Tabletop Gaming Night Tuesday June 27th

Join us for Tabletop Game Night tomorrow, June 27th, at 6:30pm at Valley Public Library.

We’ll have a variety of games–both classic and new–for you to try! Tabletop gaming has surged in popularity in the last decade. This is a great way to spend leisure time with family and friends without attention being dominated by an electronic screen.

For a full list of Summer Reading activities, see: http://libraries.ne.gov/valley/2017/05/30/summer-reading-program-2017/

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“Mrs. Science” at the library on June 20

Come to the library Tuesday, June 20 at 3:00 pm for a fast-paced program of science demonstrations and activities with Mrs. Science!

This free event is designed for elementary school children, but it should be fascinating for all of us. Children under 8 should be accompanied.

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Mobile Beef Lab Fun

Tonight we had Husker Beef Lab (http://huskerbeeflab.unl.edu/) out to Valley Public Library for an informative presentation on cattle and other ruminants. We learned about the science being done on the digestion of different kinds of feed with different kinds of microbes. And we got to put an arm into a steer’s stomach, which both of our librarians on duty did too!

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Husker Mobile Beef Lab Tuesday 6/13

On Tuesday at 6:30pm, the famous cow from UNL is coming to Valley Public Library!

Come to learn about ruminant biology and put your hand inside the stomach of a REAL LIVE COW. All ages welcome. (Under 8 must be accompanied.)

For a full list of Summer Reading activities, see: http://libraries.ne.gov/valley/2017/05/30/summer-reading-program-2017/

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Chocolate Party Success

Tuesday’s chocolate party was a hit! Here are some of the youngins who made colorful chocolates from molds. Join us for the next two months for all sorts of free events:

Summer Reading Program 2017

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Chocolate Party June 6th

Come to the library at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 6th to make chocolates! All ages welcome. (Under 8 must be accompanied.)

We’ll have melted chocolate in a variety of colors, plus candy molds in different shapes.

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Summer Reading Program 2017

We have prize books and a scholarship drawing for youth who read books, programs for all ages, and rewards for children and teens who do hands-on summer projects.

 

Reading Prizes. Children and teens (K-12) who read for 10 hours can take home a book from our prize cart. Avid readers can keep winning books at a maximum of one per week. Come to the library beginning June 5th to pick up reading log sheets and return them to the library when complete.

NEST 529 Scholarship Drawing. All youth who turn in reading logs will be automatically entered into a $529 scholarship drawing that will be put into a new college savings fund. Five prizes will be awarded in this congressional district. (Caregivers may opt their kids out of the drawing.)

 

Events for Everyone. All ages welcome! (Under 8 must be accompanied.)
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm at the library.

    June 6 – Chocolate Party. Make chocolate lollipops!
    June 13 – Husker Mobile Beef Lab. Come put your hand inside the stomach of a real live cow while you learn about the science of ruminants.
    June 20 – Library Quiz Night. How well do you know books and the films and music inspired by them?
    June 27 – Tabletop Games Night. Classic and new games for all ages.
July 4 – No events. Happy 4th!
    July 11 – Scavenger Hunt. All items and challenges can be found within the library.
    July 18 – Movie Night. The new Beauty and the Beast. We’ll stay open late to finish.
    July 25 – Ice Cream Party & Summer Project Judging. Ice cream party courtesy of Friends of the Library.

 

Tinker Time. Hands-on science and engineering tinkering, offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA.
Open to all area elementary school students!
(Under 8 must be accompanied.)
Wednesdays 11am-12pm at Twin Rivers YMCA. 6100 Twin Rivers Circle, Valley.
    June 7 – Magnetism 
    June 14 – Electricity 
June 20 – Special Tuesday at 3pm at the library event. Mrs. Science from Science Reconnect will visit the library and amaze kids with the wonders of science.
June 21 – No Wednesday event this week.
    June 28 – Catapults 
    July 12 – Scribblebots 
    July 19 – Chemistry 
    July 26 – Tower Building 

 

Make-It-Yourself Project. Kids and teens can get creative this summer in their own way! Construct, design, or otherwise create something new. Then come to the library by July 15th to register your project for your age group:

1.    Entering kindergarten through entering 5th grade.
2.    Entering 6th grade through entering 12th grade.

Come to the July 25th ice cream party at the library to show off your project. You will receive a tinker kit of science and engineering knick-knacks. One project judged to be the most distinguished from each of these two groups will also receive an Ozobot robot as a grand prize! A tiny Ozobot can follow lines drawn on paper, or follow instructions you program into it at the OzoBlockly.com website.

A list of suggested projects is available at the library.

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Tuesday AfterSchool May 23

Tomorrow is our LAST after-school program of the school year. In June and July, there will be an open-to-the-public “Tinker Time” program at Twin Rivers YMCA. Watch for announcements here, or come to the library for more information.

This week’s theme will be made-from-scratch-pancakes and giant bubbles, though hopefully not at the same time.

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

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Tuesday AfterSchool May 16

In a change of plans, this week’s afterschool program will combine the visual block programming kids have seen with ‘Minecraft – Hour of Code’ with the library’s Ozobot robots. They’ll be able to give instructions to computer screens AND real world robots.

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

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Tuesday AfterSchool May 9

This week we’ve prepared a reading and activity about Tanograms.

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

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