The best place to be during the holidays? The Library, of course. We’re your one-stop shop for holiday-themed movies, music, and books! And don’t miss our programs/events where you can enjoy holiday sights and sounds, create gifts, learn how to endure the winter weather, and more!
Sneezy the Snowman
Tuesday, December 20, 10 to 10:45am
Warm up to a silly story about a snowman who just can’t seem to stop melting. After reading Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright, we’ll have a blast creating a snowman craft! For children ages 4 to 6 who can attend on their own. Register.
Winter Break Activities
Stop in at the Youth Services Department on your Winter Break and play a board game, color, create crafts or play with robots! We’ll have different activities each day.
The 2016 Summer Reading Program “Wild About Reading” starts June 1 and runs through July 31. We’ve left no one behind — children, high school students, and adults can all participate. Join on this grand adventure and see where the Library can take you this summer!
Adults can register for “Wild About Reading” in person and pick up a passport and water bottle. Passports can be completed by choosing any 6 of 10 activities, such as reading a book or attending Library events. Completed passports must turned in by July 31 to receive a coupon for a free Kona Ice during the August 1 End-of-Summer-Reading Party. The first 250 adult finishers receive a T-shirt; all finishers will be entered in drawings for a Kindle Fire, $100 Algonquin Commons gift card, and more.
High school students can register in person with their AAPLD card to get their passport and water bottle. Students who complete a page in their passport and bring it to either Library location by July 31 get a stamp and a prize. The first stamp earns students a paperback book and an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a $100 Target gift card or one of two 7″ Kindle Fires! Get more stamps and win more prizes: visit ya.aapld.org/SummerReading2016 for more information.
Children can register for “Wild About Reading!” at either Library location starting June 1. Summer reading programs are helpful in maintaining literacy levels between school terms—and they are lots of fun! Earn a water bottle, water-squirt toy, tie-dye shirt and a book as prizes. Register on June 1 to receive a special prize!
Our special summer events include Star Wars Outdoor Movie & Concert Night on July 26, the Fox Tails Storytelling Festival on August 1, and National Night Out on August 2. More details in the June/July issue of the AAPLD Program/Event Guide coming to mailboxes by May 31.
Harnish Library is hosting a unique week for high school students March 6-12. From an opportunity to check out the Library’s new vinyl cutter to a program where you can upcycle pop can tabs into a cool bracelet, you can create it at your library.
High School Tech Club
Tuesday, March 8, 3:30 to 5pm
Interested in fun tech tools, computer programming, 3-D printing and more? If so, come to the first meeting of our new high school tech club! Meetings will then continue on the 2nd Monday of the month: April 11, May 9.
Pop Tab Bracelets
Wednesday, March 9, 3:30 to 5pm
Upcycle pop (or is it soda?) tabs into a cool bracelet using your choice of colored ribbon. Please register.
High School Anime Club – Tech Week Special
Thursday, March 10, 3:30 to 5pm
A departure from the usual geeking out on all things anime: learn how to use the Library’s new Silhouette Curio vinyl cutter. And then maybe some geeking out.