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      July Newsletter - Youth/Teen Programs



 

Youth Services

Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All children ages 10 through 12 must have an adult in the library. For more information, please call Youth Services at (219) 873-3045.

Library Hours

The library is closed Sundays through Labor Day. The library will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Read logoSummer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

The Summer Reading Program continues in July! Let's celebrate the joy of reading and earn a fun reward along the way. Read anything you like: books, e-books, magazines, newspapers, and more. Listen to audiobooks. Listen while someone reads to you. Earn prizes for the number of hours that you read. Fill out a reading log at the library's Youth Services desk to record your hours. The last day to record your hours is July 23, 2016.

Pop Up Story Time
Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:00am

Enjoy a new twist on our popular Story Time. Children ages 6-12 are invited to choose their favorite picture books and read them to other children!

Summer Reading Program: Final Day to Record Hours
Saturday, July 23, 9:00am

The last day to record your hours is Saturday, July 23.

movie poster with minionsDespicable Me 2 Movie Showing
Monday, July 25, 10:00am

In this sequel to the hit movie Despicable Me, Gru (Steve Carell) has forsaken a life of crime to raise Margo, Agnes and Edith. As he struggles with his responsibilities as a father, the Anti-Villain League -- an organization dedicated to fighting evil -- comes calling. The AVL sends Gru on a mission to capture the perpetrator of a spectacular heist, for who would be better than the world's greatest ex-villain to capture the individual who seeks to usurp his power. Children under 18 years will have a chance to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments will be served. Rated PG.

Pokémon Go Contest!
Tuesday, July 26, 10:00am

Pokemon Go logoCompete with others as you walk around the Uptown Arts District, Lighthouse Place, Washington Park, etc., while playing the game. You could win a Game Stop, iTunes, or Google Play gift card! Registration is in-person only on the day of the contest. Once the contest begins, registration is closed. Make sure you arrive at the library by 10:00 am. The contest runs between 10:00am - Noon. The contest is open to children 10-18 years of age. An adult must accompany children under 13 years of age.

ozobotsPROGRAM FULL: Explore Ozobots!
Tuesday, July 26, 2:00pm

This program is full. Children ages 7-18 years will have fun programming robots through a variety of activities. This program is free and registration is required. Register by Monday, July 25 at the Youth Services desk, or call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave or Lori.

man with oversized puppetSummer Reading Program Grand Finale: Madcap Puppets!
Thursday, July 28, 10:00am

We're celebrating the end of the Summer Reading Program with a larger-than-life Madcap Puppets show! In this lively production, Aesop's favorite fables are retold by a cast of puppets and you! Stories include: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Hare and the Tortoise. Bring your entire family for this amazing show.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register for this free program designed to promote language and a love of reading. Your child will receive a special surprise (choice of an age-appropriate book or CD) for each 100 books that are read to them (or that they read on their own). For children ages birth through entering kindergarten.

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Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

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Youth Services

Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All children ages 10 through 12 must have an adult in the library. For more information, please call Youth Services at (219) 873-3045.

Library Hours

The library is closed on Sundays through Labor Day.

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two clownsMichiana Clowns
Wednesday, August 3, 10:00am & 2:00pm

The clowns are at it again! They'll be stirring up some zany fun for the whole family.

MCPL STEAM Ahead Kids: Collage Art!
Monday, August 8, 10:00am

Use your imagination and create your very own masterpiece! For ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult

Back to School Book Bags!
Tuesday, August 9, 10:00am

Design your own colorful tote bag to take to school. For ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult.

movie posterThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Friday, August 12, 10:00am

SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals return to the real world in this hit sequel. Children under 18 years will have a chance to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments will be served. Rated PG.

marble roller coaster trackMarble Roller Coasters
Friday, August 12, 2:30pm

Have fun building roller coaster tracks that race marbles through loops, bends, and hills. Each child gets to keep their own track! For ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult.

Mary Poppins with umbrellaMonday Musical: Mary Poppins
Monday, August 15, 10:00am

Stop in for our Monday Musical, Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. This delightful family film is sure to please everyone. Children under 18 years will have a chance to win a copy of the movie. Light refreshments will be served. Rated G.

PROGRAM FULL: Explore Ozobots!
Monday, August 15, 2:30pm

OzobotsThis program is full. This great activity will have you programming robots through a variety of activities. This is a registration-only program. Register by Friday, August 12 at the Youth Services Desk or call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave or Lori. For ages 7 and up, accompanied by an adult.

M. C. Chamber Music Festival KinderKoncert
Saturday, August 20, 12:00pm

The Michigan City Chamber Music Festival will host a children's concert for the whole family at noon. Join us for the fun!

1000 books before kindergarten logo1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register for this free program designed to promote language and a love of reading. Your child will receive a special surprise (choice of an age-appropriate book or CD) for each 100 books that are read to them (or that they read on their own). For children ages birth through entering kindergarten.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

We often take photographs at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform library staff.