Day Calendar List

July 2022

Saturday, Jul. 2nd

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 3rd

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Jul. 5th

10:30am - 11:30am

Magnet Play!

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Explore the power of magnets through hands-on play. Magnet activities and a craft will be provided during this open play program. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Jul. 6th

10:00am - 10:30am

Nature Play- Owls With Polk County Conservation

Location: Story Time Room

Join Polk County Conservation for this very special Nature Play! A Naturalist will discuss how different adaptations of owls enable them to be good predators. Following the presentation, participants will be given the opportunity to dissect a real owl pellet!

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 7th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Crafternoon

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the Summer Reading Program 2022.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Block Party!

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room

Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Friday, Jul. 8th

11:00am - 11:45am

Zoo To You With Blank Park Zoo

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

See different animals up close and learn about what they eat, where they live and other fun facts! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, Jul. 9th

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 10th

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jul. 11th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Jul. 12th

10:30am - 11:30am

Parachute Story Time

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for stories and parachute games! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Jul. 13th

10:00am - 10:30am

Nature Play

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Boxcar Drive-In

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bring a box big enough for your child to sit in and come on over to our Boxcar Drive-in. All other supplies to turn your box into a car will be provided, along with a snack and a short movie. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 14th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Crafternoon

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Story Stroll: One Dog Canoe

Location: Johnston Public Library

Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, Jul. 16th

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 17th

All Day

Critter Camp Drop-Off

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 21 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jul. 18th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Youth Services Area

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 21st

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Youth Services Area

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Critter Camp Pick-Up

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 21 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, Jul. 23rd

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 24th

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jul. 25th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Youth Services Area

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 28th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Youth Services Area

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids