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Youth Services

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What's Happening

Reading with Rover - Read to a Dog

Start: 2024-02-28 15:00:00, End: 2024-02-28 16:00:00

Stop by the Children's Area of the Library to meet the Reading with Rover dogs. Say hello, read or show them a story, and get paw stickers! The Reading with Rover dogs are trained canines who serve as supportive listeners to help children build their literacy skills and reading confidence. Free! No registration required! Drop-ins welcome between 3:00 and 4:00 PM. Questions? Email: youthservices@sjlib.org.


Baby Toddler Time

Start: 2024-02-29 10:00:00, End: 2024-02-29 12:00:00

Baby Toddler Time is a storytime and play group designed for caregivers with infants and toddlers. We will explore Playing, Reading, Rhyming, and Singing combined with plenty of social and play time to support your little one's development. 

Free, no registration required. Older siblings and other family members are always welcome! Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library and the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center. 


Preschool Story Play

Start: 2024-03-01 10:00:00, End: 2024-03-01 12:00:00

Join us for Preschool Story Play, an interactive literacy and play-based storytime designed for children ages 3-5. Older and younger siblings welcome!

Each session includes fun with books, fingerplays, movement, and songs, followed by a hands-on activity and socializing and play with other kiddos!

Free, no registration required!


Library LEGO League

Start: 2024-03-06 14:00:00, End: 2024-03-06 16:00:00

Can you build a super tall tower? A beautiful mansion? A fire breathing dragon? Drop-in anytime to this open ended LEGO League and get creating! A building prompt will be offered. Your imagination is the limit!


The Library will provide all the LEGOs. Please leave personal toys at home to prevent them from being misplaced.


Reading with Rover - Read to a Dog

Start: 2024-03-06 15:00:00, End: 2024-03-06 16:00:00

Stop by the Children's Area of the Library to meet the Reading with Rover dogs. Say hello, read or show them a story, and get paw stickers! The Reading with Rover dogs are trained canines who serve as supportive listeners to help children build their literacy skills and reading confidence. Free! No registration required! Drop-ins welcome between 3:00 and 4:00 PM. Questions? Email: youthservices@sjlib.org.


CONTACT US at youthservices@sjlib.org or (360)378-2798

meet the staff

Melina Lagios

Youth Services Manager

Elizabeth Griffin

Youth Services Librarian

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Melina Lagios

Youth Services Manager
she/her

Melina loves cooking, traveling, gardening, and photography. She lives on an acreage with a bundle of furry friends and way too many PNW slugs!

Contact: magios@sjlib.org

 

3 Picks:  Louisiana Power and Light, A Sick Day for Amos McGhee, The Underneath

 

Louisiana Power and Light Book Cover     A Sick Day for Amos McGhee Book CoverThe Underneath Book Cover

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Elizabeth Griffin

Youth Services Librarian
she/they

Elizabeth loves listening to YA audiobooks and hanging out with her two handsome kitties. In her spare time, you can find her cooking, enjoying the outdoors, and practicing karate.

 

Contact: egriffin@sjlib.org

3 Picks:  The Diviners Series, Maniac Magee, Amari and the Night Brothers

 

The Diviners Series Book Cover     Maniac Magee Book CoverAmari and the Night Brothers Book Cover