Children

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Summer Reading Adventure 2021
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June 1-August 31: Our Summer Reading Adventure is here! It's for all ages. Adults, teens, and children can discover great books, enjoy activities and online events, and earn prizes. Sign up today! 

Preschool/Toddler Tuesdays

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Join us online for fun early literacy sessions with a mix of storytimes and musical guests!
 Tuesday, July 20 Zoo Storytime
 Tuesday, July 27 Miss Katie Sings
 Tuesday, Aug. 3 Music with Stacey Peasley
 Tuesday, Aug. 10 Storytime with the Beetlelady
 Tuesday, Aug. 17 Zoo Storytime

Storytimes every Wednesday

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We offer live, interactive storytimes--online! Join us each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for stories, songs and early-learning fun for grown-ups and their little ones. Sign up now!

Summer Puppetry Festival
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Summer Reading season is back, and so is our puppetry festival! Enjoy four live, online sessions to amuse and awaken the imagination of all ages.

Thursday, July 22Rene's Marionettes: Variety in Miniature
Thursday, Aug. 5Puppet Art Theater: Tommy's Space Adventure

Animal Adventures
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This summer, we are taking you on several virtual trips to meet animal educators, and learn about the wonderful creatures in their care!

Thursday, July 29Honolulu Zoo: Islands Expedition
Thursday, Aug. 12Alaska Zoo: Wild Wolverines

Zany Zoe's Magical Discovery (Bilingual)
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Saturday, Aug. 14: Join Zany Zoe live on Zoom as she delivers great energy, funny feats and lots of magical audience interaction. 

Children can enjoy the library at home


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Learn
  • ABC Mouse is the #1 digital learning program for ages 2-8!  To start, check out an account on the web site. Then continue on the web or in the app.
  • Tutor.com lets you get homework help with a live tutor, in the browser or app.
  • TumbleMath has fun K-6 math books in all kinds of categories.
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