Why should the adults get to have all the fun? We have loads of great events for children and young people planned at the Library and the History Center throughout July too! (Click here for the adult programs.)
Monday, July 1 / 10am-10:45am
MONDAY FUNDAY: SCIENCETELLERS PRESENT ALIEN ESCAPE FROM EARTH!
It’s an alien invasion! Have fun with science! (Don’t tell the aliens.) Kids, don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world!
Tuesday, July 2 / 11am-11:45am
TEEN TUESDAY: ESCAPE ROOM!
Escape the Library! (No, not really.) Teens, join us for this fun and interactive escape room experience. Solve puzzles and strategize to escape the room!
Wednesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 / 10am-11am
Bring your imagination and come build with us!
Friday, July 5, 12, 19 & 26 / 11am-12pm
Play Nintendo Switch on the big screen. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games and tabletop games are available for play as well. Participants under the age of 8 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
Monday, July 8 / 10am-11am
MONDAY FUNDAY: KIDS’ ART & CRAFTS
Feeling crafty? Come join us for this hands on kid’s craft!
Tuesday, July 9 / 11am-12pm
TEEN ART TUESDAY
Teens are invited to come make nebula jars with the Madd Potter Studio. Discover your creative side on this special Teen Art Tuesday!
Thursday, July 11 / 5:45pm-7:45pm
BOARD GAME CLUB
With Jon Gibson. Play a variety of fun board games. New or unfamiliar games will be taught during play.
Monday, July 15 & 29 / 10am-11am
MONDAY FUNDAY: BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM
Behind the scenes at the museum! Look, touch, learn and explore with hands-on activities. All ages welcome, best for 10+. Participants under the age of 8 should be accompanied by a caregiver. At the History Center.
Tuesday, July 16 / 11am-11:45am
TEEN TUESDAY: BOOK TALK & BOOK GIVEAWAY
Are you a teen who likes to read? Or maybe you’re not sold on the whole book thing yet, but you’re into free stuff? Come to our book talk & giveaway – search through stacks of books to find your next read (or five!). Plus – enjoy snacks and hear about books coming out in the next year and get a chance to read books that haven’t even been published yet! Don’t want to talk? Listen to others. You can even ignore all the talk and just come to look through the tons of books available to take home and keep.
Monday, July 22 / 10am-10:45am
MONDAY FUNDAY: BOOK BINGO
B-I-N-G-O! You just won a book! Kids, if you’re feeling lucky, join us for a few rounds of bingo and the chance to win some great books or other prizes.
Tuesday, July 23 / 6pm-7pm
TEEN TUESDAY: OPEN MIC NIGHT
Calling all Teens! Have a secret (or not-so-secret) talent? Here’s your chance to perform! Or, just listen to other teens perform. Chris Nagle of WIBBAGE Radio will host.
Tuesday, July 30 / 11am-1pm
TEEN TUESDAY: MEET THE PHARAOHS
Watch as the Avalon Free Public Library is converted into a museum telling the story of the Egyptian pharaohs. No dry lecture here; everyone is allowed to touch the materials in the exhibit.