The snow has melted, it's finally above freezing, and spring is in the air. Kids are out of school and there's plenty of things available through the library to keep you busy over Spring Break. We've compiled a list of fun and free things to do. Whether you're staying in town or traveling, there's something for everyone on this list.
Check out an Adventure Pass using a valid library card. The library currently has passes to the following locations: The Science Center, Blank Park Zoo, Living History Farms, or Brenton Skating Plaza (closed for the season). Passes are available on a first-come first-served basis and can be reserved up to 90 days in advance. Each pass allows two adults and two children admission.
Come to the library to jump in a bounce house, play fun games, make a craft, and have a special treat on Wednesday, March 20 from 10:00am-11:00am. This program is designed for kids in preschool through 5th grade with their grown-up. Put it on your calendar for a fun family time! This event will be held indoors. RSVPs are appreciated.
Going somewhere and need something to keep the kids busy while traveling? Check-out a Launchpad! Launchpads contain between 10-15 pre-loaded, age appropriate apps. They do not require wi-fi or data which makes them perfect for long car rides.
On Tuesday, March 19 from 4:30pm-6:00pm, teens in 6th grade and up can compete in a Smash Bros. tournament on the Switch or test their knowledge in a Kahoot Trivia challenge. We will only use JPL controllers for the Smash Bros. tournament - no outside controllers allowed. For Kahoot, bring a smartphone or tablet, download the Kahoot App and your are ready to play. Don't have a smartphone or tablet? No worried, we'll have tablets available to use. There will be fabulous prizes (you should see the trophies!) and tasty snacks. Registration is required.
Practice math and science skills without without your child knowing! Baking and cooking help build basic math skills (how many eggs do we need?), sequencing (what comes first, next, last), and fractions (is this a 1/4 of a cup?) and reading the recipe encourages reading comprehension. The library houses over 80 cake pans and molds. Choose from a basic round mold to a 3D sports ball pan. Need recipes or cake ideas? Check-out a cookbook from our Adult or Juvenile collections to help get you started.