Summer Reading Events At Home
This summer you can still access digital storytimes and other events right from home! Try these YouTube Playlists:
Preschool Storytime Online - Episodes posted every Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more for our online version of preschool storytime. Storytimes consist of stories and follow-along activities designed for preschool-aged children 3 to 5 years old.
Tales for Tots Online - Episodes posted every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Listen to stories, move to music, recite action rhymes, and learn fingerplays with our online Tales for Tots program. This program is made for ages birth to 3 years old and their caregivers.
Creation Studio: Grab-and-Go - Episodes posted every Monday at 8:00 a.m.
Pick up a bag of supplies full of materials to make cool crafts every Monday. Learn how to make each craft project with a quick video we will post online or use the printed instructions inside the bag. You can pick up the current and upcoming weeks’ bags on Mondays next to our curbside pickup location 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Magic with Ms. Christine – Episodes posted every other Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to do some simple magic tricks with Librarian, Ms. Christine. Most of the tricks are done using materials you will likely have around the house.
Lego Club Online: Imagine It, Build It - Challenges posted Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
Check out our Facebook page on Fridays for a Lego challenge from Mr. Andy. He will create his own castle, dragon, ship, or or other fairy tale related object. Then, it will be your turn to create your own. You can ask your caregiver to share your creation by tagging your creation #BettLib.
Imagine Your Story – Stories posted throughout the Summer Reading Program
Submit your own story to the Bettendorf Public Library. We will choose as many stories as we can, animate them, and post them online for other library friends to hear and see! You can submit your own artwork along with your story for us to use as inspiration, or you can leave it for us to create. Submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out Chesskid.com! We have created a team for Bettendorf Public Library.
Members will need to create a ChessKid account and join the team for scheduled online matches. For more information on ChessKid's safety measures, and to see if the site is a fit for your needs, please visit https://www.chesskid.com/legal.
Virtual Programs from Special Performers
Don't forget we still have special performers for this year's summer reading program!
Mr. Andy Makes a Mess: Science for Kids
Watch Mr. Andy and his helpers make a mess while creating slime, playdough, and more! Learn the science behind the mess, and see if you and an adult can recreate the experiment.
Kids Crafts with Ms. Christine
Love to make crafts? You can learn how to do a new craft with School Liaison Librarian, Ms. Christine. Most of the crafts include materials you might already have at home. Unleash your creativity and banish boredom with crafting! This program can be enjoyed by all ages.
Creation Studio: Remote Edition
Learn quick and easy crafts with Librarian, April, that will keep you busy and creating from home. This program is intended for crafters of all ages!