The Magic in Me

Storytime

This week's guest storyteller — Santa Claus
The book — The Stick by Clay Rice

It's Christmas in July! Santa dropped in from the North Pole to read a story about the power of imagination. Any object can take us on a journey to discover the magic in ourselves. Where will you travel this week?

Thanks to Familius Publishers for permission to share this virtual storytime.

Download the activities to match this story: Imagination Stick

FREE Programs 

Bookmobile

Stop by and check out the Bookmobile! 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 13 | MON | 5:30-6:30 P.M. | LAURA B ANDERSON ELEMENTARY

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LAURA B ANDERSON ELEMENTARY

Mondays at McKennan

Join us under the shade in historic McKennan Park for a free seven week concert series. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and start your week off right with good music and family entertainment!
JULY 13 | MON| 7:00 P.M. 

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McKennan Park

Kids Discover - Rainbow in a Jar

Eureka! Uncover, and discover interesting and exciting things through hands-on exploration. To make your rainbow, you'll need a jar, blue dishsoap, light corn syrup, vegietable oil, and rubbing alcohol.
JULY 14 | TUES | 1:00 P.M. 

Free Play Soccer

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

JUL 14 | TUES | 5:30-8:15 p.m.

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Morningside 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 14 | 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 15 | WED | 10 a.m.

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McKennan Park

Storytime

Engage in stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities that support early learning.

Theme: Imagine Your Story
JULY 15 | WED | 10 A.M.  

Bookmobile

Stop by and check out the Bookmobile! 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 15 | WED | 11:30 -12:30 P.M. | HAYWARD ELEMENTARY

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HAYWARD ELEMENTARY

Yoga at the Levitt

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 15 | 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 16 | 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 16 | THU | 1-3 PM

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Linwood Park

Kids Create

Nurture your imagination and creativity by trying something new! To make a dragon egg, you will need tin foil, air-dry clay and decorations such as sequins, glitter, marbles, and beads.

Kids Discover Theme: Dragon Eggs
JULY 16 | THU |1 PM 

Free Play Soccer

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

JUL 16 | TUES | 5:30-8:15 p.m.

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Kuehn Park and Frank Olson

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 16 | THURS | 7 p.m.

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McKennan Park

Fun with Phases of the Moon

The natural world is full of magic. Watch this video about the phases of the moon and then gather the family outside to see who can identify which phase the moon is in. This is also a great time to stare up at the stars and talk about how your summer is going. Some great parks for looking at the night sky include Kuehn, Prairie Trail, and Great Bear. Snap a picture of your family enjoying the night sky and share it with us at #sftimecapsule.

JUL 17 | FRI | 1 p.m.

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Yoga in the Park Series

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.

JUL 18 | SAT | 8 - 9 a.m.

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Terrace Park

Paint and Pages, Theme: All About Me

Promote literacy through books and fine-motor skills through simple art activities using a variety of mediums. All About Me Handprint Book
Supply List:

  • Construction paper (white and a color of your child’s choice)
  • Pen
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Hole punch

Theme: All About Me
JULY 18 | SAT | 10 A.M.  

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.

JUL 18 | SAT | 10 - 12 NOON

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FAMILY PARK

Magic Tricks at Home

Learn a fun and simple magic trick with local magician Travis Nye. Amaze your friends and family with the magic you have discovered inside of yourself.

JUL 19 | SUN | 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.

JULY 19 | SUN | 4 PM

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Boredom Busters

Treasure Island Map

Grab a pencil and design a treasure map in your backyard by drawing the route to buried treasure. Or take a screen capture of the map and use drawing tools to create the route. Either way, X marks the spot!

Download: Treasure Island Map


Heroes Artwork

Everyone has a hero they look up to. Here is a chance to celebrate heroes by drawing a picture of them. When you’re done, take a picture with your creation and tag us with #sftimecapsule. Who knows your hero might even see your picture!

Download: Favorite Hero 

Imagination Stick

What do you imagine the stick can do? How can it make something better? Listen to Patty (at the end of Santa's storytime) for suggestions. Then write your story and share it with someone.

Download: Imagination Stick