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More Summer Fun Ahead: Activity Kits, Tie Dye, LEGO & Storytimes in the Park

Posted on July 21, 2022 at 4:00 am

Keep busy while being creative with a Family Take-and-Make Activity Kit that you can pick up from your library, now through August 13. Each Monday a new kit is available.

Try out a groovy and colorful design at our Tie Dye Party. LEGO bricks are back, and kids can get creative at two library programs with LEGO.

Sign up now for Virtual Summer Camp in Spanish (Campamento de Verano Virtual), which starts August 1, for crafts, stories, and science experiments, all in Spanish.

Storytimes are in person at Spokane Valley parks and at nine of our libraries in August. Stop in to enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays with your little readers!

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Summer Fun

Family Take-and-Make Activity Kits

Each week, our Take-and-Make Activity Kits have a different topic and include supplies and directions for some crafts and activities, a recommended reading list, and additional ideas to keep exploring the topic on your own. All the materials are meant to be used up, so you don’t have to worry about returning anything! Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Limit one kit per child. Kits are available each week starting on Mondays, while supplies last.

ALL LIBRARIES
Monday–Saturday, now through August 13, during open hours

LEGO Building Club

Imagine and build with LEGO! Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp using the library’s abundance of LEGO bricks. All ages

MEDICAL LAKE
Mondays, Aug 1–29, 3:30–4:30pm

Campamento de Verano Virtual / Virtual Summer Camp in Spanish

Acompáñanos a realizar manualidades, escuchar cuentos y hacer experimentos científicos en español. Cada día tendremos actividades de diferentes países de habla hispana. Este programa está creado para niños que entienden español y para los que están dispuestos a practicar el idioma durante el programa. Para niños en 2ndo-5to grados y sus familias

Make crafts, listen to stories, and do science experiments in Spanish. Each day will feature activities from a different Spanish-speaking country. This program is intended for children who understand spoken Spanish and are willing to try speaking some during the program. Kids in grades 2–5 & their families

Registration is required. Es necesario registrarse.

EN LINÉA / ONLINE
De lunes a jueves, del 1 al 4 de agosto, 10 a 11:30am / Monday–Thursday, Aug 1–4, 10–11:30am | INSCRIBIRSE / REGISTER

Tie-Dye Party

Add some color to your summer! Spruce up your wardrobe with fun colors and designs that can only be achieved with tie dye. Fifteen people will be able to tie dye at a time. For those waiting their turn, we will have bubbles and lawn games. Tweens, teens & families

Registration is required. Registration includes one adult-sized T-shirt provided by the library (sizes are limited), and participants can bring one item per registered participant to tie dye as well.

NOTE: Each participant needs to register separately, including adults participating with children, as supplies are limited.

DEER PARK
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2–3pm | REGISTER

ARGONNE
Thursday, Aug 4, 2–3pm | REGISTER

NORTH SPOKANE
Friday, Aug 5, 2–4:30pm | REGISTER

MORAN PRAIRIE
Tuesday, Aug 9, 2–4:30pm | REGISTER

MEDICAL LAKE
Wednesday, Aug 10, 3–4pm | REGISTER

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Thursday, Aug 11, 2–3pm | REGISTER

CHENEY
Friday, Aug 12, 2–3:30pm | REGISTER

FAIRFIELD
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2–3pm | REGISTER

SPOKANE VALLEY
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2–4pm | REGISTER

OTIS ORCHARDS
Thursday, Aug 18, 2–3pm | REGISTER

Paper Airplanes

Dive deep into the science of aeronautics and explore the miracles of flight using paper airplanes. Build an airplane using a ready-made design, or show off your engineering skills with your own creation. We’ll test our flying machines for distance and accuracy using a variety of atmospheric conditions and launching methods. This program may take place outdoors or in The Lab, as circumstances permit. Grades K+

Kids 8 and younger must bring an adult.

Registration is required.

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Saturday, Aug 20, 2–4pm | REGISTER

LEGO Stop-Motion Animation

Learn to create and edit videos of your LEGO characters moving, jumping, and talking to each other. We provide the LEGO bricks and mini figures, equipment, and software. You bring your imagination. At the end of this program, you’ll have created a short movie and know how to make more in the future. Ages 8–12

Registration is required.

THE STUDIO AT SPOKANE VALLEY
Saturday, Aug 20, 2:30–4pm | REGISTER

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Storytimes

Family Storytime in the Park

In-person program

Children ages 2–5 and their families will enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays that explore the concepts of literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Ages 2–5 & their families

In partnership with Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation’s Free Summer Park Program

EDGECLIFF PARK
800 S Park Rd (Spokane Valley)
Tuesday, Aug 2, 10:30–11am

TERRACE VIEW PARK
13525 E 24th Ave (Spokane Valley)
Wednesday, Aug 3, 10:30–11am

VALLEY MISSION PARK
11123 E Mission Ave (Spokane Valley)
Thursday, Aug 4, 10:30–11am

Family Storytime

In-person program

During this storytime, children will enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays that explore the concepts of literacy and STEAM. Ages 2–5 & their families

Space is limited for in-person storytimes in our libraries, and these storytimes will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.

SPOKANE VALLEY
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, Aug 2–30, 9:30–10:30am

DEER PARK
Tuesdays, Aug 2–30, 10:30–11:30am

NORTH SPOKANE
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, Aug 3–31, 9:30–10:30am

ARGONNE
Wednesdays, Aug 3–31, 10:30–11:30am

MEDICAL LAKE
Wednesdays, Aug 3–31, 10:30–11:30am

MORAN PRAIRIE
Wednesdays, Aug 3–31, 10:30–11:30am

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Thursdays, Aug 4–25, 10:30–11:30am

OTIS ORCHARDS
Thursdays, Aug 4–25, 10:30–11:30am

CHENEY
Fridays, Aug 5–26, 10:30–11:30am

Online Storytime – Live

Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during storytime. Ages 2–5 & their families

Registration is required for each session.

ONLINE
Thursdays, Aug 4–25, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER

Family Storytime Onboard LINC

In-person program

Enjoy Family Storytime onboard our mobile library, LINC. During this storytime, children will enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays that explore the concepts of literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Ages 2–5 & their families

Space is limited for in-person storytimes and will be offered first come, first served, until capacity is reached.

LINC (MOBILE LIBRARY)
Harvester Restaurant, 410 W 1st St, Spangle
Friday, Aug 26, 10:30–11am

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