Youth Programs

Special Events

Lightning Bolt Learning Kit Sandwich Shop

Lightning Bolt Learning Kits: It's All About the Alphabet!

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 16 - While supplies last. 
  • Time: 10:00AM - 7:00PM (Mon - Thur), 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Fri - Sat)
  • Where: Library Help Desk or Curbside Pickup

Lightning Bolt Learning Kits are intended for ages 5 - 10. The ABCs are the building blocks of language!  In this month’s Lightning Bolt Learning Kit, kids of all ages can take part in creating a room sized ABC banner as they learn the sounds that are connected with each letter. Pick-up your Lightning Bolt Learning Kit at the library while supplies last!  

Teen Zines

Teen Zine Kits

  • Date: Monday, Feb. 22 - While supplies last.
  • Time: 10:00AM - 7:00PM (Mon - Thur), 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Fri - Sat)
  • Where: Library Help Desk or Curbside Pickup

Teens can create their own self-published Zine of original texts and images. Stop by the library and pick up your Zine kit today. If you would like to have your Zine added to our collection, please drop it by the library and we will laminate it and add it to our catalog. 

Here are a few examples of Zines created by some of the valley's talented teens: My Favorite Parts of Percy Jackson by Christian, Covid 19-20: My Experience by Chaylee McCleese, My Favorite Chapter: Percy Jackson by Kate Antonich, and My Coronavirus Story by Athena. 

Regular Programs

Dungeons and Dragons 20-sided dice

Dungeons & Dragons (Online)

  • Dates: January 2 - April 24 (Saturdays)
  • TIme: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Where: Via Zoom (Online)
  • Age: 12 - 18
  • Registration Required: Register Here

Guide your character through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues & much more! Dungeons & Dragons is a lot like a choose-your-own-adventure story, but you take on the role of a character created by you. Wish you could be more confident? Be a Dwarf Fighter who fearlessly charges into each situation. Like animals better than people? Be an Elf Druid who can become any animal and controls Nature's elements. Like hiding in shadows and surprising people? Be a feilay Thief who uses their cat-like stealth to sneak into building looking for treasure. Be anything you want! 

Registration includes admittance to all meeting dates for this season. 

Ms. Debbie reading stories in the park

Story Time @ the Parks!

  • Dates: March 3 - May 14
  • Hereth Park: Wednesdays, 11:00AM - 12:00PM, with Ms. Debbie & Ms. Colleen
  • Pioneer Park: Thursdays, 2:00PM - 3:00PM, with Ms. Debbie & Ms. Colleen
  • Sunset Park: Fridays, 11:00AM - 12:00PM, Reach & Read with Ms. Rebecca

Ms. Colleen, Ms. Debbie & Ms. Rebecca will be back at the parks for some fun filled story times starting March 3rd through May 14th (weather permitting)! 

Charming Chapters Genre Quest!

Are you stuck in a reading rut and wishing to try something new? Explore a different genre each month by participating in our Charming Chapters Genre Quest!  From October to May we will feature a new genre each month, giving you an opportunity to broaden your reading horizons. Check out a book in the genre of the month, read it, return it, and collect your Charming Chapters Genre charm! 

All ages are welcome to participate.

 Basket of Charming Chapters Genre Charms (Buttons)

Monthly Breakdown

October - Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal

Books of the Fantasy genre often feature mythical creatures, magic, and epic adventures where a character must rise to the occasion. Two subgenres of fantasy are Horror and Paranormal. Horror is about terror while Paranormal features mythical beings at the forefront of the story.

November - Non-Fiction

Nonfiction novels are true stories based on real people, events, creatures, and concepts.

December - Fairy Tales/Folklore

These are genres of fiction very much like fantasy. Folklore and Fairytales feature stories from all over the world that have been around for a long time and rewritten often but have kept the same general storyline.

January - Graphic Novel

These are novels told through both words and art; they are very similar to comic books! Graphic Novels are just a format but can encompass all other genres.

February - Romance

Romance novels are all about a central love story and relationships. The romance genre can take many forms.

March - Mystery

Mysteries are all about solving a problem or crime by finding clues and uncovering secrets.

April - Biography/Autobiography

Biographies are stories written about real people and their life experiences. Autobiographies are an account of a person’s life written by that person. They are a special type of nonfiction.

May - Readers Choice

Additional genres include Westerns, Science Fiction, Literary, Action, Realistic Fiction, & Historical Fiction.  You decide!  

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