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Summer Reading Program
The Reading Program is for children of all ages!  Just pick up a reading log and start reading.  Logs will be available on Tuesday, May 28 during library hours.

Early Literacy Program 
This program is for children 0-2 years.  Parents can pick up a reading log for their child and complete the early literacy activities. It is never too early to start reading to your child!

Read to Me Program 
This program is for children 2 years old–PreK.  Participants pick up a reading log and start reading.  For every 10 days of reading, you earn a prize.  You can earn a total of 4 prizes. Adults will be doing the reading with the children for this program.

School Age Program
This program is for children who have just finished grades K-5 (5th graders have the option of the Summer Reading Program or the Teen Program). For every 10 days of reading, you earn a prize.  You can earn a total of 4 prizes. Parents are welcome to read to their kids in this program, but kids are encouraged to read on their own also. 

Teen Summer Reading Program 
This program is for 5th graders to those who have just graduated high school. Participants will read as much as they want.  For every 200 pages read, an entry will be made into a drawing held at the end of the program.  The more you read, 
the more entries you have!  The Teen Program will end on July 31 at 9:00 p.m.

Weekly Programs
School Age Children
Weekly programs will be offered for kids finishing grades K-5 on Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Program dates are:
June 12 and 19
July 3, 10, and 17

Theater Thursdays
Children and parents are welcome to bring a sack lunch to the library and stay for a movie!  
Lunch will start at 12:00 and movies will start at 12:30 p.m.  
Theater Thursdays will be held on: 
June 6, 13, and 20
July 11 and 18
August 1 


Books to Movie Clubs
Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
For children in grades 2-6
We will start to read the book together at the library and then participants will finish reading at home.  We will watch the movie 
the last week of the session.
Session 1 will meet June 4, 11, and 18.
Session 2 will meet June 25, July 2, and 9
Session 3 will meet July 16, 23, and 30

Teen/Tween Book to Movie Club 
Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.
For teens/tweens in grades 6-12
We will start to read the book together at the library and then participants will finish reading at home.  We will watch the movie 
the last week of the session.
Session 1 will meet June 5, 12, and 19
Session 2 will meet June 26, July 3, and 10
Session 3 will meet July 17, 24, and 31


Special Events
Kevin and Infinite Possibilities 
will entertain us on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Absolute Science 
will amaze us with experiments Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by VanMaanen, Sietstra, Meyer, & Nikkel, P.C.

Magician Rick Eugene
will perform on 
Thursday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m.

All special programs will be held in the JKF Auditorium in the Community Center. 
Everyone is invited to attend.  No sign up is needed.


Family Nights
Tuesday, June 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Teen/Tween Programs
Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m.


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.  

Whatchamacallit Wednesdays will end on Wednesday, May 29.

Early Out Movie Dates:
April 24, 2019
May 15, 2019


Family Programming

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
  • 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.