1. Wee Dig (Infant - PreK)

Summertime should be special for our youngest patrons too! The Wee Dig program is specifically designed for children ages 4 and under and will focus on building a great foundation for reading. Come spend your mornings with us and find out why we "dig" reading!

Reading / Activity Logs

Beginning Saturday, June 1, read together and complete various activities on the Reading/Activity Log included in your registration packet. For every 4 bubbles you complete, you'll be eligible for free prize coupons and a chance to enter the special prize drawings.

Every special program, storytime, craft session, or family event you attend will earn you another entry into the drawings, but you must be registered to win and all tickets must be entered by Wednesday, July 31 at 9:00PM. Drawings will take place on August 1st and will be announced at the Shark Swim Party at the Splash Zone.

Special Wee Dig Programming

Veterinarian - June 10, 10:00AM
Join Dr. Dan Brown as he talks about taking care of your pet(s)!

Ally the Alligator Dental - Thursday, June 13, 10:00 AM
Learn about the importance of good dental hygeine when Ally the Alligator comes to visit the library!
(Presented by the PCRMC Pediatric Dental Clinic)

Fire Pup - Monday, June 17, 10:00AM
Learn what you should do in case of a fire when Fire Pup visits the library!

Buckle Buddy - Monday, June 24, 10:00AM
Join us when Buckle Buddy visits the Rolla Public Library! This program, developed by the Missouri Department of Transportation will teach children the importance of proper seatbelt and booster seat use and assist them in developing safe passenger restraint habits at an early age.
(Presented by the Meramec Regional Planning Commission)

Musikgarten - Monday, July 1, 10:00AM & Monday, July 8, 10:00AM
Musikgarten classes are designed to nurture the child’s music aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed. Additionally, instrumental activities are part of the program, including simple rhythm instruments such as sticks and rattles for babies and toddlers, as well as scarves and drums for preschoolers.
(Presented by Musikgarten with Mary)

Animals Underground - Monday, July 8, 3:30PM
Ever wonder what's hiding just under your feet? This program provides a fun and educational, interactive and safe learning experience that features 5 live animals from across the globe. This program features birds, reptiles and mammals that hunt from above or hide out from beneath! Participants will be asked to interact with the animals through question and answer, audience participation and “hands on” volunteering.
(Presented by Animal Tales)

Worm Farming - Monday, July 15, 10:00AM
Discover the life-cycle of earthworms and learn how to care for them. Earthworms are important for the soil. By digging and tunneling below the surface, they help to mix-up the soil layers by moving nutrients and air around. Learn about how a worm farm works and more!
(Presented by Virginia Applegate)

Bring Your Grandparent to Storytime - Tuesday, July 23, 10:00AM
Dig into the past as we celebrate our most important links to history with a special storytime designed around the relationship between children and their grandparents. Invite Grandma and Grandpa join in some storytime fun!

Storytime

Join us as we indulge in some group storytimes with books specially picked out to attract the attention of our youngest patrons. We'll focus on early literacy skills as we read about everything from pirates to dinosaurs to flowers. You'll definitely want to make some time in your busy summer schedule to take a break and relax on our reading rug while we share the adventures of reading aloud!

Make It and Take It Craft Times

Craft at your own speed with our Make It and Take It Craft Times. We'll have age-appropriate crafts set up each week for you drop in and make at your leisure. Beat the heat with us and take home a fun momento!