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Preschool story times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room. No Registration
Please note: This is NOT a drop off program. An adult must accompany children at the story time.

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room
This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs with Miss Amanda. Free; no registration.

Note: There will be no lap sit programs on June 19 & 26. The room will be open for play time for families between 10:30 and noon.

 

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Activities for children in June – Not part of the Summer Reading Program

Reading to the Bunny and Dogs!
Saturday, June 24; Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms
Important: Register between Monday, June 5, to Friday, June 23.

Presented by members of Caring Paws. Come and read to a certified therapy rabbit or dog. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library. This program is for children ages 4 and older.

 

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2017 Summer Reading Program: “Build a Better World”

     Our summer reading program is for children who are age 1 through those who have just completed grade 6. Children are not required to have a library card to enroll in the program.

     Participants will receive a bag, a bookmark, and a reading record on which they will list the books they read or the time they spend reading during the summer. Parents of pre-school children will record the titles of books that they read to their children.

     Children will collect prizes during the summer as they work toward and reach their reading goals. **** The first day to collect prizes will be June 5, and the last day will be August 12. ****

     Children may collect the 1st level prize after reading 12 books (or a total of 6 hours) and the 2nd level (final) prize after reading 24 books (or a total of 12 hours). For the best selection of prizes, children should collect them as soon they reach their goals.

     Children may set an optional personal goal, if they feel that the goal of 24 books/12 hours is not challenging enough for them. No extra prizes will be given to children who read more than the required number of books/hours.

Register: May 22nd – July 16th

Read: May 22nd – July 31st

Collect Prizes: June 5th – August 12th

 

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Summer Reading Program Special Events in June, 2017

• All programs are free. Free tickets for the Zoo Mobile program on June 17 will be available at the children’s desk at 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. for the 2:00 & 3:00 programs.  No tickets will be issued before 1:30.
• Programs are for all children and their families or care-givers. Children do not need to be participants in the Summer Reading Club to attend these activities.
• For more information, please check the children’s page of the web site or ask a staff member at the children’s desk the week before the event is scheduled to occur.
• All programs will be held in the Walnut & Elm Rooms (2nd floor).
Programs begin at 2 p.m. & last 1 hour unless noted by *.
• Children 8 years old & younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, June 3:   “Bountiful Butterflies”
          Learn about butterflies, play a game, and make a special craft with “Miss Zonda” & “Miss Amanda” from the Jr. Nature Club.

Wednesday, June :   Theatre Workshop with Susan Kisinger (Morton Center theatre instructor)
          Focus age: Grade 1 and older

*Saturday, June 10:   Lego Builders Club (1 to 2:30 p.m.)

 Wednesday, June 14:   “Drums” with Clayton Henady, music teacher at West Lafayette Jr/Sr. High School

*Saturday, June 17:   Columbian Park’s Zoo Mobile presents “Amazing Animal Builders.”  Focus age: 5 & older. 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. sessions  Seating is limited to 35 people per session. Free tickets will be available at the children’s desk at 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.  No early tickets.

*Wednesday, June 21:   Lego Builders Club (2 - 3:30 p.m.)

*Wednesday, June 28:   Movie about a wizard & his friends. Posters with the title of the movie will be displayed at the library by June 5th. We are not allowed to publicize movie titles outside of the library. (Ending time for the movie will be approximately 4:20 p.m.) Bring your own snack. We will provide juice boxes.

 

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Preschool story times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:00
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room. No Registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room
This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs with Miss Amanda. Free; no registration.

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*** The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th,  in observance of Independence Day. ***

 

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Summer Reading Club: Build a Better World!

Reminder: Children enrolled in the summer reading club are encouraged to read and collect their prizes during July. (The last day to register is July 16.) Children may collect reading club prizes until August 12. Come in soon for the best selection of prizes!

 

Summer Reading Program Special Events @ the WLPL - July, 2017

All programs are free.
• Programs are for all children and their families or care-givers. Children do not need to be participants in the Summer Reading Club to attend these activities.
• For more information, please check the children’s page of the web site or ask a staff member at the children’s desk the week before the event is scheduled to occur.
• All programs will be held in the Walnut & Elm Rooms (2nd floor).
Programs begin at 2 p.m. & last 1 hour unless noted by *.
• Children 8 years old & younger must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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***No programs on July 1st or 5th – Independence Day Break***

*Saturday, July 8:           Lego Builders Club (1 to 2:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 12:     Yoga for Kids & their families with certified yoga instructor Kim Fields. Bring a towel or a yoga mat.
Saturday, July 15:          Butterflies, Bees, & Origami!  Make summer crafts & origami creations.
Wednesday, July 19       Dance Workshop:   Dancers from the Morton Center Dance Troupe will lead a workshop in which girls and boys will learn how to                                          prepare their bodies to dance, learn some simple steps, and dance to the music of recent Disney movies.
* Saturday, July 22:        Lego Builders Club (1 to 2:30 p.m.)
*Wednesday, July 26:     Movie and a food craft. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Check the posters in the children’s department to learn the title of the movie.

Please note: The doors to the Walnut & Elm Rooms will open at the time the program is listed to begin. If you arrive early, please go to the children’s area and explore our large collection of books and movies while you wait. Do not wait in the teen department on the second floor, as that area is reserved for teens. For safety reasons, do not wait on the stairs. Thank you!

 

July Events that are not part of the Summer Reading Club

 

 

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Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, July 29th; Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms
Registration required by Friday, July 28th


     Presented by members of Therapy Dogs International. Come and read to a certified therapy dog. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library. This program is for children ages 4 and older.
     Please note: Visitors, other than the parents and siblings of children who are reading to the dogs, are welcome to greet the dogs and talk to therapy dog team members only at 3 p.m., so that the readers are not disturbed.

 

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     The staff of the children’s department would like to thank all the people, organizations, and businesses who helped make our summer a success: The Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library, Nick Schenkel, Zonda Bryant, Susan Kisinger, Leah Thompson, Laverne Mikhail, Kim Fields, Applebee’s, Arni’s, Arrowhead Bowl, Cold Stone Creamery, Iana De Queiroz, Insomnia Cookies, Malone’s Gymnastics, Panda Express, Penguin Random House Publishing Company, Subway, West Lafayette Parks and Recreation, and all the teen volunteers who registered children and gave them prizes in the children’s department.

     We would not be able to have such high quality programs without their help.