Youth Programs

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Friday, May 29th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Story Room
Kids age 5 and up join other LEGO enthusiasts and create unique LEGO designs. LEGOs and fun provided. No registration.



Minecraft Mania

Mondays (June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) 4:00-5:30 pm
Kids age 8 to 12 years old are invited to test their Minecraft skills on the Youth Services computers & console games. No registration.

Kevin Horner – Comedian, Magician, Ventriloquist

Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 pm & Friday, June 12th at 10:30 am
Families with kids age 3 and up won’t want to miss this energetic and fun performance by stand-up comedian, magician and ventriloquist, Kevin Horner. Meet Sheldon, the turtle who wants to be a hero, Claude-zilla, the singing, space-alien dragon and Twinkie, the magical rabbit. No registration.

Magic Tree House Book Club

Monday, June 15th at 7:00 pm & Thursday, June 18th at 10:30 am
Kids age 6 to 9 years old who love the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne can explore fascinating topics with fun activities and a craft based on the book Twister on Tuesday. Please register for one session each month by calling 278-3945.

Blank Park Zoo – Every Animal Has a Story

Tuesday, June 16th at 10:30 am
Zookeepers think of the animals they take care of as everyday heroes. Zoo animals teach about their wild counterparts and raise awareness for their species and their habitat. The program, “Every Animal has a Story” will introduce the audience to some of the zoo’s rehabilitated animals and tell the story of how they became animal ambassadors. No registration.

Rockin’ Rob – Interactive Musician

Friday, June 19th at 10:30 am
Promoting FUN and education, through music and movement – this interactive AND educational music show is built just for kids! No registration.

David Casas – Award Winning Magician

Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 pm & Friday, June 26th at 10:30 am
Be prepared to be awed and delighted by the exceptional magic skills of David Casas. Families with kids age 3 and up will be delighted by David’s quick wit, clever patter and the razzle-dazzle of his sleight of hand. No reg.


Friday, June 26th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Story Room
Kids age 5 and up join other LEGO enthusiasts and create unique LEGO designs. LEGOs and fun provided. No registration.




Thursday, June 11th at 10:00 am in Meeting Room A
Kids age 12-18 can go on a high-tech scavenger hunt with a Polk County Conservation naturalist. Learn the basics of using a GPS and try finding several geocaches hidden on the grounds of the library. Please call 278-3945 by Tuesday, June 9 to register.

Letterpress Workshop

Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00 pm in Meeting Room
Kids age 12-18 are invited to explore traditional printing using a real printing press. Designers from the Red Door Press will help teens create their own superhero-themed paper crafts using letterpress techniques. Please call 278-3945 by Monday, June 15 to register.

Teen Knitting

Tuesday, June 23rd at 5:30 pm in the ICN Classroom
Teen knitters age 13-18 of all skill levels (even beginners!) are welcome to join the fun. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided. Please call 278-3945 to register.

Anime Club

Tuesday, June 30th at 6:00 pm in the Conference Room
Kids age 12-14, you are invited to come watch a variety of anime, talk about manga, create art projects and enjoy some Japanese snacks. No registration.