From Pokémon to magic tricks to a reading challenge, November is full of family activities at the Lompoc Public Library, including the following:
The Lompoc Library will offer a Pokémon craft event, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 in the Grossman Gallery. This event is intended for children ages 8-12 and their families. The youth services team will offer a variety of crafts, a scavenger hunt, and a chance to play the Pokémon trading card game.
Stuffed animals are invited to a stuffed animal sleepover at the library, Friday-Saurday, Nov. 18-19. Community members can drop off their stuffed animals at the library, 1-5 p.m. Friday and pick them up 1-5 p.m. Saturday. The stuffed animals will leave the library with a memento.
Magician Shawn McMaster, who is back by popular demand, will show off his magic skills in a free show at the library, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. Doors open five minutes before the show, which is suitable for all ages.
The public is invited to participate in the Lompoc Library reading challenge Family Stories, Nov. 1-30. Register and participate for the reading challenge on Beanstack at cityoflompoc.beanstack.org or through the Beanstack Tracker app.
Participants who prefer to log their reading times with pencil and paper can show their log to library staff in order to register and participate in the challenge. The Lompoc Library challenges the Lompoc Valley to read 20,000 minutes in November.
The Lompoc Public Library System continues to offer 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge to promote reading with young children every day. The program is open to all families and caregivers with children ages 0-5 years old who have not entered kindergarten. Participants will log books read on Beanstack.
The program urges participants to read 1,000 books (books can be repeated) before a child starts kindergarten. Just one book a day will mean 365 books read in a year. That is 730 books read in two years and 1,095 books read in three years. A caregiver who reads three books a day will have read 1,000 books in one year.