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All library locations will be closed Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sensational Snow Days

This winter reading program is open to all ages!

DECEMBER 3RD – JANUARY 26TH

Sensational Snow Days is a two month-long winter reading program provided by the Warren County Library to promote family and community engagement as well as prevent the educational slide that can occur during seasonal breaks with school-aged children.

To participate, stop in at any library location or

log in to Beanstack here

Don’t have a Beanstack account? Follow these steps to create one that you can use to participate in library programs!

Download the Beanstack Tracker app: Apple App Store | Google Play

January Special Events

Click on the images below to learn more about each event or view this printable PDF.

PokéSpace
(Ages 8-12 / Grades 3rd-7th)
Saturday, January 12 @ 2:30 p.m.
Graham Drive Community Library

Winter Star Gazing
(Family)
Monday, January 14 @ 6:00 p.m.
Smiths Grove Branch

Astronaut Training
(Ages 5-7 / Grades K-2nd)
Thursday, January 17 @ 4:00 p.m.
Main Library

3,2,1 Blast Off: STEAM Lab
(Family)
Thursday, January 24 @ 6:00 p.m.
Bob Kirby Branch

 

 

Chinese New Year Celebration!

The Confucius Institute will be at the Bob Kirby Branch on Saturday, January 26th from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. for our Sensational Snow Days wrap-up event!

The Confucius Institute Mobile Unit is a traveling museum with interactive stations on Chinese history, arts, and culture. There will also be a traditional Lion Dance and family activities! View the poster or click here for more information.

To Register:

  1. Go to warrenpl.beanstack.org
  2. If you have already registered for a Beanstack account, simply log in! Otherwise you can register an individual for an account, or register an entire family by choosing another child or register another adult when prompted.
  3. Upon registration, each individual will receive their first badge and will be able to begin logging books and activities!
  4. After completing the reading and activity requirements, you’ll be prompted to go to any library location to pick up your completion prize!
Download the Beanstack Tracker app: Apple App Store | Google Play

Complete Any Combination of These Activities for a total of 5!:

  • Read/Download/Listen to a Book
  • Complete Snow Day Activities on Beanstack -and/or- pick up a Grab and Go activity at your
    local library branch* *available during limited times only!*
  • Attend a Winter Reading Event or any library program (including story times!)
  • Download music from Freegal, a magazine from RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio) or ebooks/audiobooks from Libby and Overdrive!
  • Also, check out our Kids media section including Tumblebooks!

Upon completing your Sensational Snow Days log you will be entered for a chance to win a prize!

No printing is required for digital logs. Simply verbally confirm that you’ve completed your Sensational Snow Days log at the circulation desk to receive your completion prize!

Create Your Own SSD Gear

You can create your own Sensation Snow Day gear in the Idea Lab! The Idea Lab is our makerspace located at the Bob Kirby Branch. You can use the files below to create your own shirt, bag, mug, and more! Visit our Idea Lab page for more information!

Download: JPG, PNG, SVG

A Few of Our Favorite Things...

 

Lists curated by WCPL staff:

Our top winter themed Picture Books for 2018/19

Our top winter themed YA and Middle Grade Books for 2018/19

Our top winter themed Adult Books for 2018/19

Cool Things To Do - Snow Day Edition

For more information, please check out our Children’s and Teens’ pages!

There’s so much age-appropriate material there to discover, like links to special eBook pages, reading lists, calendars of regular library events, and much more!