Ocean of Possibilities – Library Summer Reading Program, June 1st – July 31st
Dive in and enjoy a summer of reading and library programs. Earn points towards weekly prize drawings. Download the library’s new reading app, READsquared to participate. Mini-games, bingo, and activities all available through the new reading app. Paper versions will be available at the library. Everyone is welcome to join in the summer fun! PreK, K-2nd, TWEEN, TEEN and Adults!
TWEEN (3rd-5th) Programs
Take & Makes – Tweens will explore ocean-themed STEM crafts and will be available at the Children’s Desk on the following dates: Tuesdays, June 14 and July 26 at 5:00PM. Kits are first-come, first-served.
June 14 - Ocean Animal Scratch Art - Bring the ocean to life with these vivid color scratch shapes. Design your own unique pattern then scratch away the black surface to reveal rainbows of color underneath.
July 26 - Aquarium Box Craft Kit – Create a mini aquarium with this fun ocean-themed diorama kit! No routine tank cleaning required!
In-Person Programs – June 28 at 10:00AM – Water Bottle Sea Creature: Design your own imaginative sea creature from recycled materials.
-- July 19 at 10:00AM – Tissue Paper Watercolor: Participants use bleeding tissue paper to create a beautiful watercolor background then choose an ocean themed silhouette to put on top.
LEGO Club -- Let’s get creative and play some games, challenges and more on June 7, 21 and July 12 at 10:00AM.
Coding Club (4th-8th Grade) – Wednesdays at 10AM
Explore the wonder of coding using the popular Scratch programming language from MIT. Create something new each week. There will be original challenges and projects. No prior programming experience is required, but students should be comfortable using a mouse, keyboard, and web browser. Registration is required at Aberdeen.sd.us/library. Due to limited space, please only register if you will be able to attend 6 of the 8 sessions. No program July 6th.
Teen (6th-12th Grade) Programs
Take & Makes -- Teens will explore ocean-themed STEM crafts and will be available at the Children’s Desk on the following dates: Tuesdays, June 14, 28 and July 19 at 5:00PM. Kits are first-come, first-served.
June 14 – Card Trick Fun and Games – Amaze your friends with these cool card tricks then challenge them to a fun new game.
June 28 – CD Case Labyrinth - This CD case labyrinth is the perfect activity for long car rides, to play on a rainy afternoon, or to challenge your friends to see who can finish fastest. Make it as easy or challenging as you want!
July 19 – Thumb Tack Paper Lantern - Create something spectacular with a simple thumb tack and some paper! These festive decorations are sure to add some beauty and light to your space.
In-Person Program – July 26th at 10:00AM – Wacky Wild Water Games: Have a whale of a good time playing a variety of ocean-themed games. Plan to get soaked!