Construct & Create
September 12 – November 14 (No meeting on October 3 & 31)
Tuesdays at 4 PM
For Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Join your friends after school to build great structures and create beautiful art projects. Each week there will be different building sets and art materials so you can use your imagination and get your creative juices flowing
Kids & Teens Who Code!
Led by Liliana Gonzalez, Cinthia Williams, and Doriane Le Bourse, PhD, with Perrigo
September 13 – November 15 (No Meeting October 4)
Wednesdays at 4 PM
Learn to code with fun online tutorials and activities that will help build animations, games, apps, and other things that you dream up! Discover the impact that computer science can have on our community. Registration is encouraged, but not required.
Pizza & Puzzle Palooza
Saturday, October 21 at 10 AM
Free fun for the whole family! Bring your family and join your friends to put puzzles together at the library! You can stay with your own family or join others to see how quickly or how many puzzles you can complete. After the puzzle palooza, enjoy pizza and pop provided by the library.
Tiny Art Sculptures
Create a tiny sculpture to display in the library. Use any medium – clay, LEGO, paper/cardboard, wood, glass, nature, etc. Sculptures must fit on the canvas board provided.
– Canvas board pick-up is September 1 – October 31.
– Completed sculptures must be returned between October 1 – 31.
– Library patrons will vote for their favorite sculptures in November.
– Sculptures need to be picked up by the end of December.
There will be SIX age groups (Preschool • Kindergarten – 2nd Grade • 3rd – 5th Grade • Middle School • High School • Adult) and two prize categories (Best In Show and Most Creative). Prizes will be awarded to winners in each age group/category.
Book Packs To Go
Would you like a library staff member to pick out books for you or your child?
You can list your interests or genre’s you prefer and a staff member will choose up to 10 books that they feel you will enjoy. Do you like a certain genre or want to learn more about a certain subject? Staff member(s) will choose books to match that subject. The library will put them on hold for you to be able to pick up at our Drive-Thru Pickup Window. Click HERE to get your book pack started!
Rising Reader Activity Kits
We are VERY excited about this collection at ODL: Rising Reader Activity Kits! These are packs families will be able to check out that have phonics sets of books, games, flashcards, puzzles, and reading activities in them to help kids learn to read/improve their reading skills! The kits are based on the areas of vocabulary, phonics, comprehension, fluency, and phonemic awareness and are full of fun activities for families to do together. There are multiple kits for preschool through third grade! Rising Reader Kits require parental supervision and are not for children under 3 due to choking hazards in some of the game pieces. These kits were brought to us by the generous memorial donation of Albert Hoekstra.
Announcing the installment of our new ODL STEAM kits! These STEAM kits offer your family a fun way to learn and work on various science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics topics through stories, activities, games and flash cards!
This round of kits made possible by a generous grant from EATON. These Math topics are heading to the shelves shortly: Addition, Subtraction, Time and Clocks, Fractions, Money. Also coming soon – Place Value & Decimals, and Ecosystems and Biomes! You can look forward to even more science and technology kits this year from our recent EATON grant as well!