Sunday, June 26, 2022
Seafarer’s Fair, Library Under the Trees, & Fab Fridays at Tyler Library This Summer

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Tyler Public Library Summer Programs

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Dive in! The 2022 reading challenge for kids and adults kicks off on June 6 and ends on July 29. Children ages 0 to 17 years are challenged to read 12 hours to earn rewards, and adults are challenged to read six books.

Registration 

Register at tpl.beanstack.org. Download the Beanstack Tracker mobile app available for Android and Apple devices to make logging easier. Fine forgiveness is available for all children and adults who sign up for the reading challenge. This program is for fines accrued prior to registration for the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge and does not cover lost or damaged materials.

Rewards for Early Childhood (Toddlers and Preschoolers) and Elementary (Grades K to 4) Categories

  • Book
  • T-shirt
  • Goody Bag
  • Eligible to win raffle basket for age category

Rewards for Tween (Grades 5 to 7) and Teen (Grades 8 to 12) Categories

  • Book
  • T-shirt
  • Goody Bag
  • Eligible to win raffle basket for age category
  • Up to three additional hours may be read to earn additional prizes.

Rewards for Adults

  • Free book coupon for Library Book Nook
  • Eligible to win one of three raffle baskets for age category

Download the summer flyer in English.

Download the summer flyer in Spanish.

Splash Bash: Summer Reading Kickoff Event

June 6 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | For Kids and Families

Join us for our summer Splash Bash! Enjoy water slides, games, food trucks, and sign up for the reading challenge! Swimsuits or clothes for water play and bringing a towel are encouraged. This event is for children of all ages and families. Food trucks are by purchase only and include Kona Ice, Tom’s Coffee Truck, and Poke-in-Da-Eye BBQ. Free water will be provided. A cool-down area will be set up in the auditorium to dry off and enjoy food and drinks.

Seafarer’s Fair

July 9 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | For Adult and Child Buccaneers

Ahoy, me hearties! Join us for spectacular performances and vendors from a variety of small businesses and artisans. Food trucks are by purchase only and include Kona Ice, Tom’s Coffee Truck, and Lupita’s. Performers and vendors are to be announced.

Library Under the Trees

Children of All Ages

Join Library staff for storytime and fun at city parks throughout the summer on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Storytimes meet near the park play area or park pavilion. Visit www.TylerLibrary.com for the location schedule.

Scavenger Hunt

June 6 to July 29 | Grades K to 12

Kids of all ages can take on “The Search for Xochitl” Scavenger Hunt this summer. Take on the QR code mystery game found at the Library and enter to win an axolotl stuffie.

Fab Fridays

Fridays in June and July | For Children and Families | Auditorium (First Floor)

First Showing at 10:30 a.m. | Second Showing at 11:30 a.m.

  • June 10: Fishing with Ranger Boyd from Texas State Park | Learn about fishing basics.
  • June 17: The Creature Teacher | Meet and learn about new furry and scaly friends.
  • June 24: Ayaka Asada, Marine Biologist | Learn about the ocean and sea animals.
  • June 8: “Does this Stream Need a Doctor?” with Ranger Boyd from Texas State Park | Find out how to determine water quality in the great outdoors.
  • July 15: To Be Announced
  • July 22: To Be Announced
  • July 29: DJ Dance Party | Kids can dance and sing along as DJ Sound Doctor provides age-appropriate tunes.

Makerspace Mondays

Mondays from June 13 to July 25 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Come-and-Go | For Children and Families

Join us in the Makerspace on the third floor for open maker time! Tinker, craft, build, and create to your heart’s content using craft, tech, and STEAM materials.

Movies

Wednesdays in June and July | 2 p.m. | For Children and Families | Auditorium (First Floor)

All movies are rated P or PG. Drinks with lids, carpet-friendly snacks, and blankets/pillows are allowed. The full movie schedule is to be announced.

Take-Home Kits

Kits are available on the second Monday in June and July for children of all ages. Kits are available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.

Baby Beach Party

June 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Come-and-Go | For Babies to Preschool | Auditorium (First Floor) and Library Patio

Kiddie pools, toy car washing, sand, and more! Swimsuits or clothes for water play and bringing a towel are encouraged.

Elementary (Grades K to 4) Programs

Tuesdays in June and July | 2 p.m. | Grades K to 4 | Auditorium (First Floor)

  • June 7: Volcanoes | Learn about volcanoes and experiment by making one.
  • June 14: Survival Island | Learn how to clean water and take on other survival island activities.
  • June 21: Egg Carton Sea Life | Create ocean creatures out of egg cartons.
  • June 28: Lego Boat Races | Build a Lego boat that can outrace the competition.
  • July 5: Mermaid Madness: Create your mermaid craft.
  • July 12: The Great Wave | Make wave art.
  • July 19: Ocean Slime | Create your ocean slime.
  • July 26: Create a Beach Scene | Craft your mini beach from various supplies.

Tween (Grades 5 to 7) Programs

Thursdays in June and July | 2 p.m. | Grades 5 to 7 | Auditorium (First Floor)

  • June 9: Kinetic Sculptures | Make a sculpture that moves.
  • June 16: Survival Island | Learn how to clean water and take on other survival island activities.
  • June 23: Nerf Battle | Battle it out in this pirate nerf war.
  • June 30: Sewing Softies | Stitch together your own piranha.
  • July 7: Light Up Deep Sea Life | Create a light-up deep-sea creature.
  • July 14: Beach in a Bottle | Try out sand art and write messages in a bottle.
  • July 21: Tie Dye Art | Test your hand at tie-dying.
  • July 28: Seashell Wall Hanging | Create a beach-inspired wall hanging for your room.

Teen (Grades 8 to 12) Programs

Fourth Friday in June and July | 2 p.m. | Grades 8 to 12 | Auditorium (First Floor)

  • June 24: Refurbished Figurines | Mold and paint old figurines into new creations.
  • July 22: Bermuda Triangle Escape Room | Solve clues to escape the infamous Bermuda Triangle.

Free Bus Rides

June 1 to August 31

Kids 18 or younger can ride a Tyler Transit bus for free to and from the Library with a Tyler Public Library Card. Adult passes are $1 each.

Youth Volunteers

Ages 12 to 17

Visit www.VolunteerTyler.com to apply or pick up an application at the Library’s information desk. Upon approval of your application, library staff will contact you regarding volunteer opportunities. If you are already a library youth volunteer, sign up at the links below.

Sign up for Splash Bash: Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff on June 6.

Sign up for the dunk tank booth at the Splash Bash: Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff on June 6.

Sign up for weekly June Programs for kids and families.

Sign up for weekly July Programs for kids and families.

Sign up for the Seafarer’s Fair on July 9.

Summer Programs for Childcares

Childcares with school-age children can register for our Summer Reading Kickoff Event Splash Bash, Fab Friday events, and movies this summer in June and July at Tyler Public Library! Registration is required for childcares as space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmation of registration will be sent within three business days. Sign up to register.

 

Adult Activities

  • June 1 to 30: Walking the Plank with Women of the Sea
  • June 6: Mini-Art Competition | Canvas pick up available as supplies last and theme announced. Paintings due by June 21 at 3 p.m.
  • June 17 at 6:30 p.m.: Sushi Rolling | Registration is required.
  • June 18 at 6 p.m. | Watch the movie “The Goonies” at Liberty Hall located at 103 E. Erwin St. Tickets are free for Library cardholders or $10 for those without a Library card.
  • June 21 at 7 p.m.: Mini-Art Competition Gallery Night | Join us for voting and trivia.
  • June 25 at Noon | Game Day
  • July 5-21: Explore Shipwrecks of the Deep Walk-Through
  • July 14 at 7:15 p.m.: Murder on the Sea Event | Registration is required.
  • July 22 at 7:15 p.m.: Lighthouse Sip and Paint | Registration is required.
  • July 23 at 6 p.m. | Watch a movie at Liberty Hall located at 103 E. Erwin St. Tickets are free for Library cardholders or $10 for those without a Library card. Movie to be announced.

Basic Computer Classes | Computer Lab (Third Floor)

Space is limited. Call the Library at (903) 593-7323 to sign up.

  • June 1 from 9 a.m. | How Does the Computer Store My Files?
  • June 15 from 9 a.m. | Keyboarding 101
  • July 6 from 9 a.m. | How Do I Back Up My Files
  • July 20 from 9 a.m. | Using the Computer

 

Chess Club | First Saturday Each Month at 10 a.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Check out the Chess Club or learn how to play at these monthly meetings.

 

Club Read | Last Tuesday Each Month at 10:30 a.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

June’s book club read to discuss is The Lincoln Highway by Armor Towels, and July’s book will be The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark.

 

East Texas Genealogical Society | Second Saturday at 2 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

For all who love history and genealogy, check out the East Texas Genealogical Society.

 

Meditation | First and Third Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Adults can destress and learn meditation techniques in a group setting.

 

Open Door Writing Group | Wednesdays at noon | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Are you a writer? The best way to hone your craft is to work with fellow scribes, and the best place to do that is at your local library! Join our Open Door Writing Group to share your work, discuss the writing process, and offer advice.

 

Quilting | Thursdays at 10 a.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

For all those who love to quilt, join the quilting group.

 

Tai Chi | Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

Adults can learn the martial art of Tai Chi.

 

Yoga | Mondays at 5:30 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

Yoga is sponsored by Next Community Solutions and is a great way for adults to relax and exercise.

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