Children's Library Laboratory
Classes & Events
Fall Semester 2018
Authors have birthdays, and birthdays are meant to be celebrated! So we're hosting some fun on our favorite authors' special days. Join us this fall for Chris Grabenstein's Library Olympics Day, Noah Webster's Dictionary Day, JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts Day, and Classic Christmas Story Day featuring How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Click here for details.
Each year the Young People’s Department at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library takes part in some special community events. Join us this fall semester for the JCPD Block Party, All Treats Day, and the 2nd annual Junction City Hometown Christmas celebration! Click here for details.
December 7, 6:30-8pm
As part of the Junction City Hometown Christmas celebration and the library’s Classic Christmas Story Day, the library is hosting our annual Family Christmas Party—except this year it’s a Family (Stolen) Christmas Party because our featured theme is Dr. Seuss’s classic Christmas tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas. So we’re going on a scavenger hunt to find where the Grinch hid Christmas! Stop by anytime from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. to take part in this festive fun! The Grinch himself will be there!
Thursdays, September 6-November 15
ages 3-5 years
Fun and engaging learning opportunities help increase children’s exposure to the skills they need: counting, matching, shape identification, motor skills, sequencing, communication skills, early literacy, pattern recognition, and more. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend with their children to strengthen their own understandings of how to work with children to develop these skills beyond this class.
Read to a Dog programs increase literacy skills for struggling readers by offering them opportunity to read aloud to a dog. Our Read to a Dog program provides young people (grades 1-12) 15 minutes of read-aloud time per session with a certified therapy dog. Advance registration is required. (Due to the limited number of spaces available per day and the distance dog owners travel to be available for this program, registrations are viewed as a commitment to attend. Those who register but fail to attend their reserved session forfeit future registration for the semester.)
Reading sessions are available on the following dates:
September 16; October 7, 21; November 4, 18; December 2
A jar of Christmas cocoa mix or bowl of seasonal soup mix is a great gift for the holidays! And if you order the cocoa or soup mix through us this holiday season, you give a gift twice because all proceeds from cocoa and soup sales go to the library’s book donation program, DBPL at DBPL: Donating Books to Promote Literacy. This program puts new books in the hands of members of the Geary County community to encourage reading and thereby to support literacy and strengthen our community. Click here for details.
Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade will discover the fun of learning at this once-a-month hands-on, interactive class. This semester our theme is “Engineering Challenges.” Join us for Icky, Sticky Ooze (the Boston Molasses Flood), Tower Power (the Leaning Tower of Pisa), and -L-o-n-d-o-n- Bridge Is Falling Down (the Tay Bridge Disaster). Pre-registration is required. (STEAM events) Click here for details.
September 7, 4:00-7:00pm
Admission: $3/person (food sold separately)
It’s a fall festival of fun! Join us for tug-of-war, three-legged races, potato sack races, ring tosses, egg-and-spoon races, obstacle course fun, pumpkin crafts, scarecrow relay races, caramel apples, pie sales, Sunset Zoo animal experiences, Animal Shelter pet adoptions, balloon animals, and more! All proceeds go to the library’s book donation program. Some events will be held at specific times:
Now featuring an evening class!
These year-round classes develop and promote social skills,
listening comprehension, and foundations of early literacy through early literacy, letters, vocabulary, numbers, and sequencing. Classes are available for children 10 months - 6 years of age. Click here for details.
Here at the library, we love to read! And we want to share our love of reading with you! Each semester, we hold our Reading Participation Programs to offer reading challenges and increase the fun of reading. This semester we have three Reading Participation Programs you won’t want to miss! Click here for details.
It’s our 12th annual Touch a Truck event! Always one of our most popular programs, Touch a Truck rolls in big trucks, tractors, fire engines, squad cars, army vehicles, and more for kids (and truck-loving adults) to look at, touch, climb in, and be wowed by. It’s going to be a truckload of fun, so come out and join us! (a STEAM event)