Children-Ages 5-10

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Summer at the Library!

This summer, the library is offering lots of family fun activities!  There are storytimes, movies, STEAM activities, crafts, and family fun events!

Download our events calendar here: Calendar of Events or scroll down for information on upcoming events!  And don't forget to sign up for summer reading for a chance to win big!

Summer Kickoff Party - Saturday, June 4, 11am-12:30pm:

Visit animals from Cathy's Critters Petting Zoo, enjoy a soda, do a craft, sign up for summer reading, and more!

Crafters - Tuesdays, 4pm

Try your hand at the library's craft! All ages and abilities welcome.

Summer Food Program

STEAM - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS & MATH

Visit the library on Wednesdays at 10:30am and Fridays at 3pm for a STEAM Family Activity! Activities are designed for K-5.

Wednesdays

10:30 AM

Fridays

3:00 PM

June 8
Ocean ExplorationJune 10Sea Animal Graphing
June 15Jellyfish CraftJune 17Sink or Float
June 22Ocean SlimeJune 24Lighthouse STEAM Challenge
June 29Stamped Ocean ToteJuly 1-
July 6Sea Shell ArtJuly 8Origami Boats
July 13Blowfish PaintingJuly 15Lego Sea Creatures
July 20Straw Painting Coral ReefJuly 22Oil Spill Clean Up
July 27Create a CrabJuly 29Ocean in a Jar

Family Fun Saturday Events

Mad Science - Life in the Sea - June 11, 2pm

Explore different ocean ecosystems and learn about the plants and animals that live there. Classifying creatures from sharks to sponges gives everyone a taste of ocean diversity.

Crocodile Encounter - June 18, 11am

Learn about different reptiles and their amazing adaptations in this live demonstration.

Author Visit - Mary Brooke Casad - June 25, 10:30am

Mary Brooke Casad is the author of ten books featuring Bluebonnet Armadillo, a traveling Texas armadillo who teaches children about historic Texas sites.

Dino-Bo - July 9, 10:30am

Love dinosaurs? Learn about paleontology, fossils and, of course, dinosaurs!

Kenny Kolter's Drum Circle - July 16, 10:30am

Help Kenny create Lake Dallas's own drum circle through creativity and self expression.

Freddie the Fish - July 23, 11am

Learn about the effects of pollution on fish during this interactive activity with the Denton County Master Gardeners

Ice Cream Float Party - July 30, 2pm-3:30pm

Celebrate the end of summer and make your own ice cream float! Prizes available!

Movies

Escape the summer heat and watch family friendly movies at the library. Bring your own blankets to sit on!

Fridays

10:30 AM

June 10The Little Mermaid (G, 83 min.)
June 17Finding Nemo (G, 100 min.)
June 24Finding Dory (PG, 97 min.)
July 1Clifford (PG, 96 min.)
July 8Luca (PG, 95 min.)
July 15Madagascar (PG, 96 min.)
July 22Lilo & Stitch (PG, 85 min.)
July 29Moana (PG, 107 min.)

Early Literacy Programs

Wiggles and Giggles - Tuesdays, 10:30am

Storytime for ages 0-3 years.  Sing songs, learn rhymes and enjoy a story with this storytime that promotes caretaker bonding and socialization.

Preschool Storytime - Thursdays, 10:30am

Storytime for ages 3-6. This program promotes literacy through print recognition, developing phonological awareness, practicing fine motor skills, and increased oral communication.

Surprise Guest - Thursday, June 2, 10:30am

Join Ms. Lucy and surprise guest Carol Kyer and her puppet friend CK to read books during this story hour!

Spanish Songs & Stories - Wednesdays, 3:30pm

Storytime for ages 4-10. Learn Spanish language and culture through songs and stories. Join us live or join us  virtually by downloading the PDF with the lyrics to the songs here.  The red folder is this week's program.  Then join the class by following this link. If you need to dial in, the number is +1 346-248-7799 or follow this link to find your local number.

Chapter Challenge - Thursdays, 4:30pm

Storytime for ages 7-12. Listen to a chapter from a classic novel each week and discuss.  A new chapter every week! Join us live at the library or follow this Zoom link

1000 Books Before Kindergarten - Self Paced

Ask at the front desk about how to participate.