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Storytime

This week's guest storyteller — John Beranek
The book — Rabbit and the Motorbike

Rabbit isn't sure he'll ever be ready to go on an adventure after Dog is gone. Guest reader John Beranek shares this touching story about grief, acceptance, and bravery in the midst of sadness. Listen to find out if Rabbit be brave enough to get on the motorbike and live his own story. Then ask a friend to share their stories of bravery in the midst of difficulty.
Thanks to Chronicle Kids for permission to share this virtual storytime.

FREE Programs 

These weekly programs are a mix of virtual and in-person guided activities that take place at a specific time. Check out the schedule below for what is happening this week!

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.

AUG 3 | MON | 5:30-6:30 P.M. | LAURA B ANDERSON ELEMENTARY

Siouxland Libraries Bookmobile

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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!
Band: Jerry Scheckle and The Ramblers
AUG 3 | MON | 7:00 P.M. 

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McKennan Park

Kids Create: Color Explosion!!

Nurture your imagination and creativity by trying something new! Get ready to get messy. You'll need squirt guns, paper, tempera paint, and paint brushes. Wear your paint smocks for this one!
AUG 4 | TUES | 1:00 P.M. 

 

Tinker Tots, Theme: Clouds

Explore, create and learn through STEAM activities, songs and stories for children ages 2 to 5. This episode features clouds!
To try-a-long at home, you’ll need :
• 8 cups flour
• 1 cup vegetable oil

Theme: Clouds
AUG 5 | WED | 10 A.M.  

 

Kids Discover: Dragon Hunt

Eureka! Uncover, and discover interesting and exciting things through hands-on exploration. We're taking you on a hunt to discover signs of dragons in your backyard.

Theme: Dragon Hunt
AUG 6 | THURS | 1 P.M.  

 

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!

AUG 6 | THURS | 1-3 PM

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MORNINGSIDE PARK

Create a Cardboard House

Let your child's inner builder explore their creativity. After watching this video kids will be able to design and build a minature home made out of cardboard. Create your own little city and share it with us at #sftimecapsule
AUG 7 | FRI | NOON 

 

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Storytime Theme: City

Encourage a love of reading and develop early learning through stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities.

AUG 8| SAT | 10 A.M.

Tree Identification

Sioux Falls' urban forest is filled with diversity. Join Sioux Falls Forestry for a discussion on the different trees you may find in Sioux Falls and how to identify them.
AUG 8 | SAT | 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.

AUG 9 | SUN | 4 PM

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Boredom Busters

These do-it-yourself weekly activities are designed for you to enjoy at your own pace.

Explore your Neighborhood!

Explore the outdoors! When you find an item on the list, check it off. If you can’t find the item in nature, draw a picture, or read a book about it instead.

Download: Download Search the City


Examine Nature

 

Find something in nature that really interests you. It could be an insect, plant, worm, flower, or any object that you think is neat. Look at it really closely; use a magnifying glass if you have one. Draw what you see and try to label its parts. When you get home, look in a field guide or on the internet for more information about your object.

Download: Examine Nature

Mmmmmm, good! Veggie Dip

Enjoy this week’s story with a yummy rabbit snack!

Download: Download the Recipe