April Programs

HOMESCHOOL LEGO CLUB - For homeschoolers ages 5 - 11 (grades K - 5th)
*Registration required

Tuesday, April 1  *Registration begins Monday, March 24
1:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Join us for our monthly LEGO Club for homeschoolers! Each month we'll have a new theme, and you can have fun building with bricks provided by the library. Each session will last about an hour.

RAISING A READER - 6 BY 6 LITERACY SKILLS - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Wednesdays, January 29 - April 30 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

  There will be no Raising a Reader on March 12 and March 19.

Ready, set, grow a reader! Bring your young children to our meeting room to help grow their "pre-reading" skills as you interact together with educational toys and books. Come and go as you please. No registration.

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, April 5
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at the Indian Creek Branch

Saturday, April 19
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Children of all ages may drop by the library and read to a cuddly canine between 1:30 and 2:30 on the dates listed above. Come to the Children's Desk upon arrival and check in for a reading time. Reading sessions are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. No advanced registration necessary. For more information, call (913) 971-6874. Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for Life, Inc.

 PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For kindergarten & younger with adult

Monday, April 7
9:30 a.m. at the Main Library

Thursday, April 10
10:15 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Let's dance! Come shake, shimmy, and dance up a storm at our preschool dance party, featuring favorite songs from our children's music collection. No registration, but space is limited. Program will last 25 - 30 minutes.


Monday, April 7
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Monday, April 21
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Come play chess with a worthy opponent at our Family Chess Nights. Boards and equipment will be provided. All ages and playing levels welcome, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No registration.

LEGO CLUB - For K - 5th graders
*Registration required

Wednesday, April 9   *Registration begins Monday, March 31
4:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Tuesday, April 15   *Registration begins Monday, March 31
7:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks? Be a part of our monthly LEGO Club! Each month we'll introduce a different theme, turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome, then let you show off your creation before you leave. (The Wednesday afternoon LEGO Club will offer a small snack; the Tuesday evening LEGO Club will not.)
PARENTS: To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign your child up for
ONLY one LEGO Club meeting per calendar month.

"CRAFTING" OUR 6 BY 6 SKILLS - For ages 3 - 5 with adult
*Registration required

Monday, April 14   *Registration begins Monday, April 7
9:30 a.m. at the Main Library

Love storytimes AND crafts? Let's put them together to practice "6 by 6" pre-reading skills! Children are invited to grab a grown-up and come to the library to hear a few stories and then make a craft based on the stories we heard. Stories and crafts will be specially selected to let kids practice their 6 by 6 skills and to give adults tips for reinforcing these important skills at home. Children will need some help from their adult to complete the craft. Adults may bring more than one child but will need to assist each child they bring. Program will last about 35 - 45 minutes.

 HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM:  GET YOUR "ACT" TOGETHER! - For ages 8 - 11 (grades 3rd - 5th)
*Registration required

Tuesday, April 15   *Registration begins Monday, April 7
1:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

It's acting, without the memorizaton—it's reader's theater! In this program, kids ages 8 to 11 will take part in acting out stories by reading aloud their character's part. After we've had a chance to practice, parents and siblings will be invited in to view our performance. Program will last about 90 minutes.

 LEGO DESIGN CONTEST - For K - 5th graders
*Registration required

Saturday, April 26   *Registraton begins on Monday, April 7
at the Indian Creek Community Church, 12480 S. Black Bob Road
Drop off creation:  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Public viewing & voting:  2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Award ceremony:  4:00 p.m.
Pick up creations by 5:00 p.m.

Love to build with LEGO bricks?  Make something awesome using your own LEGO (or compatible) bricks and enter it into our LEGO Design Contest for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade*.  You could win a Barnes & Noble gift card!  CLICK HERE to read the Contest Rules & FAQs.  Registration starts on April 7.  Space is limited; registration is required.
NOTE:  Contest will be held off-site at the Indian Creek Community Church located at 12480 S. Black Bob Road (near the Indian Creek Branch Library).
*Kids in grades 6 - 12 can enter a separate YA category of the contest.  For more information about the YA category, check with Adult Services beginning on March 17.  (This contest is not sponsored or endorsed by LEGO or Barnes & Noble).