Youth

In accordance with our mission, the Alpine Public Library regularly offers programs that connect our diverse and geographically remote communities with information resources to encourage literacy and promote lifelong learning.

Mar. 29, 2017:

A Tinkercad Journey: Exploring Personal Creativity through 3D Printing @ 6:00 pm

On March 29 at 6:00 pm join 3D Printing Volunteer Vicky Ellis as she explains Alpine Public Library’s 3D printing process from start to finish.

Learn how designs in Tinkercad become real objects, and see the printer in action during this demonstration and talk.

Vicky will highlight how her design process has evolved to harness the strengths of the Library’s PolyPrinter 229 and minimize its quirks. Learn how you, too, can become involved in 3D printing.

Apr. 12, 2017:

Family Night! April 12, 6:00-7:30 pm

Join us for a Shrinky Dink party on April 12th, from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Learn more about our children’s programs, browse our arts and crafts collection, and make a fun pendant with your child.  Meet new families, make new friends.  A Toddler area will be available, and a nutritious snack will be served.  Readers will be on hand to share stories with the kids.  Open to all families with children ages 0-10.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Get all the information and materials you need to meet the goal of reading 1000 books to your child before the age of 5.
Packets are available at the front desk.  Yes, you can do it!

Book Club! Kids ages 10-12

Love books? Join our new book club! Meet on March 31st, from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Junior Section.  This is an informational gathering and an opportunity to get acquainted with each other.  Share your ideas and love of books with fellow bibliophiles!  Future meetings will be planned at this time.

Chapter Book Story Time

Chapter Book Story Time begins Jan. 31, at 11:00 am.  Meet in the Junior Area for a reading of Cinders: The Untold Story of Cinderella, by Finley Arron.  Ages 7-13.

Arts and Crafts with Alex

Put on your FUN hat and come doodle with your friends.  Kids ages 10-15 will draw, paint, laugh, make cards, and build stuff!  This creative art program is offered by Alexandra Moldovan, MSW, and meets from 4:30-5:30 on the following dates in 2017:

January 12
February 9
March 9
April 6
May 11

Library Lizards: An After-School Club – Grades 1-3

Library Lizards is a thematic after-school club that promotes a love for reading.  The program includes a story circle,  games, inquiry-based activities, and a library exploration in the Children’s Area.  All kids in grades 1-3 are welcome.  Join us every Tuesday afternoon in the Community Room from 4:30-5:30 pm during the school year and from 3:00-4:00 pm during the months of June, July and August.

Parents are welcome but not required.  Please use the hallway entrance to the Community Room.

Science Club

The  Science Club is a project-based learning experience that promotes critical thinking and supports STEM education. All kids in grades 4-6  meet from 4:00–5:30 p.m. on the listed Thursdays.  Lesson plans are available upon request.

January 19 and 26 – It’s NOT Impastable!
February 16 – Build a Brain Cell
March 23 – Recycled Creations
April 20 – Wacky Rube Goldberg