Programs for Adults
Days: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 7:00 pm
The Conrad Library Book Club is open to all! It is a diverse group made up of those who love to read and explore new genres. Come take part in low-key and in-depth discussions with others who love to read. Treats and occasional wine are provided by its members and compliment it perfectly. Sign up at anytime or just pop in to see what you think!
We sell a paperback version for $10 at the front counter for anyone interested in purchasing a book.
Programs for Kids
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Age: 0-5 year olds
The "1000 Books before Kindergarten" reading program encourages parents and caregivers to read to children ages 5 and under. The goal of reading 1000 books before Kindergarten is to provide your child the learning readiness skills needed to enter Kindergarten.
Days: Tuesdays & Wednesdays (September - May)
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Age: 0-5 year olds
Share the fun of reading! Children and their caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
This program runs one hour and consists of reading two-three books, singing their favorite songs, playing games, and also working on crafts. In addition, we will reinforce traditional preschool concepts such as counting, identification of colors, and letter recognition. Adults model good audience behavior for children by being attentive and participating. Therefore, we strongly encourage parents or caregivers to remain with their children during Story Hour.
How can a parent or care giver make the most of story time?
By coming to story time on a regular basis.
By arriving a few minutes early.
By paying attention to the stories and activities throughout story time.
By participating when encouraged to do so.
By not bringing food or toys to the story time.
By letting each child choose books and by checking them out to share at home.
By asking library staff for help in choosing age-appropriate books and music.
By taking an upset child out of the program area until he or she calms down.
By talking with your child about the stories after story time.
By repeating the story time rhymes and songs at home with your child.
Story Time in the Park
Days: Thursdays (June - August)
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Age: all ages
Meet the Library staff at the Legion Park for a interactive hour of story time and activities. All ages welcome! Parents are required to stay with their children during this time.
Days: TBA (August)
Do you have a child starting Kindergarten this Fall? Then join our Kindergarten Camp! All kids that attend will receive free school supplies, meet their fellow classmates, and learn some new Kindergarten skills. Click on the link below for details on times and dates.
After School Clubs
The Conrad Public Library is working with the Cowboy Academy to host many of our programs. Specifically, after school clubs are held in conjunction with the Cowboy Academy's after school program. Parents may complete a registration form once for the Cowboy Academy and call the library to enroll their child in a club. Our clubs are partially funded by the Cowboy Academy that receives money from the 21st Century grant through the US Department of Education. This grant supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for school-aged children. The Conrad Public Library is passionate about providing beneficial programs that complement regular academics.
Lego Coding Club
Days: Tuesdays (September-May)
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Age: 4th-6th grade
Lego Robotics Coding Club is a program for kids to collaborate together to build robots out of Lego blocks and then code the robots to make their way through different obstacles and mazes. Through the year, the children will build several different robots.
Days: Mondays (September-May)
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Age: 1st-6th grade
Pokémon Club offers a place for card collectors to meet with friends and trade Pokémon cards. During this trading time, children are able to show each other their collections and make appropriate trades with each other. The club also facilitates Pokémon battles for those who would like to use their cards for the Official Pokémon Trading Card Game. We will be using the TCG rules found at www.pokemon.com.
Days: Wednesdays (September-May)
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Age: 1st-3rd grade
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. This club will cover a range of subjects and activities, differing each week. Many will be based upon the specific interests of club members.