The Jeffersonville Township Public Library is offering the Youth Culture Pass this summer. The Cultural Access Pass is an innovation initiative to promote art and culture and enhance summer learning in the community. The pass is valid for one-time general admission to each participating location through September 4. The pass is free for youth ages 0-21 and will be available at both Jeffersonville Township Public Libraries – in Jeffersonville at 211 East Court Avenue and in Clarksville at 1312 Eastern Blvd.
Read beyond the box at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library this summer. The library will be offering many fun and exciting events for young people and families in July. The programs listed below will be held at the Jeffersonville Library location. The last day to register and collect Summer Reading Club prizes will be July 30.
• Family Movie Hour will be Saturday, July 2 from 2:30-4:30 pm Come see one of our favorite camp-themed movies. Cool off by watching the big screen, eating popcorn and having a good time. No registration is required.
• Teen Game Day will take place on Thursday July 7 from 4 to 5.30 p.m. This month we will start with a game called Tenzi. It’s a dice game where you try to get 10 face up dice on the same number before everyone else. This program is for students in grades 6-12 and registration is required.
• The Children’s Building Day will be offered on July 8, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. This program is for students in grades 3 to 6. There will be Legos, Strawbees, Keva Planks and everything in between. Let’s see what you can build. No registration is required.
• Meet and Greet with Dorian & Dwight on July 9, 11 a.m. to noon. Dorian and Dwight are two of the cutest pet rats you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. A family program.
• Teens Create will be offered July 11, 4-5:30 p.m. Crafts will be making mosaic flower pots. Learn all about how tiles work and how the app works. This program is for students in grades 6-12 and registration is required.
• Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime will be offered on July 12, 13 and 19 from 10:30 to 11:00 am. Miss Liz is delighted to guide the littlest clients and their carers through all sorts of stories, rhymes, songs and activities. This program is intended for children from 0 to 3 years old and a caregiver. No registration is required.
• Preschool Storytime will be offered on July 12, 13 and 19 from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Do you have 3-5 year olds who are excited about school but are too young to go? Story time is the perfect solution. Children enter on their own for stories, crafts and games. Registration is mandatory.
• Tie-Dye will be offered on July 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. Bring a pre-washed white t-shirt or socks, and we’ll have all the materials to create your wearable piece of art. This program is for students in grades 3 to 6; registration is mandatory.
• Creepy Crawly Crafts will be offered on July 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. We’ll cut, glue, fold and color spooky critters, twists and maybe some fascinators too! This program is for students in kindergarten through grade 2 and registration is required.
• Teen Tournament will take place on July 16 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Get out the Nintendo Switch and the brackets; it’s time for a showdown!! We’ll have a Super Smash Bros Brawl, Teen vs. Teen, to see who takes out the Top Brawler. This program is for students in grades 6-12 and registration is required.
• Respite Rabbit Village: art exhibition and reception. Join us on July 16 for the opening of our new art exhibit featuring artist Donna Shaw and members of the Eastern Heights Baptist Church Youth Group. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gallery on the second floor of the library. This exhibition is for all ages and will be on display until August 31.
• Silly Storytime will be offered on July 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Are you ready for some silly fun? Mr. Mike has just the book to bring out the giggles, and Miss Janet has a craft that will thrill any creative kid. This program is for students in Kindergarten through Grade 2. Registration is mandatory.
• JTPLteen Anime Club will be on July 19 and 28 from 4-5:30 p.m. Back by popular demand! The in-person anime club will pick up favorite games, crafts, and activities based on our favorite anime or manga. Of course, we’ll talk about anime/manga and maybe watch a bit. This program is for students in grades 6-12 and registration is required.
• Animal Tales, a live animal show, will be offered on July 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. Animal Tales will be a live animal show with facts and fun. Get ready to get up close to unique animals like you’ve never seen before. This program is for all ages and no registration is required.
• The relay races take place on July 22 from 11 am to noon. You’ll need speed, you’ll need teamwork and you’ll need a sense of humor for the kind of races we have planned. We are going to play in the sun and get wet. This program is intended for students in grades 3 to 6.
• Teen Virtual D&D will take place on Zoom, July 25, from 4-5:30 p.m. If you’ve ever thought about playing, now is the time to join. Who knows, the DM might give you a secret or two to spice up the storyline. If you’re a new player, sign up to receive a message from the DM with game details and what you need to join. This program is for students in grades 6-12 and registration is required.
For more information on the Summer Reading Club or events at the library, please call the Jeffersonville Library Youth Services Department at 812-285-5636 or the Clarksville Library at 812-285-5640 or see the library website jeflibrary.org. Join the summer book club online at https://jefflibrary.beanstack.org. We can’t wait to see everyone this summer!