Children's programs and activities—now at home!
This spring, we missed seeing all of our friends at story times and clubs, so we brought the library to you this spring! We are now holding our children's programs in person at local parks, in the library, and on Zoom this summer, but you can still enjoy the recorded stories and activities on our YouTube channel.
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Story Time
Tune in for two fun stories about bugs read by Miss Danette! Our first story, Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! was written by Bob Barner and read with permission from Scholastic. Next up is Insect Life Cycle written by Chuck Garofano.
Welcome to Rhyme Time! Miss Becca will be reading Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges with permission from Scholastic Publishing in this week's video! Starting in July, you can attend Rhyme Time at a park or at the library! On Mondays at 9:00 am, we'll be at Fisher Park, Wednesdays at 5:15, join us at the library, and on Thursdays at 9:00 am, we'll be at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park.
Sing along with Miss Becca to the familiar Toddler Time songs and listen to Across the Stream by Mirra Ginsburg with permission from Scholastic Publishing in this week's video! Starting July, you can attend Toddler Time at a park or at the library! On Mondays at 9:40 am, we'll be at Fisher Park, Wednesdays at 5:45 pm, join us at the library, and on Thursdays at 9:00 am, we'll be Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park.
Story Time is on Zoom and at local parks starting in July! On Mondays, come to Fisher Park at 10:15 am. On Wednesdays we'll be on Zoom at 1:30 pm, and on Fridays join us at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park at 10:15 am. Please visit our events calendar to sign up for each session you want to join, even those at the park, to ensure we have enough materials for everyone. Check our website or Facebook page for cancellations due to weather.
Try It Tuesday
Join us on Zoom for Try It Tuesday! Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm, your family will be challenged to complete a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) project at home. Interact live with the librarian and other participants! Please visit our events calendar to sign up for each session of Try It Tuesday. You will be emailed login information before each session.
You can watch all of the STEM Club videos on our YouTube channel. We invite you to join us for Try It Tuesday this summer for more fun projects.
You can watch all of the LEGO/Block Party videos on our YouTube channel. We invite you to join us for Block Party at the library on July 11 and July 25 at 10:30 am. Please register for these sessions as we will be limiting attendance to allow for social distancing.
Visit our YouTube channel, simpsonlibrarian, to see all of our videos!
Celebrate Earth Day!
Earth Day is April 22, and we've collected all sorts of fun websites, books, art projects, experiments, games, and even jokes to make the day a special one!
- Books for your budding environmentalist: They're all available digitally through TumbleBooks, BookFlix, and OverDrive/Libby
- STEM activities: Try any of these eight hands-on projects that use household items to teach kids about the environment
- Do a scavenger hunt! Walk around your neighborhood and try to find all of the items on the list.
- Earth Day Minute-to-Win-It: The whole family will have fun doing these hilarious one-minute challenges!
- Earth Day jokes: How does a tree get on the internet? It logs in! You and your kids will get a kick out of these punny jokes.
- Recycled garden art: Upcycle your trash with these pretty crafts for the garden.
- Earth Day coloring page: Color in this page for a fun decoration.
Curated Links of Children's Activities
Here's a list of library resources and activities from other trusted online sources to keep you and your children entertained and learning!