Alvah N. Belding Library

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Summer Reading 2017

"Build a Better World"

June

June 9 @ 10am—2 pm: Summer Reading Bash (All Ages)

Stop by the library any time between 10 and 2 and help us celebrate the start of Summer Reading! Sign up for Summer Reading and join in the fun with free face painting, outdoor activities, games, photo booths, and more!

June 12, 19, 26 @ 6pm: Toddler Time (3 yo-Kindergarten)

Designed for children ages 3 to 6, helps preschoolers get ready to read using fun and engaging stories, music, activities, and crafts. We will focus on building a better world using a variety of materials like cardboard, toys, recyclables, and hardware!

June 13, 20, 27 @ 10 am: Toddler Time (3 yo-Kindergarten)

Designed for children ages 3 to 6, helps preschoolers get ready to read using fun and engaging stories, music, activities, and crafts. We will focus on building a better world using a variety of materials like cardboard, toys, recyclables, and hardware!

June 14 @ 2 pm: IM Kids 3rd Meal (1-5 Grade)

Kids will have the opportunity to help others by decorating lunch bags, and packing lunches to be distributed throughout the community!

June 15, 22, 29 @ 10 am: Little Wigglers (Birth—2 yo)

Designed with tiny ones in mind, this story time has stories, songs, and free play.

June 21 @ 2 pm: Sport Stacking (1-5 Grade)

This colorful, hands-on program uses the popular activity of cup stacking to build on skills like coordination, concentration, perseverance, and teamwork!

June 23 @ 5—8pm: Harry Potter Party (Teen)

The library turns into a wizarding world as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter at this after-hours party!  We will watch a Harry Potter movie, enjoy bewitching snacks, and engage in various wizard games and activities.  Dress up like your favorite character, and prepare to be sorted into your houses! (Pre-registration and permission slip required.)

June 28 @ 2 pm: Paint Bar (1-5 Grade)

Kids will have the opportunity to produce a painting from start to finish—and take it home with them!  We are pleased to partner with Metron so the kids have painting buddies! (Space is limited; pre-registration is required.)

June 28 @ 2 pm: Chalk Art Contest (1-5 Grade)

Join us and show off your artistic skills by creating a chalk art masterpiece!  (In case of rain, program will be held inside.)

June 30 @ 2pm: Teen Flix (Teens)

Come to the library for a big screen showing of a Harry Potter themed movie.  Snacks will be provided.

July

July 10, 17, 24 @ 6 pm: Toddler Time (3 yo-Kindergarten)

Designed for children ages 3 to 6, helps preschoolers get ready to read using fun and engaging stories, music, activities, and crafts. We will focus on building a better world using a variety of materials like cardboard, toys, recyclables, and hardware!!

July 11, 18, 25 @ 10 am: Toddler Time (3 yo-Kindergarten)

Designed for children ages 3 to 6, helps preschoolers get ready to read using fun and engaging stories, music, activities, and crafts. We will focus on building a better world using a variety of materials like cardboard, toys, recyclables, and hardware!

July 12 @ 2 pm: Castle Building (1-5 Grade)

Do you love knights, dragons, and damsels in distress? Come build and decorate your very own castle!

July 13, 20, 27 @ 10 am: Little Wigglers (Birth—2 yo)

Designed with tiny ones in mind, this story time has stories, songs, and free play.

July 14 @ 2pm: Craft Day (Teen)

Get your creative on and join us for an afternoon of various take-home crafts everyone will enjoy making!

July 19 @ 2pm: Habitat for Humanity (1—5 Grade)

Join us as representatives of Habitat for Humanity talk about the role of the organization in the community, and then help the kids build their own bird feeders!

July 26 @ 2-4pm: Touch-A-Truck (All Ages)

At this family-friendly event, children of all ages will have a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of machinery and to meet the people who build, protect, and serve Belding and the surrounding communities.

July 28 @ 2pm: Minute-to-Win-It (Teen)

Bring your friends and dive into our spin on the Minute-To-Win-It game show.  You’ll play simple games using common household items in an attempt to be named the winner!  Prepare yourself for an afternoon of fun and laughter.  Oh, and snacks, too!

July 31 @ 5pm: Summer Reading Finale Party (Teen)

This exclusive after-hours party with pizza, prizes, games, and activities for teens only is one you won’t want to miss!

August

August 11 @ 10—5pm: Teen Flix Star Wars Marathon (Teen)

Hang out here for the day, munch on snacks, and doodle on crafts and games during our Star Wars marathon!

August 16 @ 2—4 pm: Drop-In Crafts (All Ages)

Between your imagination and our craft supplies, you can create something amazing! 

August 21@ 1—3:30pm: Eclipsing (All Ages)

Come pick up your eclipse viewing glasses courtesy of STAR_Net’s NASA @ My Library and join us for activities and eclipse viewing – bring a picnic blanket and stay for the whole event or stop by for a quick peek!