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Baby Bookworms is designed for youth ages 0-2. This program is year-round at the Main Library in Columbus on Thursdays at 10:30am and is made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Pre-School Storytime is designed for youth ages 2-5. This program is during the school year (September-May) at the Main Library on Tuesdays at 10:30am and at Saluda Community Library on 1st and 3rd Mondays at 10:30am.

MAY CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Main Library:

  • Thurs. 5/7 @ 4pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!
  • Wed. 5/13 @ 4pm: LEGO Junior Makers
    We suggest a literacy-based building challenge for children to complete and display their creations.
  • Thurs. 5/21 @ 4pm: Family Movie Matinee
    Watch “Paddington” on the big screen and enjoy popcorn and drinks.
  • Fri. 5/22 @ 4pm: Y.E.S. Discovery Program
    KidSenses Children’s INTERACTIVE Museum presents Human Dynamo, a Youth Engaged with Science Discovery Program. You will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look inside a giant Stuffee doll as you discover how the human body works through exciting demonstrations! We’ll demonstrate how the respiratory system works using real lungs. We’ll also learn about our digestive, muscular, and skeletal systems.
  • Wed. 5/27 @ 6pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!

Saluda Community Library:

  • Mon. 5/4 @ 3:30pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!
  • Tues. 5/12 @ 3:30pm: LEGO Junior Makers
    We suggest a literacy-based building challenge for children to complete and display their creations.
  • Mon. 5/18 @ 3:30pm: Nintendo Wii U Gaming
    We provide the system and games. Hang out with your friends and play Mario Kart and Just Dance!

YOUTH ENGAGED WITH SCIENCE DISCOVERY PROGRAMS

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May 22: Human Dynamo
You will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look inside a giant Stuffee doll as you discover how the human body works through exciting demonstrations! We’ll demonstrate how the respiratory system works using real lungs. We’ll also learn about our digestive, muscular, and skeletal systems.
June 26: Reptiles Live
What are reptiles? Where can we find them? You will go on a journey of discovery as you take an up-close and personal look at several live animals! We’ll discover how these unique creatures thrive and realize the important role they play in our environment. At the end of our reptilian journey, we’ll touch the animals!
July 24: Science Shenanigans
What is science? How can we find it? You will be in for the thrill of a lifetime as we conduct multiple science demonstrations that bring chemistry and physics alive!
August 28: Super Sonic Light Speed
You will go on a super-sonic adventure as we discover how light and sound work through several dazzling demonstrations!
September 25: Rainforest Wonders
Let’s take a journey to the tropical rainforest! You will learn about the diversity of plants, animals, and people who call the rainforest home. We’ll also examine products that are made using ingredients from the rainforest.
October 23: Spooky Science
Your hair will literally be standing on end as we conduct several spooky science experiments. We’ll use solid carbon dioxide to create spook-tacular bubbles. We’ll make yellow foam ooze out of a jack-o-lantern. This action-packed Halloween science show is fun for the whole family!

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FREE BOOKS! All children who live in Polk County can receive one free book per month from the time they are born until they turn five years old! Come to the library and fill out a survey and registration form and return them both to Jen Pace, Youth Services Librarian. Your child will start receiving free books in eight to ten weeks! This program is coordinated by Partnership for Children of the Foothills.

CONTACT INFO

If you have questions or wish to receive our monthly newsletter, contact Youth Services Librarian Jen Pace at jpace@polklibrary.org or (828) 894-8721 x227.

    • Main Library
      1289 West Mills Street
      Columbus, NC 28722
      Tel. (828) 894-8721
      Fax (828) 894-2761
      Hours:
      Mon. 9am – 6pm
      Tue.-Thurs. 9am – 8pm
      Fri. 9am – 6pm
      Sat. 9am – 4pm

      Saluda Community Library
      44 W. Main Street
      Saluda, NC 28773
      Tel. (828) 749-2117
      Hours:
      Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
      Sat. 9am – 1pm

      Bookmobile
      (828) 894-8721 ext. 225
      Schedule