Junior Scholars (K - 5th Grade)

Whether at home or in the library, you can make your quality time learning time with engaging, on-demand content from Library Academy!

Check out our archive of activities below or sign up for the monthly newsletter to get notified when new content is added! Each month, we start with a great book and include tons of enriching activities (and even more book recommendations) that coincide with current library programs.

Junior Scholars January 2023: Steam & STEAM

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It’s a new year! Let’s get energetic and talk about things that move us forward, like steam and STEAM! What’s the difference? Steam is hot water vapor that is used to create energy; that’s one way we get the electricity we use daily. STEAM is an educational concept that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. STEAM subjects are key to moving forward in education and knowledge, which is why they are featured in many of our programs. Explore the STEAM-based activities and books below and join us for a program this month, you’re sure to find something that will power your interests!

Junior Scholars December 2022: Winter

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Winter is coming...December 21st marks the winter solstice, also known as the shortest day and longest night of the year. It's the astronomical start of winter, which has to do with the position of the Earth in its annual journey around the sun.  If the winter weather isn't great for outside activities, take the opportunity to chill out and spend time indoors doing what makes you happy.  You can get some ideas from the books and activities below, and you can also join us for a program or two!

Junior Scholars October 2022: Fall

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Ahhh, October, when fall is in full swing and we experience the beginning of cooler weather and all the fun things that come with that, like hayrides, bonfires, and football games, to name a few. Then there are the foods, like apples, pumpkins, and warming soups and stews. There are also holidays, such as Diwali (the Hindu Festival of Lights) and Halloween. As you enjoy all that the month has to offer, be sure and add a school-age library program to your plans—click on the link below, and you're sure to find a program you'll "fall" for!

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