On Wednesday, July 9 at 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., join scientists that love to make things pop, ooze, whoosh, spew, gush, burst, blare, blaze, blast, and belch!
Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show is fun, exciting and very educational. Bring kids of all ages to this entertaining, hands-on program. Outback Ray will bring 10 to 15 captive-born, exotic animals for kids to meet and learn about on Wednesday, July 30 at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m., join members of the University of Akron Alumni Steel Drum Band as they play, educate and involve you in the drumming! Beginning Thursday, July 10, FREE tickets for this event will be available at the children’s desk. You must have a ticket for admittance.
On Wednesday, July 2 at 7 p.m., families and children can join bug educator and scientist Mark Berman as he narrates his video presentation with audience participation. Afterwards, audience members can meet some live bugs!
Join us for our annual Pet Show on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. Registration begins June 9 for children 12 or younger and their pet (only one pet per child). Any pet that will be outside of a cage is required to show current shot records before the show. Space is limited, so register early! The Pet Show will take place outside in the library’s Reading Garden; pets are not permitted inside the library.
Love Angry Birds? Try your hand at the game with a life-size slingshot & stuffed birds to shoot at block towers. Participants will compete as teams to earn points by knocking down piggie forts built by another team.
Although the program is full, kids ages 9-12 who register for the wait list may come observe the class as an audience. Wait list participants will receive a potions textbook (while they last), can watch the experiments, and can try some of the snacks from Honeydukes.
Earn prizes for reading! Register for this summer-long program in the children's beginning June 9 and keep track of the hours you have read to earn cool prizes. When you complete your reading record, you will have the chance to enter a grand-prize drawing. This program is for children who are newborn up to age 12. Summer Reading ends August 9.
Enjoy a parent led drop-in craft from 10 am to 2 pm. Parents and children can use the materials provided to put together a Spring bunny craft.