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!

Mar. 7, 2020:

Orienteering 101, March 7

Orienteering is the art of finding your way! This basic map and compass course will cover the cardinal directions, topographical maps, handy tips to help you find your way, and compass work.  Join us in the Community Room on March 7, at 11:00am.  Presented by Big Bend Ranch State Park.  Open to kids ages 10+

Mar. 19, 2020:

Magic Sand and Magic Tricks! March 19

Is it REALLY magic? No, it’s SCIENCE! Join us on March 19th from 4:00-5:30 pm for fun and not-so-mysterious activities of intrigue.  Great for kids ages 5-10.

Mar. 28, 2020:

Children’s Movie: “Coco,” March 28, 4:00pm

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Target Audience MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements.

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 Tuesday from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the Community Room beginning January 16th, 2020, 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. THURSDAY

Join us for Ozobots, OzoBlockly, Cubelets, and Tinkercad on Thursday afternoons starting January 16, 2020.  This is an open lab for kids in grades 1-6.  Meet in the Community Room from 4:00-5:30 on the following dates:

January: 16, 23 & 30
February: 6, 13, 20 & 27
March: 5 & 26
April: 2, 16, 23 & 30
May: 7 & 14

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!