2022 SUMMER PROGRAMS
Innovative pathways into critical thinking, discovery, and knowledge that inspires learning in children and teens
INFANT AND TODDLER TIME
Every Thursday at 10:00 am
AGES: 0-4 years (older siblings are welcome to attend)
Through singing, talking, playing, and reading, infants and toddlers acquire literacy skills in a fun-filled learning environment which leads to children who both enjoy reading and read more. The program provides a supportive network to parents and caregivers where they connect to other families and form community bonds. The program provides families with a book each month and strategies on how to share the book with their little ones based on age. The books and literacy strategies help families increase literacy skills and build interest in reading.
SUMMER ART PROGRAM
8:45-9:30: Kindergarten and 1st grade
9:45-10:30: 2nd and 3rd grades
10:45-12:15: 4th and 5th grades
AGES: kids entering PreK-5th grades
From loom weaving to creating a clay coil pot, our children’s Summer Art Program is a 2 week daily series for kids entering PreK-5th grade with sessions on weaving, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, and painting.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
June 6-July 29
AGES: Kids entering PreK and up
Monday 10:30-noon --- PreK-1st grade
Wednesday 10:30-noon --- 2nd-3rd grade
Friday 10:30-noon --- 4th-5th grade
Fighting the summer slide! As children gather around to hear stories, inquire about subjects, and answer questions, they engage in thought-provoking activities that stimulate curiosity and encourage learning.
Our Summer Reading Program provides weekly learning opportunities to children ages 4 to 13 though storytime, imaginative play, skill-building activities, and most importantly – books! The 2022 theme is "Oceans of Possibilities” with a focus on oceanography by the Collaborative Summer Library Program.
MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Audition: Monday, June 20 @ 10:00 am
Rehearsals: schedule for daily rehearsals will depend on character
Community Performance: Friday, June 24 @ 5:30 pm
Ages: Kid entering 1st-12th grade
An entire show put together in one week! With makeup applied, costumes on, and butterflies in their nervous bellies, kids become stars as they take the stage to perform “Frog Prince” presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. In just one week, students have auditioned, rehearsed, and participated in acting workshops in preparation for the big community performance. Even shy and reluctant children break those barriers as they take on the role of their characters while building critical life skills – teamwork, confidence, and effective communication.