Programs for School-Age (K-5)

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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: Apr 4; 1-3pm

PINKALICIOUS TEA PARTY


Pinkalicious, Purplicious or Goldilicious? Which is your favorite Victoria Kann character? Join us for activities and refreshments as we explore the many Pinkalicious books! Registration is required.
Swansboro: Apr 25; 11am

AMERICAN GIRL TEA (2-5 GRADES)


Join the Girl Scouts of Troop 4298 as they lead the group in all things Maryellen Larkin. Refreshments, actives and crafts are on the agenda for the morning! Registration is required.
Sneads Ferry: May 9; 10-11:30am

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: May 16; 10:30am

K2SMART


Kids in Kindergarten to second grade are welcome to explore SMART concepts in Science, Music, Art, Reading and Technology.
Sneads Ferry: Mar 5 & May 7; 5:30pm

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: Mar 20, Apr 17 & May 15; 4pm
Richlands: Mar 19, Apr 16 & May 21; 4pm

ART & MORE (GRADES K-5)


Create your own masterpiece with a variety of materials and methods. Registration is required.
Jacksonville: Mar 5, Apr 2 & May 7; 5pm
Richlands: Mar 12, Apr 9 & May 14; 4pm

PINTEREST JR.


Love Pinterest? Join us for a fun Pinterest inspired craft! Registration is required.
Jacksonville: Mar 21, Apr 18 & May 9; 10:30am
Sneads Ferry: April 16 (String Art); 5:30pm

EXPLORE ART WITH CHELSIE


Come explore art with Chelsie Edmondson. Different mediums will be explored each session. Registration is required.
Swansboro: Mar 21, Apr 18 & May 16; 11am

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: Mar 2, Mar 16, Apr 6, May 4 & May 18; 4:30pm

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 is required.
Jacksonville: Mar 3, Apr 7 & May 5; 5pm

BOOKANEERS JR. (EASY READERS)


Children will explore books and activities appropriate for their age group. They’ll dive into easy readers and other short books to pique their interest! Registration is required.
Jacksonville: Mar 11, Apr 8 & May 13; 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: Mar 12, Apr 2 & May 14; 5:30pm

GIRL TALK (CHAPTER BOOKS)


Join other girls for a book discussion, craft and snacks. First five to register on Sign Up Genius will receive a free copy of the book! Registration is required. Sponsored by Jacksonville Friends of the Library.
Jacksonville: Mar 17, Apr 21 & May 19; 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 Sign Up Genius get a free copy of the book! Registration is required. Sponsored by Jacksonville Friends of the Library.
Jacksonville: Mar 24, Apr 28 & May 26; 5:30pm

MIDDLE SCHOOL MADNESS BOOK CLUB (5TH-8TH GRADES)


Pick a book of your choice within the provided genre, and we will discuss your reading experience and enjoy snacks.
Richlands: Mar 25 (Historical Fiction), Apr 22 (Digital Library) & May 27 (Olympics); 4pm