Youth

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Coronavirus COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 all Summer Reading Challenge activities will be virtual this summer.

Children’s Summer Reading Challenge

June 15 through July 31

Children’s Summer Reading is back, but it’s going to be a little different this year. For the first time we will have an online reading log option using Wandoo Reader. For more information about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, take a look at our Summer Reading Page.

Family Fun: Pony Bead Flags

Thursday July 2

Get ready for the 4th of July holiday by learning how to make a Pony Bead Flag that can be used as a keychain or backpack bling.

Registration is required to obtain supplies and instructions from the library for the event and begins June 15. Please include your email so that we can contact you on how to pick up the supplies.

Outdoor Book Walk

Mondays @ 10am-4:30pm. – June 15 through July 27

Hike a path lined by pages of a book on the Library grounds. Participants of the Library’s Summer Reading Club can earn points toward your summer reading goal.

Virtual Family Storytime

Fridays  @ 10:00 AM

Join the Children’s Librarians on Fridays for Family Storytime live on the library’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RosevillePublicLibraryMI/

Virtual Family Fun: Sand Castle Challenge – Thursday, July 9 @ 2:00 pm

You might not be able to go to the beach but we’re bringing the beach to you. Join us on facebook to learn how to make moldable sand that does not dry out and ideas for some fun challenges using the moldable sand. Limited supplies are available by registering in advance. The library’s facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/RosevillePublicLibraryMI/

Registration is required to obtain supplies from the library for the event and begins June 18th. Please include your email so that we can contact you on how to pick up the supplies. For those unable to register in advance the recipe (ingredients include: sand, flour, and oil) will be posted along with the tutorial video on Facebook.

Comic Book Day –  Friday, July 10 and Friday, July 24 @ 10AM-4:30PM. Stop by the Youth Information Desk, choose a free comic book, read it while at the library, it’s then yours to keep. Participants of the Library’s Summer Reading Club can earn points toward your summer reading goal and keep the comic book.

Science Magic….It’s Not Your Imagination! – A Virtual Event – Monday, July 13 @ 6:00 PM

In this fun and educational program, children will complete hands-on experiments that look like magic, but are science based.   Materials not provided by the library for this event. This event will be held live on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RosevillePublicLibraryMI/

Virtual Family Fun: Kool-Aid Play Doh – Thursday, July 16 @2:00 PM

Making homemade playdough is really easy with this fun twist on the traditional playdough recipe. You can use different flavors of Kool-Aid to achieve vibrant colors and a little scent. Join us on Facebook to learn how to make Kool-Aid Play Doh. Limited supplies are available by registering in advance. The library’s facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/RosevillePublicLibraryMI/

Registration is required to obtain supplies from the library for the event and begins June 25th. Please include your email so that we can contact you on how to pick up the supplies. For those unable to register in advance the recipe (ingredients include: water, vegetable oil, a packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid, flour, and salt) will be posted along with the tutorial video on Facebook.

Family Fun: Pony Bead Gecko – Thursday, July 23

Who doesn’t like geckos. Learn how to make your very own Pony Bead Gecko that can be used as a keychain or backpack bling. Limited supplies are available by registering in advance.

Registration is required to obtain supplies and instructions from the library for the event and begins July 2nd. Please include your email so that we can contact you on how to pick up the supplies.

Let Your Imagination Run Wild STEAM! – A Virtual Event – Monday, July 27 @ 6:00 PM

Children will complete fun engineering and science.  Materials not provided by the library for this event. This event will be held live on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RosevillePublicLibraryMI/

Virtual Family Fun: Disney Trivia – Thursday, July 30 @ 2:00 PM

Do you think you know everything about Disney? Watching a lot of Disney Plus? Test your knowledge by joining us for Disney Trivia on Zoom! You can play on your own or in a team of your creation. Have your team name and captain chosen before the game starts. If your teammates are not people in your house, we recommend communicating with them on your preferred text or chat app.

You do not need to be a registered Zoom user to join this meeting, but you will need to download the app to your computer or mobile device. Your host, Sarah, will read each question and put it up on the screen. You (and your team) will have about a minute to discuss the question, decide on an answer, and send it to her assistant via the Zoom chat feature. **Make sure you’re only sending it to her assistant and not to everyone playing!** If you have any questions please contact the Library through our Facebook Messenger. You can find us at www.facebook.com/RosevillePublicLibraryMI.

Registration is required for this event.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Parents and caregivers! On behalf of the 1,000 Books Foundation and the Roseville Public Library, we challenge you to participate in this FREE program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten.

Why is reading so important?  Books help children develop language abilities, enhance social skills and enrich lives, plus reading is fun! The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.  Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.  The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.  Does it sound hard?  Not really if you think about it.  If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year.  That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years.  If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think, so get started!

Pick up Program Instructions and Reading Tips, a suggested reading list and a spiral notebook to record your books (we have 150 to give away) from the Youth Services Department.