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      July Newsletter - Youth/Teen Programs



 

Youth Services

Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All children ages 10 through 12 must have an adult in the library. For more information, please call Youth Services at (219) 873-3045.

Fizz! Boom! Read! Summer Reading Program
logoJune 16-July 26, 2014

Celebrate the joy of reading! Earn prizes for reading anything you like: books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks and more. You can also earn prizes for reading to others or being read to. Those 18 years and younger earn prizes for every 20 hours read. Those over 18 earn prizes for every 30 hours read. Sign up in Youth Services. The last day to record your reading hours is Saturday, July 26.

Story Times
Story TimeWednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 10:00 am

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts during this time designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth-5 years, with an adult.

Summer Reading Program Grand Finale: Jeanie B!
Jeanie BWednesday, July 30, 10:00 am

Jam with Jeanie B. and her exciting musical style. A Billboard and Parents Choice award winner, this high energy performer has been called "Velcro for kids." Jeanie's upbeat shows are jammed-packed with dancing, sing-a-longs, positive messages and interactive music. This folk/rock/country fusion performance is a rockin' good time for the whole family.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register anytime for this free program designed to promote language development and a love of reading in young children. Your child will receive a special surprise (choice of an age-appropriate book or CD) for each set of 100 books that are read to them (or that they read on their own). For children ages birth through entering kindergarten.

Novelist K-8NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction for young readers and listeners. Includes picture book extenders, book discussion guides, book talks, award winners, Lexile reading levels, & more!

Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

We often take photographs at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform library staff.

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Youth Services

Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All children ages 10 through 12 must have an adult in the library. For more information, please call Youth Services at (219) 873-3045.

loom braceletsLazy, Crazy Loops Mondays
Mondays, August 4 & 11, 10:00 am

What kind of neat things can you make? Bring your own loops and share ideas with others. A limited supply of looms and rubber loops will be available, so be sure to bring your own. For ages 8 through 18.

Michiana ClownsThe Michiana Clowns
Wednesday, August 6, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Come and enjoy the zany antics of these award-winning clowns.

Fabulous Friday Film--The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Friday, August 8, 10:00 am

movie posterThe second in a trilogy of films adapting the classic novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Back-to-School Craft
Wednesday, August 13, 10:00 am

Make a backpack! All materials provided. For ages 5 through 12.

Fabulous Friday Film: Muppets Most Wanted
Michiana ClownsFriday, August 15, 10:00 am

Disney's Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine, the world's number one criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog, and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. This film is rated PG and runs 1 hour and 47 minutes. (In the event that Muppets Most Wanted is not available, we will show Frozen.)

Homework Helper

School will be starting up again soon. Turn to us when you need homework help. If you are looking for ebooks, articles, and encyclopedias, the library has research databases, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library! Have your library card handy and click on the link on the library's home page to access thousands of fully illustrated articles and books.

Novelist K-8NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction for young readers and listeners. Includes picture book extenders, book discussion guides, book talks, award winners, Lexile reading levels, & more!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register anytime for this free program designed to promote language development and a love of reading in young children. Your child will receive a special surprise (choice of an age-appropriate book or CD) for each set of 100 books that are read to them (or that they read on their own). For children ages birth through entering kindergarten.

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Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

We often take photographs at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform library staff.