KIDS Book Character Pen Pals Visit the Children’s Room all summer and write a letter to one of the posted book characters. Leave a return address, and they’ll send you a reply! Story Time Stars Mondays, June 5 - July 24 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 and under Join us weekly for stories, songs and a craft! Animal Adventures Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 and under Grab your binoculars, and enjoy stories, songs, and crafts with your favorite animal friends. Baby Jamboree Thursdays, June 8 - July 27 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 2 and under Be noisy in the library during a lapsit story time with stories, songs and rhymes! When we’re done, we’ll have open playtime. Summer Bingo Wednesdays, June 7; July 19; Aug. 9 @ 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. | All Ages Play summer-themed Bingo and win sweet prizes! Girls Who Code Thursdays, June 8 - Aug. 3 @ 2 p.m. | For kids entering grades 3 - 5 (no session 7/20) Learn how to code using Scratch and other activities! Registration is required. Cookies and Crafts Select Mondays @ 2 p.m. Ages 6 - 10 Visit for a craft and a sweet treat! Registration is required. June 12: Perler Beads July 17: Suncatchers Pete the Cat Party Tuesday, June 13 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 2 - 6 Kick off summer with cool Pete the Cat stories and games! Registration is required. DIY Plant Tags Tuesday, June 13 @ 6 p.m. | All Ages Help label our garden! Decorate a paint stick so others know what we have growing in our community garden and make a few to take home too! Registration is required. Summer STEM: Space 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 1 p.m. | Ages 8 - 12 Learn a bit about different things in our part of the Milky Way with fun activities! Held outside, weather permitting. Registration is required. June: The Sun July: The Moon Aug.: The Solar System What Does a Beekeeper Do? Wednesday, June 21 @ 2 p.m. Ages 8 - 12 with a parent/guardian Find out what a beekeeper does and other cool bee facts. Presented by the Lorain County Beekeeping Association. Registration is required. Play Lab NEW! Fridays, June 23; July 21; Aug. 18 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 5 and under Bring your little ones for a fun, friend-filled playtime at the library! Playing together is an excellent way to help children practice their large and small motor skills, build social skills, and promote learning. Summer Fun Day Tuesday, June 27 | All Ages Drop into the children’s room anytime this day for summer crafts and games! Ice Cream Social Tuesday, July 11 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 2 - 6 Cool off with ice cream stories, songs, and games, plus a delicious snack! Registration is required. Be a Paleontologist! Wednesday, July 12 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 8 - 12 Use the tools provided to dig out dinosaurs and other fossils, just like the scientists do! Registration is required. Superhero Training Camp Tuesday, July 25 | All Ages Drop into the children’s room anytime for superhero fun! It’s Construction Time! Tuesday, Aug. 8 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 2 - 6 Drive on into the library for a fun construction-themed time with stories, songs and games! Registration is required. TEEN Choose Your Character! 3rd Thursday of the month @ 6 p.m. | Ages 10+ Choose your character in Super Smash Brothers with a friendly competition. Snacks provided. Bad Art Night Monday, June 26 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 Do you decidedly NOT have an artist’s eye? Create your worst! The least-best creation wins! Registration is required. Sew Cool! Monday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 Learn how to hand stitch and make a panda softie. Registration is required. Word Tile Art Monday, Aug. 7 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 Paint, relax and create some word art using Scrabble tiles! Registration is required. FAMILY Summertime Movie Nights Wednesdays, June 14; July 12; Aug. 16 @ 6 p.m. It’s movie and popcorn time! Salsa Party Wednesday, Aug. 23 @ 6 p.m. Join us to make your own salsa with veggies from our garden! Registration is required. WEST RIVER 1194 West River Road North | Elyria, Ohio 44035 | 440.324.2270 6