Tweens, are you looking for something fun to do this summer? The Iowa City Public Library has you covered.
Tweens on Tuesday is a special program geared specifically to students in third through sixth grades. Held every Tuesday as part of the Summer Reading Program, Tweens on Tuesday promotes fun and learning for elementary students in the “in between” ages of summer programming.
“We have a great lineup of summer activities, but some of the programs can feel a bit too young for older elementary students,” Children’s Librarian Katherine Habley says. “At the same time, these kids aren’t old enough for the Teen Summer Reading Program. Rather than have them feel left out, we decided to design a program specifically for them.”
Starting June 10 and continuing through July 29, each Tweens on Tuesday activity will be held in the Storytime Room beginning at 2 p.m. The following is a list of all Tweens on Tuesday events:
- June 10: Hawk Eyes on Science — The zany scientists from the U of I department of Physics and Astronomy return with knock-your-socks off experiments with lasers, electricity, and 3D wonders.
- June 17: Tween Yoga – Practice yoga with Dana Robinson of Sweet Feet Yoga.
- June 24: Dangerous Decibels — This fun and interactive program will teach you about sound, how we hear, how we can damage our hearing, and how to prevent hearing loss.
- July 1: Movie and Popcorn – Come to the Library for a special screening of “The Lego Movie.”
- July 8: Altered Book Art – Join us as we get creative with books.
- July 15: Lego Robots – Is there anything Legos can’t do?
- July 22: Terrariums – Ever wanted to make your own terrarium? Mari will show you how!
- July 29: Healthy Treats with Cathy Gehris – Everyone loves snacks, but not all treats are good for you. Join Cathy to learn more about choosing healthy treats that taste great and will keep you moving!
For more information, call the Library at (319) 356-5200.