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Activities for Elementary Students

Grow your brain and start the weekend with free, family fun at the Longview Public Library. Programs run between April 10 and May 10. These events are open to all, without reservations.


Students can try their hand at using Scratch to program a computer game, use Makey-Makeys to make a banana piano, play MineCraft on a Raspberry Pi or XBox 360, create art with Gimp, light up LED's with Squishy Circuits, and more! Geek pros Karen Straube and Jennifer King will be on hand to help!

Thursdays, 3:30-5:00, beginning April 10th
10-April MineCraft
17-April Raspberry Pi
24-April MakeyMakey
1-May Straws & Connectors
8-May Squishy Circuits

Saturday Events

Geek Dad. Saturdays, April 12, 26 and May 10, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon. James McBride, official Geek Dad, can help the whole family have more fun and become more Geeky! Raspberry Pi + Squishy Circuits + Tinkering = something STEM-tastic!

Cinco de Mayo. Saturday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon. The MMHS Spanish Club, Jessica Sanchez and Maribel Ramirez make Sábados Super with bilingual stories, food, games and crafts celebrating Mexican culture.

Special Family Events

Tuesday Movie Night

Longview Public Library invites you to join in the fun for Family Movie Night. The Library will be showing a movie in the Auditorium the first Tuesday of the month through June.

Space is limited and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Pick up tickets at the lower floor checkout desk. More details are available here.

Popcorn will be served!


Good Books for Kids

Lower Elementary Grades
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Books for 1st Graders
Books for 2nd Graders
Books for 3rd Graders
African-American Picture Books
African-American Beginning Reads
Go Play Outside! picture books
Get a Clue!: mystery picture books and beginning readers
Halloween Picture Books
Halloween Easy Readers
Martin Luther King Day: picture books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and dreams
Penguins & Snow: picture books about penguins, snow and winter
Thanksgiving Picture Books

Upper Elementary Grades
Books for 4th Graders
Books for 5th Graders
Books for 6th Graders
African-American Non-Fiction
African-American Reads
Clean Reads
Go Play Outside! for independent readers
Banned Books: The 25 most challenged books for youth
Football Books and Movies
Get a Clue!: fiction and nonfiction mysteries
Holiday Book List: looking for a book to give as a gift? Look here!
Halloween Fiction
Halloween Nonfiction
Martin Luther King Day: Books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., African American history, and diversity
Newbery Medal Winners, 1922-2013
Penguins & Snow: books about penguins, snow and winter
Thanksgiving Fiction