YOUTH PROGRAMS All Ages Summer Reading Events for all ages! Kids (Grades K to 5) Events are for Summer Reading participants only, please! Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest June-July 2014 Kids and teens are invited to design a poster promoting library card sign up month (September) 2014. Why do you love your library? Tampa Taiko: Japanese Drumming See All Ages section or the library website for complete information July 10th at 11:00 - Dinwiddie Historic Courthouse, adjacent Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest to the Dinwiddie Library Splash into Summer Reading 2014! will be chosen in each of the three following age categories: Virginia Living Museum presents Totally Turtles! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Prince George Library - 1:00 | Hopewell Library - 3:30 will receive a bag of library goodies and a Books-a-million Gift Card! Turtles are reptiles that live on the land and in water. Spend time For a copy of the contest rules, please visit your local branch or visit with these turtles and find out what their life is really like. the library’s website. Carson Caboose Open House Homeschool Meetup August 22, 2:00-4:00 Adjacent to the Carson Depot Library Homeschool families with children of all ages are invited to this casu- ARLS will host an open house at our historic N&W caboose. al program discussing classic books. The books chosen are available in a variety of reading levels. If you need assistance finding a copy of a title, please contact your local branch. An interactive program that covers the history of taiko, the music Highlights include train stories and simple crafts. Rain or shine. of Japan, drumming performance, and drum making with recycled materials. Come and get hands-on experience playing these drums! Hopewell/Prince George Group: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. Dive into the Titanic with Jeanie Langford June 17 - Hopewell Library July 15 at 3:00 - Hopewell Library Hear the story of the ill-fated liner and her connections to the Dinwiddie Group: Hopewell/Prince George/Dinwiddie area. Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Thunder Eagle Wildlife: Birds of Prey June 19 - Dinwiddie Library The June title for both groups is The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. There will be no meetings in July and August. July 17 - Hopewell Library - 3:00 July 25 - Dinwiddie Historic Courthouse, Seasonal Crafts: At the Hopewell, Prince George, Carson, McKenney, Rohoic, attend with an adult that can assist them. Read at least one book per week during the month of July. Visit the library each week for a prize book! At the end of July, turn in your completed form for a tote bag and a chance dogs! Join Clever Canines’ handlers and therapy dogs for a fun way to practice reading skills. The program is for students in grades 2-4. Registration is required, so call 804-458-6329 ext. 1005 to sign up for a 15 minute reading slot. At story time, children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills that are essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary, Tweens & Teens Monday: Hopewell - 10:30 a.m., Disputanta - 10:30 a.m. (Grades 6 to 12) Tuesday: Hopewell - 7:00 p.m. (see schedule) See All Ages section or the library website for complete information of Virginia’s largest and smallest common owls. So You Wanna be a Writer? Splash into Summer Reading 2014! NEW! Story Time is now being offered in 5 branch locations, as well as the headquarters library in Hopewell. Children gain confidence in reading by reading aloud to therapy July 25 - McKenney Library - 3:00 rehabilitators. It includes presentations on glove Join us to make a fun craft with friends! Children under 8 should Summer Story Time: June 16 - August 15 June 12 at 4:30-5:30 p.m. letter knowledge, and print awareness. in Virginia presented by certified wildlife June 16 | July 21 | August 18 (all at 4:30 p.m.) Babies, Toddlers, & PreSchool (Birth to Pre-K) Read to a Dog! Clever Canines’ Book Buddies at the Hopewell Library adjacent to the Dinwiddie Library - 1:00 This is an amazing program about owls Disputanta and Dinwiddie Libraries! See the Summer Reading section for form. Homeschool Meet-up July 30 Posters will be on display in branches during September. Winners Interactive Presentation featuring renowned local authors Gigi Amateau & Lamar July 26 - 3:00 Hopewell Library Join Young Adult authors Gigi Amateau Rohoic - 7:00 p.m (no Rohoic Story Time on June 17) Wednesday: Dinwiddie - 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Prince George - 10:30 a.m. Friday: Carson - 10:30 a.m. Evening Story Time A special offering for families not able to attend during the day. Rohoic - Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (no Rohoic Story Time on June 17) Hopewell - Alternating Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m: June 24, July 8, July 22 (Claiming Georgia Tate, Come August Come Freedom) and Lamar V2 N4 June-July 2014 and design a fun, colorful poster promoting your library! A winner Up to age 6 | Ages 7-12 | Ages 13-18 Appomattox Regional Library System about these events. Why do you think everyone should have a library card? Be creative to win a Galaxy Note Tablet! JUN-AUG 2014 Friends of the Library Corner NEW! Story Time at the Market! Giles (Fake I.D.) for a A fun, all ages Story Time held on June Saturdays at the Prince workshop which will George farmer’s market, adjacent to the Prince George Library! include discussion and fun writing exercises! June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:30 about these events. Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest June-July 2014 Dive into the Titanic with Jeanie Langford July 15 at 3:00 - Hopewell Library So You Wanna be a Writer? July 26th - Hopewell Library - 2:00 Red Cross Youth Leadership Meetings 1:00 p.m. June 14 - Hopewell Library | July 12 - Prince George Library August 9 - Dinwiddie Library Teens 13-17 will learn about leadership, how to become a Red Cross youth volunteer and emergency preparedness. Call or e-mail Christy (804-731-5682 or Christy.Carneal@redcross.org) with any questions you may have. Complete the ARLS 2014 Summer Reading Program for a chance to win a new tablet!