Summer's Last Chapter


This week's guest storyteller — Barb Wigg
The book — Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

Barb Wigg reads a delightful tale about Mr. Magee and his dog, Dee, as they embark on a camping trip. Things get a little too exciting when a bear who loves marshmallows stops to check out their camp site. Barb encourages all listeners to keep on reading this summer. You can do it while camping, or in your backyard. Find a great place and read today!
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!


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.


Siouxland Libraries Bookmobile

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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 10 | MON | 7:00 P.M. 

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McKennan Park

Kids Discover: Tangrams

Eureka! Uncover, and discover interesting and exciting things through hands-on exploration. Make different puzzles using tanagrams. Download a copy or use a ruler, pen or pencil, and scissors to create your own tanagrams.
AUG 11 | TUES | 1:00 P.M. 


Tinker Tots, Theme: Makine Homemade Playdough

Explore, create and learn through STEAM activities, songs and stories for children ages 2 to 5. This episode features homemade playdough! To make your own, you'll need:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
food coloring
and 2 cups boiling water [adult helps with this part].

Theme: Makine Homemade Playdough
AUG 12 | WED | 10 A.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 13 | THURS | 1-3 PM

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Kids Create: Pirate School

Nurture your imagination and creativity by trying something new! Become a swashbuckler one video at a time. Complete Pirate School series available from the Siouxland Libraries' You Tube channel.

Theme: Pirate School
AUG 13 | THURS | 1 P.M.  


A Brief History of Recess

As kids prepare to go back to school, learn the history of classic games like hopscotch, duck duck goose, kickball and more.
AUG 14 | FRI | NOON 


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Free Family Fun Night in the Park

Join us at the park for a fun night with the family! This social safe family fun night will have you laughing, moving, and winning fun prizes. Play games like Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune (with a twist), Deal or No Deal, Plinko, Speed Trivia and more! The dance party starts at 6 p.m. Family Game Show will start at 6:30 p.m. sharp but show up early to reserve your spot.

Things to bring:
Blanket or chairs
The entire family
Your energy
Drinking water

AUG 14 | FRI | 6-8 PM

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Terrace Park

Yoga in the Park

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

AUG 15 | SAT | 8-9 AM

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Find us in the park next to Covell Lake

Yoga in the Park Map

Storytime Theme: August Early Learning Newsletter Songs

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

AUG 15 | SAT | 10 A.M.

School Bus Picture Frame

Make this easy school bus picture frame that is perfect for displaying your childs' first day of school picture.
AUG 15 | SAT | NOON 


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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 16 | 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.

Camping Charades

Camping  Charades

How well can you mime building a fire or eating a hot dog? Find out! Cut out or write down the camping-themed words and put them in a hat. One player chooses a word from the hat and acts it out without using words or sounds. The other players try to guess the word. Take turns acting out the words.

Download: Download the word list

Favorite Summer Memory

Summer Memory

With summer winding down and before school starts is a great time to reflect on all the fun moments. Draw a picture of your favorite summer memory and drop it off at the Imagine Your Story Time Capsule at the Washington Pavilion. Share memories of this summer’s fun with the future.

Download: Draw it here

Build yourself some Marshmallow Towers

Marshmallow Tower

Try creating your own camping scene using marshmallows, pretzels, peanut butter, grapes and more.

Download: Download the Recipe