2023.03.31 Spring Break at Skidompha

Dear Friends,

The library is starting to buzz with many of the signs of spring. The sun, which floats into the atrium most days, is still up as we lock up each night. We see fewer hats and jackets. Some of us have been enjoying lunch and coffee outside the courtyard. And the robins! Programming for April break is one of the signs we look forward to each year. 

As usual, Jessie and Kristi have organized various activities and programming for kids and teens to give them a chance to create, connect, and have some fun. So if you want to make some plans, we hope you’ll keep Skidompha in mind. I’ll offer some highlights here. Keep reading below for more detail and registration info for these fantastic activities!

We have programming for Kid Coders, ages 5 – 8, running Tuesday, April 18 – Thursday, April 20, from 10:30 – 11:30. It is a beginners coding camp, and no coding experience is required. Registration is required.

For 9 – 12-year olds, we have Coding with Dash, Tuesday – Thursday, from 12:30 – 2:00. This coding camp will culminate with artwork created by Dash using code we wrote, and we’ll display the art in the library. No coding experience is required, but please register ahead of time.

We’re offering Crafting Stories, a writing camp for 9-12-year-olds, Tuesday – Thursday from 10:30 – 12:00. We are very excited that this camp is being co-led and created with a couple of teens on our EPOCH editorial board. Over three days, kids will play and experiment with collaging, painting, and sketching and build worlds and characters from what they create. This camp is for anyone who likes writing and art and anyone who wants to try something new, and registration is required. 

And, partnering with The Lincoln Theater, we’re offering Coloring and a Movie from 1:00 – 4:00 on Wednesday, April 19. You provided us with so many amazing portraits for our community art project. Now, it’s time to begin coloring the canvases! We’ll have the canvases set up for coloring at 1:00 PM, and a free screening of The Lego Movie will start at 2:00 PM. If you need a break from the movie or you want to keep coloring, that’s great! The canvases will be available throughout. Watching the movie is not required. Feel free just to come and color!

If you prefer to be like the wind and follow your whims during April break, remember that we have books, movies, and more to keep you entertained and curious!

Be well,

Matthew Graff
Executive Director
Skidompha Public Library