We had another GREAT Teen Summer Volunteer program this year! There were 20 volunteers who helped with the children’s programs, shelving and Saturday Teen Tech activities. We even decorated a float and rode in the July 4th Parade! Applications for next summer will be available after Spring Break 2017.
Teens are welcome to join our Tween Tech Club this school year. We will meet every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting in October. See the Tween Tech Club tab for topics.
Tween Tech Club
Starting in October, the Wimberley Village Library will begin its Tween Tech Club! The club is designed for ages 9-12 and will run from 2-5 each Saturday. Topics will include things like: 3D Printer, Coding, Stop Animation, Raspberry Pi, Soldering with Circuit Boards, Movie Making, Legos, Chess, etc. The tweens will learn how to work with these new technologies and be allowed time for a hands-on experience.
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.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
What to do:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Any child from birth until kindergarten.
Developing literacy skills begins at birth and continues throughout the toddler and pre-school years. The best way to ensure a child has the skills necessary to learn to read is having someone read aloud to them.
Absolutely! Children love to hear their favorite stories again and again and benefit from hearing a book read whether it is something new or an old favorite.
Yes, just ask for the titles. You can also count books read at preschool or daycare.
Free Reading Program
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.
Summer Incentive Reading Program
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.