Warm weather and sunny days are here. If you are looking for ways to make the most out of your summer, why not check out what’s new at the Stanislaus County Library? There is so much to explore at the Library this June, including virtual programs, a new subscription box for teens, story time kits and more. Information on many of these exciting programs and services can be found below. For a complete list of virtual Library programs taking place this June, visit the online calendar of events.
The Library’s free teen subscription box is available for grades 6-12. Each box will contain a handpicked recommendation based on your preferences, treats, and swag. Return the book and box by their due date but keep the treats and swag. Teens can register starting the beginning of each month for another exciting box, to be picked up at the Stanislaus County Library location of their choosing. Advance registration is required, as supplies are limited.
Registration for July’s Teen Book Box is underway.
The new Read to Me! kits are a fun way to bring Story Time home. Each themed kit contains four to six books, a puppet, a music CD, and a fingerplay booklet. Library staff members have designed this program for parents and caregivers of preschool-aged children, and any adult with a valid Stanislaus County Library card can check out these kits.
For more information, contact the Children’s and Teen Services Department at 209-558-7810, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual trivia nights continue this month, and are held every other Friday evening at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Set sail with your mateys on June 4 to test off your knowledge of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Then, don’t throw away your shot to join us on June 18 for Hamilton trivia. You will need two devices to participate; you will need Zoom to view the questions, and Kahoot! (available as a free app and website) to answer them. Advance registration is required for both events, as space is limited.
Explore circuits and delve into circuitry with Makey Makey on Tuesday, June 15 at 3 p.m. Space is limited, and registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this virtual program. Makey Makeys check out for three weeks to each participant. Once registered, you may pick up your Makey Makey from your local library the week of June 7-14.
Code, play, and learn to use Ozobot robots on Thursday, June 24 at 3 p.m. Space is limited, and registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this virtual program. Ozobot Evo robots checkout for three weeks to each participant. Once registered, you may pick up your Ozobot at your local library the week of June 14-23.
The Makey Makey and Ozobot projects are supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound, but Didgeridoo Down Under is much more than music. This virtual program is interactive, educational, motivational and super fun. You’ll learn about Aussie culture, animals and more, all while moving and grooving to the rhythms of the didgeridoo. This prerecorded show can be enjoyed on the library website June 4 through June 10.
Join Magical Nathaniel for a live virtual magic show on Zoom. You will see original magic from Magical Nathaniel’s acclaimed award-winning show, interactive illusions, close up tricks and brand new marvels created just for the Zoom platform. He combines magic with humor and the result is a fun and high energy show that is great for all ages on Friday, June 18 at 3 p.m. Preregistration is required.
The UCCE Stanislaus County Master Gardeners will lead a virtual class on water-wise tips for the garden and home on Tuesday, June 29 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn where our water comes from, how it is distributed, the impact of climate change on our water supply, and ways we can conserve water usage in our gardens and home during California's latest drought. Advance registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link the morning of the class.
Part storyteller, part comedian, Izzi Tooinsky provides a laugh-out-loud funny and energetic show. Join Izzi as he weaves his way into your imagination with tales that amaze, astonish, and bedazzle people of all ages. This prerecorded show can be enjoyed on the library website from July 2 through July 15.