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Register online for the summer reading program beginning May 16. Pick up your reading log and instructions in the children’s room at either library beginning May 31.
Enjoy guest entertainers, story times and other programs for children thoughout the summer.
Summer Reading Kickoff Event
Tuesday, May 31, 10 am to 8 pm, College Hill and Irving Street
Join us for a fun-filled summer reading kickoff for all ages. Enjoy theme-related activities and refreshments. Pick up reading logs and score some summer reading swag.
Monday, June 6, 12:30-4:30 pm, Irving Street
Monday, June 13, 12:30-4:30 pm, College Hill
Learn how to start a business, play with kids, care for babies, handle first aid and emergency situations and become a HERO in the eyes of a kid! Space is limited. Call 303-658-2606 to register. There is a $5 charge to keep the book. Age: 11 years and older.
Tuesday, June 7, 3-4 pm, College Hill
Thursday, June 9, 3-4 pm, Irving Street
Meet and pet reptiles, arachnids, and amphibians. Learn about the characteristics and behavior of each critter. With such a large variety of reptiles, it’s never the same show twice. All ages. Free tickets for this show are available at the Children’s desk beginning May 22.
S’MORE Stories @ Standley Lake
Saturday, June 11, 7:30 pm. Standley Lake
Sunday, July 24, 7:30 pm, Standley Lake
We’re sharing S’MORE stories around a campfire and also enjoying a short nature walk. Class limited to 40. All ages. Register for this class through the City of Westminster’s Activity Registration page All ages.
Kids and Family Art Sundays
Sunday, June 19, 2-3:30 pm, Irving Street
Sunday, July 17, 2-3:30 pm, Irving Street
South Westminster Arts Group (SWAG) offers art activities for all children and their families at Irving Street on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Tuesday, June 28, 2-4 pm, College Hill
New to the game? We have 20 Demo Decks, Beginner’s Guides and Game Mats, plus instructors to teach the basics of the game. Already own a deck? Participate in a casual tournament for new and intermediate players. Call 303-658-2606 to register. Age: 10-17.
Stay Fit with Books
Saturday, July 9, 2:30-3:30 pm, College Hill
With some magic, balloons, audience participation and a lot of fun, Marty the Magic Jewell shares ways to stay fit with books. All ages. Free tickets for this show are available at the College Hill Children’s desk beginning June 24.
Wag that Tale: Stories That Make You Bark, Leap and Beg for More!
Saturday, July 23, 1-2 pm, Irving Street
Saturday, July 23, 3-4 pm, College Hill
Denise Gard and her Border Collie, Sienna, bring tales to life. Move with them as they wiggle, crawl, jump, and explore tales from around the world! Free tickets for this show are available at the Children’s desk beginning July 2. All ages.
Marvelous Mondays take place at College Hill. Time varies by age group. Call 303-658-2606 to register.
6-8 yrs.: 1:30-2:30 pm ~ 9-11 yrs.: 3-4 pm
June 27: Scavenger Hunt Story Making
Walk on the College Hill trail and create a nature story about the discoveries along the way. Future hikers on the trail will see the new story.
July 11: On Your Mark, Get WET, Read!
Participate in a relay race. Eat a watermelon, toss water balloons, run under water without touching a crack, and more crazy events! Sign up for your best event.
July 25: Fit, Fun, Food!
Make fun fitness food: barbell pretzels, fruit kabobs, trail mix and other healthy on-the-go food.
Wonderful Wednesdays take place at Irving Street from 1-2 p.m. Call 303-658-2306 to register. Ages 6-11 yrs.
June 8: Giddy-Up
Participate in an obstacle course with a stick horse of your creation. Finish the afternoon with a watermelon seed spitting contest.
June 29: Dragons Beware
Calling all knights and princesses! Practice your dragon fighting skills and test your agility, aim and strength! Be prepared to get wet.
July 20: It’s Dino-mite
Go on a dinosaur egg hunt and find your own fossil. Enjoy other dinosaur related activities. Ages 6-11
Wanted! Young readers to read to our specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog! Bring your own book or choose one from the library. Registration required. Call College Hill or for Irving Street to register your child for a private 15 minute reading session. Ages: 5-11 years.
READ Dog Sessions @ Irving Street:
Register by calling 303-658-2306
Tuesday, 2-3:15 pm: June 7, 21, 28 ~ July 19, 26
Saturday, 2-3:15 pm: May 28 ~ July 9
READ Dog Sessions @ College Hill
Register by calling 303-658-2606
Tuesday, 6-7:15 pm: May 10,17 ~ June 7,14,28 ~ July 12,19,26
Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm: May 11,18 ~ June 8,15,29 ~ July 13, 20, 27
Saturdays, 2-3:15 pm: May 21 ~ June 4,18 ~ July 9, 23
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Prepare your child for kindergarten by enjoying books, learning literacy tips and earning prizes. Reading logs and registration instructions are available online and at both libraries in the children’s room.
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