Programs

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS

Story Time (September – May)

All ages

We offer Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 am to 11:30 am to all ages. Story Time is open to children of all ages and capabilities. We meet for an hour for stories, crafts, and games.

Location: Story Time Room

‘Bots & Books (January – December)

3rd – 12th Grade

Using Lego Education WeDo 2.0 robotics kits, children will be building robots using Lego bricks and learning computer programming as they write code to make their robot complete tasks. Robotics programming opens the door to science and technology careers for children by sparking interest in STEM (science,

technology, engineering, and math) subjects. The library is a natural space for encouraging informal learning.

Location: Story Time Room

Breakout EDU (January – December)

3rd – 12th Grade

Breakout EDU is a unique game currently available at the library for students grades 3rd-12th once a month. We scatter clues/puzzles around the library that you must solve in order to figure out the combinations to all the locks on the Breakout Box within 45 minutes. Once you have removed all the locks you get to keep the prize(s) inside. This is an immersive learning game that covers a wide array of subjects, and it helps develop critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills.

Location: Teens Area

Summer Programs (June – August)

2019 Summer Reading Program - A Universe of Stories! (Click to see entire list of Summer programs)

Please register your children to earn points throughout the Summer for prizes. (No parent accounts please)
Registration will be from June 14th to June 19th. 

Register Your Child Here

Children’s Programs: 1
st – 5th Grade

YA Programs: 6th – 12th Grade

Join us this summer to explore a universe of stories through books, games, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities. 

Location: Story Time Room/Teens Area/Conference Rooms


Lego Lab 

All ages 

Kids, teens, and adults! Be a master builder at the library! The Story Time room will be open to build for ages 5 yrs. & older during this time. Children under the age of 5 yrs. will build on the carpet during this time. (No registration required)

Location: Story Time Room


Art & Audio Books!

3rd- 5th Grade (REGISTRATION WITH LIBRARIAN IS REQUIRED)

Once a month create a lovely piece of take home art that corresponds with the selected Children’s audio book of the month.

Location: Story Time Room

Move Your Noodle

Toddlers - Kinder


Get your body moving this summer! Kids will be given a pair of pool noodles to participate in a 45 minute session of fun exercises (No registration required)

Location: Story Time Room


Finger Knitting Class

8yrs+, teens, adults 

Learn the basics of finger knitting. All sessions will be at a beginner level. Registration is not required. We will provide yarn, but you may bring your own preferred yarn. 

Location: Story Time Room

Make & Take 

1st Grade & Older

Join us in the Story Time room for a make & take hour. This program is for kids going into the 1st grade or older. (No registration required)

Location: Story Time Room

Galaxy Crafts

3rd - 12th Grade

Discover a Universe of Stories @ the Val Verde County Library this summer.

Location: Large Conference Room  

Free Play Fridays!

Infants - Kindergarten

Story Time mixed with sensory play. Stations will be set up for group play areas in the Story Time room. This hour will be dedicated for infants through Kindergarten children. 

Location: Story Time Room

For more information on Children's programming please contact Ms. Benavides
For more information on Young Adult programming please contact Mrs. Vazquez

ADULT PROGRAMS

Whats for Lunch?

September – May 1st,3rd, and 4th Thursday of the month

June – August Every Thursday

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Whats for Lunch? is Val Verde County Library’s program for adult patrons and the public. Enjoy book discussions, presentations by authors, and a variety of other programs.

Location: Large Conference Room

Essentrics Gentle Stretch Class

Wednesdays

Essentrics Gentle Stretch is a slower paced workout aimed at regaining your mobility while slowly building strength and reawakening the power of your muscles. Participants will work out in bare feet to help with stability to ensure even your feet get a workout! This class is ideal for men and women of all ages who are looking for a gentle, slow tempo class. Wear comfortable clothes, grab your yoga mat and water, and join us. 

Location: Large Conference Room

1st Thursday Book Club

Our book club covers a wide variety of literary tastes.  

Upcoming 1st Thursday Book Club selections:

  • May 2019 “Meet Me at the Museum” by Anne Youngson

  • June 2019: “Rust & Stardust” by T. Greenwood (Also available on audiobook)

  • July 2019: “Transcription” by Kate Atkinson

Location: Large Conference Room or Small Conference Room

Fiber Arts

January - May, September - December
 
This class is free to the public for teens and adults. Join us every first and third Saturday of the month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Large Conference Room. You will need to bring the following items to the class: Size 8 knitting needles and Red Heart Super Saver Yarn or a similar weight yarn.


For more information on Adult programming please contact Ms. Galvan