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Monday, 22 July 2013 08:13
Fun with Children's Books - July 22-Aug. 2
robot with have book will travel masthead Join us at 10:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, July 22 to Aug 2, for Monarch Club and Reader Riot at the 30/31 Branch Library! You'll find fun activities and books your children will absolutely love to read. Monarch Club is for grades K-2, and focuses on award-winning picture books. Reader Riot is for grades 1-3, and includes fun beginning reader books. Both are free, and offered at the same time.

Build your child's love of reading with your library!


Learn how to use your tablet!
icon for Android system tablets - green robot If you have a new Android Tablet, and want to learn more about how to use it, join us on Monday, July 22 for Using Your Tablet, 6:30 pm. at the Main Library. You'll gain great tips for new things you can do with it. This session is for users of Android tablets only. Bring your device - it's a hands-on class!
Teen Gaming Night and Teen Craft Night

Teen Gaming Night - 6:00 pm, Tuesday, July 23, Main Library. Snacks and free play with Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, board games. Ages 12 to 18.


Teen Craft Night, Try all sorts of different crafting projects with the materials we have on hand. 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Thursday, July 25, Main Library.


And there's more!


Teen Feature Movie: Tuesday, July 30, 1:00 to 3:30 pm, Main Library. Free movie and popcorn.


Teen Reading Wrap up Party:  6:00 to 7:30 pm,Tuesday, August 6, Main Library. Hear who won Beneath the Surface Summer Reading prizes, enjoy games and snacks, and celebrate one more time!

Teen events are for ages 12 to 18. Bring your bingo card summer reading form and complete a square for attending these programs!

Last Free Family Performance: Thursday, July 25
photo of Babaloo Music and Fun Join us on Thursday, July 25 for the action-packed, high-energy musical antics of Babaloo Music and Fun. Two free shows:
10:00 am, Main Library, 401 19th Street
1:30 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

Best described as a one-man musical comedy act for children of all ages, Babaloo has been wowing children with a raucous, zany brand of entertainment for nearly 20 years.  The interactive shows get kids smiling, laughing and up their feet, featuring singing, stomping, dancing, bucket-beating and bubble-busting fun. And with award-winning songs like "My Toothbrush Fell in the Toilet" and "The Wee Wee Dance," what kid could resist? 
Cool off with Friday Children's Movie
Join us for a great children's movie and popcorn at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 26 in the Main Library Community Room. This fun Disney movie about a grumpy old man, a huge bunch of balloons and his flying house, offers fun for the whole family. Our favorite line? "Squirrel!"
Return your summer reading logs & contest entries
Compass Rose illustration with globe in middle The clock is ticking on our summer reading journey - make sure you return your children's Have Book Will Travel reading logs, and your adult summer reading entries by Friday, July 26! Kids who get at least half-way through the form earn extra tickets to win fun prize baskets. Adult prizes include a Kindle and Kindle Fire HD, and gift cards. Teens get a little longer to earn rewards - until Aug. 2.

Remember, you can't win if you don't bring back your forms, so get reading!
Check out a pass for free summer fun

You can now check out a free family pass for:


The Figge Art Museum - Pass admits four


Niabi Zoo  - Admits two adults /up to 4 children,


The Quad City Botanical Center - Admits 4

Sorry, passes can't be reserved for a specific day. Each pass checks out for seven days, and must be picked up and returned in person at the issuing library branch.

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