Three Hills Library announces summer schedule

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Are you staying in Three Hills this summer? Consider stopping by the local library for our summer programing. We have exciting events and challenges for children of all ages. This summer, we encourage you to stretch your imaginations, to create and invent new and wonderful things, and to discover new interests and skills while exploring this incredible world we call home. Most of all, we hope to inspire you to learn and grow and make the world a better place! We have summer programs for ages from preschool to teens that last all summer long!

For children ages 3-5, we invite you and your parents to a Workshop of Wonders. Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, your child is welcome to join us for an hour of fun and learning. Each week has a special theme, from ice cream or watermelon, to pirates or bubbles. Come visit the library today to pick up the WOW summer bookmark and register your child for this program. Space is limited to the first 22 registrants so please don’t delay.

For children in Grades 1-4, we ask you to join us on an Imaginations Quest. Every Wednesday at 1:00 pm, enjoy an hour of adventure and exploration. Learn about bees, or kitchen chemistry, and solar science! Come to the library today to pick up the IQ summer bookmark and register your child for this program. This program is also limited to 22 participants.

For Tweens in Grades 5-7, we are once again hosting our Summer Library Challenge. Starting June 26, come into the library and pick up the challenge book, your gateway to a great summer. The book is full of challenges to provide you with new experiences, to encourage you to bring your creations to life, and to encourage you to enjoy and protect our world. And of course, we hope you will read, read, and read some more! Each challenge you complete will enter you to win one of our fabulous prizes! Sign up for summer events, the Science of Food on July 5, and Tween Trivia Thursday on August 2. Space is limited for these two events.

For the Teens in Grades 8-12, join us for Teen Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, we will post a new challenge in the library. Teens will have a week to complete that challenge and put their name in the draw. There will be two draws this summer, one on July 28 and the other on August 24. Make sure you complete every challenge to increase your chance of winning! We don’t require you to sign up for this summer program.

If you’re between the ages of 8 and 17, swing by teensbookingit.com and register for even more summer fun! You’ll find more opportunities for challenges, activities, and prizes. This program runs from June 25-August 17.

Even if you’re not planning to be here for the whole summer, please join us for some of the other great summer events that we’ll be hosting.

Every Friday from July 6-August 24 at 1:00 we’ll be showing movies at the library for children in grades 1-6. No need to sign up, just show up and enjoy a fun movie, eat some snacks, and escape that summer heat for the afternoon. We’ll be posting the titles on our social media and website so keep your eyes peeled!

Do you have an aspiring young chef in your home? Consider signing them up for Camp You-Can-Cook:Young Chef’s Academy! This event is for children in grades 1-4 and runs from July 17-20. For a fee of $10, your child can enjoy four evening sessions of learning valuable cooking skills and eating their own delicious creations. Space is limited for this event so make sure you sign up in the library.

Back by popular demand, we are hosting two sessions of Minecraft Madness for children ages 8 and up. You can sign up for sessions on July 24 or August 7 or both! Space is limited so watch for those sign up sheets!

Bring your favourite stuffed animal to spend the night at the library for our Stuffie Campout! Join us for the evening on August 1 for some “fireside” stories and snacks and to say goodnight to your stuffie. Don’t forget to wear your favourite pair of camping jammies! The stuffies will sleep the whole night in the library and you can pick them up the next morning on August 2 and enjoy a snack and even more camping activities! Space is limited for this event so please sign up.

Broadcasting live from the St. Louis Zoo on August 9, we are excited to host the RISE network session Grossology. This program is for children in grades 4-7 and guarantees a gross time learning about poop, vomit, and slime and some of the grossest animals in the animal kingdom. It might get a little yucky but it will be a lot of fun.

Here at the library, we love Lego and we know you do too! At the end of the summer, on August 21-23, we’ll have a Lego day camp for children grades 1-4. Your child can expect some fun activities and challenges and the chance to build and express their creativity. Registration is for all three sessions and space is limited.

We hope to see you a lot this summer, and not just for our great programs! Spend some time playing our library games or try your hand at one of our maker kits. They are available for multiple ages and skill levels. And of course, find your summer reading on our shelves. We never stop planning ahead to bring you great programming, so whether you have something you want to learn or something you want to teach, let us know so we can make it happen!

For more information, take a look at our website, 3hillslibrary.com, or follow us on Facebook as the Three Hills Library. It’s a great way to keep up-to-date on everything we’re doing.