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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Jul. 10, 2019:

S.T.E.M. Trailblazer–July 10

The Trailblazer, a traveling STEM-museum-on-wheels, invites all kids ages six and older to get excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.   This 40 foot trailer can accommodate 30 visitors at a time for about 35 minutes per group.  Take advantage of this great opportunity on July 10th, between 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.   Free of charge.

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 Ozoblocky

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!