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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Sep. 7, 2019:

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

Skins and Skulls is a children’s program presented by Phil Salonek 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.

Oct. 5, 2019:

LEGO MOVIE: THE SECOND PART

Join us for a THE LEGO MOVIE: THE SECOND PART on October 5, Saturday, at 4:00 pm.  Play with LEGOS after the movie!  This movie is rated PG.

Oct. 10, 2019:

Monster Bots! October 10,2019

Come build a small, battery–powered beasty on October 10, from 4:30–5:30 pm.  Check out our wide selection of monster books!  Appropriate for kids in grades 1-4.

Oct. 22, 2019:

Día de los Muertos: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Join a park ranger from Texas Parks and Wildlife to learn about the traditions, festivities, and symbols of this colorful Mexican holiday. Includes hands-on craft activities.  Great for kids ages 7–12. Meet in the Community Room at 4:30 pm.

Nov. 16, 2019:

Pinch-Pots: Saturday, Nov. 16, 11:00 am

Join a park ranger from Texas Parks and Wildlife to learn about an archeological site in Big Bend Ranch State Park have fun crafting an early form of clay pottery.  Great for kids ages 7-12.  Meet in the Community Room.

SHOUT IT OUT! A Dance Program for Kids

Shout It Out! is a children’s dance program for kids in grades 4 through 6. While learning group dance routines, kids will improve their coordination, physical fitness, listening skills, and have lots of fun! Two or three public performances will be scheduled. Practices are every Wednesday from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the Community Room beginning Sept. 4 and continue throughout the school year. Please contact the front desk to sign-up for this exciting, free program.

Instructor: Henry Segovia, SRSU/APL Intern

Kids Tech. Tuesdays

Join us for Ozobots, OzoBlockly, Cubelets, and Tinkercad every Tuesday afternoon starting September 1oth, 2019.  This is an open lab for kids in grades 1-6.  Meet in the Community Room.

AR Testing Available

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

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!