Most of the snow has melted, and that means spring break is almost here! We have some great programs planned for when the kids are out of school, so stop by the library to grab some books and DVDs and to participate in some fun activities.
Spring break week starts off with a weeklong Nature Scavenger Hunt in honor of Earth Day. Drop in the library between Sunday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 28th to pick up a Nature Scavenger Hunt card. We’re challenging families to go outside and explore nature together. Mark off each scavenger hunt item found, and if you spot seven or more items listed on the scavenger hunt card, you can exchange your card for a pack of seeds at the library front desk.
We’re launching a new program series during break week that’s all about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)! The mission for the first STEAM Challenge is to build a raft using the provided materials. Each raft will be put to the test to see which ones will sail to victory in the test pool. This program will be held on Monday, April 23rd at 4:00 PM and is open to ages 7-12. Registration is required.
On Thursday, April 26th from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, kids can get creative during our Make Your Own Friendship Bracelets workshop. Participants will learn how to make a variety of friendship bracelets using embroidery floss, beads and paint. This program is open to ages 8 and up. Registration is required. Our youngest readers can also play at the library during spring break. After story times on Tuesday, April 24th and Thursday, April 26th between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, the library will host an Open Play with Big Blue Blocks. Just drop in for this unstructured, free play featuring Imagination Playground’s large foam blocks. In addition to the blocks, other toys will be available for play. Open Play is geared towards ages 18 months and up, no registration necessary.
Upcoming at the Library
Digital Learning: Microsoft PowerPoint Friday, April 20th at 1:00 PM The library is here to help you learn the skills needed to navigate our digital world. This month we’re featuring a class on the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint. Feel free to bring your own laptop to practice or use one of ours. Registration appreciated.
Classic Guitar Concert Series: Matthew Gillen Saturday, April 21st at 7:30 PM The Skaneateles Library and the Great Lakes Guitar Society would like to invite you to join us for an evening of classic guitar performed by some of the best musicians in the region! Our April musician is Matthew Gillen, who is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. No registration.
Be sure to check our website often for the most up to date program and event schedules, and to register for upcoming programs. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/SkaneatelesLibrary.