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.

Jul. 19, 2017:

S.T.E.A.M. Family Night, July 19, 6:30–7:30

Strengthen S.T.E.A.M skills (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)  with the power of family learning.

Toddlers: Count, Match, and Sort
Pre–K and Kindergarten: Domino Match and Playstix
Grades 1–4: Geoboards and Cool Copters
Grades 5–6 Tinkercad, 3D printing, and AudioSauna

Enjoy these activities and browse our books! A light snack served will be served.

 

 

Book Club! Ages 10–14

All kids ages 10–14 are invited to share their love of reading with fellow bibliophiles.  Meet in the Teen Area on the last Friday of each month at 10:00 am for lively discussions and fellowship.  Presently reading the Five Kingdom Series, by Brandon Mull.

AR Program

Take and AR test on any of the children’s computers and choose a prize from the TREASURE CHEST! This program is available to all kids registered at Alpine Elementary School entering grades 1-4 for the 2017-2018 school year.

Read-To-Swim

All children ages 6-12 are invited to read at the library for one hour to receive a FREE wrist band to the City Pool!  Sign in at the front desk after selecting your reading material.  One free pass per person per day.

Little Free Library Challenge: Ages 12 and under

Little Free Libraries are free, community book exchanges – take a book, leave a book!  They are set up at various locations around Alpine.  Can you find them all?  Pick up a locator map and activity booklet from the front desk.  Return the completed booklet to the library and choose a prize from the TREASURE CHEST!!!  Good Luck.

Teen Digital Club and Open Lab

Explore digital media formats such as music, video, graphic, and Web design.  Ages 13-18
June 14 and 28
July 12 and 26

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!

Chapter Book Story Time

Meet in the Junior Area every Tuesday morning at 11:00 am for a reading of  “Cinders: The Untold Story of Cinderella,” by Finley Arron.  Grades 5-8.

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:
May 11
June 15
July 6
August 3

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.

JUNE 22, Newspaper Chairs: Build a functional chair using newspaper and tape.

JULY 20, AQUAVISION: Distance Learning from the Texas State Aquarium with ZOOM technology.  “Surviving Earth’s Biomes:”   Investigate the Earth’s Biomes and interact with the different species of animals that live at the Texas State Aquarium.

AUG. 10 And 17, Roller Coaster Derby: Construct a roller coaster from wooden sticks and glue.