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Children's Activities

Check the event calendar here for the most up to date program listings.

I READ 1000 BOOKS challenge for children

The objectives of this organization are: to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading

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Summer Library Challenge: Children’s Special Events

 

 

  • Steppin with Lady Steph! Thursday, July 11th   (2:30 – 4 p.m.)

 

Let’s get in the groove! An interactive R&B/Soul line dance session. Come out and enjoy the music and steps!

 

  • Hang Out with the Planets! Tuesday, July 16th  (2 – 3:30 p.m.)

 

Design and color your own Solar System Mobile!

 

  • Galaxy Rock Art: Wednesday, July 24th          (2 – 4 p.m.)

 

Enjoy an afternoon transforming ordinary rocks into vibrant works of art!

  • Starry Night Movie: Tuesday, July 30th          (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)

 

Join us for an evening movie! Teens, Tweens and Families. Snacks will be served!

 


 

Summer Library Challenge: Performing Arts Series

 

 

 

"The Wizard of Oz" presented by Stevens Puppets Summer Reading Challenge

This production of the classic tale of " The Wizard of Oz"  features hand-carved marionette puppets set against hand-painted scenery that will bring this tale to life. 

 Wednesday, July 17 at 2:00 pm

 

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Children   Families

 

Support for this program is made possible by collaboration between the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Delaware Division of Libraries.  (Funding is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.)


Summer Library Challenge:  David Darwin

 

  

David Darwin will wow you with his juggling and sideshow comedy. Come ready to be entertained!

 

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019    Time: 2:00 pm

 

Location: Upstairs Meeting Room

 

Audience: Children and Families

 

Dave's act will thrill you with whip cracking, plate spinning, lasso, ball spinning, unicycling and more! And be prepared to laugh yourself out of your seat as Dave juggles, dances and sings with both legs behind his head in an act that earned him an appearance on NBC's "America's Got Talent".


Footsteps on the Moon: Looking Back and Dreaming Ahead

Celebrate the monumental success of the mission of Apollo 11 that placed humans on the surface of the Moon! Children will revisit that journey and begin dreaming about their own part in the future of space exploration! “A Universe of Stories”, past, present, and future awaits!

 This program includes the following activities and others that address the Next Generation Science Standards:

 

  • Make a straw rocket to learn about action/ reaction
  • Make and test a model of the lunar module to ensure a soft landing
  • Design a rover capable of surveying the surface of Mars
  • Create a modular artificial habitat for the Moon and Mars

Presented by the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation.

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019 Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience:Children and Families

Support for this program is made possible by collaboration between the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Delaware Division of Libraries.  (Funding is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.)


                                    

  Cascading Carlos

 

Cascading Carlos performs at various locations promoting “how to building your self-esteem, and how to live a Balancing life with healthy choices and to turn physical exercises into fun through the Art of Juggling. Carlos achieved a milestone in 2017 when he received his official Guinness World Record certificate for throwing a diabolo 78.5 feet high and catching it (Diabolo is a popular juggling prop also known as a Chinese yoyo). 

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019       Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room A and B     

Audience: Children   Families     Teens     Tweens


Summer Story Time: Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.   Songs and stories for all ages. Best for ages 7 and under.

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