Youth & Family Programs

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Programs followed by ** required registration.  Visit our online calendar to register. 

Family & All Ages Programs

Chef Zak Makes Snacks: Beachy Bites

Wed, July 6 at 10 AM

Facebook Live

 

Join Chef Zak and Mr. Robbie for our virtual cooking show for kids on Facebook Live and YouTube! Have fun while learning about some OCEAN-THEMED snacks that kids and grownups can make at home together. Watch when it airs or anytime afterwards.

 

This program is intended for families and kids of all ages. No registration or account required.

Family Movie Singalong: Winter in July

Wednesday, July 6 at 7 PM

Community Room

 

Come sing along with our favorite ice princess and her friends.  Participants are welcome to dress in costume and bring a comfy pillow or blanket to sit on.  This relaxed movie event will feature low light and freedom to move about the room in order to make it accessible for all of our friends.  

 

Virtual Family Bingo**

Wednesday, July 20 at 7 PM

Zoom

 

Join us on Zoom for a family night of Bingo.  No prizes will be awarded but you can help us cheer on the winners.  The Zoom link and bingo cards will be emailed to you.

 

Family Movie Singalong: Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 27 at 2 PM

Community Room

 

Come sing some Christmas songs with our animated mouse and his friends.  Participants are welcome to bring a comfy pillow or blanket to sit on.  This relaxed movie event will feature low light and freedom to move about the room in order to make it accessible for all of our friends.

 

Family Bingo Night**

Wednesday, August 3 at 7 PM

Community Room

 

Bring your whole family to play bingo at the library for book sale bucks!  Registration is required and will start 2 weeks before the program.

End of Summer Open House

Saturday, August 13,  2-4 PM

 

Summer will be ending soon.  Did you miss a program or a self-directed activity?  Do you still have prizes to collect?  Do you want to show us something you did this summer?  This is your chance.  Stop by the library to pick up craft supplies, collect summer prizes, play some games or just show off you summer creations.  No registration required.

Preschool Programs

Lunch Bunch Storytime

Fridays, June 24 - August 12 at 11:30 AM - no program Friday, July 1

Telford Park Pavilion (Weather permitting)

 

Bring your lunch and join us at the pavilion by the playground for a casual outdoor weekly storytime. Designed for preschoolers, but all ages welcome. No registration required. May be moved indoors to the library's Community Room due to extreme heat or rain.

 

Making Art with Water**

Monday, July 11 at 7 PM OR Monday, July 18 at 10 AM

Community Room

 

How can we use water to make art? Let's explore together by using different supplies and techniques. This program is open-ended, casual, and creative! Please dress in mess-friendly clothes. Designed for preschoolers, but all ages welcome. Registration is required.

 

Exploring Music with Water**

Monday, July 25 at 7 PM OR Monday, August 1 at 10 AM

Community Room

 

How can we make music with water? Let's experiment! We'll create slippery instruments, explore the science of sound, and sing some songs of the sea. Designed for preschoolers, but all ages welcome. Registration is required.

 

Play K Open House (Ages 3-6)

Monday, August 15, 10 AM to 12 PM

Community Room

 

Is your child headed to kindergarten in the fall?  Does your preschooler need extra practice in school readiness skills?  This is the workshop for you.  Stop by our open house to visit our play stations that encourage children to learn while having fun.  No registration required.

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation Celebration**

Tuesday, August 23 at 6:30 PM

Community Room

 

The past year's graduates of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program will be celebrated for their impressive achievements! Graduates and other attendees will be arranged in advance by Mr. Robbie. Any questions, please contact rfischer@ivpl.org .

School Aged Programs

Lego Club (Grades K-5)

Mondays from 2-4 PM

July 11, 18 & 26, Aug 1

Community Room

 

Drop into the library anytime during the two hour time slot for some building time with your friends.  Complete our Ocean themed challenge of the week or build whatever you want.  Please note: preschool aged children MUST be accompanied by an adult.  No registration required.

 

Ocean STEAM for Families (Grades K-5)**

Selected afternoons at 2 PM (see below)

Community Room

 

During these afternoon programs for the whole family, we will share a story or two about an ocean related topic. Then, families are invited to work together to complete a STEAM project.   The projects are targeted at elementary school aged children but younger siblings are welcome to attend.  Registration is required and will start two weeks prior to the date of the program.

 

Tuesday, July 12: Make a Lighthouse

Saturday, July 16: Coral Reef Paintings

Crafternoons 

Thursdays at 4 pm 

YouTube & Facebook

Join us online for a quick video featuring drawing, origami and other crafts.

Ruff Ruff and Read (Ages 5 & up)**

Saturday, July 16, 10:30-11:30 AM

Community Room

Independent readers ages 5 and up are invited to come and read to a therapy dog.  Register for a 10 minute time slot here: https://bit.ly/IVPLJuly22 

 

Sea Turtles and Ocean Conservation**

Wed, July 13 at 10 AM

Zoom

 

Join us on Zoom for a presentation about Sea Turtles by special guests from the Inwater Research Group.  Find out more about Sea Turtles and how we can be a part of how to keep them safe. Designed for families with children in elementary school but open to all ages.  Registration is required and we open two weeks before the program.  A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the program.

Self-Directed Programs

Youth Book Cover Puzzles

 

Play anytime during the month: July Puzzle.

 

Virtual Family Trivia

 

Play anytime from June 1-28: Ocean Trivia.

 

Grab N Go Kits

Stop by the library or use curbside pick up to get a packet of activities based on a monthly theme.  Available while supplies last.

 

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