How can you support the youth services department?
If you shop on Amazon, you can contribute to the library by selecting Friends of Matheson Memorial Library Corp and shopping through smile.amazon.com
If you would like to contribute directly, you can shop our wishlists for crafts and supplies and for books.
Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids up through 5th grade can sign up beginning June 1st for our summer reading program. They will get stickers and take home activities each week, passes to events and venues, and a free book.
Teens in middle school and high school can sign up beginning June 1st for our summer reading program. They will get a chance to complete reading bingo cards and spin for a weekly prize as well as get tickets for a chance to win prizes at the end of summer.
Reading Colors Your World
A monthly collection of the best writing and art of Elkhorn students from preschool to middle school. Available to the public in the library each month, located above the early readers.
Who can submit?
– Kids in preschool through middle school.
What can they submit?
– Art, including photographs, and writing, both fiction and nonfiction. All submissions should fit
on an 8×11 sheet of paper and be no more than 10 pages long.
How do you choose what is included?
– Library staff will review submissions for quality, appropriate content, and space.
Don’t forget to proofread, edit, and turn in your best work! We cannot return your submissions, so make sure you submit a photo of your art or a copy of your writing.
Arr mateys, here be a treasure trove of books! If you are in first, second, or third grade you are invited to join Bookaneers; Whether you can read alone or need a little help, this club is for you. Join us for crafts, talking about our favorite books, and picking out exciting new books to read for the next month. Registration for club meetings in June, July, and August will open May 15th.
We are excited to resume in-person programming in summer 2021. There will be a few differences this summer as we work to keep staff and patrons safe.
Registration for all programs is required. Registration for youth programs (except Family Storytime with Ms. Pattie) will open May 15th, registration for summer reading will open June 1st.
All programs will be held in the Community Room or outdoors, in the library garden or at Tasch Park.
Family Storytime with Ms. Pattie will be held in the community room and will last approximately 30 minutes. Storytime activities will be available to take home after storytime and families are encouraged to socialize before and after storytime in the library garden.
Families can register starting on Monday for each week’s sessions in person or by calling 723-2678.
Tuesdays June 8, June 15, June 22, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 at 10am
Tuesdays July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 at 11am
Thursdays June 10, June 17, June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29 at 10am
Special summer programs
These will be held in the Community Room and livestreamed on Facebook.
Colossal Fossils: A whale of a tale
Friday, June 11 at 10am
Join Colossal Fossils to learn about whales, dolphins, and their amazing prehistoric ancestors. You’ll have the opportunity to get up close to some of the biggest bones and fossils you’ve ever seen, including a real orca skull!
Friday, July 23 at 2pm
Get ready to learn about these amazing and important creatures as well as meet some real, live bats. https://incrediblebats.com/