D&D Library Talk is our podcast on the ins and outs of RPG systems, like Dungeons and Dragons! We talk about how to make sure everyone enjoys the game, whether as a player or game master. In Episode Nine we talk about how to design fun and engaging RPG games for tweens and families. We are joined by Children's Librarian, and D&D enthusiast, Kim Baker as we discuss campaign design and system choice, best practices when leading RPGs for tweens, the social and emotional learning benefits of RPGs, and how to set everyone up for success when playing these games.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills in young children, using the guidelines from the Every Child Ready to Read program. Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Please register each child for each storytime you will attend.
Please note that Preschool Storytimes will be live recorded by CATS and are live-streamed on the CATS website.
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The book club is currently reading Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, available on Hoopla. Class size is limited to six. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom and will be emailed the Zoom link by VITAL staff. Age 18 and up.
We've got the minis, paints, brushes, and know-how––come try your hand at miniature painting! In September, we will be working with hero figurines, while in October we will paint monsters and villains. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 12–19.
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up.
Prenatal yoga is a gentle exercise that supports your changing body's needs, builds strength, and deepens awareness of your mind, body, and connection with your baby. For pregnant adults. Please register.