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Children and Youth Services

April & May 2024
Peeps Diorama Contest
All ages welcome to participate, either as an individual or a family.
Stop by the CYS desk starting March 25 for more information and rules.

All entries must be book themed and family friendly. All characters in your diorama must be made using Peeps. Dioramas must be dropped off at the Library by April 15. Two prizes will be awarded: Staff Favorite and Fan Favorite.
Let’s Get Ready for the Eclipse!
Grades 1-8
Monday, April 1 at 2 pm
Learn about the upcoming eclipse and how to view it safely. Make a fun eclipse project. All participants will get a pair of safe solar viewers.
(Registration required)
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Teen Summer Volunteers
For students grade 6 - 12
Must attend training session in May
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Mini Art Party
Grades 6 - 12
Monday, April 1, 1 pm

(Registration required)
Crafternoons!
Grades 6 - 12
April 9: Bullet Journal Decorating
May 14: Taylor Swift Bracelets
4 - 5 pm
Oreo Taste Test
Grades 6 - 8

Wed, April 17, 4 - 5 pm
(Registration required)
High School Finals Brain Break Kits
Grades 9 -12
Sat, May 18 – Wed, May 22
Summer Reading Volunteer Training

Sunday, May 19, 2 pm; Monday, May 20, 6 pm; Thursday, May 23, 4 pm; Tuesday, May 28, 6 pm; Wednesday, May 29, 4 pm, Saturday, June 1, 10 am

Summer Reading Teen Volunteer applications will be available starting the week of March 25. All potential volunteers must fill out an application and attend a volunteer training. You must be entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2024 to volunteer at the Library over the summer.


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Drop In Storytimes

No registration is required but, for storytimes, space is limited and will be filled first come, first served.

Mini-Movers
Babies & toddlers up to age 3 with their caregivers
Mondays, April 8 - May 13, 9:30 am


Mini-Storytime
Best for babies to kids 4 years old
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 14 19, 9:45 am - 10 am

Friday Storytime
All ages
Fridays, April 12 - May 31, 10 am

First Saturday Storytime
All ages
Saturday, April 6 & May 4, 10 am

Evening Pajama Storytime
Best for 3 to 6 year olds
Thursday, April 11 & May 9, 6 pm
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Special Storytimes

Gardening Storytime
Ages 2 and up
Friday, March 29, 10 am


April Fools Silly Storytime
All ages
Monday, April 1, 10 am


Yoga Storytime
All ages
Fridays, April 5 & May 3, 10 am
Drop In Play

Little Hands Play Time
Best for babies to kids 4 years old
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 14, 10 am to 12 pm


Family Playtime
Best for babies to kids 4 years old
Saturdays, April 27 & May 25, 10 am to 12 pm


Clay Day!
All ages, best for preschoolers
Wednesday, April 10, 11 am – 12 pm


Barbie & Ken Playdate
All ages
Wednesdays, April 17 & May 15, 11 am – 12 pm
After School Activities

Pokemon Meet Up
Grades K - 8
Thursday, April 11 & May 9, 4 - 5 pm


STEAM Explorers
Grades 1 - 5

Wednesday, April 24 & May 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
(Registration required)
Spring Break Programs

Book Genre Bingo
All ages
Monday, March 25, 11 am


Giant Games
All ages
Thursday, March 28 - Sunday, March 31


Make Your Own Potion Bottles
Grades 3 & Up
Wednesday, March 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Misc...

New Parents Group
Thursdays, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, 11:15 am to 12 pm

Weekend Take Home Crafts
April 13 - 14 & May 11 - 12

Legopalooza
Saturdays, April 20 & May 18, 10 am - 12 pm

Mother’s Day Party & Storytime 
Best for ages 3 to 6 with their adults (up to 2 adults per family)

Saturday, May 11, 1 pm
(Registration required)
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Future Friends:

Books for Babies

For all new babies in Riverside, the Friends donate a board book to our collection with a commemorative dedication.

Newborn Books

Thanks!

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