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Kids Virtual Programs Early Literacy
Virtual Programs
Children's Department

Join Kids Summer Reading from June 8 - August 8. Log your reading online at this summer to earn badges & prizes including a free book! This program is for kids in grades K-5th. NOTE: The Summer Reading website will not be available until the first day of summer reading, June 8. In addition, track your Reading Bingo progress online too! Summer Reading Bingo sheets are available each week here between June 15-August 8.
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June Programs

Kids & Teen Summer Kick-Off
All ages
Friday, June 12 | 1:00 PM
Kick-off Summer Reading with Culver’s Frozen Custard and take-home “summer kick-off” kits available for kids and teens to take-and-go outside of the library. Kits and frozen custard will be available while supplies last.

Virtual Escape Room: Wizard of Oz Adventure Monday
June 1-Monday, June 15
Join: https://forms.gle/W1DTkA1488SW537N6
Participate in a virtual escape room in the Land of Oz! Your goal is to find clues, solve puz-zles, and travel through the land of Oz in order to find Dorothy!

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Toddler Time
For toddlers 2-3 years old
Mondays, June 15 through August 3
10:30 AM
Join: https://zoom.us/j/97460839253
Meeting ID: 974 6083 9253
Stories, songs, dancing and bubbles for toddlers and their caregivers.

Story Time
For children 3-5 years old, siblings welcome Tuesdays,
June 16 through August 4 | 10:30 AM
Join: https://zoom.us/j/96689919158
Meeting ID: 966-8991-9158
Story time with stories, songs and rhyme.

Read, Play, Grow!
For babies 6-23 months
Thursdays, June 18 through August 6 | 10:30 AM
Join: https://zoom.us/j/98069305192
Meeting ID: 980-6930-5192
A virtual storytime with stories, songs, rhymes and more for babies and their caregivers!

Fractured Fairy Tale Virtual Bedtime Stories
Ages 2-7
Monday, July 6 | 6:00-6:30 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84330082593
Meeting ID: 843-3008-2593
The whole family can tune in to listen to classic fairy tales with a twist - they’re fractured!Fractured fairy tales take stories we all know and change them in hilarious ways!

Jack’s Bean Sprouts
Ages 3-8
Saturday, June 20 | 10:30-11:30 AM
Join: https://zoom.us/j/95426266015
Meeting ID: 954-2626-6015
In this messy virtual program, we will plant a seed together and have a ton of fun all along the way. Visit the library during open hours in the week before the program to pick up a “gardener's kit” including soil, a small plantable pot and some seeds!

Family Fun Night: Unicorn Party
All ages
Thursday, June 18 | 6:00-7:00 PM
Join: https://zoom.us/j/91629182784
Meeting ID: 916-2918-2784
Celebrate Unicorns with books, activities and a craft! Dragon activity kits will be available to pick-up at the library a week prior to the program.

Family Fun Night: Dragon Tales
All ages
Thursday, July 9 | 6:00-7:00 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88121865439
Meeting ID: 881-2186-5439
Celebrate Dragons with books, activities and a craft! Dragon activity kits will be available to pick-up at the library a week prior to the program.
 

Family Fun Night: Mermaid Parade
All ages
Thursday, July 16 | 6:00-7:00 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85841905842
Meeting ID: 858-4190-5842
Celebrate Mermaids with books, activities and a craft! Dragon activity kits will be available to pick-up at the library a week prior to the program.

Music and Movement
For children 2-5 years old, siblings welcome Mondays, June 22 & July 27 | 5:30-6:00 PM
Sing, play, dance and groove during this exploration of music and movement for young learners! Music & Movement will be posted on Facebook at 5:30 pm and will be available to view after that.

STEAM Story Time
For children 3-6 years old, siblings welcome Fridays, June 26 & July 24 | 10:30 AM
Join: https://zoom.us/j/93368387940
Meeting ID: 933-6838-7940
Learn about science, math and art concepts through stories and hands-on experiments in this virtual event. Visit the library’s website for information on how to pickup your STEAM Story Time kit prior to the program.

Kids Teaching Kids: Learn Origami!
Grade 1 & up
Thursday, June 11 | 2:00-2:45 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83606864123
Meeting ID: 836-0686-4123
Learn how to fold origami from one of our awesome Kids Teaching Kids Applicants! Origami paper will be available at the library for curbside pickup the week before the event.

Virtual Mad Science Workshop
All ages
Tuesday, June 16 | 1:30 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84811064730
Meeting ID: 848-1106-4730
Be amazed - by science! Join Mad Science for an interactive and exciting science workshop for all ages! Watch as a Mad Scientist con-ducts experiments and ask questions after!

Library Makers: Hour of Code
Grade 1 & up
Wednesday, June 17 | 4:00-5:00 PM
How to join: https://zoom.us/j/98031370921
Meeting ID: 980 3137 0921
Learn something new at this hands-on library program for school age kids! This month we will be learning how to code using Code.org!

Family Fun Night: Unicorn Party
All ages
Thursday, June 18 | 6:00-7:00 PM
Join: https://zoom.us/j/91629182784
Meeting ID: 916-2918-2784

Celebrate unicorns with books, facts and make our own unicorn masks! Visit the library’s website for information on how to pickup your Unicorn kit prior to the program.

Jack’s Bean Sprouts
Ages 3-8
Saturday, June 20 | 10:30-11:30 AM
How to join: https://zoom.us/j/95426266015
Meeting ID: 954-2626-6015
In this messy virtual program, we will plant a seed together and have a ton of fun all along the way. Visit the library’s website for information on how to pickup your Gardener’s kit prior to the program.!

Magician Jim Lenz
All ages
Tuesday, June 23 | 1:30 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84200066555
Meeting ID: 842-0006-6555
Join us for a virtual magic show from renowned magician Jim Lenz!

Online LEGO Club
Grades K5-5th, parents and siblings welcome
Wednesday, June 24 | 4:00-5:00 PM
How to join: https://zoom.us/j/95395115961
Meeting ID: 953-9511-5961
Meet other LEGO builders, try our challenge and share your creations with others!

4-6 Grade Book Club: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Thursday, June 25 | 4:30-5:30 pm
Join: https://zoom.us/j/96698476568
Meeting ID: 966-9847-6568
Discuss a great book virtually! A free copy of the book will be available for curbside pickup.

1st-3rd Grade Book Club: Dragon Masters: Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West
Thursday, June 25 | 6:00-6:45 PM
How to join: https://zoom.us/j/95415516213
Meeting ID: 954 1551 6213
Discuss a great book virtually! A free copy of the book will be available for curbside pickup.

Schlitz Audubon: Beaks and Talons
All ages
Tuesday, June 30 | 1:30 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87010459265
Meeting ID: 870-1045-9265
Meet the Schlitz Audubon’s Raptors virtually.

Absolute Science Shows
All ages
Posted Mondays, June 22-July 27 | 11:00 AM
View: www.mcfls.org/NorthShoreLibrary
Learn about science in the comfort of your own home! Each week we will be posting a new Ab-solute Science Show on a different topic on our webpage and calendar of events. Visit anytime after the video is posted to watch and learn.


June Programs

Absolute Science Shows
All ages
Posted Mondays, June 22-July 27 | 11:00 AM
View: www.mcfls.org/NorthShoreLibrary
Please see June description.

Fractured Fairy Tale Virtual Bedtime Stories
Ages 2-7
Monday, July 6 | 6:00-6:30 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84330082593
Meeting ID: 843-3008-2593
The whole family can tune in to listen to clas-sic fairy tales with a twist - they’re fractured!

Family Fun Night: Dragon Tales
All ages
Thursday, July 9 | 6:00-7:00 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88121865439
Meeting ID: 881-2186-5439
Read books, create a craft and learn about dragons through history! Visit the library’s website for information on how to pickup your Dragon kit prior to the program.

Bembé Drum & Dance Youth Dance Class
All ages
Tuesday, July 14 | 1:30 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88278655678
Meeting ID: 882-7865-5678
Learn some new moves with Bembé Drum & Dance instructors!

Online LEGO Club
Grades K5-5th, parents and siblings welcome
Wednesday, July 15 | 4:00-5:00 PM
Join: https://zoom.us/j/95395115961
Meeting ID: 953-9511-5961
Meet other Lego builders, try our Lego chal-lenge and share your creations with others!

Family Fun Night: Mermaid Parade
All ages
Thursday, July 16 | 6:00-7:00 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85841905842
Meeting ID: 858-4190-5842
Join us for virtual activities based on one of our fairy tale favorites: Mermaids! We will read books, do crafts and have our own at-home mermaid parade! Visit the library’s website for information on how to pick up a Mermaid Activity Kit.

Hansel & Gretel Gingerbread Houses
Grades 1 & up.
Saturday, July 18 | 10:30-11:30 AM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81919423018
Meeting ID: 819-1942-3018
Join us online to build your candy cabin with us just like in the Hansel & Gretel fairy tale! Visit the library’s website for information on how to pickup your Gingerbread House kit prior to the program.

Homeschool Family Book Club: The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Monday, July 20 |1:00-1:45 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83451346352
Meeting ID: 834 5134 6352
Read the chosen book ahead of time, then discuss with others online!. A free copy of the book will be available for pickup.

Kidsplay Comedy Show
All ages
Tuesday, July 21 | 1:30 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88669522141
Meeting ID: 886-6952-2141
Join us for a virtual comedy show and a Q&A with Kidsplay after!

Virtual Library Makers: Fairy Tale STEAM
Grade 1 & up
Wednesday, July 22 | 4:00-5:00 PM
Join: https://zoom.us/j/98031370921
Meeting ID: 980-3137-0921
We will learn about STEAM concepts using popular Fairy Tales! Visit the library’s website for information on how to pickup your Fairy Tale STEAM kit prior to the program.

4th-6th Grade Book Club: The One and Only Ivan
Thursday, July 23 | 4:30-5:30 pm
Join: https://zoom.us/j/96698476568
Meeting ID: 966-9847-6568
Read the chosen book ahead of time, then discuss with others online! A free copy of the book and will be available for pickup.

1st-3rd Grade Book Club: Meet Yasmin!
Thursday, July 23 | 6:00-6:45 PM
Join: https://zoom.us/j/95415516213
Meeting ID: 954-1551-6213
Read the chosen book ahead of time, then discuss with others online!. A free copy of the book will be available for pickup.

Magician Great Scott
All ages
Tuesday, July 28 | 1:30 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87361544957
Meeting ID: 873-6154-4957
Join us for a live virtual magic show!

Virtual Harry Potter Trivia
All ages
Friday, July 31 | 6:00-6:45 PM
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83456450086
Meeting ID: 834-5645-0086
Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday with a virtual trivia for the whole family!