Kids

Meet your Youth Education Librarian, Jessica, and discover the wonderful things that your NPR Library can help you do.  Email her at youthlib@nprlibrary.org  or call 727-853-1264.

Check out the Youth Services Facebook page. While social media is part of our everyday lives, Libraries, schools and other youth organizations do take a stand against cyberbullying and fight to #TakeNoBullies; learn more.

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View the 3rd-5th grade 2017-18 Sunshine State books!


Special Events 

 

Summer Library Challenge

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Complete our Summer Library Challenge and earn prizes like books, snacks or an opportunity to help a charitable organization! Challenges are available for kids, teens and adults and will be available during the months of June and July. Build a better world while you discover how to build a better YOU!

 

Kids Movie Mondays, Every Monday in June and July, 11AM

Join us for a fun family film! Popcorn will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own refreshments. Contact Youth Services at 727-853-1267 for specific titles.

 

Summer Crafts, dates and times vary

The library is the place to get creative! Come and get your craft on, all throughout the summer. Recommended for kids ages 5-12 but open to youth of all ages.

Tues, Jun. 6, 1PM,      Wed, Jun. 14, 1PM,      Thurs, Jun. 29, 1PM,     Fri, Jul. 14, 11AM

 

WEDU PBS Reading Circle

Part of our WEDU PBS Phyllis L. Ensign Library Corner award! Enjoy a story and activity about one of your favorite PBS Kids characters.

Fri, Jun. 9, 12PM            Wed, Jul. 12, 6PM

 

Summer Performances

Wonderful shows the entire family can enjoy. Contact Youth Services at 727-853-1267 for more information.

Sat, Jun. 17, 12PM: Pinellas County Reptiles

Fri, Jun. 23, 12PM: Starlite Puppets

Tues, Jun. 27, 1PM: Mad Science (recommended for elementary age)

Fri, Jul. 21, 12PM: Timeless Tales Theatre

Wed, Jul. 26, 12PM: Cesar Domico, Magician

 

 

Intro to 3D Printing

Learn TinkerCAD to make an awesome 3D print! For youth ages 7 and up. Advanced signup is required as space is limited.

Fri, Jun. 16, 11AM

Mon, Jul. 10, 5PM

 

Library Laser Tag

After hours laser tag in the library!  Advanced signup is required as space is limited.

Fri, Jul. 21, 7pm (elementary)

 

 

Recycle It! 

A fun workshop about recycling followed by a take home craft. Presented by Pasco County Recycling. Recommended for elementary age. Wed, Jun. 28, 1PM

 

Gingerbread Beach Houses

You’ve done gingerbread graham cracker houses. Now build a beach house! It’s a summertime twist on a holiday favorite. Advanced signup is required as space is limited. Open to youth and families of all ages.  Sat, Jul. 15, 12PM

 

6th Annual “Chopped” Competition

Our 6th annual Chopped event returns this summer! Your team will cook your way through our mystery basket and try to impress our judges. Recommended for youth ages 8 and up. Signup begins June 1. A week prior to the event, we enter registered teams into a random drawing for a spot in the competition. Those who are selected will be notified. A total of 8 teams will be selected to participate in the competition. Spectators welcome. Thurs, Jul. 20, 5:30PM

 

 


 Ongoing Events

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Build Me a Story

Use LEGOs to create a scene and share your stories!  Recommended for ages 4-12. Last Monday of the month. (No meeting in May due to holiday.) No charge.  

Upcoming Dates: Jun. 26, Jul. 31 and Aug. 28, 5-6:30PM


Board Game 

Game Days

Got skills? Come and test them out at open gaming with Wii and our PS4! Second Thursday of each month, open to youth of all ages.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  (Anyone who wishes to bring their own games must have them approved by Youth Services staff prior to the event and sign a liability waiver.)  No charge.


Upcoming dates: Jun. 8, Jul. 13 and Aug. 10, 4-5:30PM


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Messy Art Club 

Come and get messy with us!  Recommended for ages 5-12, no registration required.  Third Wednesday of the month, each featuring a different messy craft.  No charge.

 Upcoming dates: Jun. 21, Jul. 19 and Aug. 16, 4-5:30PM

 


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Kids Yoga!

Join us for some yoga with your little one. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. No charge. Tuesdays at 11AM


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Dance Party!

Mid-morning music and movement!  Songs to get kids up and moving (and a little silly, too!). No charge.

 Upcoming dates: May 26, Jun. 30 and Jul. 28, 11AM


From Rhymes to Readers

Join us Thursdays at 11am for “Rhymes to Readers”!  From 11:00-11:20am we’ll have rhymes, songs and flannelboard stories for toddlers ages 1 to 3.  This will be followed by longer stories and activities for preschoolers from 11:20-11:40AM.  Ages are only a guideline- if you have a preschooler who loves to sing or a toddler that loves storytime, join us for both sessions!  Summer session of “Rhymes to Readers” returns on June 1. No charge.


Y.O.L.O.

Ever wished the library offered more of a certain type of book or movie?  Have you ever longed for a specific event or program to be hosted here at the library?  Tell us about it!  Join Y.O.L.O. (Youth Offering Library Opinions) and help shape the future of the NPR Public Library.  Y.O.L.O. members will contribute ideas for programs and events, help select new library materials, plan for future fundraising opportunities and make a difference in the community.  You can also earn volunteer hours.  Meetings are once a month.  Open to those going into grades 6 through 12.  Contact Jessica in Youth Services for more information or an application.

 


 



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