All Ages:

Diggers and Dozers Scavenger Hunt:  All ages. July 3-7, All day. Beep Beep! See if you can locate the diggers, backhoes, and excavators hidden in Youth Services and win a prize!

Fairy Bubble Wands: All ages. Thursday, July 6. Drop in and make a fun craft to take home. All Day while supplies last. No registration.

PomPom Catapult: All Ages. Thursday, July 13.  Drop in and make a fun craft to take home. All Day while supplies last. No registration.

Silly Safaris Shows: All ages. Wednesday, July 19 at Noon and Friday, July 21 at 4 pm. What do you need to survive? Come see your favorite animals up close and learn where they live. Let’s play with our scaly, fury and feathered friends to learn about Animal Homes and Habitats and how animals get what they need in the wild!. Bring the family and a smile for this hour of comedy Silly Safari Fun! Registration for BOTH starts Wednesday, July 5. 

Sun Visor Craft: All Ages. Thursday, July 20.  Drop in and make a fun craft to take home. All Day while supplies last. No registration.

Summer Craft: All Ages Thursday, July 27.  Drop in and make a fun craft to take home. All Day while supplies last. No registration.

Biscuit Visits the Library: All ages. Friday, August 4. 10:00-10:30 am. Read a story with Biscuit, the lovable pup! No registration.

 

 


 Infant/Toddler

Builders and Books: June 1st-July 31st. Valparaiso Library Youth Services and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up together to help a family in need this summer. Donate your gently used or new books to fill a bookcase that will be given to the family upon the completion of their new home! All donations can be brought up to the Youth Services department. 

 


Pre-KindergartenKindergarten

Builders and Books: June 1st-July 31st. Valparaiso Library Youth Services and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up together to help a family in need this summer. Donate your gently used or new books to fill a bookcase that will be given to the family upon the completion of their new home! All donations can be brought up to the Youth Services department. 

 


Kindergarten/Elementary (K-5)

Builders and Books: June 1st-July 31st. Valparaiso Library Youth Services and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up together to help a family in need this summer. Donate your gently used or new books to fill a bookcase that will be given to the family upon the completion of their new home! All donations can be brought up to the Youth Services department. 

Spa Day: Finished Gr. 5 and up. Thursday, July 6th. 3-4 pm. Make your own lip balm and other fun spa activities. Refreshments provided. Registration begins Thursday, June 22.

K-Club: Students who have completed Grades K-1. Fridays: July 7 and 14, 3:00-4:00 pm. Stories, crafts, snacks, And more at this kids club program. Registration begins June 23.

Teen Lego Movie Maker: Finished Gr. 5 and up. Monday, July 10. 6-7:30 pm. Learn how to make a stop motion Lego movie. Registration begins Monday, June 26.

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine: Gr. 3 and up. Tuesdays, July 11 and August 1. 10-11 am. Bring your own sewing machine to this instructional class. Learn how to better use your machine, ask questions, and make some fun projects! Registration begins Tuesday, June 27.

Summer Bingo: Gr. K-5. Wednesday, July 12, 2-2:30 pm. Play BINGO and win books! Registration begins Wednesday, June 28th.

Drawing Workshop with Bill Halliar: Gr. K-5 Thursday, July 20, 2-3 pm. Join local comic illustrator, Bill Halliar as he leads a hands on class in character illustrations. Registration begins Thursday, July 6. 

Dazzling Dot Painting: Gr. K-5. Tuesday, July 18, 3-4 pm. Create a colorful painting with watercolors! Registration begins Wednesday, July 5.

Engineering Challenge: Gr.3 and up. Tuesday, July 26. 6-7:30 pm. Come and have fun building with simple items! Registration begins Tuesday, July 11.

 


Teen

Spa Day: Finished Gr. 5 and up. Thursday, July 6th. 3-4 pm. Make your own lip balm and other fun spa activities. Refreshments provided. Registration begins Thursday, June 22.

Teen Lego Movie Maker: Finished Gr. 5 and up. Monday, July 10. 6-7:30 pm. Learn how to make a stop motion Lego movie. Registration begins Monday, June 26.

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine: Gr. 3 and up. Tuesdays, July 11 and August 1. 10-11 am. Bring your own sewing machine to this instructional class. Learn how to better use your machine, ask questions, and make some fun projects! Registration begins Tuesday, June 27.

Teen Summer Bingo:Gr. 6-12. Wednesday, July 12, 6-7 pm. Play BINGO and win books! Registration begins Wednesday, June 28th.

Drawing Workshop with Bill Halliar: Gr. 6-12. Thursday, July 20, 6-7 pm. Join local comic illustrator, Bill Halliar as he leads a hands on class in character illustrations. Registration begins Thursday, July 6. 

Engineering Challenge: Gr.3 and up. Tuesday, July 26. 6-7:30 pm. Come and have fun building with simple items! Registration begins Tuesday, July 11.

Summer Reading Party: Gr. 6-12. Wednesday, July 26. 6-7:30 pm. For students who have completed summer reading. Fun Games! FREE PIZZA! Register when you complete summer reading. 

Back to School Nerf Night: Ages 10 and up. Friday, August 11. 5:30-8 pm. Battle your friends after the library closes. Must provide your own Nerf toys and ammo and have a signed permission slip to attend. Registration begins Friday, July 28.

 

Builders and Books: June 1st-July 31st. Valparaiso Library Youth Services and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up together to help a family in need this summer. Donate your gently used or new books to fill a bookcase that will be given to the family upon the completion of their new home! All donations can be brought up to the Youth Services department. 

Youth Advisory Council Meetings (Y.A.K.): Wednesdays: July 5, 6-7 pm Looking for a way to be involved at the library? You can help develop new programs for teens and plan displays for the Young Adult area. NO REGISTRATION.

 

 

 


Saturday Matinees                                               saturday-matinee-pic

2-4 pm 

Bring snacks to eat and a blanket sit on!

Can you figure out the titles of these movies?

Dates, Movies and Age group:

 

July 8th: Famous bat guy movie, but in Lego form!

July 22nd: Come see the magic fly as a magical zoologist tells us about rare magical creatures!

What movies would you like to see at the library! Let us know in the comments below! 


Leaning Tower of Peas-a!

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You can contribute to Valparaiso’s own “Leaning Tower of Peas-a” by bringing in a can of peas or other vegetables to Valparaiso Youth Services! Donations will be accepted starting in June. Watch the “can-struction” of the tower in July. At the end of summer, our tower will be donated to the Food Bank.