Summer Reading 2020 Kick Off
Join us online to kick off summer with a visit to David Stephen’s puppet studio! This program will ONLY be available to see live on Friday, 5/29! Learn all about puppet making and have a blast with a behind-the-scenes look into David’s world of puppetry! Fun for the entire family!
He will be answering questions from the audience, so if there is something you’d like to ask, post it in the Discussion tab on the event and David will see it! Check out his website at www.allhandsproductions.com!
We are looking forward to having David back at the library to perform “The Reluctant Dragon” on Sat, Nov. 7th, so mark your calendars!
Online Book Premier
Join us on Facebook live April 22nd at 3:30pm for an online book premier and author visit with Randi Sonenshine featuring the book “The Nest That Wren Built.” Check out our Facebook page and website daily starting on April, 20th for fun activities, crafts, and interviews with author Randi Sonenshine. There will also be an interview and activity session with the Atlanta Audubon Society.
Free resources to supplement at home learning
Center for Puppetry Arts
The Center will be streaming free performances of its puppet shows. It also has study guides and other digital programming.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic has put together a collection of daily projects, books, and videos for prek through 9th grade to help families keep learning at home.
Fernbank Museum: Museum at Home
Explore science and natue from home with videos, fun facts, and more from Frernbannk.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden: Home Safari Resources
The Cincinnati Zoo goes live each day and highlights one of their amazing animals. Each session includes an activity or craft that can be done at home. Access to past animals is easily available on their site as well.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Get your paper, pencils, and crayons ready and join the Kennedy Center and Mo Willems for art and writing sessions. Be sure to check out the Kennedy Center’s free educational videos as well.
All programs & meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Look for rescheduled events.
A+ Homework Help
Wednesdays from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A+ is a place for elementary school students to get one-on-one homework assistance provided by local teen volunteers. Every Tuesday, kids can come for fun, character building games and activities and get the homework help they need to succeed! The program will be presented by teen volunteers from WHS and other area schools. To attend, text @apluskids to 81010. To volunteer, text @aplusapp to 81010.
Robotics with the CHS Robotics Team
Saturday, March 11th from 4 pm- 5 pm
Join members of the CHS Robotics Team for a presentation featuring their newest competition robots! Ages 7 and up.
Friday, March 13th from 4 pm- 5 pm
Learn how to make something yummy to eat! Ages 8 – 12. Registration required. This month, make Lucky Charms Cereal Bars!
Lego Build Day
Saturday, March 14th from 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Drop-in and build something great using the library’s LEGO collection! Put your name on it and display it in the library for the month, if you’d like!
Tail Wagging Tutors
Thursday, March 19th from 4 pm- 5 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a friendly, therapy dog. Participants receive a book of their choice to take home!
Book Launch: The Nest that Wren Built
Saturday, March 21st at 10 am
Come to the library for a special visit featuring local educator and picture book author Randi Sonenshine as she launches her new children’s book The Nest that Wren Built published by Candlewick Press. There will be fun bird nest crafts and activities! Books will be available for purchase and Randi will sign them!
Wednesday, March 25th from 3:30 pm- 4:40 pm
Stories, drama and arts and crafts fun for school-aged kids ages 5 and up! This month, it’s a magical storytime featuring talking goats, curious sheep and of course, leprechauns! Make your own Golden Harp!
Thursday, March 26th from 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Pair up with a Big Buddy to practice your reading skills and get a free book to take home after each session! Book Buddies is open to children ages 4 – 9. To sign up and to also be a Big Buddy, visit or call the Children’s Desk.
Rock and Rhyme Baby Time (Infants – 18 months)
Wednesdays, 10 am
A perfect place to share stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes with the littlest ones!
Toddler Time (18 months – 3 years)
Tuesdays, 10 am
Songs, stories and crafts for toddler-aged children.
Preschool Storytime (3 to 5 years)
Tuesdays, 11 am
Stories, craft and story fun for preschool children.
Painting with Friends
Tuesday, March 10th from 4 pm
Sidewalk Chalk Decorating
Wednesday, March 18th All Day
Friday, March 20th from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Stories, crafts and drama fun for kids ages 5 and up!
Secret Life of Pets 2
Thursday, March 26th 2 pm and 5 pm
Emmie Nelson Library
Check back for programs.