, books, and activities. Visit the Summer Reading page of our website for more info!
Elementary After School Fun
Third Thursdays of the month from 4-5 pm for youth in grades K-5.
Join us for an after school program full of fun experiments, crafts, and a story or two.
We will be offering this program in Fall 2020!
Homeschool Math Club - Grades K-2
Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club. You’ll get to do mischief-making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark City, Funny Money, and Beach Ball Party, and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too.
**This program will be available Fall 2020. Come back for more information.
Week 1 "Glow-in-the-Dark City": Take geometry to the next level! Learn to recognize some important 3-D shapes, then build a giant skyscraper of glow sticks and Styrofoam balls. Flick off the lights to see your creations!
Week 2 "Crazy 8s Race": Play a brand new board game: roll dice to travel around a figure 8, and bring on your teammates when numbers match up. See who makes it to 8 x 8 first!
Week 3 "Funny Money": We'll bet money you'll love this one! Have fun comparing coins, buying prizes with them, and finally winning them in an extreme version of Rock, Paper, Scissors!
Week 4 "Beach Ball Party": This is a party you won't want to miss! You'll use our star-studded beach ball to play volleyball, then go gaga chucking the ball against targets to score points.
Week 5 "Funky Fractals": Get funky with patterns and mazes! Create crazy patterns with wax sticks, and connect them to make a giant version. Then design your own waxy maze to stump your friends.
Week 6 "Walk on the Wild Side": How do ladybugs, crabs, and lizards run so fast with all those extra legs? They use math! We'll run, walk, and gallop like animals to learn some fancy footwork.
Week 7 "Super-Cube Shuffle": Math and art collide when you use specially colored cubes to create cool designs. After a round of design copy mania, you'll be a super-cube pro!
Week 8 "Epic Air Traffic Control": Build your own airport, complete with finger-light airplanes and glow stick runways. Use your math skills to land all the planes without crashing!
We will be happy to visit any Juniata County school, daycare facility, or Head Start class. We can provide story times, songs, crafts, book talks, and more. We can also arrange for your students to tour the library as well as give talks on how to use the library to its full potential.
Discovery Space Children's Science Museum
The Discovery Space Children's Science Museum has made a pass available for free to families wishing to visit the museum. You can check out the pass for one week and it is good for 2 adults and the children in that household. For more information about the museum visit discoveryspace.org or ask a library staff member.