The Iowa City Public Library’s Totally Tweens program has an exciting lineup of activities and programs for students in third through sixth grades as part of the On Your Mark, Get Set … Read Summer Reading Program.
Totally Tweens will meet at 2 p.m. every Tuesday in June and July, beginning June 7, in the Storytime Room, unless otherwise noted.
June 7: Amazing Race
Start off your summer cracking clues and completing challenges. Bring a friend to make a team of two, or come alone to be paired up with a new friend.
June 14: Popcorn Olympics
Pop into the library for a tasty competition. Test your aim with the Popcorn Toss, show off your coordination in the Popcorn Cup Catch, plus other corny contests. Enjoy the taste of victory (and popcorn) at the end.
June 21: From IC to NFL with Nate Kaeding
Former NFL kicker Nate Kaeding will talk about his football career and answer questions about life in the NFL.
June 28: Yoga with Karen
Interested in yoga? Join Children’s Librarian, Karen Gordon to learn the basics. Starting with the 4 B’s –Brain, Body, Breath, and Balance. Yoga helps build self-confidence and self-esteem, flexibility and strength.
July 5: LEGOs and LittleBits
Get creative with engineering and electricity by designing and constructing a part of a city.
July 12: Insect Zoo Bug Olympics
Join our special guests from the ISU Insect Zoo for these Olympic Events: Cockroach Pulls, Roach Races, and Cricket Jumps. Then get up close and personal with the other awesome multi-legged creatures at the Bug Olympics Display.
July 19: Pizza Workshop
Find out how pizza is made in a restaurant, then make and eat your own mini pizza. Please contact us ahead of time with any food allergies. We may not be able to accommodate all allergies.
July 26: Life Size Games
Do you love board games but always wished they were bigger? The library has the solution. Come in today to play some games as big as you are.
Don’t forget our special finale, a Glow-in-the-Dark Lock-In from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.
Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program by staying late at the Library. We’ll have glow-in-the-dark games, temporary hair colors, snacks, and more. Please note that parents and/or caregivers must fill out a permission slip at the Children's Desk prior to the event. Tweens will be dropped off in Meeting Room A and picked up by the after-hours book drop at 9:30 p.m.
The Iowa City Public Library Summer Reading Program will be held May 31 through July 31; registration begins May 31. Patrons can either register in-person at the Library or online at srp.icpl.org.
For more information about Totally Tweens, call the Library at 319-356-5200.