Children’s Events

Programs and Events for Children

Story Times

Baby Time

Thursdays at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Story Hour Room

Perfect for babies 0 – 2 years.

Join Ms. Elaine for reading, movement, and hands-on playing as she helps your children develop a love for reading!

Story Hour

Tuesdays 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Story Hour Room

Perfect for ages 3-5 years, but siblings are welcome!

Join Ms. Megan for stories, crafts, and music and movement, as she helps your children develop a love for reading!

Evening Story Hour

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM in the Story Hour Room

Perfect for ages 3-5 years, but siblings are welcome!

Join Ms. Marilyn for stories, crafts, and music and movement, as she helps your children develop a love for reading!

Special Events

Summer Safety Class: Part One

Tuesday, May 21 from 6-7 PM in the Carnegie Library Center.

 

Warmer weather is just around the corner and it will be time to enjoy the great outdoors, but how can we ensure our elementary children are safe? Join Sergeant Kelly Cable of the Shelbyville Police Department at the library as he assists parents and guardians in protecting their children. Cable will talk about general safety for elementary kids.

 

He will discuss topics such as stranger danger, cyber issues, being at home alone, bicycle safety, curfew for city, home alone, gun safety, as well as time for a Q&A session. While kids are welcome to attend this event, the discussion will be geared more towards adults.

 

Click here to register online, or call (502) 633-3803.

Summer Safety Class: Part Two

Saturday, May 25, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center parking lot.

 

May is bicycle safety month! Join the Shelbyville Police Department for a Bicycle Safety rodeo to teach bicycle safety and skills to children for the summer! During this event, children can visit three stations to learn bicycle safety.

  1. The first station will inspect the bicycle’s tires, breaks, and chains to check each are in good condition.
  2. The second station will teach children how to properly wear their helmet and adjust the seat to their proper height.
  3. The final station will discuss rules of bicycle safety.

After visiting each station, the child can participate in a bike rodeo to ensure they are ready to cycle safely over summer break.

 

Please register online soon, or call (502) 633-3803.

Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories

About Summer Reading

How Summer Reading Works

To sign up to participate in the summer reading program, just come by the library during normal hours beginning Saturday, May 25. 

 

Children reading board books to picture books are required to read 15 books. Intermediate readers must read 3 chapter books.
Middle and high school students must read 2 novels.

 

Summer Reading is a national program designed to encourage children of all ages to read throughout summer break. Studies have shown that when children read, it increases vocabulary, curiosity, and memory, creates opportunities to build listening skills, and forms a foundation for scholastic success. One of the goals of the Shelby County Public Library is to inspire life-long learning, and the first step towards that is our summer reading program.

Daycares and Summer Reading

Is your daycare interested in taking part of the summer reading program? If so, contact our Bookmobile librarian, Rebecca, for more information.

 

When your daycare signs up, each class will be given a form to keep track of the books your class reads together, as well as a form let us know how many children are in each class.

 

Once your class has read the specified number of books, turn the forms into Rebecca or our Children’s Department, so we can give the correct amount of books to your class so each child can take one home.

Summer Reading Events

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7, during regular library hours in the Children’s Department. 

 

Find new books for your children, and support the library at the same time!

Mr. Molecule’s Bing Bang Boom! Science Show

Wednesday, June 12 at 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

 

When Mr. Molecule unleashes the power and excitement of science, he creates an explosion of fun and learning that kids can’t resist. This face-paced, upbeat, interactive show is filled with wild and wacky experiments, all based on core science principles and created by Mr. Molecule right before your eyes!

 

Registration is not necessary.

Wave Foundation: Shark Carts

Two shows on Wednesday, June 19: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

 

Sharks are awesome, and tend to get a lot of attention in the media. However, they are often misrepresented and misunderstood – and WAVE Foundation is working to change that by bringing live Coral Cat Sharks and Epaulette Sharks to you! The goal of the mobile Shark Cart program is to educate and engage our community, connecting you with a keystone species in our ocean’s ecosystem.

 

In addition to live sharks, several animal biofacts are used in this presentation including shark jaws, a can of shark fin soup, shark eggs, and more. By then end of this program you will know how you can make a difference in shark conservation!

 

Registration is not necessary.

Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium

Wednesday, June 26 all day from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center. Shows will begin every half hour and will last 25 minutes

 

This visually enriched, educational environment envelopes the audience in imagery that precisely renders our universe and its various components. Whether it be a flight through the Milky Way or a trip to the edges of the known universe, students are captivated with visualizations that bring difficult-to-comprehend concepts to life.

 

Registration is not necessary.

Double Feature Movie Day

Wednesday, July 3, in the Carnegie Library Center

 

10:00 AM: The Lego Movie 2

 

1:00 PM: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

 

Registration is not necessary.

Hooked On Science

Two shows on Wednesday, July 10: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

 

Jason Lindsey, always a fan-favorite, will be performing Extreme STEM – from an amazing fire rocket to gravity-defying water, students explore extreme STEM.

 

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Connections include:

K – Forces and Interactions: Pushes and Pulls
1 – Waves: Light and Sound
2 – Structure and Properties of Matter
3 – Forces and Interactions
4 – Energy
5 – Structure and Properties of Matter
5 – Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System

 

Registration is not necessary.

Dave Cottrell the Magician with Cupcake the Clown

Two shows on Wednesday, July 17: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

 

Dave Cottrell the Magician will visit the Library with Cupcake the clown for a magic show and balloon animals!

 

Registration is not necessary.

Animal Tales

Two shows on Wednesday, July 24: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center

 

Meet exotic animals at the library!

 

Registration is not necessary.

End of Summer Reading Celebration

Friday, August 2 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM on the Library’s Front Lawn

 

Celebrate a summer full of accomplishments! To participate, attendees must have completed the Summer Reading program.

 

Registration is not necessary.

Summer Story Times

Story Hour will work a little differently this summer! Each week, kids will get to meet a prominent member of the community. As always, each guest will employ stories, crafts, music, and movement as they help your child develop a love for reading!

 

Registration is not necessary for any story hour.

Meet Library Director, Pam Federspiel

Thursday, June 6 at 11:00 AM in the Hudson Room

 

Mrs. Pam Federspiel, the library’s director, and will be sharing her love of reading with children.

Meet Shelby County EMS: Cody Money

Thursday, June 13 at 11:00 AM in the Hudson Room

 

This week, Cody Money will read his favorite book to the kids before they get to explore an ambulance!

Meet a Mobile Veterinarian

Thursday, June 20 at 11:00 AM in the Hudson Room

 

Join Ms. Megan for stories, crafts, and music and movement as she helps your children develop a love for reading! This summer, each session will feature a special guest from the community.

 

Find out what a mobile veterinarian does to help animals all over our county!

Meet Shelbyville Fire Station One and Chief Kevin Baker

Thursday, June 27 at 11:00 AM in the Hudson Room

 

Chief Chief Kevin Baker will be at the library to visit the kids and let them explore a real fire truck!

Meet Shelbyville Police Department Sergeant Kelly Cable

Thursday, July 11 at 11:00 AM in the Hudson Room

 

Come meet Sergeant Kelly Cable as he reads to kids and shows them his police car!

To Be Announced

Thursday, July 18 at 11:00 AM in the Hudson Room

 

Stay tuned! We’ll be announcing the special guest for July 18 soon!

To Be Announced

Thursday, July 25 at 11:00 AM in the Hudson Room

 

Stay tuned! We’ll be announcing the special guest for July 25 soon!

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