Friday, October 25, 4-6 pm
Games, crafts, treats, a photo booth for spooky pictures! Fun for all ages! Costumes welcome but not mandatory.
Our annual reading program for ages 0-18 is back! There are a lot of good, responsible reasons to keep reading during the summer.¹ But the important part is that reading is fun, and it’s even more fun to get rewards and participate in awesome activities at the same time!
How it works: Starting June 7th, you can register and pick up a reading log. We have special logs for readers, pre-readers and teens. Complete the tasks on your reading log. For every ten tasks you earn a prize. You can collect four prizes total, plus finish all the levels to enter a drawing for your choice of our awesome grand prize baskets. All book logs must be returned by 6 pm on July 19 in order to enter drawing.
Friday, June 7, 10:30/11:00: Pizza Party
Come at 10:30 for a special outdoor story time, then enjoy free pizza and lemonade starting at 11:00. We will also have activities going on inside and out, so plan to stick around for a while. All ages.
Experience a real inflatable planetarium to learn about stars and constellations. Because space is limited, there will be three sessions. NOTE: This program will take place at Lonsdale Elementary School. There is no charge, but you must pre-register at: https://www.tcu2905.us/page/4231. Be sure to select Lonsdale and take note of your session time. All ages.
Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00: Escape Room
You must solve puzzles to escape and save the day in this space-themed adventure. Pre-registration strongly recommended. Best for ages 10-14.
Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 pm: Remarkable Reptiles
Your friend and mine, Jim Gerholdt, will be back with his snakes, lizards and turtles. All ages.
Friday, July 19, 1:00 pm: Ice Cream Social
We will close the program again with ice cream and good company. All ages.
Dive in to creation! We will provide the supplies and a challenge; you bring the imagination. Best for ages 6-10.
Family Movie Tuesday, 6:30 pm
We will show a family-friendly movie with a space theme. Free snacks included. All ages.
Teens ‘n Tweens Thursday, 1:00 pm
A special activity just for teens and tweens. Free snacks included. Best for ages 11-15.
Don’t forget our weekly storytime for pre-schoolers. Enjoy a few books and a craft. Best for ages 3-6.
A new craft will be available all week on a self-serve basis.
We will also offer take-home activities for different age groups, new every week.
¹ Serious facts for grown-ups: Multiple studies show that children who read regularly over the summer break experience less of a “summer slide,” and are better prepared to keep up to grade level in all subjects. This effect is cumulative and even stronger in disadvantaged children. For more, visit http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/research.htm.
There will be no storytime on Friday, October 26th because we will be getting ready for our spectacular annual Halloween party.
There will be games, crafts, coloring, costumes, candy, trivia, prizes and fun for all ages! Everything is free! Feel free to drop in any time from 4-6 and stay as long as you like.