Library Programs for Kids

Be sure to visit our events calendar for the latest on what programs we have and when they take place:  https://indianlake.sals.edu/calendar/

Our library currently offers programs for children several ways:

Through elementary school visits from the Indian Lake Central School on a monthly basis.

In the summer the library offers 6 to 8 weeks of weekly Summer Reading Programs during the months of July and August.  The theme for 2022 is “Oceans of Possibilities.”  In 2021 we offered 2 different age groups, younger elementary and upper elementary. However families are free to choose whichever group suits their needs best.  Registration will be online and the link will appear on this page in May of 2022.

In March of 2022 the library will begin to offer Super Fun Story Time, a series of early literacy programs for babies, toddlers, and school age kids through 1st grade.  To register your interest, and for more information about this new exciting venture, click here: https://forms.gle/Xgvmwzb9QjCnx5pf6

We offer a monthly Early Literacy Calendar packed with ideas to help families foster a love of learning, language, and books.  Click here to view, print, or download:  https://indianlake.sals.edu/monthly-early-literacy-calendar/

Snocade Story Time is held during the February winter break.  Each story time is different throughout this week, and features a story or two, a craft or science activity, and movement activities. Best to refer to our calendar for times and descriptions: https://indianlake.sals.edu/calendar/

Our “Caldecott Medal Club” is an original, self-paced program where we challenge our young readers to read every award winning picture book that has won this coveted medal for Best Picture Book of the Year, going back to 1938!  Once the list is completed, your child receives a certificate and own Caldecott Medal! Click here for the list, to register, and more information: https://indianlake.sals.edu/the-caldecott-medal-club/?_thumbnail_id=3136

We also promote the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative.  For more information about this resource for parents and caregivers, click here: https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

If your family is not sure of what books to choose, or haven’t the time to come in and browse, please make use of our “Bag o’ Books” service.  Librarians will choose up to 20 books for you based on the preferences you tell us about, and you come pick them up.  Click here for details: https://indianlake.sals.edu/contactless-curbside-service/bag-o-books/