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.

NEW! TeenZone@APL Website now live!

Read–To–Swim: June 1–August 17

Sign in at the front desk and read for 1 hour to receive a FREE wrist band for the Alpine City Pool! (One band per child per day.) Ages 6–12.

 

Libraries Rock! Entering Grades 1–3

Avoid the “summer slide”–a decline in reading skills while school is out of session.  Our summer reading program, “Libraries Rock,” can help motivate children to read all summer long.  Meet every Tuesday afternoon from 3:00–4:00 pm on the following dates and times:

June 5:  Meet the Percussion Family
June 12: Meet the Wind Ensemble
June 19: The Science of Music
June 26: See Sound with a Tonoscope
July 3: Independence Day Program
July 10: The Sounds of Nature
July 17: Animal Talk
July 24: Global Music–Asia
July 31: Global Music–South Africa
August 7: Global Music–Ireland

Summer Science Camp: Entering Grades 4–6

An exciting new science experience in collaboration with Alpine Middle School that features professional instruction from Ashlee Castro, AMS science educator grades 5-6, AMS lead S.T.E.M. teacher, and currently pursuing graduate studies in science curriculum development.

Kids will work in small groups and engage intensely with levers, gears, springs, scales, pulleys, and wheels.  A multitude of simple machines will be built. Science concepts include potential and kinetic energy, gear ratio, torque, fulcrum, force, load, mass, work, elasticity, compression, friction, acceleration, speed, and velocity.  Call the front desk of the library (837-2621) to register for any week–or all of them!  All programs meet from 10:00–12:00 and are limited to twelve students per week.  Sign-up begins on May 18.

Levers: July 9, 10, and 11
Gears: July 16, 17, and 18
Pulleys: July 23, 24, and 25
Wheels: July 30, 31, and August 1
Planes: August 6, 7, and 8

Toddler Time: Thursday Morning at 10:30am

Toddler Time is an early literacy program for children ages 0-5.  Join us every Thursday morning from 10:30-11:30 am for learning centers, reading, songs, finger plays, and musical movement.

Saturday Story Time

All families with children ages 0-7 are invited to Saturday Story Time!  Meet in the Children’s Room at 11:00 am for reading, finger plays, flannel board story telling, singing,  musical movement, games, and crafts.

April 28: Spots and Stripes
May 19: Down on the Farm
June 16: In the Garden
July 14: By the Sea
August 4: My Butterfly

Chapter Book Story Time

Chapter Book Story Time meets every Tuesday morning at 11:00 am with “Wildwood,” by Colin Meloy.  Appropriate for all kids ages 10–15.

 

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!