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
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.
Thursday, July 7 at 4:30pm in the Story Room
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.
Tuesday, July 5 at 5:30pm in the Story Room
You’ve started your journey with the Bookaneers, now dive deeper with the Aquanauts! Kids ages 9-12 are invited to a book club full of hands-on activities, discussion, and diving into chapter books of all genres, from fantasy to nonfiction.
Mondays at 4:15pm : June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25
Join some special furry friends and volunteers from the Lakeland Animal Shelter. All ages are welcome to interact and play, listen to stories, and read to the animals. Live animals will be present and confined to the Storyroom. This program is sponsored by the Lakeland Animal Shelter.
Fun in the forest: Wednesday, July 6 at 10am
Fly with the birds: Wednesday, July 13 at 10am
I spy with my eyes: Wednesday, July 20 at 10am
Tuesday, June 14 and 28 and July 12 from 4-5pm; Thursday, July 28 from 4-5pm
Are you a fan of Pokemon? Bring your friends for an hour of crafts, cards, and movies in the Community Room. We’ll spend the first half playing and crafting and then watch some classic Pokemon shows for the second half. Kids are welcome to bring their own cards to play or share, but staff cannot supervise trading.
We Explore Artist Julie Paschkis
Tuesday, June 28 at 10 am
Join us for a special storytime introducing author and illustrator Julie Paschkis. We’ll be reading her stories and creating art with paint, paper, and more. This special storytime is designed for kids of all ages and abilities who enjoy creating art and listening to stories.
Family Game Night
Tuesday, June 28, July 12, July 26 at 6-7:45 pm
Monday, July 11, August at 6-7:45 pm
The library will supply a fun variety of board games and card games and materials for Dungeons and Dragons game-playing and you provide the players!
Please note that no staff will be present at this self-directed program.