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.

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Aug. 2, 2019:

Children’s Movie! August 2, 3:00 pm

All kids are invited to a screening of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” on August 2, at 3:00 pm.  The movie lasts 100 minutes and a dragon craft project and book talk will follow the show.  Kids under the age of five years must be accompanied by a parent.  Call the front desk of the library for more details.  This is a PG rated movie.

Aug. 14, 2019:

Back-to-School BASH! August 14, 6:30 pm.

Come to a happy celebration of all Alpine schools!  Kids will create a shared mural depicting what they like best about their school, and the finished product will hang in the library’s art hallway.  Reunite with your own school buddies and make new friends from different schools.  Storytelling, reading, and refreshments are included.  Join us for this community-building event on August 14, at 6:30 pm.

Sep. 7, 2019:

Skins and Skulls – Saturday, September 7, 10:00am

Skins and Skulls is a children’s program presented by Phil Salnek from the Texas Wildlife Association.  Children and families will discover intriguing animal adaptations, learn about prey/predator relationships, and get hands-on experience with real animal skulls and skins!  This free presentation is open to kids ages 6-12.

AR Testing Available

AR testing is now available on computers 10, 11, 12, and 3.  Take as many tests as you like and choose a prize from the TREASURE CHEST!

Sue Young Performance June 27, at 2:00pm

Award winning singer, songwriter, and bilingual storyteller Sue Young will perform in the Community Room at 2:00 pm on June 27.  Drawn from an extensive repertoire of Latin American and world folk tales, personal stories, and contemporary and traditional music, each performance is customized and features lots of audience participation. Wholesome fun for the whole family!

Ride, Read, and Seed

Meet at the library at ride your bike with us to the following locations to learn all about growing healthy food!  Permission slips are required and available at the front desk.  Mondays, 9:00–11:00 am.  Kids entering grades 1–5.

June 24: Hay Bale Gardening
July 1:  Flowering Life Farms – Soil
July 8: Flowering Life Farms – Seeds and Seedlings
July 15: Flowering Life Farms – Herbs
July  22: Flowering Life Farms – Leaf Vegetables
July 29: Flowering Life Farms – Fruit Vegetables
August 5: Zimmer Garden

Ozobot and Ozoblockly

Learn the basics of coding with Ozobots – little robots that can be programed using colored markers or an on-line coding program.  A fun introduction to coding for kids entering grades 1–6.  Meet in the Community Room on the following dates from 2:30 – 3:30 pm:

July 11
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15

Read To Swim

Sign in at the front desk of the library and read for 1 hour to receive a FREE wrist band for the Alpine City Pool.  Ages 6-12.  Program begins as soon as the pool opens for the summer and ends when the pool closes.

Summer S.T.E.A.M. Camp – Kids Entering Grades 4-6

Strengthen S.T.E.A.M. skills over the summer with our S.T.E.A.M. summer camp to be held from 10:00am-12:00pm on the following dates:

June 25: What’s in a Cell?
July 2: Ozobots and Ozoblocky
July 9: Spirolaterals
July 16: Polymers/SLIME
July 23: Gears
July 30: Pulley Power

Classes limited to 15 students. Call the front desk to register.  Children entering grades 4-6. Registration begins May 20.

 

Summer Reading Challenge!

Pick up a summer reading log from the front desk of the library. Complete at your own pace to collect a prize from the TREASURE CHEST!!!  Ages 5-12, all summer long. (May 30-August 24).

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.

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!