Block Party-Exploring, Playing and Learning with Blocks

Toy Rabbit Driving Toy Dump Truck with Blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, July 21
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Purdue Extension is coming to the library and they are bringing blocks. Lots of blocks! Playing with blocks is not only fun it also provides unique opportunities for building positive relationships and increasing early learning and school readiness skills, especially in the areas of math, science, pre-reading, physical and social skills. 

Books Before Bedtime

Illustration of Infant Sleeping on Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, July 21
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
All children love to hear a bedtime story before they go to sleep. They will love listening to a drowsy story, music, and activities. Please plan for your child to wear their pajamas to story time and let them fall asleep in the car as you drive home.

Toddler Tales

Cover: Bear's New Friend by Wilson
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, July 22
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Parents and caregivers, bring your toddler to join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 30 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

Baby Bookworms

Cover: Pete the Cat Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Dean
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, July 25
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your babies to this lap-sit programming full of bonding time,  engaging stories, songs, and activities. A 30 minute optional playtime will be offered afterwards. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

Preschool Storytime

Cover: Barn Dance by Hutchins
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, July 27
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, hand-on learning and art projects! This program is created with children ages 3-5 in mind.  Along with parents and caregivers, we do a half hour librarian- led story time and a half hour of free choice play. Registration is not required for this program. If you have questions, please call 812-232-1113 for more information. 

Music Makers

Illustration of Children Playing Instruments
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, July 28
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Get up and move! Little ones ages 1-6 will love dancing to music, singing songs and moving with their favorite Youth Services librarians.

Toddler Tales

Cover: Bark, George by Feiffer
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, July 29
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Parents and caregivers, bring your toddler to join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 30 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

Summer Reading Finale: Block Party

Illustration of Kids in Bounce House
Main Library
Friday, July 29
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
You've read all summer, now it's time to celebrate at the Block Party Finale! Join us on Walnut Street for tons of excitement:  bounce houses, food, a family-friendly concert and tons more. We'll have activities for everyone in the family from infants to adults. Please note: In order to ensure patron safety, Walnut Street will be closed between 6th and 7th Streets during this event.

Terrarium Tuesdays

Illustration of Five Terrariums on Green Background
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, August 2
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Perfect for budding gardeners and animal keepers, Mr. Taylor's Terrarium Tuesdays will teach youngsters in grades K-12 to plan, create, and tend small ecosystems. This three-meeting series will focus on environment planning, water/lighting requirements, as well as plant and animal species that thrive in these habitats. In this last session, a special guest will discuss carnivorous plants, highlighting their care and feeding in addition to bringing several specimens for a close-up look at these growing wonders. Children will finish this program with the knowledge and materials to make a terrarium at home.

Nature Tales

Illustration of Children Reading on Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, August 3
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Take a break from your busy day for a nature themed storytime. Create a fun, easy craft to take home.

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