Special Programming July 23rd-28th

There is a musical Play Group on Monday the 23rd. Young children, Birth to preschool, with their families are invited to come at 10:30. This week’s focus will be on rain sticks and leg jingle bells!

Each Tuesday night, the library will be showing a different musical, starting at 5:30. Join us this Tuesday, July 24th, and bring pillows, blankets, snacks, or whatever would make it more fun for you! You can stop in the library to find out which one we will be showing, call, or even just look through our window at our bulletin board.

This Thursday, July 26th, is the celebration of the end of our summer reading program! Friends of the Library are providing an ice cream treat and Karaoke will be available! This is when we will be drawing prizes for the summer reading program. You do not need to be present to win the big prizes (the ukulele and thunder tubes). Come at 6:00 to celebrate!

Just because we’ve had our party, does not mean special programming ends yet! Select Wednesdays and Saturdays have an Open-the-Box program, like an escape room. Call in or come to the library to sign up for an open slot on the 28th. This program is aimed at teenagers, but all are welcome to try. https://sydders-10.wixsite.com/claimyourinheritance

Special Programming July 16th-19th

For Music Monday on July 16th, we will take a look at didgeridoos and make our own pretend ones! Come with your little ones at 10:30 to read books and make music.

Each Tuesday night, the library will be showing a different musical, starting at 5:30. This Tuesday, July 17th, come and enjoy the movie! You can stop in the library to find out which one it is, or even look through our window at the bulletin board.

Wednesday, July 18th, our Open the Box program still has open slots! Call us at 402-359-9924 or stop into the library to sign up. https://sydders-10.wixsite.com/claimyourinheritance

This Thursday, July 19th, toy piano player Dr. Stacey Barelos will be performing at the library at 6:00. She is a composer who likes to experiment with music in fun, interesting ways. Come to witness this unique musical performance, free and open to the public!

Special Programming July 9th-12th

Here’s what we have lined up as far as special programming the week of July 9th-12th at the library:

There is a musical Play Group on Monday the 9th. Young children, Birth to preschool, with their families are invited to come at 10:30. This week’s focus will be on maracas and shakers!

Each Tuesday night, the library will be showing a different musical, starting at 5:30. Join us this Tuesday, July 10th, and bring pillows, blankets, snacks, or whatever would make it more fun for you! You can stop in the library to find out which one we will be showing, or even just look through our window at our bulletin board. This time, it’s an animated movie that’s popular with kids!

Select Wednesdays and Saturdays will have an Open-the-Box program, like an escape room. Call in or come to the library to sign up for an open slot on the 11th. This program is aimed at teenagers, but all are welcome to try. https://sydders-10.wixsite.com/claimyourinheritance

Select Thursdays will hold line dancing nights! All ages are invited this Thursday, July 12th, at 6 p.m. to have fun with dance. We cater the dances to the people that show up; we want everyone to have a good time!

July 2nd-5th Special Programming

Here’s what we have lined up as far as special programming the first week of July (2nd-5th):

For Music Monday on July 2nd, we will make and play with strummies (rubber band instruments). Come with your little ones at 10:30 to read books, sing songs and make music.

Each Tuesday night, the library will be showing a different musical, starting at 5:30. This Tuesday, July 3rd, although a remake of this movie has been made, we will be showing the original. You can stop in the library to find out which one it is, or even look through our window at the bulletin board!

As a reminder, we will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, for Independence Day.

Select Thursdays will hold dance “classes”. All ages are invited this Thursday, July 5th, at 6 p.m. to learn and have fun with dance. We will decide as we go, reviewing dances like “Cupid Shuffle” and “Electric Slide,” having fun with simple party dances, and/or challenging ourselves with new ones like “The Hustle” or “Tush Push.” Come, and bring a friend!

Although there are no Open the Box slots this coming week, you can still sign up ahead of time for the 11th, 18th, or 28th, by stopping in or calling the library at 402-359-9924.

Special Programming the 25th-28th

Here’s what we have lined up as far as special summer programming the week of the 25th at the library:

There is a musical Play Group on Monday the 25th. Young children, Birth to preschool, with their families are invited to come at 10:30. This week’s focus will be on drums!

Each Tuesday night, the library will be showing a different musical, starting at 5:30. Join us this Tuesday, June 26th, and bring pillows, blankets, snacks, or whatever would make it more fun for you! You can stop in the library to find out which one we will be showing, or even just look through our window at our bulletin board.

Select Wednesdays and Saturdays will have an Open-the-Box program, like an escape room. Call in or come to the library to sign up for an open slot on the 27th. This program is aimed at teenagers, but all are welcome to try.

Select Thursdays will hold Karaoke nights! All ages are invited this Thursday, June 28st, at 6 p.m. to sing their songs and cheer others on!

18th-21st

Here’s what we have lined up as far as special programming the week of the 18th at the library:
For Music Monday on June 18th, we will find ways of making music that we can do at home, too. Pots and pans will be a big topic, as well as filing glasses with water. Come for books and music at 10:30!
Each Tuesday night, the library will be showing a different musical, starting at 5:30. This Tuesday, June 19th, a more recent live-action musical will be shown. You can stop in the library to find out which one it is, or even look through our window at the bulletin board!
Select Wednesdays and Saturdays will have an Open-the-Box program, like an escape room. Wednesday, the 20th, still has one time slot available for four people. Call in or come to the library to sign up. This program is aimed at teenagers, but all are welcome to try.
Select Thursdays will hold dance “classes”. All ages are invited this Thursday, June 21st, at 6 p.m. to learn and have fun with dance. “The Twist” and “Hand Jive” have been requested. If we’re up to it, harder dances like “The Hustle” or “Tush Push” can be included. The “Cupid Shuffle” and “Electric Slide” can be reviewed if attendants would like, and we can always throw in “Cha Cha Slide” for fun! Come, and we’ll decide as we go!

Special Programs Next Week (July 11th-16th)

In addition to our regular, year-round programs, our summer schedule allows for more activities!
Monday: A read and play will be held at the library the 11th at 10:30 by the family facilitators from D.C. West. Join us for activities including songs, a read-aloud and the making of an instrument.
Tuesday: AT THE TWIN RIVERS YMCA, The Amazing Arthur will be performing a magic show, starting at 1:00. This event is free and open to the public.
Later, the library will be showing a musical. This musical is starting at 5:00 (a half-hour earlier than usual) because of the long length of the movie.
Thursday: At 6:00, there will be a musical performance at the library of a flute and oboe duet.
Saturday: The first slots of the Open the Box program, “Claim Your Inheritance,” start at 10:30.

Open the Box

A one-of-a-kind Open the Box experience has been designed for Valley Public Library. Its difficulty level is targeted at teenagers, but all are welcome to attempt this program, with recommended group sizes of three or four people. Slots are limited to select Wednesdays and Saturdays (June 16th, 20th, 27th, and July 11th, 18th, 28th), and sign-ups are available at Valley Public Library. You may also call-in to sign up for a slot (402-359-9924).
Go to https://sydders-10.wixsite.com/claimyourinheritance for more information.

June 4th-7th Summer Programming

Hello June and Summer Reading! This summer’s musical theme of Libraries Rock has inspired all sorts of musical activities. Instead of three different posts, here’s what we have lined up as far as special programming this coming week at the library:
For Music Monday on June 4th, our young participants will explore playing with their voice, starting at 10:30. Each Music Monday, families can expect to make instruments, sing songs, and read a book.
Each Tuesday night, the library will be showing a different musical, starting at 5:30. This Tuesday, June 5th, a classic musical that the library owns will be shown. You can stop in the library to ask and find out which one it is.
Select Thursdays will hold dance “classes”. All ages are invited this Thursday, June 7th, at 6 p.m. to learn and have fun with typical party dances like the “Chicken Dance,” the “Hokey Pokey,” and the “Macarena.”

In addition, we have three different summer reading programs available now at the library, aimed at different age groups!
• K-3rd grade students have a “Libraries Rock” themed sheet where they can color a picture for each book they’ve read.
• 4th-8th grade students have a BINGO sheet with different reading-related tasks to complete, like “read under a tree.”
• 9th-12 grade students have a different BINGO sheet with types of books to read in the blanks.
Sheets must be turned in before July 26th to redeem for prizes and be entered into a drawing.