Story Time: Join Miss Sue for Story Time every Wednesday at 10:15 as we listen to stories, make crafts, sing songs and play games!
Please note: We do not meet in August, and we do not meet during the school year if North Tama Schools are closed or have a two-hour delay.
Each Wednesday from 2:45 to 4:45, we are offering a program activity for kids grades 4-12. We will have a different theme each month, so click on the above link to see what this month's activities will be!
Also, Tama County 4-H and ISU Extension will be providing a program for K-5th graders that includes a story, activity/science experiment and craft to go home with you. For more information click the above link.
2022 Summer Reading Program begins June 1!
We are excited for this year’s Summer Reading Program! Our theme this year is Camp Read S’more, and we are starting it off with our first special Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, June 1st. All programs are downstairs in the Kupka Cultural Center at the Traer Library at 10:00. Programs are geared towards children in grades preschool – 6th, but all children and adults are welcome!
June 1: Building a Campfire for S’More Fun!” with Jenny Hulme from the ISU Extension and Outreach. Listen to a story, then Jenny will teach us how to build a campfire (kids will build their own edible "campfire"!) and share some campfire safety tips. You will also make a S'More craft!
June 8: “Close-Up Magic” with Magician Rick Eugene Brammer. Rick Eugene has been performing amazing close-up magic shows in and around the Midwest, Davenport, and the Quad Cities areas since 1995. Prepare to be amazed and entertained!
June 15: “Camping Basics” with Ellen Stoakes and Kathleen Frana. We will sing silly camp songs, listen to a story, and learn about camping safety and etiquette and see some camping supplies. Children will also take home a Camping Buddy!
June 22: ISU Insect Zoo presenting “Bring Those Bugs Inside”. Check out over 100 species of living arthropods, on display in our library! Knowledgeable Insect Zoo staff will talk about the animals on display and help you handle millipedes, beetles, walking sticks and more! Bring in your photos of bugs to be identified or even the bug itself!
Beginning June 1, children can also sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Once registered, they will get to choose a free book, and choose a BINGO card. By completing activities on the card to get a BINGO, their names will be entered into the drawing in August for several fun prizes. The more BINGOs they get over the summer, the more chances they have to win!
Starting on June 14, teens can meet at the library to talk about the books they have been reading. We will meet every other Tuesday at 2:00. There will be snacks!