Try these fun activity guides put together by our library team. For even more fun watch the videos that explain these guides on our Facebook page!
Experiments! Demos! Disasters?
- APL's Foolproof Slime Recipe - View Facebook video here!
- Film Canister Rockets - View Facebook video here!
- Glow in the Dark - View Facebook video here!
- Disney Vacation Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Camp Half Blood Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Happy Birthday Harry! Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Pokemon Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Shark Week Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Wonderland Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Wonder Woman Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Creating Characters - View Facebook video here!
- Family Tree and Memory Quilt Booklet - View Facebook video here!
- Mythical Creatures - View Facebook video here!
- Optical Illusions, Thaumatropes, and Tangrams - View Facebook video here!
- Secret Codes and Invisible Ink
- Time Capsule Tales - View Facebook video here!
- Water you doing? - View Facebook video here!
- Airplane & Helicopter Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Animal Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Bridges Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Charades Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Fall Creatures Activity Guide
- Firework and Flower Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Football Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- July 4 and Ocean Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Marble Maze Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Roll, Build, Create Challenge - View Facebook video here!
- Summer Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Superhero Mosaic Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Tractor, Wagon and Apple Tree Activity Guide
- Vehicles Building Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
- Wind Power Activity Guide - View Facebook video here!
Live Zoom Programming
- May the 4th Be With You: Stars Wars Day - View Facebook video here!
- The Art of Henna & Henna Practice Designs - View Facebook video here!
- Bleach Tie Dye - View Facebook video here!
- Cross Stitch Bookmark
- Handsewn Facemasks - View Facebook video here!
- Pancake Art
- Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub - View Facebook video here!
Teen Microwave Mug Mondays
- Cookies & Cream Cake - View Facebook video here!
- Egg Scramble - View Facebook video here!
- Mac & Cheese - View Facebook video here!
- Pizza in a Mug Recipe - View Facebook video here!
- Anytime Waffles - View Facebook video here!
- Crispy Chickpeas - View Facebook video here!
- PB&J Breakfast Bars - View Facebook video here!
- Pumpkin Smoothie - View Facebook video here!
Enjoy these reading lists curated by our library team.
Titles Found in Children's Collections
- Books on Social Justice
- A list of books that you can read with your children and discuss current events surrounding social justice.
- Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
- Learn all about bugs and what role they play in our world.
- Crazy Kitten Characters
- Celebrate National Kitten Day with some of the craziest kittens around!
- Mixed Up Fairy Tales
- A list of picture books that feature classic fairy tales with a twist!
- Rainbow Reads for Middle Grades
- Every single reader deserves a book where they can see a reflection of themselves, regardless of race, sexuality, creed and many other factors.
- Shark Week
- Do you love Shark Week? Then you need to check out this list.
- So you want to learn magic?
- Didn’t receive your Hogwarts letter? Maybe you will get into one of these Schools of Magic!
- Start your summer fun with a book!
- Each of these books feature kids who faced a boring summer...check them out to see what makes their summer an adventure!
- Teddy Bear Day
- On September 9th, National Teddy Bear Day honors the history of one of childhood's favorite toys.
- Women Won the Vote
- Women gained the right to vote in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment. On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised this right for the first time.
- Yucky, Gross, and Disgusting
- Does the gross, disgusting, and vile fascinate you? Then this is the book list for you!
Titles Found in Young Adult Collection
- Books on Social Justice
- A list of books that you and your teens can both read and discuss about Social Justice.
- An Election Year
- In an Election Year anything can happen…..some of the issues that can come up are voter rights, civil rights, rallies, marches, scandals, women’s rights, romance, murder, and so much more!
- Famous Kitten Characters
- Get to know these famous kitten characters: Mogget, Church, Chairman Meow, Salem, Sebastian, Solembum, and Mrs. Norris in the popular teen books. Which one is your favorite?
- Magical Reads
- Have you finished the Harry Potter series and want something to fill that hole in your life? Then try one of these magical reads.
Titles Found in Adult Collections
- Take a listen to some award-winning audiobooks during Audiobook Appreciation Month this June!
- Autumnal Equinox
- September 22 is the autumnal (fall) equinox, the astronomical change from summer to fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Cozy up with one these books about the start of harvest time and its associated celebrations; cool evenings and warm gatherings; and apple picking and pumpkin spice!
- Banned Books
- “The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and voluntary reports sent to OIF from communities across the U.S.” --American Library Association
- Book Lover's Day
- Observe Book Lover’s Day by taking a look at some of our new releases you may have missed!
- Books on Social Justice
- A list of non-fiction and fiction books that you can read and discuss about current events surrounding social justice.
- April showers brought May flowers – why not try your hand at adding some tomatoes and cucumbers! We have books for both beginners just starting out and experienced gardeners who may want to try something new.
- Grilling season is upon us! Take your grilling game up a notch with these recommended reads. From burgers to sauces and fish to marinades, you’ll be sure to find a new favorite grilling recipe!
- Happy Birthday Harry Potter!
- Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Celebrate by taking a magical journey in one of these books.
- Hemingway Days
- Celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway with these recommended reads.
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept 21. Learn more about the largest and fast-growing minority group in America.
- Hobbit Day
- In honor of Hobbit Day embark on a new and amazing journey with this selection of fantasy books.
- H.P. Lovecraft
- H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday is this month. Explore the dark fantasy and horror of this selection of Lovecraft and Lovecraftian stories.
- Imagine Your Story
- Summer Reading 2020 here! Imagine Your Story, enjoy the start of a new series!
- Imagine Your Story - Retellings
- Enjoy new retellings of classic tales.
- Celebrate freedom and Juneteenth with these books that showcase this day in history and African-American authors.
- Men's Health
- June is Men’s health month, and here are a few suggested books to help you work toward a happier and healthier life.
- Celebrate Mystery Month this May with this list of mysteries and thrillers!
- Myths & Legends
- Myths and Legends permeate many aspects of the world’s diverse cultures. These selections are merely a small taste of what you may find.
- National Anti-Boredom Month
- Stave off the boredom and laugh it up with these humorous books.
- National Cookbook Month
- Everyone eats, and whether we are vegan, omnivore, or anything in between, the question of what’s for dinner (or breakfast, or lunch) has been asked. If you’re looking for a new way of eating or just a new way to cook chicken, let one of these cookbooks whet your appetite.
- National Kitten Day
- July 10 is National Kitten Day. Enjoy this list of books that feature kittens being welcomed to your home, starring in mysteries, or just being cute.
- National Moon Day
- In celebration of the anniversary of the first manned moon landing explore these recommended reads.
- National Relaxation Day
- Be sure to take some time for relaxation. These books, DVDs, and music selections may help you along the way.
- Navigating Education
- Has your experience with virtual learning caused you to seek alternatives to public education? Do you want to know how to survive virtual learning? Check out these books!
- Paperback Book Day
- July 30 is National Paperback Book Day. Read or listen to one of these notable books that were published in paperback.
- Pride Month
- Every single reader deserves a book where they can see a reflection of themselves, regardless of race, sexuality, creed and many other factors
- Read a Romance
- Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to celebrate love – August is Read a Romance Month. Discover a new author with one of our new releases!
- Spider-Man Day
- In honor of Spider-Man Day get caught in the web of these noteworthy collected editions (and a couple of novels)
- Spooky Reads
- Take a look or a listen at one of these spooky reads this Halloween season!
- Sports Books
- Get your sports fix with this recommended list of books and movies!
- Suffrage and Women's Equality
- We observe the anniversary of women’s suffrage and equality in August. One hundred years ago was the first national election in which women could vote. See what it took to get there, and how women continued to make strides in the next hundred years in the fight for equal rights.
- Video Game Day
- Your library has many video games available for checkout. Check the online catalog or call us to place a hold, or stop in through the week during lobby hours. When you are ready for a break from gaming, here are some suggested books for National Video Game Day.
- Wonder Women
- September is Library Card Sign up Month, so sign up so you can check out these Wonder Women!