Never Have I Ever

Storytime

Book: Leo: A Ghost Story
Author: Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson
Guest storyteller: Jenn Reecy

Never have I ever eaten tea and toast with a ghost! Listen along as Leo spooks the new residents in his home and decides to leave to discover the world. In this warm story, see how he meets Jane and uses invisibility to his advantage to save his friend’s family.

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

Download the activities to match this story: Who’s on your porch today?

 

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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.

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

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LAURA B ANDERSON ELEMENTARY

Kids Create

Nurture your imagination and creativity by trying something new! Create a paper fortune teller that includes things to do or new things to try this summer. Supplies needed: 1 sheet of paper.

Kids Create Theme: Origami Craft
JULY 7 | TUES | 1:00 P.M. 

Free Play Soccer

Dakota Alliance Soccer along with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation are teaming up to offer soccer opportunites in the park. All abilities are welcome to join in the fun. Parents must be present for child to participate.

JUL 7 | TUES | 5:30-8:15 p.m.

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Sherman Park and Terrace Park

Storyland Children's Theater

Come to Storyland Children’s Theatre this July for our 30th season. By using skits familiar and not so familiar, these shows will focus primarily on children’s stories, beliefs, and everyday happenings. They will involve fairy tales, costumes, and dance. 

JUL 7 | TUES | 7 p.m.

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McKennan Park

Storyland Children's Theater

Come to Storyland Children’s Theatre this July for our 30th season. By using skits familiar and not so familiar, these shows will focus primarily on children’s stories, beliefs, and everyday happenings. They will involve fairy tales, costumes, and dance. 

JUL 8 | WED | 10 a.m.

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McKennan Park

Storytime

Explore, create and learn through STEAM activities, songs and stories for children ages 2 to 5. This episode features bubbles! To try-a-long at home, you’ll need a bar of Ivory soap, a microwave, dish soap, straws and string to create today’s tot-friendly activities.

Theme: Tinker Tots: Bubbles
JULY 8 | 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.

JULY 8 | WED | 11:30 -12:30 P.M. | HAYWARD ELEMENTARY

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HAYWARD ELEMENTARY

Free Play Soccer

Dakota Alliance Soccer along with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation are teaming up to offer soccer opportunites in the park. All abilities are welcome to join in the fun. Parents must be present for child to participate.

JUL 9 | THURS | 5:30-8:15 p.m.

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Campus Park and Dan Dugan Park

Yoga at the Levitt w BARRE3

Come celebrate National Parks and Recreation month with yoga at one of our new and exciting sites in town. Join us for a relaxing yoga session where all ages and levels are welcome. Each session will introduce a different yoga partner in town. Door prize drawings held, and participants must be present to win. Weather permitting. No registration required.

JUL 9 | THURS | 6-6:45 p.m.

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Levitt Shell

Storyland Children's Theater

Come to Storyland Children’s Theatre this July for our 30th season. By using skits familiar and not so familiar, these shows will focus primarily on children’s stories, beliefs, and everyday happenings. They will involve fairy tales, costumes, and dance. 

JUL 9 | THURS | 10 a.m.

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McKennan Park

Hydrant Party

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be coming to your neighborhood this summer to bring the fun! Keep cool by enjoying water sprays and games. No registration required. Siouxland Libraries Bookmobile will be on site as well.
The Siouxland Libraries Bookmobile will be there too!

JULY 9 | THU | 1-3 PM

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Bakker Park

Kids Discover

Eureka! Uncover, and discover interesting and exciting things through hands-on exploration. In this episode, we explore moon craters. Supplies needed are a pan, flour, cocoa, and 3 small to medium size balls, different sizes.

Kids Discover Theme: NASA @ My Library
JULY 9 | THU |1 PM 

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Storyland Children's Theater

Come to Storyland Children’s Theatre this July for our 30th season. By using skits familiar and not so familiar, these shows will focus primarily on children’s stories, beliefs, and everyday happenings. They will involve fairy tales, costumes, and dance. 

JUL 9 | THURS | 7 p.m.

Come See Us

McKennan Park

Single Track Trails with Erik's Bike Shop

Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation maintains three single track trails throughout the city. Learn about these trails and how to use them with Trevor from Erik's Bike Shop.

JUL 10 | FRI | 1 p.m.

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Yoga in the Park Series w BARRE3

Come enjoy our beautiful park system and take a deep breath of fresh air with us while gaining flexibility, better posture, and learning stress– relieving moves through yoga! We are excited to partner with local yoga studios to provide an all ages and levels session. Each session hosted by a different instructor. Weekly door prize drawings held, must be present to win. Weather permitting. Please bring your own yoga mat. No registration required. Free. Ages: 14+.

JUL 11 | SAT | 8 - 9 a.m.

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Terrace Park

Storytime

Boost your child’s language development and support early learning through dance! For children ages 2 to 5

Theme: Music & Movement: Egg Shakers
JULY 11 | SAT | 10 A.M.  

9 On the Go Activities for Kids

JULY 11 | SAT | 1 p.m.

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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.

JULY 12 | SUN | 5 PM

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Boredom Busters

Leo – A Ghost Story activities

Leo Activity 

Grab your friends – real and imaginary! – and play pin the tail on the dragon, draw a coat of arms and color bow ties for Leo. Then, talk about what makes a friend. Do friends have to be real? It’s up to you!

Download: Leo – A Ghost Story


Never Have I Ever Questions

Never Have I Ever Activity 

Has your child or their friends met someone famous? Is there anyone in the neighborhood who has swam in the ocean? Find the answers to these questions and more by answering the Never Have I Ever questions with your family and neighborhood.

Download: Never Have I Ever


DIY Popsicles

Popsicle recipe

Have you ever made your own popsicles from scratch? Try this easy creamy popsicle recipe to make your own frozen treat!

Download: DIY Popsicles