Teens can earn points by reading books, magazines, graphic novels and listening to audiobooks. Register and keep track of your reading online or pick up a log sheet at your nearest branch. When you complete a level visit a branch to collect your reward. Programming includes stop motion animation workshops, laser tag, tye-dye instruction, cupcake decorating and more. Grand prizes include a Kindle Fire (one winner per branch!), a mountain bike, a Dell laptop and an iPad 2 (prizes must be redeemed by Saturday, August 10).
As an added bonus, preschool children through those entering 12th grade will have their fines waived when they sign up for a summer reading club.*
Participation is free and registration begins May 13; simply stop by any St. Louis County Library branch to sign-up.
*Some restrictions may apply, please see a staff member for more details.
Ever considered being a part of a board or committee? Why not try your hand at making decisions about programs, movies, books, games and music with your peers? Join the Bridgeton Trails T.A.B. group. You can earn community service credit, showcase leadership skills and help your community. Ages 12-18. Room 2.
Join us for an energetic, upbeat aerobics class that is going to get you moving! This workout is perfect for everyone at any fitness level. Workout and tone your entire body doing low and high impact moves.
Crazy about Minecraft? Come work as a team to complete challenges and explore the amazing world of Minecraft. We welcome players of all skills, no experience necessary. Ages 8-18. Registration required. West Room
The story of Maleeka's journey who is an eleventh grader struggling with her skin color and self-esteem. Pick up your copy at the desk and join us for fun and discussion of the latest book choice. Ages 12-17. Registration required.
Meet with other teens who enjoy reading. Munch on snacks and talk about books. This month we are reading "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Teens grades 6-12. Registration recommended.
Had a stressful week? Come do some basic stretches and breathing exercises. It helps reduce stress and calm your mind. Please bring a mat with you. Instructor: Art of Living Foundation. Registration required. Auditorium. Ages 12-Adult.
Explore the diverse percussion traditions of Africa with Freedom Arts and Education Center. Participants will expand their cultural knowledge and learn the techniques and rhythms of authentic instruments like the djembe, caxixi, agogo, and kalimba. Through rhythmic games and call-and response exercises, students will increase their musical abilities and communication skills. Ages 8-16.
Meet fellow craft enthusiasts and work on personal projects at the same time. This is also an opportunity to work on larger shared projects to support local charities like Warm Up America. Crafters of all ages, abilities and skill levels welcome.