Programs for School-Age (K-5)

Storytime with Santa

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. *Reservations are required; please call to sign-up for your 15-minute reading time.
Jacksonville: Jan 19; 1-3pm; 910.455.7350 x1414

ART & MORE! (Grades K-5)
Create your own masterpiece with a variety of materials and methods. Dress for a messy time!
Jacksonville: Dec 6 & Feb 7; 5pm
Richlands: Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14; 2 or 4pm

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 required. Please call 910.455.7350 x1414.
Jacksonville: Dec 3, Dec 17, Jan 7 & Feb 4; 4:30pm

FULL STEAM AHEAD (Grades K-5)
Charge Full STEAM Ahead with educational exploration and experimental hands-on fun incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Jacksonville: Dec 21, Jan 18 & Feb 22; 4pm
Richlands: Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21; 2 or 4pm

GIRL TALK (Grades 3+)
Join other girls for a book discussion, craft and snacks. First five girls to register at the Youth Services desk in Jacksonville will receive a free copy of the book!*Registration required. Sponsored by Beyond the Salon of Jacksonville & Jacksonville Friends of the Library
Jacksonville: Dec 13, Jan 10 & Feb 14; 6:30pm

GUYS’ NIGHT OUT (Grades 3+)
Take a night out for snacks & fun with this book club just for guys. First five to register at the Youth Services desk in Jacksonville get a free copy of the book! *Registration required. Sponsored by Jacksonville Friends of the Library
Jacksonville: Jan 22, Feb 26; 6:30pm

PINTEREST JR. (Grades 3-8)
Love Pinterest? Now you can enjoy it at the library! We pick a craft, you make and take it! *Registration required.
Jacksonville: Jan 26; 10am
Sneads Ferry: Dec 1 (Sock Snowman), Feb 9 (Sharpie Coaster); 10am
Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries

BEGINNING READERS (1st Grade)
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. Please call 910.455.7350 x1414.
Jacksonville: Dec 13, Jan 10, Jan 24, Feb 14 & Feb 28; 4:30pm

BOOKANEERS
We give you the genre and you pick the book! Meet new friends, explore new books, discuss and enjoy fun activities.
Bookaneers Jr (Grades 1&2) - Sneads Ferry: Dec 20, Jan 17 & Feb 21; 5:30pm
Bookaneers (Grades 3-5) - Sneads Ferry: Dec 13, Jan 10 & Feb 14; 5:30pm
Bookaneers (Grades K-5) - Swansboro: Dec 18, Jan 15 & Feb 19; 4:30pm

SPARK! A HOME-SCHOOL PROGRAM (Grades 1–5)
A fun-filled program for home-school students in grades 1-5. Themes and activities change each month.
*Registration required. Please call 910.324.5321.
Richlands: Dec 6 & Feb 7; 2pm

Insane Science at Sneads Ferry Branch Library
​Insane Science Program. Sneads Ferry Branch Library, 2018.