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Brain Boosters/Art Starts
1-1:45, Saturday,
September 12
Story Rooms A&B

How can so much fun be good for you!!? Brain Boosters and Art Starts offer families of children ages three, four and five a chance to share a story and enjoy related activities that boost the early literacy skills preschoolers need in order to be ready to read and write when they enter school.

Upcoming Dates: October 3, November 7, December 5

Read to a Pet
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
2nd and last Saturday of the month
August 8 & 29
Children’s Room

This program offers children a relaxing, non-threatening way to improve their reading skills. Visiting pets have been trained and certified as therapy animals by Paws for Love and are mellow and friendly. This is a drop-in program, and sign-ups are not necessary.

Upcoming Dates: September 12 & 26

Creative Kids After-School Adventures
4 - 5 p.m. Thursday
September 17
Story Room A and B

Here’s a new fun-filled opportunity for kids, grades 2 to 5, to explore their creativity and sense of innovation. Each month we’ll offer a different hands-on activity such as a guided art project, craft or even robotics. Sign up online or at the Youth Services Desk. Parents are welcome to drop their kids off for the duration of the program. Space is limited. Register online, at the Youth Services Desk, or by calling 503-588-6088.

Upcoming Dates: October 15, November 19, December 17

Lego Party - Monthly
2-3 p.m.
Saturday, September 19
Story Room B

Kids with their grown-ups are invited on the third Saturday of every month for an hour of unstructured Lego play. Legos are provided. Bring your imaginations! No sign-ups are necessary.

Upcoming Dates:
October 17
November 21
December 19

Star Wars Reads Day
2 p.m. Saturday, October 10
Story Rooms A & B

Join the Youth Services staff and special guest Brad Clark for Star Wars Reads Day, a celebration of literacy combined with Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars.  Dress up like your favorite character and enjoy Star Wars-related games, crafts, and activities!

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