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Cards for a Cause

Monday, July 31, 2017
Wilmington-Stroop

Build your community connections by creating cards for various service organizations. Cards made in June will be given to Heartland of Kettering residents. Cards created in July will be given to the Children’s Medical Center in Dayton. You will receive 30 minutes of reading time for each card you make (up to one hour). 

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Reading Buddies

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 
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Star Wars 3D!

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

The whole family will experience the force as we celebrate Star Wars Day the Wil-Stroop way! Join us for a live demonstration of our 3-D printer as it replicates some iconic Star Wars symbols.  Plus, discover Virtual Reality at our VR station where you’ll fly a starship in a galactic battle scenario.  There will also be a Star Wars scavenger hunt for the kids and a Star Wars origami craft for the Teens. The galactic fun continues with a costume contest so come dressed in your best Star Wars attire.  We’ll also have a large selection of our Star Wars materials on hand for you to check out.  May the 4th be with you – don’t miss it!

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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop

Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Reading Buddies are trained volunteers who spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 

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Sensory Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

Sing songs, read stories and enjoy a craft or activity. Geared toward children ages 3 through 8 with ASD. A parent or caregiver must attend with each child. 

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Reading Buddies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop

Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 

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Reading Buddies

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 
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Storytime at the Rosewood Art Center

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery!  A librarian from Dayton Metro Libraries will share books and then a Rosewood instructor will lead a hands on craft.  Appropriate for children ages 3-6 years old.  Free and open to the public.   
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Build a Better World Scavenger Hunt

All Day
Wilmington-Stroop
Sign up to join Summer Challenge 2017 Build a Better World and then search the children's area to find the answers for our scavenger hunt.  Hand in your completed form and pick out a prize from the treasure chest.  Open to all children ages 5-12.
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Hidden Art, a Collaboration with Habitat for Humanity

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
Join us on the first day of Summer Challenge's Build a Better World! In this collaborative program with Habitat for Humanity, program participants will have the opportunity to write messages of compassion and hope, as well as other artistic expressions, on raw building materials. The finished pieces will be donated back to Habitat for Humanity, for future use as materials in building a home.  Open to all ages.
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PAWS to Read Bookclub

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
Do you love Animals?  Read animal-themed books and make crafts with some furry members of the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association.  Grades K-4. 
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Puppet Show

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
With a mix of songs & puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family!
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Puppet Show

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
With a mix of songs & puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family!
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Puppet Show

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
With a mix of songs & puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family!
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Building a Better World T-Shirt Decorating

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
Be sure to bring in a clean, white cotton t-shirt to decorate with pictures of building materials and world logos! Fabric markers and stencils are provided. For grades K-5. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop

Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Reading Buddies are trained volunteers who spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 

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Reading Buddies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop

Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 

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Mother Goose on the Loose

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. 

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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family. 

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Toddler Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. 

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Preschool Storytime

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5.  

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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver

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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5.  

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Storytelling and Art From Around the World

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

Build your appreciation for other cultures through traditional storytelling and art. Stephanie Bange, Director of Wright State’s Educational Resource Center and former Children’s Librarian, will be here to demonstrate the art of storytelling, as well as explaining the importance of passing stories on through the generations. In addition, there will be an art exhibit featuring works and artifacts from Stephanie’s travels around the globe. Light refreshments will be served.

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Reading Buddies

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 
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