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Events for Children


Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine your Story!

Join us in a summer of adventure as we read, write, experiment, and craft our way through favorite fantasy and folklore tales! Register yourself and your family members to see which challenge awaits at soldotna.beanstack.org.
How It Works

1. Log minutes every time you read.

2. Attend virtual library programs and challenges.

3. Earn badges to redeem at the library for prizes like books, gift cards, and a grand prize at the end of the summer!

 

Small Fry Story Time Online: 18 months- 5 years

Tuesdays - 10:30am  

We have rolled our Online Toddler and Pre-k Story Times into one super-charged program! Join us live for stories, songs, and summer-time fun at our dedicated WebEx Meeting Room: https://meetingsamer2.webex.com/join/lmeyer26

 

Kids Building Challenge

Tuesdays - 4:00pm

With this new program kids are given a weekly prompt and are challenged to build their own version at home using items found around the house. They can use anything from Legos to pillows, blankets, cardboard boxes, straws, sticks, leaves, or rocks! Anything goes! Participants are encouraged to take pictures of their project and share them on Facebook. 

 

Bouncing Babies Story Time On Demand: Birth- 18 months

Facebook and Website Playlist

Our Bouncing Babies story time has changed from its live version to on demand! We have posted videos on our website and on our Facebook page so you and your little one can learn and play together at any time that works for you!

 

Mythical Mondays

Mondays - 12pm
Videos upload to our website and Facebook

June 29, 2:30pm:
Paul Bunyan’s Trees
Tune in for a live program about Paul Bunyan and learn about local trees with Ranger Michelle from the Wildlife Refuge! Join us at this link: https://meetingsamer2.webex.com/meet/lmeyer26   

July 6th:
Minotaur Madness
Learn about the minotaur and other chimeras, then the basics behind maze versus labyrinth building.

July 13th:
The 3 Little Pigs & the Great Build Off
We will be telling the story of the Three Little Pigs and after this we will all try building houses.  After you build your house take a hair dryer and try blowing your house down.  You might try building a couple houses and see which one is stronger.

July 20th:
Dragon Eggs
There are dragon stories from all over the world. Join us to learn about different kinds of dragons, how eggs hatch, and how to grow crystals in a dragon egg of your own!

 

Online Kids Craft

Fridays - 2:30 pm  

June 26th:
Check out our instructional videos on Facebook uploaded every Friday! This week we will be making an Egg Carton Boat.  You will need the following:  1 straw, 1 piece of paper, scissors, markers and an egg carton.  

July 3rd:
Check out our instructional videos on Facebook, uploaded every Friday! We will be making a Fireworks painting.  We will be making our own paint, so the supplies needed are:  3 sandwich ziplock bags, flour, salt, food coloring and water.  We will also need a plastic fork and paper to paint on - a large piece of butcher paper is what I will be using.  

July 10th:
Check out our instructional videos on Facebook, uploaded every Friday! We will be making a safari vest.  You will need the following supplies:  1 large paper bag, scissors,  and markers, You could even embellish the vest with stickers, feathers, maybe use envelopes for pockets, whatever you want.

July 17th: 
Check out our instructional videos on Facebook uploaded every Friday!  This week we will be making a straw flute or whistle. You will need the following supplies:  8 straws, packaging tape, and scissors  You can also add a string if you want it to hang around your neck.

July 24th:
Check out our instructional videos on Facebook uploaded every Friday! This week we will be making binoculars.  You will need the following supplies:  2 toilet paper tubes, packaging tape or duct tape, a string if you want it to hang around your neck and things to decorate it with like stickers, markers, etc...

July 31st:
Check out our instructional videos on Facebook uploaded every Friday! This week we will be making a paper plate crown.  You will need the following supplies:  1 paper plate, scissors, markers, glue stick, glitter, gems to glue on, etc...


Progress Days! History of Soldotna and Kenai

July 24th at 12:00pm
Join us for a short history video of Soldotna and the surrounding areas, then try your hand at a historical digital escape room!