Summer Reading Program
Summer Fun for Everyone - June 1 through July 25
Whether you are a kid, teen, or adult, you can participate in a reading program for your age group. Why should you participate? In addition to the pleasure you receive from reading a good book, you may also earn prizes! This summer all our programs will be virtual. Several craft programs will include packets you can choose to pick up curbside if you don’t already have the supplies at home.
For more information about the children’s and teen reading programs, please call 972-205-2516. For information about the adult reading program, call 972-205-2502.
Special Performer - All About Animals
Myths of mother nature: fact and fiction about animals
Video will be posted 2:30 p.m., Monday, June 8
Creative Kids (Ages 6-12) - Fizz! Boom! STEAM: Science of Magic
Use science to learn Magic tricks! Kids can learn some scientific magic tricks like the floating feather trick and the static can trick. Attendees may then race their cans without touching them, using balloons and the magic of static electricity.
Participants will need to gather these supplies prior to the program:
Jumbo Craft Sticks (2)
Electrical tape or other tape that is nicely colored
Video will be posted 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 9
Craft supplies for Creative Kids will be offered to the first 24 participants to request them. Call the South Garland Branch at 972-205-3934 and we can arrange curbside pickup.
Creative Kids (Ages 6-12) - Dragon Paper Plate Gliders
Participants will create dragon gliders using paper plates to make the wings and the body. They will then paint their dragons with a combination of watercolor paints and sharpies.
Dragon template for tracing
Drawing/coloring tool (pencil, pen, marker, watercolor paint etc.)
Video will be posted 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 16
Creative Kids (Ages 6-12) - Ancient Greek Vases
Kids ages 6 through 12 can learn some Greek history with a game of Roll and Draw, then create an Ancient Greek vase of their own design!
Brett Roberts, Bubble Wizard
Brett Roberts presents a magic show full of bubbles, magic tricks, dragons, and fairies. Brett will blow all kinds of bubbles, including giant bubbles and bubbles inside bubbles. Then Brett will teach the kids to do their own bubble tricks.
Tween Scene (Ages 10-13) - Catapults
Tween will learn how to construct a mini catapult by wrapping popsicle sticks with rubber bands. Once the catapults have been constructed, the participants will then test their catapults throwing power by launching various objects of different shapes, sizes, and weights toward a bullseye place one foot away. A premade chart handout to record their results will be provided to illustrate their catapults power.
10 craft sticks,
a plastic spoon,
two pom poms,
a paper bullseye,
a sheet to record their results.
Video will be posted 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 4
Craft supplies for Tween Scene will be offered to the first 25 participants to request them. Call 972-205-2804 for curbside pickup at the North Garland Branch.
Adulting 101: Car Maintenance
Teens will learn how to do some basic car maintenance: checking their oil, add windshield wiper fluid, check tire pressure, how to adjust tire pressure and how to change a flat tire!