Clark Public Library August Events
Our doors have opened! Reduced hours are in effect, so please check our website or call before coming. The capacity will be reduced and we will be practicing social distancing. Masks will be required when in the building. We are still offering curbside pickup while open for in person visits. Our librarians are here to help with reference questions or book recommendations. We are open from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We will stay open until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Hours are subject to change.
The book drop is now open. All items returned will be in quarantine for 7-10 days. The items stay on your card during this time, but you will not be charged overdues for the time the items are quarantining.
The Summer Reading Program has begun for all ages. Please visit clarklibrary.beanstack.org or the free Beanstack Tracker app to register. We have lots of prizes for reading, attending virtual programs, and writing book reviews. You may visit our website for more detailed information.
All events will be held virtually at this time.
Available Any Time Storytimes for Kids:
Story Shorts with Scout
Join Scout (our Children’s Librarian’s cat) as he listens to a story and sometimes sticks around long enough for a rhyme, song, or finger play. These are posted on our Facebook Children’s Group page or you may sign up to receive a link to our YouTube channel via email by filling out a Google form at this address: https://tinyurl.com/yx3zhh24 .
First Chapter Frenzy for Elementary Students
Most weekdays we post a video of a reading of the first chapter of a book for elementary students. These will highlight new books or other good books you may have missed. If you like the first chapter, place a hold to read the rest of the book!
Read to Sophie by Appointment
Sophie the therapy dog is available to listen to your child practice reading via Zoom! She is available for appointments Monday-Friday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Please email ReadToSophie@gmail.com to make an appointment.
Currently, we are offering our virtual programs via Zoom. Please register for any programs by emailing email@example.com and state which program you would like to attend and you will be sent a link to the meeting. You may also register through the online calendar on our website clarklibrary.org.
Virtual Maker Monday for Kids on Monday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m.
We will be doing activities such as a craft or STEM activity via Zoom. Everyone who registers will be emailed a list of the items we will use in advance along with the link to join the meeting. This meeting we will be making Fairy Houses with items found around the yard.
Baby Bookworms on Tuesday, August 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Baby Bookworms is back virtually via Zoom! Babies and toddlers are invited to hear some books, and learn some songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and fingerplays! Please register to get the Zoom link to attend.
Pick Up & Zoom on Tuesday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Each week we will have a new craft project. You can pick up the materials for the craft starting the Wednesday before and then join us via Zoom to make it together! Please register to be contacted for a pick up time and for the Zoom login information. This meeting we will be making a knight shield.
8 Minute Lego Challenges on Wednesday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m.
Join us via Zoom to express your creativity with our Timed Lego Building Challenge. Kids will get a prompt, such as a “piece of furniture” and then have 8 minutes to build it with Lego. There will be an hour filled with different prompts! *You must provide your own Lego.
Cybersecurity 101 for Seniors on Thursday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m.
A fun and engaging presentation open to all senior citizens on how to be digitally aware and stay safe on the internet! Please register to receive the Zoom link.
Costume Charades for Kids on Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us via zoom wearing your favorite costume and playing charades as we end our activities for the Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
Preschool Story & Craft on Friday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Stories, rhymes, songs, and simple craft on Zoom. Please register to be sent a materials list in advance of the program. If you need some of the materials contact us at least a day in advance to get them through curbside pickup. Please register to get the Zoom link.
3D Printing: Making a Keychain on Tuesday, August 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Join us to learn about our 3D printer and design your own key-chain on Tinkercad App. Please firstname.lastname@example.org to register. A Zoom meeting invite will be sent to all who register.
Afternoon Book Club on Tuesday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us for our next afternoon book meeting via Zoom. We will be discussing Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Copies of the book may be available for curbside pickup. Please email email@example.com to register or request a copy of the book. A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent before the meeting.
Teen Netflix Watch Party on Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a Netflix Watch Party! We will be watching Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse on Netflix. Chat with other teens online while the movie plays in real time! A Netflix subscription is required, as well as the free Google Chrome extension, Netflix party. Open to teens in Grades 6-12. Register through our online calendar at clarklibrary.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mythology Trivia on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for Mythology Trivia via Zoom. While we are doing quizzes, we will also discuss gods, goddesses, and monsters. Every participant will get a chance to win a raffle prize after the game. Register through our online calendar or email email@example.com and a Zoom invite will be sent before meeting.
No Sew Tote Bag with Cricut Design on Tuesday, August 25 at 11:00 a.m.
We will be making a no-sew tote bag from old T-shirts and will decorate them with a Cricut vinyl. You will need old T-shirts and scissors for this project. A variety of Cricut patterns will be shown, so you can pick one and iron it on later. The library will provide T-shirts if need be. You may need to make an appointment for curbside pickup. Please firstname.lastname@example.org to register. A Zoom meeting invite will be sent to all who register.