Youth Programs (Birth - 12th Grade) 

Virtual Story Time – Tuesdays, January 19th – April 27th at 10:00AM for all ages

Children will be introduced to the incredible world of language and books through stories, songs, activities and more! Topics change weekly and help prepare your child for successful school experiences using the early literacy components. We will continue to have special guests and speakers. Story Time generally lasts about 30 minutes. No registration required. You can watch Story Time on our Facebook page @publiclibraryaberdeensd or our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWRJBImIYuTjMSF8NjNgGIw. Story time will be posted by 10:00AM.


Take and Make Mondays: K-2nd Grades

We will be offering a variety of make and take programs in January through April. There will be kits available for pick up at the library in the Children’s Room. We have a limited number of kits, so it will be on a first come first served basis. We will post the video on our Facebook page @publiclibraryaberdeensd in the morning the day of the program for the kids to follow along and learn how to use the kits. No registration required. **ALL KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE CHILDREN'S ROOM ON THE DATES LISTED**

January 25th – Bubble Science – be creative and make your own bubbles and some special ones too

February 8th -- Rainbow Gummies -- make your own gummies to eat!

February 22nd -- Crystal Mining -- make your own cool looking crystals

March 8th -- Cooking -- make your own cups of dirt salad

March 22nd -- Rock Painting -- paint your own rocks, let's see how creative you can be!

April 5th -- Stixplosions -- take craft sticks, rubber bands and some blocks and see what kind of stixplosion you get!

April 19th  -- Dinosaur Molding -- mold your very own dinosaur that you can have at home!  


Take and Make : Tweens/Teens (3rd-12th Grades)

We will be offering a variety of make and take programs in January through April for those in 3rd – 12th grades. There will be kits available for pick up at the library in the Children’s Room. We have a limited number of kits so it will be on a first come first served basis. We will post the video on our Facebook page @publiclibraryaberdeensd in the morning the day of the program for the kids to follow what we are doing. No registration required. **ALL KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE CHILDREN'S ROOM ON THE DATES LISTED**

January 21st – Bubble Science – be creative and make your own bubbles and some special ones too.

February 4th -- Tin Can Robot -- build your very own robot using a tin can!

February 18th -- Cooking -- make your chocolate chip cake in a mug, yummy!

March 4th -- Potato Clock -- let's see if we can tell time by building a clock with a potato.

March 18th -- Painting -- paint something fun on a canvas, send us the picture and we will put it in our online art gallery

April 1st -- Recycled Paper Beads -- make your own beads out of paper

April 15th -- Finger Looping Animals -- make your own puppy or bunny


   NEW VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

  Zoom Coloring Club – TWEEN/TEEN (3rd-12th Grades) 

 You will need to register for this program so we can send you the invitation for Zoom and let you know when to pick up your stack of coloring sheets in the Children’s Room. The club will meet once a month and you can share with everyone your progress on your pages and chat about books you recently read and books you would recommend. Registration will be available on January 13th on the library webpage at http://aberdeen.sd.us/22/Library 

     **The coloring club will meet at 4:00-4:30PM on Tuesdays, January 26th, February 23rd, March 30th and April 27th

  Zoom Drawing Club – Kindergarten – 2nd 

 Learn how to draw cute animals this spring over Zoom! We will learn simple techniques together that anyone can do, even if you’re a drawing beginner. All you need is a pencil/marker and paper to get started! Registration will be available on January 13th on the library webpage at http://aberdeen.sd.us/22/Library

     **The drawing club will meet at 4:00-4:30PM on Tuesdays, February 2nd, March 2nd and April 6th


  First Chapter Friday – 6th – 12th Grades 

 This program is simply a way to introduce students to books that they may not otherwise pick to read. We will read the first chapter of a novel every Friday and a video will be posted on our Facebook page @publiclibraryaberdeensd and also our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWRJBImIYuTjMSF8NjNgGIw. There will be a display in the Teen area of the books that have been read that will be available for checkout or place on hold. No registration required. Will start Friday, February 5th and will end Friday, April 30th. Video will post each Friday by 3:00PM. Videos will be removed from all social media July 1, 2021.