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Youth Fall Programs 2020

         All programs are free!

 

Fall into Books!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month  
Kids can get their own library card by having a parent sign them up at the Welcome Desk.  If they show their new card to the Youth Staff, they will get a special Library Card holder.

Fall Reading Challenge
Keep reading fun this fall by joining this online program that mixes reading and interesting activities. Earn virtual badges and real prizes for participating. Sign up at miopl.beanstack.org.

Take and Make Crafts & STEAM Activities
Pick up craft or STEAM kits in the front entryway while supplies last. STEAM kits are one per family, craft kits are one per child. Kits will be available bi-monthly. 
Take & Make Schedule:
September 8 - Crafts
September 21 - STEAM kits
October 13 - STEAM kits
October 26 - Craft kits
November 9 - STEAM kits
November 16 - Craft kits

101 Books to Read in Kindergarten Poster Giveaway
If you have a child in Kindergarten, pick up a poster and stickers at the Youth Desk to track the best books to read to your Kindergartener.

Storytimes

Wee Wednesdays (Babies & Toddlers)
Join Ms. Kim for stories, songs, and fingerplays.  New videos will be released on Wednesdays beginning September 16 on the website and Facebook.  Videos will be available for 30 days.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Join Ms. Kerry for stories, songs, and activities.  Look for a new link every Thursday beginning September 17 on the website and Facebook.  Videos will be available for 30 days.

Family Activities
Registration required where noted.  Register in person, online here, or by phone at (248) 628-3034

StoryWalk (All ages)
Enjoy our fall-themed StoryWalk! The StoryWalk begins at the northwest corner of the library parking lot and weaves around Powell Lake Park. Don’t forget to stop and sign our guest book and pick up an activity sheet located in the box at the first station.

Family Yoga (Ages 4 and up)
Join Mr. Caleb for kid-friendly yoga on the lawn in Powell Lake Park (south of the library). Bring a mat or beach towel for each person. Family groups will be spaced for social distancing.
Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 p.m. (rain date is 9/23/20)
Registration is required  

Family Sing-Along (All ages)
Join Mr. Caleb in Powell Lake Park (south of the library) for a family sing-along. We will sing songs, do some silly dances and play some fun games. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Family groups will be spaced for social distancing.
Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 p.m. (rain date is 10/7/20)
Registration is required

For Older Kids

STEAM Explorers (Grades 4 and 5)
Join Ms. Jane for a fun STEAM activity. Each Participant will have their own table and supplies to maintain social distancing. Registration is required. Register in person, online at www.MiOPL.org or by phone at (248) 628-3034.

September: Milk Plastic
Can you use Milk to make plastic toys? Yes you can! Did you know Queens wore jewelry made from casein long before the development of synthetic plastic in 1945. Join us to learn this 100+ year old technique to change milk into plastic.

Session 1: Monday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.
Session 2: Monday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required.

October: Popsicle Stick Flashlights
October is a fun and spooky time of year. You can always use an extra flashlight when the nights are getting longer. Join us to make this fun popsicle stick flashlight.
Session 1: Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m.
Session 2: Monday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.
Registration is required.

November: Owl Pellets
Owls are fascinating birds! Did you know they eat mice whole? Join us in dissecting an owl pellet. Yep, an owl pellet is owl poop! But the pellets have been heat sterilized for us to cut apart and see what mouse bones we can find.
Session 1: Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m.
Session 2: Monday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. (Cancelled)
Registration is required.

 

Early Literacy

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them with the skills they need for Kindergarten. In as little as 15 minutes a day, families can build the skills for future school and life success.

How does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten work?

Getting Started – Pick up a free 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Log at Oxford Public Library. Any child aged 0-5 can participate.

Track Your Reading – Each time your child listens to a book, record it in your reading log.

Show Us Your Reading Logs – Each time you and your child reach a milestone bring in your reading log and collect your prize. Read 1,000 books before kindergarten and your child will receive a free book of their very own.

*Thank you to the Oxford Library Friends for helping sponsor this program.*



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