Chapter 3: My Community

Stories from Leaders 

The Dreamer

Printable activities to match this story: Reader's Theater Script

This week's guest storyteller — Denise Tucker

Can pigs fly? Listen along to this delightful story of a young pig who achieves his dreams. A young pig admires the birds he sees above him, aims high to fly along with them, and achieves his goal, with a little help from his friends. Il Sung Na creates a world that is both imaginative and hopeful, where anything is possible.
A special thank you to Chronicle Books for permission to share this virtual storytime.

 

FREE Programs 

Storytime

By age 3, 85% of a child’s brain is developed. Help your child reach that milestone by engaging with them through stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities that support early learning. Dance, sing, and listen together. For children ages 3 to 5.

Theme: Ducks
JUN 15 | MON | 10:00 A.M.  

Bookmobile

The Siouxland Libraries bookmobile remains dedicated to encouraging the love of reading and books in the children of Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County. Stop by and check it out! Place a request for books at a table outside the Bookmobile. Library staff will select them from inside, check them out, and deliver them to you! We encourage all customers to wear face masks and practice physical distancing when visiting.

JUN 15 | MON | 5:30-6:30 P.M. | LAURA B ANDERSON ELEMENTARY

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LAURA B ANDERSON ELEMENTARY

Kids Create

Retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk as you watch your beanstalk grow! Get your supplies ready to make it along with us! You’ll need 1 dry bean, a small plastic cup, 4 cotton balls, a stick, and supplies to decorate your castle. See if you can grow your beanstalk up to the castle! (Not responsible for damage caused by giants.) Download the castle template 

Kids Create Theme: Three Little Pigs 
JUN 16 | TUES | 1:00 P.M. 

Storytime

By age 3, 85% of a child’s brain is developed. Help your child reach that milestone by engaging with them through stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities that support early learning. Dance, sing, and listen together. For children ages 3 to 5.

Theme: Old MacDonald
JUN 17 | WED | 10:00 A.M.  

Bookmobile

The Siouxland Libraries bookmobile remains dedicated to encouraging the love of reading and books in the children of Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County. Stop by and check it out! Place a request for books at a table outside the Bookmobile. Library staff will select them from inside, check them out, and deliver them to you! We encourage all customers to wear face masks and practice physical distancing when visiting.

JUN 17 | WED | 11:30 -12:30 P.M. | HAYWARD ELEMENTARY

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HAYWARD ELEMENTARY

Kids Discover

Eureka! Uncover, discover interesting and exciting things through hands-on exploration. Your confidence will grow as you work with others to learn together.

Kids Discover Theme: Wands
JUN 18 | THU |1 PM 

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Snowball Challenge

Celebrate winter during the heat of summer with this fun activity for the entire family. During this quick minute to win it style activity, families will have the chance to see who is the fastest at scooping snow. The winner can choose what’s for dinner if the family wants to increase the competition level.

JUN 19 | FRI | 12 NOON

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Family Park Fishing

Did you know spending time outdoors reduce stress? Could you use a little stress release? If so, join us Saturdays in June and July to spend your morning fishing at Family Park. Fishing poles and bait supplied on a first–come, first–served basis. No registration required.

JUN 20 | SAT | 10 - 12 NOON

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FAMILY PARK

Father’s Day Cactus Craft

Looking for a unique Father’s Day present? During this video, we will show you how to create a fun cactus craft that never needs watering. Let your child’s creativity run wild making a keepsake for dad.

JUN 20 | SAT | 12 NOON

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#SundayNightBookChat

Head to Facebook on Sunday afternoons for a friendly book chat! Every Sunday we ask a question about your favorite reads, and we invite you to share what you’re reading, and take home a great recommendation from others.

JUN 21 | SUN | 5 PM

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Boredom Busters

Dream Big…Fly High!

What would it take for YOU to fly? Look for a bird and draw a sketch for inspiration. Then write reasons you want to fly, create a supply list to design your own aircraft and finally draw a picture of yourself in flight. 

Download: Dream Big...Fly High

Listening to Nature

Our community is more than the people who surround us; it is also the nature found throughout the city. When you are outside can you hear the chirp of a robin? Or the sound of leaves moving in the wind? Put your listening skills to the test as you complete the Listening to Nature activity.

Download: Listen to Nature

I Spy…My Community!

As you get out and explore our community, there is so much to see! Walk around your neighborhood, go to a park or the Zoo, check out SculptureWalk downtown….what do you see? Play the “I Spy” game and learn about our community while getting some physical activity!

Download: I Spy…My Community