The summer heat is officially here! On days when it is too hot to venture outside, it can sometimes be difficult to think of interesting indoor activities. Don’t worry – the library has you covered! From activity books to educational kits, we offer lots of resources to make your family's day inside full of fun. Keep in mind that those hots days can be an ideal time to read minutes/books towards the Summer Reading Program!
Activities and Crafts
The Youth Library has a great selection of craft and activity books, but to make it easier for you, I picked out five that can be appreciated especially on a too hot day. These books focus on a variety of indoor games, easy crafts to make from household items, and activities that encourage music and movement.
Did you know we offer board games? Board games must be checked out with an Adult Edwardsville Library card and can be checked out for a maximum of three weeks. Below are a list of our family-friendly board games, all for ages 8+. (Exception: Square Up! is for ages 6+)
Dance and Yoga DVDs
Staying indoors doesn't mean you can't move around and get exercise! We have YogaKids DVDs designed for ages 3-6, fitness DVDs for teens, and some other dance/movement DVDs. The following titles are just a few of what is offered in our non-fiction DVD section.
Fit Girl: Dance Moves
KidYogi: Recharge the Power Within You!
Pizza Party: Yoga Class for Kids
Rockin Rhythm Hip-Hop Kids Dance Xercise
Preschool and science kits are great learning tools to keep children's minds active during summer break. Any IHLS cardholder can check out the kits (exception: BB8 Droid is EPL cardholders only). The preschool kits can be checked out for three weeks with two renewals. The science kits are for ages 6+ and can be checked out for one week with no renewals. I have listed some of the more popular kits, but there are many more so stop by the library to browse all the possibilities!
About the Author
Tirzah is the Youth Services Assistant and a Circulation Clerk. She enjoys helping to plan and assist with our fun youth events and is always happy to help patrons find their next great read.