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Programs for Kids (calendar)

Our activities for children cover all ages: infants, toddlers, preschools, and elementary school aged children. Events are offered during the day, afterschool, and at night. Additional programs and camps are available during the summer.

Children's Day/Book Day (Día)

Join us each year as we celebrate children, reading, and culture. "El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures." (ALSC) Read More
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Storytime Jr.

Thematic program using songs and rhymes to assist the parent/caregiver in reading to their child. Each participant will receive a book which we will read together in class. Activities support the development of language skills, listening skills, and word awareness for the purpose of encouraging a lifelong interest in reading. Designed for children ages 0-3. Read More
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Storytime

Thematic program using books, songs, and rhymes to assist the parent/caregiver in reading to their child. Activities support the development of language skills, listening skills, and word awareness for the purpose of encouraging a lifelong interest in reading. Activities and crafts are designed for children ages 3-6, but siblings are welcome to attend. Read More

Bilingual Story Hour

Families, join us for songs and stories each week at our evening story hour. We'll learn and play together, share some rhymes, and do some literacy-based activities. Some books and activities will incorporate Spanish/English language learning. Fun for both English and Spanish-speaking families. Other activities others will explore interactive technology. No registration is required. Read More

Bookmark Book Club (K-2nd)

Bookmark Bookclub for emerging readers, approximately grades K-2. Bookclub will begin with an ice-breaker activity that involves learning/review of sight words. Children will be able to checkout a copy of the same book to read and discuss together in class and then take home along with a custom review bookmark featuring the vocabulary and comprehension questions discussed in class. A special due date will be assigned to book club books. Read More

LEGO Club

Come to the library to create, build & explore with Legos! Kids in 2nd - 8th grade can work individually or in a team to complete design challenges. Registration is required. Ages: 2nd - 8th graders Read More

Pop Up Play Day

Pop in and play at the library! Infants through preschool-aged children are welcome to pop in and play. We have interactive toys, books and games for children to play with. A parent or caregiver does need to be in attendance with the child. No registration required. Read More

Owl's Nest

The Owl's Nest program is a mentoring program designed to encourage children to read, offering a supportive environment to develop strong literacy skills, and more importantly, to make reading fun! Fill out an application today to have your child start reading 1:1 with a volunteer. (Or volunteer yourself to make a difference in the life of a child!) Read More

Sunday and Sarah's Science Spectacular

Sunday and Sarah's Science Spectacular is a science program that is geared toward home schooled children, but open to anyone school-aged that would like to attend. Each month, instructor Sunday Ford, teaches an interactive science lesson. Read More
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Stanley the Reading Dog

For kids of any age that would like to read with a real, live dog! Read More

Summer SPLASH

Designed to encourage reading and learning throughout the summer, SPLASH is filled with literacy activities, reading, drama, games, special guests, crafts, and FUN! It’s the perfect place to keep those reading skills strong. Read More
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National Library Week

National Library Week is a time to celebrate contributions to our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Read More

LEGO Jr: Read, Build, Play

An enhanced storytime, combining books and creative building. This program encourages early literacy skills along creativity, imagination and dexterity. Children who are 4 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Each session will begin with a book followed by a time of building following the book's theme. The activity will end with a time of free creative building. Designed for 4 year olds through 1st graders. Read More

Crazy 8s Math Club

Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities! We’re nothing like your usual math club. With Crazy 8s kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics. Read More

Bookin' It 5K Fun Run & Walk

Come join the library for a casual, fun run/walk! This family-friendly event will feature two routes starting and ending at the library– one 3-mile route and one 1-mile route, with the option to run or walk either route. Routes will take advantage of Sioux Center’s city streets, and trails (3-mile route only). All proceeds from the event will help support the library's summer reading programs. Light refreshments will be served after the event. Register before Friday, March 27, 2020 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Registration is open until April 18 at 9:00 am. Read More

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

“Experts tell us that children need to hear 1,000 stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read for themselves." (Mem Fox) If you read only 1 bedtime story every night for 3 years, you will have read 1,095 books! If you read 10 books each week for 2 years, you will have read 1,040 books! Double that rate to complete 1,000 books in 1 year! Click on read more to find out about the program and see our 1000 Books Hall of Fame! Read More

View the dates for all kids’ programs on the calendar.

 

Children under age 5 should be accompanied by an adult.