Throughout the Summer, the Ann Arbor libraries are offering additional, free activities for school-age children! Many of these events are crafty and take place in the afternoon (a great way to escape the mid-day heat!). This is also a perfect opportunity to stop into the library and hunt for more game codes, for the Summer Reading Games.
On Monday, July 24th, the Pittsfield Library Branch (off of Oak Valley Drive) is hosting the monthly Preschool ArtStart program. At Pittsfield, this creative program takes place from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
This FREE event is intended for children ages 2 to 5 years, and siblings are welcome! There will be fun craft materials (think glue sticks, colored paper, markers, paint, etc.), set up on tables, for the preschoolers to explore. The art project often connects to a holiday or weather theme too…maybe summertime fun!?
The focus is on letting our little ones use their creative juices and explore art independently, using ALL the supplies provided! Process art is a wonderful method of art for the littlest of crafters! Without preschool story times on Mondays, Preschool ArtStart is a great, alternative option for toddlers!
Super Silly Monsters
Also on Monday, July 24th, the Traverwood Library Branch (Northeast side of Ann Arbor), is inviting children to make a fun monster, that you can call your own! From 2 to 3 PM, drop in! This FREE activity is for children in grade K – 5. However, younger children are welcome too!
Kids Rule! Medieval Kingdom Crafts
On Tuesday, July 25th, the Pittsfield Library Branch will have all the supplies need to decorate a shield and crown to defend your castle with pride! From 1 to 2 PM, this FREE activity is intended for preschoolers through grade 5.
Superhero Stick Figures
On Wednesday, July 26th, at the Pittsfield Library Branch, you are invited to make Superhero figures out of popsicle sticks. Make whoever you want! Batman? Wonder Woman? Iron Man? Or one you make up, such as… Super Salamander! From 2 to 3 PM, they have all supplies on hand for children, grades K – 5, to make your own super squad.
Sign Language Storytelling Craft
On Thursday, July 27th, at the Malletts Creek Library Branch, children can appreciate that sign language is a beautiful and dynamic way to tell a story that can often bypass language barriers and convey emotion where words seem bare. Join, as you will learn the signs to tell Erik Carle’s classic tale The Very Hungry Caterpillar and make an accompanying caterpillar storybook. This FREE activity is intended for grades K -5.