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This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5 without an adult. Get ready for school with Miss Emily by practicing the language, listening, and pre-reading skills needed for kindergarten.

Children attend this storytime independently (while their adult remains in the library), giving them an opportunity to practice being in a classroom setting.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Tickets are required for Preschool Storytime

Tickets are free and are available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description.

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

 

Masks are encouraged

Masks are strongly encouraged at all indoor library programs. Masks are available on your way in if you need one. We respect each person’s right to decide what is best for themselves and their family, and we ask everyone to treat their fellow attendees with kindness and respect for the choices they make.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

This monthly event offers individuals with memory loss and their caregiver an opportunity for connection and conversation. Each Café will feature an activity and socialization.  

This event is in the "Elementary" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Grades 3-5 with an adult. This parent and child book group will discuss The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron. Pick up a copy of the book (yours to keep) at the Youth Desk. 

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Elementary" group.

T-Rex Olympics

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Details:

Grades K-5.  Compete with the library's very own T-Rex, Rory, and get excited about the 2024 Summer Olympics!  Bring your future Olympians for the pool noodle throw, the 5 yard dash , and other exciting events!

Disclaimer(s)

This outdoor event takes place on the Annex Lawn

The Library Annex is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

Limited parking is available in the Library Annex lot. Enter from Indian Creek Road, off of Olde Half Day Road. Or park at the back of the main library parking lot and follow the signs to the Library Learning Garden.

Seating provided by the library is limited; please bring a blanket or chairs to ensure your comfort. Also recommended: hat, water bottle, sunscreen or bug spray. Portable restrooms are available.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Event Details:

All ages with an adult. Wrap up Summer Library Club with acrobatics, juggling and magic by Pocket Circus.  This energetic two-people show with a blend of humor, magic, acrobatics, juggling and tango music will have&

Disclaimer(s)

This outdoor event takes place on the Annex Lawn

The Library Annex is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

Limited parking is available in the Library Annex lot. Enter from Indian Creek Road, off of Olde Half Day Road. Or park at the back of the main library parking lot and follow the signs to the Library Learning Garden.

Seating provided by the library is limited; please bring a blanket or chairs to ensure your comfort. Also recommended: hat, water bottle, sunscreen or bug spray. Portable restrooms are available.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Yoga Storytime

10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Ages 3-8. Twist, bend, and stretch in this kid friendly yoga storytime. Miss Sarah combines well-being and early literacy while sharing stories, rhymes and simple poses with you and your child.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Mission Olympics

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:

Complete puzzles and analyze clues to solve the mystery of the missing Olympic torch, and save the summer Olympics.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Details:

Ages 2-7 with an adult.  Join Spark the Firefly and her friends for a summer night in Firefly Grove.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Elementary" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:

Grades 3-5. Use your imagination and some new tools to make a 3D model using CodeBlocks in Tinkercad. Please only register for one time of the time slots.

This event is in the "Elementary" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:

Grades 3-5. Use your imagination and some new tools to make a 3D model using CodeBlocks in Tinkercad. Please only register for one time of the time slots.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Event Details:

Learn to turn the summer’s bounty into delicious jams and tangy pickles and preserve them for the winter.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50

Sunshine Squad

0-6 years with an adult. Help build a better, more compassionate world, starting with your own family! Stories and activities with Miss Kelsey focus on social-emotional development and cultural appreciation.

This program is free and open to all. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by telephone at 224-543-1486, or in person at the library.

Event Details:

Life is full of unexpected incidents, especially when you're a kid. Through books, songs, and a craft, we will explore different self regulation techniques for those grouchy moments.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:

Design your own canvas tote bag or dish towel using fabric paint and fruits and vegetables with art instructor Shari Pontillo of Twisted Fiber Studios. Dress for the outdoors, the program is on the Annex Lawn. 

Disclaimer(s)

This outdoor event takes place on the Annex Lawn

The Library Annex is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

Limited parking is available in the Library Annex lot. Enter from Indian Creek Road, off of Olde Half Day Road. Or park at the back of the main library parking lot and follow the signs to the Library Learning Garden.

Seating provided by the library is limited; please bring a blanket or chairs to ensure your comfort. Also recommended: hat, water bottle, sunscreen or bug spray. Portable restrooms are available.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:

Design your own canvas tote bag or dish towel using fabric paint and fruits and vegetables with art instructor Shari Pontillo of Twisted Fiber Studios. Dress for the outdoors, the program is on the Annex Lawn. 

Disclaimer(s)

This outdoor event takes place on the Annex Lawn

The Library Annex is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

Limited parking is available in the Library Annex lot. Enter from Indian Creek Road, off of Olde Half Day Road. Or park at the back of the main library parking lot and follow the signs to the Library Learning Garden.

Seating provided by the library is limited; please bring a blanket or chairs to ensure your comfort. Also recommended: hat, water bottle, sunscreen or bug spray. Portable restrooms are available.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Art / Craft, Storytime / Early Learning

Little Pages & Play Box

Subscribers: visit the drive-up window beginning today to pick your activity box and books for this month. The books have already been checked out to your library card.

Little Pages & Play Box is a subscription-based service for ages 0-2. A Vernon Area Public Library card is required.

Event Details:

Your August box includes supplies for a craft called "Tugging Box" and 2 board books checked out to your VAPLD card.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5 without an adult. Get ready for school with Miss Emily by practicing the language, listening, and pre-reading skills needed for kindergarten.

Children attend this storytime independently (while their adult remains in the library), giving them an opportunity to practice being in a classroom setting.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Tickets are required for Preschool Storytime

Tickets are free and are available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description.

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

 

Masks are encouraged

Masks are strongly encouraged at all indoor library programs. Masks are available on your way in if you need one. We respect each person’s right to decide what is best for themselves and their family, and we ask everyone to treat their fellow attendees with kindness and respect for the choices they make.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5 without an adult. Get ready for school with Miss Emily by practicing the language, listening, and pre-reading skills needed for kindergarten.

Children attend this storytime independently (while their adult remains in the library), giving them an opportunity to practice being in a classroom setting.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Tickets are required for Preschool Storytime

Tickets are free and are available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description.

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

 

Masks are encouraged

Masks are strongly encouraged at all indoor library programs. Masks are available on your way in if you need one. We respect each person’s right to decide what is best for themselves and their family, and we ask everyone to treat their fellow attendees with kindness and respect for the choices they make.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 173
Event Details:

Find out how to avoid the chaos when you have no estate planning in place.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Event Details:

All ages.  Chicago-based Laura Doherty acoustically rocks your kid’s world with breezy folk-pop tunes from her five Parent’s Choice award-winning albums, which feature her adorable puppet friends Jazzasaurus, Muddy Puddl

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

This outdoor event takes place on the Annex Lawn

The Library Annex is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

Limited parking is available in the Library Annex lot. Enter from Indian Creek Road, off of Olde Half Day Road. Or park at the back of the main library parking lot and follow the signs to the Library Learning Garden.

Seating provided by the library is limited; please bring a blanket or chairs to ensure your comfort. Also recommended: hat, water bottle, sunscreen or bug spray. Portable restrooms are available.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Sun & Fun Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75

Sun & Fun Storytime

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Have some fun and soak up the sun at an outdoor storytime! Enjoy tunes, dancing, rhymes, and read-alouds in the Library Learning Garden.

Takes place outside if weather permits; if there is bad weather, storytime will move indoors to the main Meeting Room.

This program is free and open to all. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by phone at 224-543-1486, or in person at the library.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

This outdoor event takes place on the Annex Lawn

The Library Annex is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

Limited parking is available in the Library Annex lot. Enter from Indian Creek Road, off of Olde Half Day Road. Or park at the back of the main library parking lot and follow the signs to the Library Learning Garden.

Seating provided by the library is limited; please bring a blanket or chairs to ensure your comfort. Also recommended: hat, water bottle, sunscreen or bug spray. Portable restrooms are available.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Games for Grown-ups

12:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Games for Grownups is available in-person or online. Select your format below.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Together 2s & 3s

Ages 2-3 with an adult. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities center around a letter of the day.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop in to this storytime

No advance signup is required. Just claim an entry ticket when you arrive on the day of the program. Tickets are free and available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. 

Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Except for Preschool Storytime, siblings are also welcome. 

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Together 2s & 3s

Ages 2-3 with an adult. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities center around a letter of the day.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop in to this storytime

No advance signup is required. Just claim an entry ticket when you arrive on the day of the program. Tickets are free and available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. 

Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Except for Preschool Storytime, siblings are also welcome. 

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

This event is in the "Elementary" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:

Grades K-2 with an adult. Calling all LEGO fans! Build and program any of the soccer models using the LEGO Education WeDo software in this engaging, hands-on program. 

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.