Programs for School-Age (K-5)

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K2SMART


Kids in Kindergarten to second grade are welcome to explore SMART concepts in Science, Music, Art, Reading and Technology.
Sneads Ferry: Jan 2; 5:30pm

BOOKS & BARKS (GRADES K-8)

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a READ (Reading Education Assistance Dog) trained dog from Love on a Leash. Registration is required.
Jacksonville: Jan 18; 1-3pm
Swansboro: Dec 7;1-3pm

CAREER EXPLORATION

Are your children dreaming about what they want to be when they grow up? Come by the library and let them explore careers and hear from experts in many potential job fields!
Jacksonville: Feb 8; 10:30am

TUTOR TIME (GRADES 1–5)

Tutor Time is a free program designed to give students extra help and practice with math, reading, writing, and more. Registration is required.
Jacksonville: Dec 2 & 16, Jan 6 & 27
Feb 3 & 24; 4:30pm

FULL STEAM (GRADES K-5)

Charge Full STEAM ahead with educational exploration and experimental hands-on fun incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Registration is required.
Jacksonville: Dec 20, Jan 17 & Feb 28; 4pm
Richlands: Dec 19, Jan 16 & Feb 20; 2pm

SPARK! A HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM (GRADES 1-5)

A fun-filled program for homeschool students in grades 1-5. Theme and activities change each month. Registration is required.
Richlands: Dec 5 & Feb 6; 2pm

ART & MORE (GRADES K-5)

Create your own masterpiece with a variety of materials and methods. Dress for a messy time! Registration is required.
Jacksonville: Dec 5, Jan 9 & Feb 6; 5pm
Richlands: Dec 12, Jan 9 & Feb 13; 2 & 4pm

PINTEREST JR.

Do you love Pinterest? Come craft with us! We pick a craft, you make and take it home! Registration is required.
Jacksonville: Dec 21, Jan 18 & Feb 15; 10:30am
Sneads Ferry: Dec 7 (Jolly, Jolly Santa)
Feb 8 (Fabric Heart Tree Wall Art ); 10am

EXPLORE ART WITH CHELSIE

Come explore art with Chelsie Edmondson. Chelsie is a local artist who enjoys working with children in her local community. Different mediums will be explored each session. Registration is required.
Swansboro: Jan 18 & Feb 15; 11am

BEGINNING READERS (GUIDED READERS)

This child-parent book club is designed to help young readers gain confidence as they build reading and comprehension skills! Children will enjoy interactive activities and games.
Registration required.
Jacksonville: Dec 3, Jan 7 & Feb 4; 5 pm

BOOKANEERS JR. (EASY READERS)

Children will explore books and activities appropriate for their age group. They will dive into easy readers and other short books to pique their interest!
Jacksonville: Dec 11, Jan 15 & Feb 12; 5:30pm

BOOKANEERS (3RD-5TH GRADES)

We give you the genre and you pick the book! Meet new friends, explore new books, discuss and enjoy fun activities!
Sneads Ferry: Dec 12, Jan 9 & Feb 13; 5:30pm

GIRL TALK (CHAPTER BOOKS)

Join other girls for a book discussion, craft and snacks. First five to register on SignUp Genius will receive a free copy of the book! Registration required.
Sponsored by Jacksonville Friends of the Library
Jacksonville: Jan 21, Feb 18; 5:30pm

GUY’S NIGHT OUT (CHAPTER BOOKS)

Take a night out for snacks & fun with this book club just for guys. First five to register on SignUp Genius get a free copy of the book! Registration required. Sponsored by Jacksonville Friends of the Library.
Jacksonville: Jan 28, Feb 25; 5:30pm
Insane Science at Sneads Ferry Branch Library
​Insane Science Program. Sneads Ferry Branch Library, 2018.