Summer Learning Track: School-Age Summer Fun
You're too old for storytime and too young for teen events...so what can you do at Richland Library this summer? From book clubs to reading to service dogs and all interests in between, Richland Library is the place to be! Join us for programs and events as a part of your Summer Learning Challenge. Use this sample learning track, or come up with your own.
Take a look at this sampling of events happening in June, July, and August for those ages 6-12. Check out Access Magazine for even more fun events and programs.
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! for ages 6-12*Learn about the benefits of bugs in your neighborhood. Then build a bug condo to take home! Please register.3 – 4 p.m., Saturday, May 30 -- BlythewoodWhat Every Girl Should Know Camp for ages 9-12*An adventurous invitation to expressive dance, simple sewing crafts, developing hidden talents, learn proper etiquette and more. Registration recommended.2 – 4 p.m., Monday – Thursday, June 8 – 11 -- SoutheastUpcycled Art with Amanda Ladymon for ages 9-12What do old candy wrappers, discarded string, and that old torn leather jacket have in common? They all can be upcycled to create something new and fabulous! Join Ladybug Art Studios owner Amanda Ladymon and get creative using everyday items. Come and make bookmarks, jewelry, collages, and other various crafts using all recycled materials.3 p.m., Saturday, June 20 -- MainWhat Every Boy Should Know Camp for ages 9-12*Learn correct etiquette, build a race car, sew a button, make a grilled cheese sandwich, and more. Registration recommended.2 – 4 p.m., Monday – Thursday, June 22 – 25 -- SoutheastMad Scientists! for ages 9-12*Hands-on chemistry fun with chemist Wil Butler. Sponsored by Oakwood Products, Inc. Please register.3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 23 -- CooperInstant Acting!Join us as we play fun theatre games and bring stories to life. Beginners are welcome!3 p.m., Friday, June 26 -- EastoverCrafternoons for ages 6-12Learn a new craft skill each week in July!3 – 4 p.m., Wednesdays, July 1 – 22 -- NortheastGood Eats! for ages 6-12*Enjoy games, fun, and delicious snacks with nutrition expert Brooke Brittain! Sponsored by DHEC. Please register.10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 7 -- CooperArt with Ashley for ages 6-8Join the Children’s Room’s Ashley Warthen for an afternoon of creativity and exploration with art and drawing.3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, July 8 & 15 -- MainSTEAM TEAM for ages 9-12*Join us for inventing, building, and creating using Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Math. Please register.3:30 p.m., Thursdays, July 9 – July 30 -- MainAn Afternoon of Stories with Donna Washington for ages 6 and upEnter the fables and folktales of the globe with the captivating voice of nationally-acclaimed storyteller Donna Washington.3 p.m., Thursday, July 16 -- MainLearn Freely FestAn exciting day of learning for the whole family. Choose from more than a dozen fun and informative sessions – make crafts, play games, get active, explore library resources, and pick up some good-to-know life skills.10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, July 18 -- MainGame On: Unplugged for ages 9 and upNo TV, remote or electricity--just games, games and more games.2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23 -- Southeast2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Friday, July 31 -- SoutheastThe Great Egg Drop Experiment for ages 6-12
Can you build a contraption that will keep an egg from breaking as we put them through a variety of crazy tests?
3 p.m., Monday, August 3 -- EastoverThe Sky’s the Limit! for ages 6-9*It’s never too early for children to begin thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. Come join Sylvie Golod, Business and Job Center Career Specialist, as she encourages them to explore and discover the many occupations that can embrace their personal interests. Please register.10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 4 -- BallentineRide the Wind!Enjoy the last windy days of summer by creating wind crafts.3 p.m., Tuesday, August 11 -- St. Andrews
Check out these books and series this summer, or ask staff at any location to recommend other great reads.