The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department is pleased to announce programming for May 2021 for children and teens. All programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information and to register online please visit our website: www.southburylibrary.org/events.
Open House Take & Make Saturday Craft – Saturday, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Stop by the Youth Services department every Saturday to take home a thematic craft. Available while supplies last.
Drop-In Storytime - Monday, May 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 10:30 am on Facebook Live
Join us for stories and songs every Monday. Crafts available in the Youth Services department while supplies last. All ages welcome. No registration required.
Our Favorite Books – Tuesday, May 4, 11 & 18 at 12:00 pm on Facebook Live
Join Miss Heather for a read aloud of some of our favorite stories each Tuesday afternoon.
All ages. No registration required.
Storytime with Katie – Wednesday, May 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 10:30 am on Facebook Live
Join Miss Katie for stories and songs geared towards toddlers and older. Crafts available in the Youth Services department while supplies last. All ages welcome. No registration required.
First Chapter Friday – Friday, May 7, 14 & 21 at 4:00 pm on Facebook Live
Join Miss Heather as we explore some of our favorite chapter books each Friday afternoon. Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required.
Food Explorers: Southwest Taquitos – Thursday, May 13 at 5:00 pm on Zoom
Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers and learn how to make Southwest Taquitos. Ages 7 & up and families. Registration is required.
STEAMonday: May Chromatography Flowers– Monday, May 17 at 4:00 pm on Facebook Live
Join Miss Heather for an afternoon of science fun. This month we’re exploring the science of colors and flowers while making a beautiful craft. Recommended for ages 7 & up. No registration required.
Minecraft Inspired Bee Box Craft – Thursday, May 20 at 4:30 pm on Zoom
Miss Katie will share bee themed stories as we make Minecraft inspired square bees. Grades 2-5. Registration required.
Teen DIY To Go: Felt Bird Bookmarks – Starting Monday, May 10 while supplies last.
Pick up complete kits to make a felt bird bookmark from the Teen Department starting Monday, May 10. International Migratory Bird Day was on Saturday, May 8 this year, but we want to celebrate birds the entire month. You can choose between two birds that travel to be in Connecticut during May: the blue-green tree swallow or yellow and gray Connecticut warbler. Each kit will have instructions and all supplies needed (except scissors). You can work on the kits in your own time, or you can wait and work on them together with us during our Virtual Meetup!
Food Explorers: Cheesy Broccoli Orzo – Wednesday, May 12, 5-6pm on Zoom
Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make Cheesy Broccoli Orzo for dinner! This im-pasta-bly good meal is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. Space is limited so Katie has time to answer individual questions and walk everyone through this program. Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Math and Science Help Online – Thursday, May 13 & 27, 5-6pm on Zoom
Get one-on-one, individualized help with your math and science questions from an experienced STEM tutor! Come to any or all sessions to get help with homework, an upcoming exam, or understanding concepts. Our tutor is Triloshan, a senior at Pomperaug High School who has been tutoring in math and science since middle school and currently tutors at Kumon. He has experience in many AP math and science classes, and enjoys tutoring at all levels of STEM topics. Grades 6-12. Registration required.
LitLoot Book Subscription Boxes for Teens – Sign Ups Starting Monday, May 17
Get two book selections customized to you along with some extra add-ons in this box of book magic! Register and fill out our survey starting Monday, May 17. Your personalized box with two library books and extra goodies will be available to pick up from the library starting Tuesday, June 1. Spots are limited. Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Virtual Craft Meetup: Felt Bird Bookmarks – Monday, May 24 at 4:00 pm on Zoom
Join us on Zoom to work on your bird bookmark together! Have some company while you work on your project and ask any questions you may have. Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Please visit the Southbury Public Library website at www.southburylibrary.org/events for program details and registration information. Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SouthburyLibraryYouthServices.