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Story Time, Tot Time and Lap Sit

Story Time will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays 10:30 a.m.  
Story Time is suggested for ages 3/4 and older, parent or caregivers are encouraged to stay and fun with us.

Tot Time will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
 Tot Time is suggested for babies/walkers to age 3 with parent or caregiver.  

Lap Sit will be offered on Mondays at 11:15 a.m. Lap Sit is for babies and 
parent or caregiver.

There is no sign up for Story Times, Tot Times or Lap Sit.

School Age Programming

Whatchamacallit Wednesdays
Week One: LEGO® Free Build
Week Two: Movie/Board Games
Week Three: Movie/Board Games
Week Four: Activity or craft
Things to remember:  
1. Children must be in Kindergarten and above to participate in the Wednesdays Whatchamacallits  
2. All LEGOs® are provided.  Please do not bring personal LEGOs®.  
3.  Programs will be from 3 to 5 p.m.
4.  Movies may move to a different week due to school schedules.
Children under the age of 5 will need to have an adult or mature person with them while watching the movie.  

Early Out Movie Dates:
October 10, 2018
November 14, 2018
December 12, 2018
January 9, 2019  
February 27, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 24, 2019
May 15, 2019

Tinker Tuesdays 
Held on the first Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. for kids in 2-5th grade.
November 6
December 4
February 5
March 5
April 2
No program in January due to New Year’s Day
Group will be experimenting with STEM activities and creating with LEGO® bricks.
No sign up is needed for this program.  This a program for both boys and girls.

Book Worms
For grades 1-2, we will read a simple “chapter book”.  Please register for each session you wish to attend.  
We will meet from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. 
Monday, November 5 Click here to register
Monday, December 3 Click here to register
Monday, February 4 Click here to register
Monday, March 4 Click here to register
Monday, April 1 Click here to register

Chapter Chat
For grades 3-5.  Please register for each session you wish to attend.  
We will meet from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. 
Thursday, November 1 Click here to register
Thursday, December 6 Click here to register
Thursday, February 7 Click here to register 
Thursday, March 7 Click here to register
Thursday, April 4 Click here to register

Family Programming
All ages welcome to attend.  
October 27 @ 10:00  Book Bash with ELMA 
November 3 @ 5:30  Laser Tag  Click here to register
December 8 @ 10:30  Holiday craft and movie Click here to register
March 9 @ 10:30 & 1 Candy Land Life Size Game Click here to register
April 6 @ 10:00  Egg Drop Click here to register

Pajama Story Time
Pajama story time will be offered on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. during the months of October to April.  All ages are welcome to attend.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Any child not in Kindergarten is eligible to participate in this on going program. Those interested may register at the library.

Reading Resources
  • Pella Christian AR     
    • Links to the AR lists for the Pella Christian grade schools    
  • Pella Community AR     
    • AR quiz search for the Pella Community School District
  • Tumblebooks   
    • Interactive books
  • Tumblebooks Mobile app
    • A FREE app that provides access to Tumblebooks and will stay logged in with your library card number between uses!
    • Available in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store
  • Tumblebook of the Day
    • A brand-new Tumblebook presented every day!  Similar to an online version of the old Dial-a-Story service.
  • Iowa Reading Research Center
    • Provides an online collection of literacy resources available to the public for teaching and learning, for home schooling, and for educator research
  • Homework Help Links
    • Various websites to help children with their homework.