Youth Programs & Special Events


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 2017 Summer Reading Program

for Kids!

  

Inviting all Boys and Girls!

Fridays at 1 pm

June 16th — August 4th

 

Call 305-758-8107 or stop in to

register beginning June 3rd!

 

 

First 50 to register will get a free summer reading packet!

 

Library membership is not required for the following programs. All are welcome! Space is limited.

 

 

         Kids, ages 4 and older, are invited to participate in this annual program, which is designed to encourage children to have fun at the Library while maintaining and developing their reading skills over the summer months. From storytellers to bumble bees, this year’s presentations will encourage our children to see the beauty in themselves and in the world around them and show them the ways they can “Build a Better World”!

 

 

Friday, July 21: 1pm – 2pm: Yoga Day!Local Yoga instructor Ms. Mariana Scotti will introduce us to yoga and lead us in a series of yoga poses. Taking care of ourselves helps us be better to the world around us!

 

Fantasy Theatre Factory 

Cinderella Fantasy Theatre

Friday, July 28: 1pm – 2pm: LIVE SHOW SPECIAL EVENT!Fantasy Theater Factory Presents: Cinderella – A Fractured Fairy Tale – Say no to Bullies! Get ready for the wackiest version of Cinderella yet! Take the classic story of Cinderella, mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, songs, acrobatics & magic, and you've got a new version of an old story that will leave kids (and adults) begging for more!

 

Hurricane Jumpers Friday, August 4: 1pm-2pm: Jump your way into friendship and fun! See this award-winning team in action.Learn about fitness and teamwork – two things that are so important in making us better people and better friends!        

 

 

Summer Fun for Babies and Toddlers

Library Membership & Registration Required

 

Registration for August programs:

July 10-22nd for Residents with a Library card

and July 24th for all card holders.

 

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Baby Rock for ages 0-2
Rockin’ and Readin’for ages 2-4
Alternating Mondays 11am-11:45am. Space is limited.

 

Baby Rock Bilingual for ages 8 months – 2 ½ years old
Every Friday at 10 am

 

Baby Rock Dates:  July 3, 17,31; August 14, 28
Rockin’ and Readin’ Dates: 
July 10,24; August 7, 21

 

 


 

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Fall Youth Gardening Club for boys and girls!

Ages 5 – 10 years’ old

September and October for 8 weeks on Thursdays!

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Space is limited

Sign up will be first come first serve up to 12 participants.

 

Program Description

Our wish for this project is to turn the Brockway Memorial Library courtyard into a beautiful children’s garden that will provide habitat and food for all types of pollinators.   We hope it will not only be a tool to bring students closer to nature, but also serve as a vital sanctuary to the dwindling honey bee and monarch butterfly populations.

This space would be in honor of our Children’s Librarian, Anne Kelly, who retired after 32 years and our former Library Director, Elizabeth Esper, who retired after 45 years! The students of the Roots and Shoots club will work to plant, create, and care for the space. We will be building raised beds for planting herbs and flowers. We wish for this space to be a place where children can feel accountable for something they created and be proud of the work they are doing to help beautify the space, as well as honor a valued Children’s Librarian and Library Director.

Our project will provide opportunities for students to learn about the interdependence of ecosystems as well as how they can be student activists and take steps to make the world a better place, and improve their own community.

This program is possible thanks to a grant from  

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Thank you Unite Miami Shores!

 

 Special events are announced on a monthly basis and may supersede our regularly scheduled programs.  Please check our monthly calendar of events.

 

Monthly Programs September - May

 

Read with Gracie the Golden Doodle Therapy Dog! Every Monday from 3:30 – 5:10 PM; please sign up for a 20 minute segment to read to Gracie.  Please call for dates.

 

NewSaturday Morning Storytime Third Saturday of every month, 10 - 10:45 AM Children ages 4-7, along with their parents and caregivers ,are invited to listen to a story and do a craft.  No registration required, just come in and have a lovely library experience with your little one!  This program not held during the summer. 

 

Puppet Theater Held the first Wednesday of every month at 4PMNext show: September 6th, "Back to School Blues".  All ages welcome!  No registration required.

 

NewVillage Kids' Book Club For ages 7 - 10; Meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:30 - 4:30PM. Children will read and discuss great stories and develop an appreciation of books and reading with a snack!  Next date: September 20th: We will discuss the book The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer.

Please come by to get a copy! Space is limited - Please register with Ms. Holsing  at 305-758-8107.

 

   Mad Science logoBrockway Library is proud to offer this renowned program which has been experienced by more than 6.5 million children in 25 countries across 5 continents! The Mad Science team will transform laboratory science into fun, interactive learning experiences for kids in grades K– 5.

Classes are held the second Tuesday of every month from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. Class size is limited to 15.  Registration required.  All participants must have a Brockway library card. FREE!  Next program: September 12th.

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

  

 


  1000 Books BK

All kids Kindergarten through Grade 3: Do you love to read? Do you love prizes and surprises? If so, be a Reading Super Star! Join Brockway Library’s Super Star Reader 100 Club!

Brockway Library now participates in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program for newborns to kids entering Kindergarten.

Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten is invited to participate in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Your first 100 books will count toward this! Prizes will be awarded after each 100 books read! It can take a few months or a few years; the program is self-paced and will depend on how often you read together. Keep track of all the titles you have read; the Library has a suggested list of books your child should hear before kindergarten. Call the Library at 305-758-8107 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

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