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Kids Programs & Events

Live Stream Events

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have moved as many of our events to an online format as possible Please follow the links to join us! We are using the Zoom platform for our events so you will be prompted to download software/app. It is completely free to use and you don't need to create an account!

Due to concerns over hosting open Zoom meetings we have taken every precaution we can. As such, you will need a password to access our events. Please message us on Facebook or send an email to nick@creswell-library.org.

Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies

The Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies home activity kit contains a printed activity guide in both English and Spanish, a graphic poster, materials for multiple hands-on activities, and ideas for continued learning and exploration that be done at home. They are designed for kids over the age of 4. You can pick up a bag for each of your kids starting October 1st! No sign up needed.

Family Baking - Apple Crisp

This month we will be making a simple apple crisp. Sign up to get the ingredients you need and the Zoom link to join us for step-by-step instructions. You don't need to use the ingredients we provide to join in on the baking fun. Remember, if you already got flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder please don't request these items again.

We will be baking together on 10/22 at 5pm. Sign-ups for this program will close on Monday, 10/18.

You can sign up here: https://forms.gle/Hyb5m7UiVgbgWH3UA

 

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Pre-K Storytime is Thursday at 10:00am (There will be no Storytime on 7/29, 8/26, and 9/2)

We now have three storytimes going! You can join our Zoom Storytimes on Thursdays and Fridays or meet us at Holt Park on Wednesdays!

Pre-K Storytime is on Thursday 10:00-10:30 am and Baby Storytime is Friday from 10:00-10:20 am. Storytime at Holt Park starts at 10:00am on Wednesdays!

Babytime is Friday at 10:00am 

Babytime is designed for kids 0-3 and is 20 minutes of fun books, lap bounces, songs, and fingerplays! Be sure you are ready to participate with your kiddo. If you have a bigger kid joining in, it would be good for them to have a stuffed animal to use during our lap bounces.

Join us by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/638577839

You will need a password to access these events. Please see the instructions above for contacting Nick.

Pre-K Storytime is Thursday at 10:00am (There will be no Storytime on 10/21)

Pre-K Storytime is designed for preschoolers and will have longer books, songs, and fingerplays. Some of the books are long enough for younger kids to get squirmy but that’s ok! We would love to have them along too.

Join us by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/639784683

You will need a password to access these events. Please see the instructions above for contacting Nick.

 

Book Club for Kids is the First Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm

Join us for a fun discussion of our monthly book club book! Each month we will read a different book before meeting up to have a relaxed chat about what we just read! This is meant to be a fun discussion of the book! Email nick@creswell-library.org to sign up and get the Zoom passcode.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84593105283

Meeting ID: 845 9310 5283

 

October Reads for November Book Clubs

This month, our Book Club for Kids we will be chatting about Dragon Pearl on Wednesday, 10/6, at 5pm. Our next book is Hook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz. From the publisher, "Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of becoming every bit as daring as her infamous father, Captain James Hook. Her grandfather, on the other hand, intends to see her starched and pressed into a fine society lady. When she’s sent to Miss Eliza Crumb-Biddlecomb’s Finishing School for Young Ladies, Jocelyn’s hopes of following in her father’s fearsome footsteps are lost in a heap of dance lessons, white gloves, and way too much pink.
So when Jocelyn receives a letter from her father challenging her to avenge his untimely demise at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile, she doesn’t hesitate―here at last is the adventure she has been waiting for. But Jocelyn finds that being a pirate is a bit more difficult than she’d bargained for. As if attempting to defeat the Neverland’s most fearsome beast isn’t enough to deal with, she’s tasked with captaining a crew of woefully untrained pirates, outwitting cannibals wild for English cuisine, and rescuing her best friend from a certain pack of lost children, not to mention that pesky Peter Pan who keeps barging in uninvited.
The crocodile’s clock is always ticking in Heidi Schulz’s debut novel, a story told by an irascible narrator who is both dazzlingly witty and sharp as a sword. Will Jocelyn find the courage to beat the incessant monster before time runs out?

Our Middle School Book Club will be discussing Fake Blood on Wednesday, 10/13, at 3:30pm. Our next book is Frogkisser! by Garth Nix. From the publisher, "Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own. Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land -- and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low. With Frogkisser!, acclaimed bestselling author Garth Nix has conjured a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs. It's 50% fairy tale, 50% fantasy, and 100% pure enjoyment from start to finish.

Email Nick at nick@creswell-library.org with any questions or to sign up for one of these book clubs.

 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is an amazing program for kids ages 0-4. Each month your child will have a free book mailed to them! While we aren't responsible for this amazing program we want you to have the information and ability to sign up for it. Here is the United Way of Lane County's page for sign-ups. As a Creswell resident, you can sign up through the United Way of Lane County!

http://www.lanekids.org/imagination-library/

Contact Nick our Youth and Community Services Librarian

Nick can be reached at nick@creswell-library.org.

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