Looking for something for the kids to do this summer? Head on down to the Minerva Public Library where the summer theme is Build a Better World. Read books, complete activities, and get your Reading Passport stamped at the library to earn prizes. Children may join the program by registering at the library anytime from now until Aug. 11.
This summer the library is hosting a Makerspace with STEM and art challenges for children ages 6 and up every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30-4:00 p.m. Students ages 6-11 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required for this program. Just stop in and make something. From July 12-14, visit the Makerspace to create a cardboard car, and then take that car to the library's Drive-In Movie featuring a building block caped-crusader superhero on Tuesday, July 18 at 2 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room.
Lunch with a Librarian meets this summer on Fridays at noon at Minerva Elementary School. Enjoy a free lunch for children ages 1-18 and only $1 for adults. Learn about a different foreign country each week through books and fun activities.
The school lunch program takes a holiday July 3-7, but the library will present Water Wars on July 7, noon at the soccer field near Minerva Elementary School. Come out with friends to cool off and compete in various water-related games. All ages are welcome to attend. No registration is needed for Lunch with a Librarian or Water Wars.
The ever-popular Minecraft Unplugged returns on Tuesday, July 11. Experience the game without the computer by participating in life-sized Minecraft, where youth must use cardboard boxes to build Minecraft creations. Enjoy other activities and crafts while meeting fellow Minecraft fans. The first session is from 12:30-2 p.m. for incoming third through fifth graders. The second session is from 2:30-4:30 p.m. for incoming grades 6-8. Registration is required for this very popular box-building program.
For more information, stop by the Minerva Public Library Youth Services Department or call the library at 330-868-4101. Visit the library online at www.minervalibrary.info and follow the library on Facebook.