Over the last few years we have steadily increased the number of learning opportunities that we offer throughout the summer. These go beyond logging books and reading; they are opportunities that allow participants to learn skills and explore different trades. We will still promote reading and encourage families to continue reading at home, but we will also reward learning opportunities such as drawing, writing, STEM-based activities, and nature walks! Similar to last summer, we will not have a prize market at the end of our Learning Program. Rather than buying prizes which are quickly discarded, we will use our resources for more involved programming such as two sessions of cooking classes, more in-depth art projects, and more detailed Makerspace crafts!
Participants will receive coupons and giveaways from neighborhood businesses, as well as tickets to participate in a wide variety of raffle prizes. And those who complete their Summer Learning Program folder will receive a free book at the end of the summer!
The theme this year is: A Universe of Stories. So join us for some great activities, and get ready to launch into the summer!
Kick-Off Celebration: June 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us on Saturday June 8 at 11:00 am to kick off Summer Learning at Northern Tier Library 2019: A Universe of Stories. We are expanding our Summer Program to 8 weeks this year! You will have the opportunity to sign-up early for our Summer Learning program while getting a preview of the activities, classes, crafts and storytimes that will be available throughout the summer. All family members are welcome to attend. We will have crafts and activities to enjoy and get you ready to launch into the summer ahead.
Family Fun Mondays:
Mondays, June 10 – July 29, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Every Monday this summer families will be able to enjoy the visits of special guests from several organizations in our community. Along with these visits, we will offer programs that introduce STEM activities and informal learning around science, art and exploration. All family members are welcome.
June 10: STEM – Rocket Building Exploration. Experiment with different techniques and projects and build rockets and other flying contraptions. For all ages. Registration is required.
June 17: Home Depot Building Project. Our friends at Home Depot will offer a simple yet creative building project. For all ages. Registration is required.
June 24: Space Olympics. Be prepared to compete in all sorts of challenging events and complete our space circuit training. Moon jumps, tunnel crawling, and balance challenge are all part of the fun. For all ages. Registration is required.
July 1: PPG Paints Chemistry Presentation. Our friends from PPG will provide a presentation packed with science and hands-on experiments for all to enjoy. For all ages. Registration is required.
July 8: Galactic Crafts. Create some art with a galactic flair. We will make galaxy slime, a galaxy bottle, planet art and more. For all ages. Registration is required.
July 15: Soap Making. Mix, decorate and create your own soap with a galactic flair. A simple hands-on activity to introduce children to soap making. All ages. Registration is required.
July 22: North Park Rangers – Eagles. Our friends from North Park will visit the library and display a selection of instructional items related to soaring eagles. All ages. Registration is required.
July 29: Building Challenge – Space Hut. Use recycled materials and newspaper to design and build a unique fort meant to keep you safe in outer space. All ages. Registration is required.
Tuesdays, June 11 – July 30, 10:30 – 11:00 am
Come and enjoy a half hour of fun with your baby! We’ll share songs, finger plays, stories, and rhymes. Meet other parents and their babies, and enjoy some special time together. This program is intended for babies ages 0-18 months. Siblings are welcome. Registration is required.
Art Club Tuesdays
Tuesdays, June 11 – July 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
All artists needed! No experience necessary! Come and create something fun. This program is for ages 6 and up. Weekly registration is required to account for supply preparation.
June 11 Registration
June 18 Registration
June 25 Registration
July 2 Registration
July 9 Registration
July 16 Registration
July 23 Registration
July 30 Registration
Playtime and Storytime
Wednesdays, June 12 – July 31, 10:30 – 11:15 am or
Thursdays, June 13 – August 1, 10:30 – 11:15 am (except for July 4)
Come and enjoy some toys, puzzles and LEGOs before the start of our family storytime. This program is for young children and their families.
Wednesday Sessions Registration
Thursday Sessions Registration
The Art of Cooking
Wednesdays, June 12 – July 31, 1:00 – 2:00 pm or 2:30 – 3:30 pm
We invite young aspiring chefs to grab their aprons on their way to the library to experience, play and learn during varied culinary activities. No previous cooking experience is necessary. We will also feature an art project inspired by the ingredients for that week. This program has two sessions and is for children ages 6 and up. Weekly registration is required as each session will be limited to 20 attendees.
June 12: 1:00 pm Registration or June 12: 2:30 pm Registration
June 19: 1:00 pm Registration or June 19: 2:30 pm Registration
June 26: 1:00 pm Registration or June 26: 2:30 pm Registration
July 3: 1:00 pm Registration or July 3: 2:30 pm Registration
July 10: 1:00 pm Registration or July 10: 2:30 pm Registration
July 17: 1:00 pm Registration or July 17: 2:30 pm Registration
July 24: 1:00 pm Registration or July 24: 2:30 pm Registration
July 31: 1:00 pm Registration or July 31: 2:30 pm Registration
Thursdays, June 13 – August 1, 1:00 – 1:30 pm (except for July 4)
Enjoy half an hour of running around, jumps, speed training and some yoga in the company of your family. For all ages and fitness levels. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes! This program is for young children and their families. Registration is required.
Friday Family Flicks
Fridays, June 14 – August 2, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
June 14: The LEGO Movie: PG – 107 minutes
June 21: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World: PG – 104 minutes
June 28: Mary Poppins Returns: PG – 130 minutes
July 5: Ralph Breaks the Internet: PG – 112 minutes
July 12: The Incredibles 2: PG – 118 minutes
July 19: Nancy Drew & The Hidden Staircase: PG – 89 minutes
July 26: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse: PG – 117 minutes
August 2: The Grinch: PG – 90 minutes
Weekly Dress-up Challenge:
In order to receive an extra raffle ticket every week we encourage you to visit the library dressed according to each week’s suggestion:
Week of June 10: Dress up as a community hero (police, nurses, firefighters, paramedics, teachers)
Week of June 17: Star Wars week! Come in character or bring some of your favorite memorabilia.
Week of June 24: All about Sports. Wear something from your favorite team or show us the gear from a sport you play.
Week of July 1: Red, White and Blue! Show your love for America.
Week of July 8: Comics week. Come dressed as your favorite comics character
Week of July 15: Science week. Wear your coolest science related outfit.
Week of July 22: Dress up as your favorite book character.
Week of July 29: Space! Dress up as an astronaut or space citizen
Drop-in Weekly Programming:
Each engaging activity will be available all week during library hours. One new activity each week for all members of the family.
Week of June 10: Galactic Coloring Pages. Enjoy a selection of coloring pages, pens and markers and enjoy some time just coloring
Week of June 17: Favorite Place in the Universe. Tell us a bit about your favorite spot in the universe and what makes it so special to you.
Week of June 24: Thumbprint Alien. Create an Alien using your thumbprint and markers
Week of July 1: Spaceship Décor. Using foam shapes decorate your own rocket ship.
Week of July 8: Make Your Own Space Comic. Complete one of our space themed comics or make one of your own.
Week of July 15: Universe Haiku. Use your poetic skills to write a haiku about the stars, planets or any other place in the universe.
Week of July 22: Color a Planet. Using different media design your own paper planet.
Week of July 29: Out of This World Book Review. Tell us about a book you have read recently.
Summer Learning Bash: August 3, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and celebrate the end of our Summer Learning Program! Arrive promptly at 11:00 AM, for entertainment crafts and snacks. Don’t forget your Summer Learning Program folder to claim your free book. Play games, make crafts, and enjoy a jump in the bouncy castle! We will offer tons of activities for the entire community to celebrate this accomplishment together.