The Block for Preteens

ImaginOn has launched a new space for preteens, so if you are between the ages of 7 and 11, this is the space for you! The Block, located in the back area of Spangler library, is a special space reserved just for tweens (no younger siblings allowed!), with LEGO tables, self-directed activities, and regularly scheduled programming.
 
All activities in the Block are completely free and open to children ages 7-11. Complete the weekly LEGO challenge on our flip-top tables and get your picture featured in our LEGO Legends reel. Join us for Learn, Connect, Play: WiiU Gaming at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the school year and Mondays through Fridays during the summer, and compete with your buddies on games like Just Dance 4 and MarioKart. Join our regularly scheduled pop-up programming at 2pm to participate in anything from Play-Doh challenges and origami programs to learning how to use our Ready Animator and MakerSchool kits (which include activities like fiber arts, marble run challenges, erector sets, etc.).

On Fridays at 3pm during the school year, join us for Kickback in the Block to watch movies and eat popcorn or compete to win a prize in our Championship Challenge series. Or, any time of the year, just grab one of our bean bag chairs and a good book or graphic novel and relax and enjoy your special preteen space!

Preteen Programs in the Block

  • Weekly LEGO® challenges
  • Learn, Connect, Play: Wii U Gaming
  • Pop-Up Programming
  • Kickback in the Block: Films
  • Kickback in the Block: Championship Challenges
  • Board Games
  • Crafts and Activity Sheets

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Book-lovers of all ages are invited to EpicFest, Nov. 3

EpicFest is an extraordinary, free literary festival that joyfully connects children, teens and families with books and the people who write them through activities that encourage a love of reading and learning. In its fourth year, EpicFest has become a wonderful family tradition.

Nationally-recognized children’s and young adult authors and illustrators will spend two days in Charlotte to share their latest books, their experiences and their passion for libraries with kids of all ages.

Super Saturdays 2018-2019

Starting in October- Join us on the second Saturday of every month for our Super Saturdays at ImaginOn.  We will have a featured performer or event to provide Family Friendly programming, all for FREE!     Events will typically take place between 1pm and 2:30pm in the Story Lab area of ImaginOn and no tickets are needed!  Check out our Event Calendar for updated information.  

 

 

 

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