Youth Services Events Page
Summer Reading for Children!  June 12 - August 8

Hey Kids! We're WILD about reading!
Get ready for this year's Summer Reading theme -- Tails and Tales!
This summer let's read, discover, and explore! All ages are invited to join us for Summer Reading 2021. Discover the diversity of animal life on our planet, explore the great outdoors, and celebrate the wonder of storytelling.

Visit the library, read books, and earn prizes. Read (or be read to) in 20 minute increments, and visit the library after 200 minutes read to pick up your prize. There are a total of three prizes to collect, with the grand prize being a Summer Reading t-shirt! For children up to age 12. Visit the teen or adult pages to learn more about Summer Reading for teens and adults.

Join us for a summer full of adventure. Register now on Beanstack or come visit us at the Main Library or Palmer Branch to pick up your paper reading log.

Download the Children's Reading Log
Go paperless! Track your books on Beanstack
 
Summer Reading Kick Off

We are kicking off Summer Reading this year with some fun frozen treats. Come sign up for Summer Reading and then receive a free treat from Fidelity Bank's ice cream truck. Be considerate and wear a mask during pickup.

Main Library
Saturday, June 12 from 2-4pm

Palmer Branch
Monday, June 14 from 2-4pm.

We hope to see you then!

Thank you to Fidelity Bank for sponsoring the ice cream truck!
 
Grab and Go Bags from the Main Library!

Stop by the Main Library for Grab and Go Bags for kids. There are new themes each week, with fun crafts to enjoy together as a family. See Youth Services for more details. Designed for ages 2-7. Each Grab and Go Bag includes a booklist, supplies for the project, and other fun ideas!

Upcoming projects include:
Toilet Roll Snakes, Flower Pots, and more!

Summer Programs at the Main Library
Join us this summer for in person and virtual programs for preschool and elementary age children with the Main Library. Contact Dragana Drobnjak at draganad@eastonpl.org or 610-258-2917 ext. 306 to sign up or for more information.
Welcome to Dragana Drobnjak, our new Youth Services Coordinator!
Meet her at our Summer Reading
Kickoffs, June 12 and 14.

Dragana Drobnjak was born in Croatia and moved to the United States as a pre-teen. She was always passionate about music, art and culture and thus decided to study Art Therapy and Library Sciences. Working as a librarian, she enjoys connecting others with information that allows them to pursue their own passions.

She first became interested in the library field when she read a quote by one of her favorite authors, Ray Bradbury. "Libraries raised me," he said. "I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for ten years." Outside of work, Dragana enjoys relaxing at home and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.


Storytime on the Lawn at the Main Library (in-person program)
For ages 2-5 with an adult or guardian

Thursdays at 10:30am. June 17, 24, July 8, 22, and August 5.
Meets at the Main Library. No registration necessary. Masks are required.

Join us for an in-person and outdoor storytime. We will read oversized picture books and sing old time favorites under the shade of the big tree at the Main Library! Please bring your own blanket and a beverage. Please note: If it rains the day before or rain is in the forecast on the day of the program, we will cancel that week’s program due to the possibility of the lawn being wet. Please call the library directly the day of the program for an update.
 
Rock Painting
(in-person program)
Ages 6 and up
Tuesday, June 29 at 11:30 am

Paint a beautiful image or phrase on a rock during this fun outdoor program. Bring your own rock or use one of our own. The program will be held at the Main Library. Although this is an outdoor program, masks will be required. Please note: If rain is in the forecast for this day, the rain date is going to be the following week, July 6 at11:30 am.
 
STEM Experiments
(virtual program)
Ages 8-12, with assistance of an adult
Mondays at 11:30am
June 21, July 12, 19, and August 2.

Conduct fun experiments with common household items and expand on your knowledge of the scientific world! We will provide the kits with everything needed for the experiment – the kits can be picked up starting June 12 at the Main Library. Contact Dragana Drobnjak at draganad@eastonpl.org to register
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The Skin You're In

Celebrate and learn more about "The Skin You're In" with the Easton Area Public Library. An On-Demand program from EAPL that you can watch anytime. Join our staff for a storytime with Miss Katie, Science with Ms Jenny and Natalie, and Book Recommendations with Miss Christine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHP_exKaRIk

The Easton Area Public Library thanks these partners who made this program possible:
PA Forward - Pennsylvania Libraries
Network of the National Library of Medicine
All of Us Research Program: Take your family’s health to the next level
and check out the All of Us Research Program.

This program is part of PA Forward's Summer Health Initiative. To see other programs from PA libraries, visit the Niche Academy!
 
  Beanstack App


Check out our Beanstack app for reading challenges, to track books read, booklists, and more. To access recommendations and booklists for children, log in through your child's profile and check out the Recommendations tabs. We have booklists for every reader, from seasonal books, books about animals, and more!
CLICK HERE
 

For a direct link to our book lists for kids: Click here

We are adding new book lists all the time. We also make book lists upon request and based on book bundle inquiries
 
  Check out our Book Bundles!

Not sure what to read next? Can’t get to the library to browse? Children and Teen Book Bundles are now available! Tell us what you like to read and we'll pick out books just for you.

CLICK HERE to fill out the form.
Give us a day or two to get your bundle together and we'll notify you when it's ready for pick up.

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