Imagine My Future


This week's guest storyteller — Héctor Curriel
The book — Beauford Peever’s Animal Adventure

Héctor Curriel reads the book he wrote about a young boy who notices his family looks at lot like some of the animals he's been reading about. Listen along as Beauford shares funny stories about his grandfather’s unique characteristics. Does your family remind you of any animals?
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!

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: Audrianna Greyson Schulz (Variety)
AUG 17 | MON | 7:00 P.M. 

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McKennan Park

Kids Create: Paper Marbling

Nurture your imagination and creativity by trying something new! Create your own masterpiece using an art technique called paper marbling. Supplies needed: shaving cream, corn starch, water, food coloring, paper, and a baking tray.
AUG 18 | TUES | 1:00 P.M. 


Tinker Tots, Theme: Guess the STEAM Career

Explore, create and learn through STEAM activities, songs and stories for children ages 2 to 5. This program is featured on the Siouxland Libraries Instagram page. Visit us @siouxlandlib on Instagram.

Theme: Makine Homemade Playdough
AUG 19 | WED | 10 A.M.  


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Kids Discover: NASA @ My Library

Eureka! Uncover, and discover interesting and exciting things through hands-on exploration. What's a comet and how can you make one? You'll need dry ice, dirt, water and household cleanser.

Theme: NASA @ My Library
AUG 20 | 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 20 | THURS | 1-3 PM

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Terrace Park

Magnet Painting

Mix science and art with this craft that is fun for all ages. Paper, Paint, Magnet, and a metal object is all you will need to create one of a kind creations.
AUG 21 | FRI | NOON 


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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 22 | SAT | 8-9 AM

Come See Us
Find us in the park next to Covell Lake

Yoga in the Park Map

Paint & Pages, Theme: Creating a Timeline

Promote literacy through books and fine-motor skills through simple art activities using a variety of mediums. To create a timeline at home, you'll need crayons or markers and paper.

AUG 22 | SAT | 10 A.M.


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 23 | 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.

My Future Self

What do you want to be? What tools do you need to do your job? Gather materials from home, such as paper, magazines, stickers, pencils, markers, or crayons. Create a picture of yourself all grown up!

When I Grow Up

Download:When I grow up activity

When I Grow Up Activity

 When I Grow Up

Imagine all the possibilities of what you could be when you grow up. With this activity you will be able describe what you want to be as well as draw a picture of what you imagine you would look like all grown up.

Download: Write it here

Sudanese Kisra

 Sudanese Kisra

After reading this week’s book, experience South Sudanese culture for yourself with this easy recipe! Kisra is a traditional flatbread that is much like crepes or tortillas.

Download: Download the Recipe