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School Age Summer Program Inspos!

The School Age Programs and Services Committee is chock-full of School Age program geniuses. Want some inspiration for next summer? Read on!

Denver Public Library – Amy Seto-Forrester

We’re super excited about our weekly Factologists program. We’re focusing on a different nonfiction theme based around a book each week with different stations for kids to drop in and do. For instance, this Wednesday the theme is Super Sniffers, based around the book of the same name by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Stations will include scent identification (smelling mystery scents in cover dixie cups, things like vanilla, garlic, banana, lavender, etc.), a scent scavenger hunt (kids will be given a scent to track and a clue to follow. At each location they’ll find two clues attached to two scents. They must determine follow their tracking scent to complete the scavenger hunt or they’ll end up at a dead end), scat identification, and scat recreation (with play dough, grass, dry pasta bits, etc.). Other Factologist topics include time, giant squid, pink, optical illusions, mighty maps, volcanoes, and weather.


Kenosha Public Library – Heather Thompson

I’m looking forward to all of it, but I think I’m most excited for the no-cook cooking programs I’m doing for K-5.

Let’s Get Cooking: Banana Pudding – Practice basic cooking skills like measuring, pouring, whisking, and slicing (with a plastic knife!) while we make tasty instant banana pudding.

Let’s Get Cooking: Salsa and Guacamole – Practice basic cooking skills like measuring, mashing, juicing, and slicing (with a plastic knife!) as you invent your own salsa and guacamole.


DC Public Library – Carmen L. Boston

Below is the information about the Science in the Summer program we do with American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This is our sixth year doing the program.

Science in the Summer is a hands-on workshop that introduces children to science as a fun learning experience. This summer, children will explore the science of sports through fun experiments. These events are free, however registration is required. Science in the Summer is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
(Full event listings, dates and times)


Algonquin Area Public Library District – Alexa Newman

Here is the link to our events calendar. We have all kinds of cool tech programs, writers development group, middle school volunteers, drama camp, junior master gardeners and more.

Pokemon Trading Card League: Game Day (Grades 2-8) Bring your 60 best trainer cards, Pokemon, energy cards and get ready to play! You must have attended the training session in order to participate in Game day.


My name is Lisa Nowlain, and I can be contacted at I work at the Nevada County Community Library in California. Our program calendar for summer can be found here. My favorite School-Age Program for the summer is the Robot Artistry program, where we used Spheros to paint a large scale collaborative art piece!

Our kick-off event was with Play-Well Teknologies, where kids created a super build with Legos of our county – both real and imagined.

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