Youth Events

Spooky science!

Kids involved in Friday's Discovery Club enjoyed "spooky science" activities led by Ms. Jana, who leads almost all our science-related programs. About 15 young people attended Friday's session. Again, the venue is the library multi-purpose room. In many libraries,...

Kids Creative Writing Club

Join us for an 8-week club from October 10th -November 28th Who: Aspiring writers between the ages of 8 and 12 What: We will participate in the National Novel Writing Month Young    Writers Program. For more information, visit the NaNoWriMo Young     Writers website....

Discovering how to draw comics

A professional cartoonist and graphic artist showed members of the Discovery Club how to do what he does on Friday, September 29, 2018. The Discovery Club is a regular event for young people, and is held in our multi-purpose room. All a child has to do to be a member...

Toddler Time

Every Monday, 10:30 am until 11:30 am. It’s designed for children between the ages of 0 to 3 years old and their care givers. Toddler Time typically includes singing, one children’s story, a fingerplay, an easy craft related to the theme of the day, and perhaps a flannel board activity. This is the perfect space to introduce your young children to the fresh concepts of interacting with books. It is a safe and comfortable environment for learning library behavior. Emily McDonald, the library’s children and youth specialist, prepares and conducts Toddler Time.

Discovery Club 

A weekly science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) initiative at the Wimberley Library.  For children ages 5-8.  There is a limit of 25 children per club. There are no sign-ups before the club—children come in on a first-come, first-served basis. Every program is unique, exciting, and educational. Some of our past clubs have included:

 

  • Volcano experiments

  • Marshmallow engineering

  • LEGO projects

  • Live reptiles

  • Tissue watercolors

  • Dinosaur fossil exploration

Pre-School Story Time

Every Friday, 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. It’s designed for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old and their care givers. Story Time typically includes two children’s stories, a song and fingerplay, an easy craft related to the theme of the day, and perhaps a flannel board activity.

How do I know if my child is old enough to participate?

If your child has moved beyond looking at the pictures alone in a children’s book and can understand the story told in the words and pictures of a children’s book, your child is probably ready. Discuss story time with your child before you come. Let him or her know they are expected to sit and listen while the story is being read, but also there will be time to sing, make a craft, visit with friends, and select some books to check out. Stay close and enjoy the stories too.

Emily McDonald, the library’s children and youth specialist, prepares and conducts Pre-school Story Time.

Reading Programs

This program is based upon solid evidence from research findings that the more children ages 0-5 hear books read to them.

What to do:

Enroll your child at the Wimberley Village Library and receive your free Book Bag and 1000 Books journal. Fill the bag up with lots of great books to check out and read, read, read!
Once you’ve filled out your log, bring it to the Circulation Desk. We will punch your progress card and give you another log to fill out. Each log represents 100 books read. There will be a total of a total of to fill out.
Your child will receive a small gift after each 100 books read, a book of their own after 500 books read and a special t-shirt at the completion of 1000 books read.
Along the way, we will have several special events for participating families.
The Free Reading Program is sponsored by the Wimberely Rotary Club to give parents and teachers an all-new way to let their children and students read anywhere and anytime without a physical book.

Our goal is to enhance the literacy skills of English language learners of all ages. The program will help improve English reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and much more.

http://freereadingprogram.com/campus/about?c=58

Every summer the library offers an Incentive Reading Program. The research is clear that children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative effect.  The incentive reading program is available for children ages 1 years though high school.  Children read or listen to books, fill out their reading logs and redeem them for prizes at the library.  Every summer there is a variety of incentive prizes offered, ranging from coupons for a free ice cream cone at The Wimberley Cafe, a one day pass to the Mckenna Children’s Museum or a movie pass to the Corral Theatre.  Last summer over 1100 reading logs were redeemed!

More information on the summer Incentive Reading Program will be available in May.

Summer reading programs