• Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am

    Stories, songs, and activities for children ages 4-8 and their families. Older and younger siblings welcome!

    This week is all about birds: hear bird stories and songs, then make a bird caller or an origami bird!

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

    Crafts and activities for ages 4 through adult. No matter your age we'll have something fun for you do do each week!

    Make a Shrinky Dink guitar pick or sun catcher!

    Children age 9 and under should be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

    Prepare to be wowed with science as educator Mark Janssen presents his amazing and infectiously enthusiastic show featuring exploding paint cans, a bed of nails, and a frozen banana hammer!

    All ages.

    Please note: This program will take place at the Iola Village Library.

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Join librarian Meredith to discuss the epic fantasy, young adult novel “Strange the Dreamer” by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor. This New York Times bestseller is an NPR Best Book, a Goodreads Best YA Fantasty and Science Fiction Nominee, and a 2018 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, as well as being included on...

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  • Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday, July 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday, July 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday, July 30, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Have you wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons? Join librarian Meredith on this introductory adventure! This first meeting will provide a game overview and some practice play. The ongoing campaign will continue each Monday afternoon from July 2 - 30.

    It is important that players try to make as many game dates as possible. If you will not be able to make it to most of the game dates, game aids and spectator are welcome too!

    Ages 11 through adult.

  • Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm, Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm, Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm, Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee. This informal group is designed for hand crafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you're a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

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  • Families can enjoy the Scandinavia Public Library's story walk in Jorgens Park Preserve. Located on the north shore of Silver Lake in Scandinavia, the story walk is a 0.4-mile loop trail beginning just to the east of the park's picnic pavilion. As families walk the trail, they can enjoy reading pages from a children's picture book that have been placed sequentially along the trail.

    Combining literacy with outdoor activity, the story walk is a great way to enjoy some meaningful family-bonding time.

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The Scandinavia Public Library's summer program is a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time. It helps children, 'tweens, teens, and adults maintain and improve reading and learning skills. The summer library program has two parts, a reading program and an activities program.

 

Summer Reading Program

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! Enjoy an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support as you work alongside other crafters. Whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. This group meets every Thursday morning from 10 a.m. ─ noon.