Summer Reading Challenge: Babies

Babies: 0-18 months

Literacy activities for babies!

Download this sheet of fun literacy activities to do with your little one! Sign in to log your time spent reading or participating in the literacy activities. You can earn a special plush star for your baby.
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Events babies will enjoy:

ROCKGarden Party

ROCKgarden Party

“There’s magic in the music, inside of you. Use its power to bring the rain” Suspend your disbelief, harness your imagination and enter the garden with SkaterDude. ROCKgarden Party is an interactive, fun, and educational performance about our changing environments. Charlie Kert and Little Fingers Music bring lots of instruments and teach you (Garden Pixies) how to bring the rain by getting them to sing, dance, and drum (GardenGames). Come and help us throw a ROCKgarden Party.

Dates and Times:

Tuesday, July 9 at 10:30 am at the Main Library
Tuesday, July 9 at 2:00 pm at the West Leonard Branch
Wednesday, July at 10 at 10:30 am at the Seymour Branch
Wednesday, July at 10 at 3:00 pm at the  Yankee Clipper Branch
Wednesday, July at 10 at 6:30 pm  at the  Main Library

 

Kevin Kammeraad

Kevin Kammeraad: A Hole in the Ground and Other Puppet Vignettes

Two artists, a cast of puppets, a variety of vignettes, a suitcase of songs, and a bundle of energy all come together to interact, invigorate, and leave audiences feeling great! Vignettes flow from a dancing garden of fruits and vegetables, puppets becoming puppeteers, a talking shovel, and more!

Dates and Times:
Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30 am at the Main Library
Tuesday, July 23 at 2:00 pm at the West Leonard Branch
Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 am at the Seymour Branch
Wednesday, July 24 at 3:00 pm at the Yankee Clipper Branch
Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library

 

Pippin Puppets

Pippin Puppets Present Journey to the Center of the Earth

Dig into a sci-fi classic! Volcanoes! Dinosaurs! Adventures! The Underground Ocean! Join us for this live puppet show that takes us to the center of the earth! Everyone will receive a take-home dino craft puppet.

Dates and Times:
Wednesday, July 31 at 10:30 am at the West Side Branch
Wednesday, July 31 at 2:00 pm at the Ottawa Hills Branch
Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library
Thursday, August 1 at 10:30 am at the Van Belkum Branch
Thursday, August 1 at 2:00 pm at the Madison Square Branch

 

Finisher Party at the John Ball Zoo

Finisher Party at the Zoo

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
John Ball Zoo – 1300 W. Fulton Street

All Summer Reading Challengers who completed level two or higher will receive a ticket to visit John Ball Zoo for free on September 14. Get wild with the animals, go on a scavenger hunt, and participate in other fun activities. You rose to the challenge, now reap the rewards!