All About Me

Storytime

Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds
Guest storyteller — Reid Holsen

The lion is the king of the jungle, the great white shark is a terror of the sea, and the timber wolf rules the forest. But how do other creatures feel about them? In this hilarious story, three carnivores try to change their eating habits to fit in.

A special thank you to chronicle books for permission to share this virtual storytime.

Download the activities to match this story: Carnivores Activity Book

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: Nighttime
JUN 22 | MON | 10 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 22 | MON | 5:30-6:30 P.M.

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LAURA B ANDERSON ELEMENTARY
East Side of Building

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 or pickup the supplies from your library by scheduling a curbside pickup. 

Kids Create Theme: Jack and the Beanstalk 
JUN 23 | TUES | 1 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: Letter P
JUN 24 | WED | 10 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 24 | WED | 11:30 -12:30 P.M.

Come See Us

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: Slime
JUN 25 | THU | 1 PM 

Moving Paper Fish Craft

Family Park and Terrace Park are two great locations to cast your line and catch a fish. A friendly reminder that anyone ages 16 and over will need a licenses from Game Fish and Parks https://gfp.sd.gov/hunt-fish-license/

If you are unable to join us, tackle this paper fish art project at home with your family.

JUN 26 | FRI | 12 NOON

Bike Maintenance with Erik’s Bike Shop

Sioux Falls is a recreational playground with nearly 30 miles of bike trails and trail spurs. Join Erik’s Bike Shop to learn maintenance tips to keep your bike in top shape as you enjoy the trails around the city.

JUN 27 | SAT | 10 - 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 27 | SAT | 10 - 12 NOON

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FAMILY PARK

Tiny Tot Olympics

It is never too early to start training to be an Olympian. Bring your little Olympians out to participate in a wide variety of fun games and competitions such as egg on a spoon race, baseball throw, running the bases, long jump and others. Kids will receive mock Olympic torches, super stickers after every event, and a yummy treat at the end. Bring the camera to this event as we watch young winners exhibit their athletic ability. So dream big and come get a head start for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Registration required. Registration Closes Thursday, June 25 at 5:00 PM.

JUN 28 | SUN | 1-3 P.M. | Cherry Rock Park

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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 28 | SUN | 5 PM

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Boredom Busters

All About Me

Library - All About Me

Draw your favorite foods, complete word scrambles, and write about a time you shared your feelings with a friend. Then, decide if you’d like to be a wolf, a lion or a shark for the day, and create a custom name tag with your favorite food!

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There's only one you!

Live Well - All About Me

You are the only person who is just like you! How strong are you? What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable? Create your own little story about you, and when you get done filling in some of your favorite foods, there is an easy recipe for you to try (and it will be healthy, too!).

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All About Me

All About Me

Kids grow and change every day.Use the All About Me Activity to start a conversation with your children to see if things such as their favorite color or what they want to be has changed.This can even be used to get to know your neighbors.Share this activity with the people in your neighborhood to find out more about the families living next door.Who knows, you may have more in common than you think!

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Downtown Scavenger Hunt

Many people enjoy Downtown Sioux Falls every day, but how closely do they look at the buildings? Test your knowledge of downtown buildings with this scavenger hunt provided by Sioux Falls Planning and Development Services. Visit the Imagine Your Story website the week of June 29 for the answer key to this activity to see how well you did.

Download: Downtown Scavenger Hunt