CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROGRAMS
UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Do you like keeping company with kings, queens, bishops and knights? Beaver Library has started a chess club that meets at the library on the third Thursday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm. No registration is required, and players of all abilities are welcome. Call 724-775-1132 if you need more information.
PAWS FOR READING
Through this popular program, children grades Pre-K through 5 are invited to practice reading aloud to a Certified Therapy Dog at the Beaver Library. To register, please call the library at 724-775-1132 and ask to speak with the children's librarian.
Our next available times:
5/20 at 10:30am with Doc
6/12 at 6pm with Tucker
6/30 at 10:30 with Sawyer
June 19 - July 20
No registration is required for storytimes.
Mondays @ 10:30am - Baby and Me: Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes during our lapsit program for children ages 0-23 months and their caregiver(s).
Wednesdays @ 10:30am - Toddler Time: Children ages 2-3 and their caregiver(s) are invited to join in for early learning fun. This program follows a classic "Story Time" format featuring 2-3 simple read alouds, rhymes, and songs. A simple craft will follow.
*Note that previously scheduled afternoon toddler times have been canceled due to low attendance.
Thursdays @ 10:30am - Preschool Stations: Join in for library learning fun! Each session features 3 or more stations geared for ages 3-5. Stations include literacy, sensory, and STEAM activities.
July 1st, 10:30-12:30pm
Do you have a furry friend? Do you enjoy embarrassing them with ridiculous costumes? If so, please consider entering our Pet Parade & Costume Contest this July 1st, from 10:30-12:30pm. The pet who wins ‘Best in Show’ will be crowned our Grand Marshall and win a 'Pet Parade 2023' custom tote bag. Other ribbon-winning categories include Biggest Pet, Smallest Pet, Most Creative Costume, Funniest Costume, and Most Unique-Looking Animal.
Even without a pet of your own, there will be plenty to enjoy at the Pet Parade, from snow cones to hot dogs to live music from the Dewey Decimators. An adoptable dog will also be present at the event, as well as the new pet shop ‘Wags on Third.’
Admission includes a snow cone from Big Sno, a pup cup ice cream or hot dog from Bee's Sips, a ‘Pet Parade 2023’ vinyl sticker, a Pet Parade wristband, and a free DVD rental from our library. Tickets are $20 for one person and $60 for a group of 4. $2 from every ticket will be donated to the Beaver County Humane Society.
To enter your pet in the Parade, please fill out our Google Form here: https://forms.gle/9ngQ6jYriJMpFRuA6
You can pay in-person at the library or NOW over the phone! Payment is due at the time of registration.
START YOUR SUMMER 'WRITE'
June 12 - June 16, 1-3pm
Tweens and teens are invited to a writing and publishing workshop taught by award-winning author, Wende Dikec. This event is geared towards students in grades 5-9. Attendance at all five sessions is recommended but not required to participate. To sign up, please fill out the form linked here: https://forms.gle/Z6qMYZsdtw7WAzm86
May 1 - May 31
Gotta catch 'em all! Find all 9 Pokemon hidden in our library for a prize! Simply fill out the worksheet that can be found at the children's librarian's desk, write down or draw all 9, and turn it into the front desk to receive your prize. For kids of all ages. Limited to one prize per patron.
ALL TOGETHER NOW
June 17, 10:30am
Ready for a romp through the swamp? Follow Tom Sieling, acclaimed musical children's performer, as he teaches and sings about animals! All ages are welcome. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/XcXxavUndS3KFvX66
Wednesdays @ 3pm
June 21 - July 26
Play with our 300+ block set! Geared for preschool-aged children but all are welcome. No registration required.
Fridays @ 3:30pm
June 30 - July 28
Get artsy with LEGOs! Play with our LEGO collection and we'll put your masterpieces on display. All ages welcome and no registration is required.
July 7th, 10:30am
Come join the 2023 Honey Princess for a honeybee-themed story time! We'll be reading stories, singing songs, and learning about our fuzzy, buzzing yellow friends. Geared towards kindergarten-aged children. Register online here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6Lk_odlS4leIWugG0-TN_YLrs6lIlMcGXDAkzft7tuCq0zQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
July 12th, 2pm
You've heard of the Olympics...but what about Egglympics? Test your egg-related skills with activities like egg toss, egg stacking, and fling-the-chicken (no real eggs or chickens will be harmed in the process of this competition)! Win medals, honor, and glory as the feathers fly during this egg-ceptional event.
Activities for our younger participants (including a short story and song) start earlier in the program from 2-2:30, whereas our activities geared towards 8 years and older will start at approximately 2:30 (though our 8+ years kiddos can participate in all activities if they wish). Your little chicks can feel free to fly the coup if they don't want to stick around for our older activities and check out our chicken take-and-make. We're not eggs-aggerating when we say that we'll be moving around a lot during this program - check with the front desk to make sure signals aren't scrambled if you arrive late. All participants will receive an egg-themed medal during closing ceremonies.
To register, please sign up using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4_wiV9X8zD5Y9gaOCSllCpAYA7mvoDJUtIqbq4T89Jn2QYQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
July 10th, 2pm
How well do you know our feathered friends? Test your knowledge with our eggs-splosively fun Chick Trivia event! In anticipation of the hatching of our foster chicks here at Beaver Library, we are hosting a trivia game for those ages 10 and older. Feel free to participate as a flock or as an individual. The winner-winnner(s) chicken-dinner(s) will receive a 'Chick Trivia 2023' trophy. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/Quq7nBXY25wyBRbd8
We wish you the best of cluck!
Thursdays @ 2pm from June 22 - August 10
Crafts for all ages every Thursday during the summer from 6/22-8/10. No registration is required. New crafts are offered every week.
INKY'S MYSTERY LIBRARY PUPPET SHOW
Saturday, July 29 at 10:30am
Inky the Cat and Albert the Dog have a mystery to solve! Join the Pittsburgh Puppet Works Theatre for a fun adventure. Registration is requested. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/UNfNBpHpGvFfA1vX6