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June Events for the Turlock Library

Jason Starn

During the summer it can get expensive to keep children entertained while they are out of school. For those seeking fun activities for their children, the Turlock Library will be having lots of activities that can entertain the children this month.

Some events at the Turlock Library are so great and helpful that the community can actually participate in them every week.

This month, every Monday in June the library hosts their Creative Writing Club for Teens. Here young writers from 13 to 18 can explore their passion for writing and discuss literary ideas in a safe creative environment. The Creative Writing Club for Teens begins at 11 AM.

Later that same day, Turlock Library will have the Tech Connect classes. They’ll be focusing on computer basics, internet basics, and a special one time class will even introduce class goers to the Cloud Library App and the Hoopla App. This class is conducted by library staff.  These classes begin at 2 PM every Monday, and those interested can call 209-664-8100 to sign up.

Every Wednesday, children and their caregivers are invited to Turlock Wiggle Worms. At the Turlock Wiggle Worms, small children are able to get out their wiggles with music, dancing, and other rhythm exercises. This event begins at 10 AM and 11 AM.

Every Thursday, the library will be hosting Turlock Preschool Story Time at 10 AM and 11 AM. Preschool Story Time is aimed for children 3 to 5 years old and provides 30 minutes of entertainment including new and classic stories, puppet shows, music and dancing.

The Turlock Library also has a great selection of events that are only occurring once this month.

On June 4, Turlock Teens Talk Books gives teenage readers a place to discuss what they are reading or what they have read.

Tuesday June 7 at 4 PM STEAM Works will be having a reading of Hoop Geniusby John Coy followed by a discussion of balls used in other sports including differences in sizes and abilities.

On June 8, get on your mark and get ready to go to the Turlock Library for the Marble Races! Here children 8 and up will learn engineering and science skills while learning how to develop marble racing courses.

Also, on June 8 the Turlock Teen Advisory Board also meets at 4 PM. At this meeting teens can discuss their ideas and earn community service credit. For more information call (209) 664-8100.

On June 14, Turlockers can take a family flag class to make something that symbolizes their family. Materials such as felt, construction paper, craft sticks, etc. will be provided, and children under 4 years old must be under the direct supervision of their adult caretaker. Swing by the Turlock Library on June 14 to check out the Family Flag class at 4 PM.

On June 15, there be dragons at the Turlock Library! Bring the kids down to see Randel McGee and Groark get into mischievous adventures that teach lessons about life. This event begins at 3 PM and 4 PM.

Kids and cameras are welcome at the library on June 16 at 10 AM to meet the local heros of Turlock. That’s right! Turlock’s fire fighting, kitten saving men of honor will be outside on the lawn of the Turlock Library. Local firefighters will be telling stories and sharing fire safety tips as well as letting families get up close looks at a fire truck.

On June 20, the library presents Family Story Time with Mayor Gary Soiseth, where there will be “stories, music, fingerplays, and fun!” This event is aimed at children 4 to 8, but, all are welcome.

Another fun outdoor activity is Bubble Play on June 21 at 4 PM. Children are invited to come play with soap bubbles and various types of bubble wands.

For the little actor or actress in the family, the Turlock Library is hosting a Children’s Theatre Workshop on June 22. The Turlock Library tells us that “The Lightbox Children’s Theatre and Carnegie Arts group will conduct an hour-long interactive workshop based on a popular story from children’s literature.” This event will begin at 4 PM.

On June 28, the Turlock Library has Lego Day! Children under 4, with direct adult supervision, will have the opportunity to build displays for the library.

Speaking of getting creative, in celebration of Shark Week, the library is teaching children 8 and up to build ocean waves in a bottle on June 29. Children under 4 are also welcome as long as they are directly supervised by their adult caregiver. This event begins at 4 PM.

So, if you and your children want to get out of the heat for some fun and educational experiences, head on down to the the Turlock Library located at 550 Minaret Avenue.


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