Build a Better World is the theme for this year’s Teen Reading Club. Teens can enter for prizes by reading books and participating in activities. Don’t worry, all of these activities are drop-in so you can participate on your own schedule. Stop by during available hours to complete fun activities and earn stamps. Earning stamps makes you eligible for prizes!
Tween & Teen Makerspace Activities
Every week our Makerspace will highlight a different activity that will be available during that week’s designated Makerspace hours.
Mondays, 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Fridays, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturdays, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pouch Sewing: June 19, 23, & 24
Use textiles and buttons to make your own coin purse or small bag.
Candle Making: June 26, 30, & July 1
Pour and decorate your own candles using soy chips and crayons. Bring your own small glass jar from home to make your candle in. We’ll try to provide as many used jars as possible.
Squishy Circuits: July 3, 7, & 9
Use special conductive, insulating dough to model little sculptures that can work with LED lights and other electrical components.
Button Making: July 10, 14, & 15
Pick your favorite sports team and create a themed button that you can pin anywhere!
Paper Circuits: July 17, 21, & 22
Create a card with light or a simple display using heavy paper, copper tape, and LED lights.
Burlap Weaving: July 24, 28, & 29
Use burlap and pieces of fabric to create a unique decorative piece to take home.
Makey-Makeys: July 31 & August 4
These kits allow participants to create a controller to be used with a computer game or website. The goal is to design a simple controller using recycled materials and test it while playing a computer game.
Just For Fun Drop-In Programs
Each activity will be available for one week during regular library hours. All ages and all family members are encouraged to stop by & enjoy!
Building Haikus:June 19 – June 24
Write a haiku about making creating, building, and transforming.
Coloring Pages: June 26 – July 1
Enjoy the coloring craze at your local library! There will be markers and a variety of coloring pages available.
Foam Puzzles: July 3 – July 8
Use a variety of foam shapes to build an animal, dinosaur, robot, or any other creature you can imagine.
Book Review: July 10 – July 15
Tell us about a book you just finished and loved (or hated!) Who knows? You might persuade someone to give it a try.
Floating Ball: July 17 – July 22
Build a floating ball device and show us how long you can keep a ball floating in the air.
Finish This Drawing: July 24 – July 29
Pick a doodle prompt and use your creativity to finish a unique drawing.
Help The Earth: July 31 – August 4
Write a short sentence about something you can do to make our planet a better place.