Programs for School-Age (K-5)

Elementary Summer Reading 2021

COLOR YOUR WORLD (OUTDOORS JUNE 6 - JULY 31)

Join us out on the lawn for a colorful summer of activities, art and STEM to discover how reading colors your world! Jacksonville: Wed; 9:30am
Richlands: Tues; 9:30am
Sneads Ferry: Thurs; Grades K-3; 10am / Grades 3-6; 11:30am (sign up required)
Swansboro: Wed; 9:30am 

ECOEXPLORE
Our Sneads Ferry Branch library is now an ecoEXPLORE loanspot! You can earn badges, activities and prizes by registering at ecoexplore.net. Check out discovery packs and programs all year long! Join us to kickoff ecoEXPLORE at OCPL!
Sneads Ferry: Aug. 4; 10am

ART WITH EMILY
Youth library patrons are encouraged to be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty this summer. Join Emily as she brings colorful art classes to the library. Sign up today!
Jacksonville: Jun 17; 11am

Family Programs

FAMILY DANCE PARTY! (OUTDOORS)
Put on your dancing shoes and join us for music and movement as we sing, shake and be-bop the morning away!
Richlands: Jun 3; 10:30am
Sneads Ferry: Jul 28; 10:30am

BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR
Get ready for school with OCPL and our community partners. Discover resources to give your family a step up!
Jacksonville: Aug 14; 10am-1pm

FAMILY PUZZLE WEEK COMPETITION
Join us for family puzzle week! Pick up your mystery puzzle at your branch and spend time with your family putting it together. Enter by posting a photo on OCPL's social media or emailing it to Library Program Assistant Lisa Kozlowski on or before July 31! For more information, call our Swansboro Branch Library at 910.326.4888.
Puzzle Pick up: Jul 1-9
Prize Drawing: Jul 31

COLOR MY SIDEWALK
Join up for a driveway/sidewalk chalk contest! We provide the chalk you provide the creativity and the driveway/sidewalk. Contest will be judged at each participant's address by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department. All participates will receive a re-usable water bottle from Onslow County Cooperative Extension. Registration is required. For more information, contact our Swansboro Branch Library at 910.326.4888.
Sign-up deadline: Jun 11
Judging: Jun 17; 12-4pm
Rain Date: Jun 25; 12-4pm

MAKERSPACE MONDAY
Get ready to explore new heights with OCPL’s Mobile Makerspace! The mobile units will rotate throughout all 4 branch locations. Every Monday in June we will dive into 3D Printing, Circuits (school age/teens only) Sewing/Embroidery, and Virtual Reality! Space is limited. Sign up today!

LEGO MY LIBRARY
Come express your creativity and show off your Lego building skills. Completed Lego projects will be placed on display throughout the library!
Richlands: Jun 25 & Jul 16; 10-11am

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