Youth Summer Library Program

Libraries Rock! - June 11 - August 11.

Special Performances for all ages - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the O’Neill Room

June 14 - Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories! - Story Telling, comedy, juggling
June 21 - ¡kaytales!: ¡Say Ole! - Tuneful tales & merry melodies with scores of Spanish...loco enough to make tortillas dance!
June 28 - Mad Science: Sounds Like Science! - We'll make waves and make some noise in this fun and funky science show
July 5 - No performance
July 12 - Mr. Steve - Music, magic, balloon creations, and more!
July 19 - Fox and Branch - Family folk music with guitars, fiddle, banjo, washboard, and audience participation
July 26 - Great Scott and the Rockin' the Library Magic Show - Magic , humor, and fun facts

Tuesday Movie Matinees - June 12 - July 31, 1:00 p.m. (end time varies depending upon the movie)

Catch up on recent family movies by watching them at the library! The list of movies will be announced soon. Kids can bring a blanket or pillow to sit on the floor. We’ll provide the popcorn! All ages are welcome. No registration needed.

June 12 -
June 19 -
June 26 -
July 3 - No movie
July 10 -
July 17 -
July 24 -
July 31 -

Sleepover at the Library - Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26
Drop-off begins at 6:30 and story time is 6:45-7:15 on Wednesday
Pick-Up at 10:00 a.m. or later on Thursday
Ages: Preschool through grade 2.
Registration required beginning June 11. Group size may be limited.

This is a sleepover for your favorite stuffed animal or doll. Bring your toy to the library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 and we will tuck him/her in together for the night with some cookies and stories.  When you come back for him/her on Thursday morning, you will what your toy did during the night! Just to be clear—kids don’t sleep over, just their toys.

Afternoon Events for School-Age Kids (first grade or older)

Wednesday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m. Once Upon an Ozobot (Part 1)
Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00 p.m. Once Upon an Ozobot (Part 2)
Create a story for an Ozobot that follows a path, contains trick moves, and has scenery that you build. You provide the imagination, the library will provide the rest. Part 1 is a planning and learning day; Part 2 is for putting it all together.

Monday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Learn how to raise Monarch butterflies with Holly Kuusinen. Registration required for this class.

Wednesday, June 27 at 1:00 p.m.
Hoo's Woods Raptors - Learn about the birds of prey and meet three live birds.

Wednesday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m.
Duke Otheriwse - A wide variety of musical styles and instruments, clever lyrics, and clean, honest humor. Appropriate for all ages.

Summer Reading Program - Libraries Rock! June 11-August 11

If you need some extra motivation to spend time reading this summer, sign up for the summer reading program.  There is a program available for every age, birth through teens. Information available at the library beginning June 11.

Creative Writing Contest / June 11 - August 4

Enter the writing contest with a poem, essay, short story, etc. Winning entries will be published in the Elm Grove News-Independent and all entries will be displayed in the library. Pick up contest information in the library. Ages Kindergarten and up.

Bedtime Math / June 11 - August 1

Work out a new math problem every night from the Bedtime Math website, then add a star to your chart!  The first 20 kids to complete their charts will receive a Bedtime Math flying disc. Pick up star chart and information in library. Ages 5 - 11.

Therapy Pet Reading Program

Pets will return for students who would like extra practice reading aloud. Students in grades 1-5 may sign up for a 25-minute session with a dog or cat. Advance registration required.

Dexter the cat:

Dates to be announced soon

Clover the dog:

Dates to be announced soon

Enzo the dog:

Dates to be announced soon

Thank you to the Friends of the Elm Grove Library and the Bridges Library System for sponsoring these programs!

Please contact Sue Daniels, Youth Services Librarian, with questions or comments at or 262-782-6717.