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Build a Better World: Summer Reading 2017

June 23 - August 5, 2017

All children's programs are free, and do not require a library card to participate!

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Summer Babies
Wednesdays June 28 - July 26
10:30 AM
Bounces, rhymes, stories, and fun for babies 0-2 and their grown-ups.
Stories and Crafts
Fridays June 30 - July 28
10:30 AM
Stories, songs, and crafts for all ages. Held outside on the library lawn, weather permitting.
"Share a Story, Build a World" with storyteller Christopher Leebrick
at the Kelso Public Library
Thursday, June 22 at 2 PM
Harry Potter Party
Tuesday, June 27
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Celebrate 20 years of the Boy Who Lived! Take a ride on the Hogwarts Express, get sorted into your Hogwarts House, have a wand choose you, take a potions class, and more! Costumes are encouraged, all ages are welcome!
Ruby's Troupe
puppet show
at the Kelso Public Library
Tuesday, June 27 at 2 PM
Construction Zone
Wednesday, June 28
3 PM
Drop in and build with LEGO, straws and connectors, blocks, and more!
Lego Batman
Wednesday, July 5
3 PM
In this movie, a cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering he has accidently adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick. Rated PG, 1 hour 44 minutes runtime. Free popcorn!
Fairy Gardens
Wednesday, July 12
3 PM
Make your own lovely fairy garden to take home.
Junkology with Dr. Recycle Oliver Samonte
Wednesday, July 19
3 PM
Dr. Recycle teaches kids about creative reuse of man-made refuse in this fun workshop. Kids will learn how to make toys and crafts from recycled materials, and make something to take home!
Big Trucks
Wednesday, July 26
3 PM
The City of Longview is bringing some big trucks to the library for kids to explore and learn.
Picnic featuring Alex Zerbe
Wednesday, August 2
6 PM
Our grand finale picnic features zaniac Alex Zerbe performing hilarious comedy and amazing feats! Free hot dogs and snow cones for the whole community.
Fun Hours
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to noon
Children 6 and younger with an adult are invited to drop in for these unstructured play dates in a learning-rich pre-literacy environment. Board books, foam blocks, sensory play and more! No registration required.


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