Greetings from the Children’s Room of the Belmont Library. Please join us for the following events:
Magic Dan Saturday, July 18 2 pm
Join us for this fast-paced magic show that is both educational and a whole lot of fun!
Flight (Enrichment Class) July 20-22 2-4 pm
The Hiller Aviation Museum will teach us about gliders, helicopters and rockets! Ages 7-11. Registration required.
Write Your Favorite Author Tuesday, July 21 4-5 pm
We will provide stationery, U.S. postage, and help you find the address of your favorite author or illustrator!
Paws for Tales Tuesday, July 21 6:30-7:30 pm
Children may improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sign up for a 10 minute time slot and join the fun! Studies show children who are reluctant to read in front of peers are much less anxious with an animal present. Children do not perceive animals to be judgmental and the mere animal presence helps them become more confident readers. Pet Assisted Therapy teams and their handlers are from the Peninsula Humane Society and the SPCA’s Paws for Tales program.
Adam Miller-Children’s Folk Singer Wednesday, July 22 7 pm
Families will have a great time learning about American folklore and folk traditions while singing along.
Rabbits and Poultry (Enrichment Class) July 23-24 2-4 pm
Join 4-H leader Linnaea Kinsley to learn how to care for rabbits and chickens. Ages 6-11. Registration required.
It’s Fun to Share with You! Friday, July 24 9 am (before the library opens!)
Join us for a special storytime and craft designed for preschool readiness. Children ages 3 and 4 and caregivers participate in hands-on activities developed around helping learn social skills and sharing behaviors. Please call to registration for this program.
Poetry Camp (Enrichment Class) July 27-19 2-4 pm
Poetry is for everyone! Come give it a try with Belmont Poet Laureate Tanu Wakefield from California Poets in the Schools. Ages 8-11. Registration required.
Celebrate the Elephant and Piggie Series Wednesday, July 29 4-5 pm
Help us celebrate the popular series, Elephant and Piggie, by Mo Willems. Have your photo taken as Elephant or Piggie (there is a opening for your face in our cardboard cut-out!). Try walking with a nest on your head (to celebrate the book There Is a Bird on Your Head!). Create your own elephant and Piggie story. Learn how to draw Elephant and Piggie. Or, do a maze and try to spot the differences between two pictures.
Jam Making (Enrichment Class) July 30-31 2-4 pm
Join award-winning 4-H jam maker Scott brylow to learn how to make jam from scratch! Ages 10-12. Registration required.
Explore an Insect Discovery Lab Friday, July 31
11:30 am-12:30 pm for ages 5-10
1:00-2:00 pm for ages 9-12
Hold and observe a variety of live insects from around the world. Learn about insect anatomy, adaptations, and defense mechanisms. Registration is required. Please note the different time slots for the different age groups to provide more advances instruction for older children.
Bike-Powered Cooking (Enrichment Class) August 3-4 2-4 pm
The Iron Chef has nothing on Randy Hopewell of the Belmont 4-H Club who will be demonstrating this little-known skill. Ages 8-11. We will start taking sign-ups on July 20.
To register for specify programs above, please call during business hours or register at the service desk.
Youth Services Librarian-Belmont Library