Summer Library Club 2024

SLC 2024 - June 1 - July 31

Welcome To Summer Library Club (SLC) 2024

This year's theme is "Adventure Begins at Your Library!"

SLC is an 8 week program (June 1 - July 31) for all ages at all KCPL locations. Designed to be a fun activity for the entire family, the goal of the program is to develop and build literacy skills for young readers while establishing a lifetime love of reading and learning for readers of any age.

Once registered, readers log booksattend events, and complete activities to earn goodies and entries toward Grand Prize drawings awarded at the end of the summer.

Beginning June 1, register on Beanstack or with a paper log available at any location. Used Beanstack before? Use your existing account again! Visit any location for one-on-one assistance. 

Log Sheets

SLC Young Reader Groups

Teachers or leaders of summer groups, daycares, camps, or programs with children under the age of 12 may register those groups for SLC and earn points and prizes for participants.

The ages for the Young Reader Groups are as follows:

  • Preschool - Birth to 5
  • School Age - Ages 6 to 11
  • Tween - Ages 10 to 12

KCPL will provide a completion prize for each reader in the registered group(s) to include:

  • a duck toy.
  • a free book to keep.
  • a Charleston Dirty Birds Family Reader Pass good for 6 tickets to a home game between July 21  - September 8, 2024.

Each Young Reader Group will be entered to win a Grand Prize of a $50 Amazon gift card (one for each age group of readers) for their organization.

To participate, contact any KCPL location for more information.

 

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SLC Adventures

Don't miss out on tons of free events at all locations this summer including, Itty Bitty Therapy Horses, WV Musical Adventures, Bubble Adventures, and Animal Adventures. for preschool, school age, and tweens. Check out Fantasy Mapmaking, Skin Care of the Ancient World, Mario Kart TournamentLive Action Oregon Trail, for teens and adults! Go to our event calendar for details!

 

This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Families Paint: Optical Illusion

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes & Workshops, Family Nights, Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Create your own mysterious optical illusion with a canvas and paint.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

SLC: WV Musical Adventures

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
Age Group: Children, Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Family Nights, Storytimes, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

Come learn about WV music, including originals from West Virginia's very own Tony Music! Bring your singing voice and sense of play!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Community Reads! Sierra Sovine

10:30am - 11:00am
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytimes, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

Join us for our special summer storytime series, Community Reads! Where community members visit our library as special guests to bring you books and more! 

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Storytime at the Park

10:30am - 11:30am
Off Site
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

Enjoy an interactive storytime - complete with stories, songs, and rhymes - outdoors at Coonskin Park, near the Hoppy 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Inclement Weather

All programs are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

West Virginia Day Concert with Born Old

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Adults, Family, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Movies & Performances, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

Join us to celebrate West Virginia Day with a concert featuring Born Old, performing a mix of old-time and bluegrass music! This program will take place in the Main Library's Mea Cuppa Coffee Nook. No purchase is necessary to attend.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.

STEM: Make a Badge for West Virginia Day

12:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEM, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

Celebrate West Virginia Day by making a badge. Helps children with fine motor skills such as cutting, coloring and more. Pick up information about additional resources for family fun available from our IDEA Lab. Children's Services. 4th floor.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

SLC: WV Musical Adventures

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Age Group: Children, Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Family Nights, Storytimes, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

Come learn about WV music, including originals from West Virginia's very own Tony Music! Bring your singing voice and sense of play!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Hand Stamped Jewelry

10:00am - 11:00am
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, IDEA Lab, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

Adventure begins at your library this summer -- and the IDEA Lab is coming to you! Try your hand at making personalized hand-stamped jewelry! We will provide the supplies -- you just have to provide the ideas! 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children, Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens, Adults, Family, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Fundraisers & Book Sales, Gaming Sessions, Reading Challenge, STEM, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

It's the Capitol Street Art Fair!  Planned in conjunction with FestivALL, your library friends are ready for everyone to stop by and register for Summer Library Club, play lawn games, try your hand at splash painting, vote for your favorites

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Inclement Weather

All programs are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adventure Begins At Your Library: Travel Journaling

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Reading Challenge, Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:

Start planning your next big adventure at this travel journaling program! Travel journals are slim, refillable, reusable journals that you can use to document your travels -- whether at home or abroad!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Super Saturday: Find Your Inner Artist

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
Age Group: Children, Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Family Nights, Gaming Sessions, STEM, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

It's a Super Saturday in Children's Services!  After the SLC Party on the Plaza (from 11 am - 2 pm), stop by for an open crafting time to find your inner artist. Registration not required.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

The Great Library Obstacle Course

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Family Nights, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

Drop in to the Elk Valley Library to test your physical prowess against our library obstacle course.  Can you conquer the creepy cave or traverse the colorful canyon, all while using your brain to solve some challenging riddles?  This is

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

SLC Saturdays at Main

At every event, you can register and read with our Summer Library Club, get or renew a library card, enjoy arts & crafts projects, play games, try STEM activities with the IDEA Lab, and participate in other family friendly events. Refreshment provided by Friends of the Library.

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This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children, Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens, Adults, Family, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Fundraisers & Book Sales, Gaming Sessions, Reading Challenge, STEM, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

It's the Capitol Street Art Fair!  Planned in conjunction with FestivALL, your library friends are ready for everyone to stop by and register for Summer Library Club, play lawn games, try your hand at splash painting, vote for your favorites

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Inclement Weather

All programs are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Super Saturday: Find Your Inner Artist

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
Age Group: Children, Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Family Nights, Gaming Sessions, STEM, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

It's a Super Saturday in Children's Services!  After the SLC Party on the Plaza (from 11 am - 2 pm), stop by for an open crafting time to find your inner artist. Registration not required.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children, Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens, Adults, Family, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Reading Challenge, Storytimes, Summer Library Club
Event Details:

You gotta Regatta...including at the library!  Stop by to register for Summer Library Club, play lawn games, listen to live music including a performance by local artist Andrew Adkins, make crafts, race tiny boats with friends, and enjoy free

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Inclement Weather

All programs are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main 406/407 John L. and Maude Dickenson Room
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes, Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:

Join us for a special "be kind to yourself" session! We will learn about art therapy, create our own works of art and have snacks!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Main Library Patrons with strollers, wheelchairs, or other wheeled devices will find it easier to use the Jacobson Tower entrance on Quarrier Street or the Skybridge entrance via Summers Street Garage.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Photo & Video

We often photograph and videotape library events. These images are used for publicizing KCPL and its programs. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the photographer or a staff member know.

Books & Baseball: KCPL Day @ the Dirty Birds

What a perfect combination of fun things to do in the summer!  

Thanks to the owner of our very own Charleston Dirty Birds, every young reader under the age of 12 who registers for the SLC and earns 20 points will earn a Family Reader Pass good for 6 tickets to any home game from July 21 to the end of the season.

Mark your calendar now, as KCPL Day at the Dirty Birds is Sunday, July 21 - the first day for Family Reader Pass redemptions.

The Dirty Birds are a tremendous library partner; visit their website for more information.

 

SLC Sponsors & Partners

Nelle Ratrie Chilton Charitable Trust
Festivall

 

Chalreston West Virginia

 

Charleston Dirty Birds

 

Kanawha County Public Library

 

Kiwanis Charleston

 

West Virginia Symphony

 

 

Charleston Sternwheel Regatta

 

Wildlife Patrol Hercules Yeager Airport

 

Friends of the Library

 

 

Ellen's Ice Cream