Grades 1-5

Grades 1-5 Programs

Family STEAM Club
Take It & Make It
Virtual Books & Woofs
Family Live Kahoots
Special Monthly Programs

Virtual Family STEAM Club:  Thursdays at 7 PM

Grades K-5, led on Zoom or Google Meet with Ms. Lisa. 

Join us for fun projects with the whole family.  Each project will explore a new science concept every week! Click on any of the links to register to receive the Zoom Link.

  • January 12: Simple Machines: Pullies–Let’s build a simply pully system and explore where we see them in everyday life
  • January 19: What do s’mores and tectonic plates have in common?–Let’s make a yummy model of the earth’s crust and see how things move!
  • January 26: Let’s Animate!–Every wonder how to make your own cartoons? Discover how with this fun animation software.
  • February 2: Marble Roller Coasters–Pick up your kit at the library and let’s build a marble roller coaster at home.
    February 9: It’s never too cold for Ice Cream!–It’s cold outside but’s let’s learn about chemistry by making a sweet treat!
  • February 16: Water purification–Clean water is super important. Let’s learn how to turn dirty water into clean water.
  • March 2: Hour of Code–Follow along with a fun coding project. Learn a new language
    March 9: Sandpaper transfers–Let’s see how heat and wax can create cool desgns on fabric
    March 16: Circle of life: Grow Challenge–Can you regrow plants from different vegetables? Let’s try and find out
  • March 23: Composting Science!–It can smell! but learn how nature recycles it’s waste by making ferterlizer for you garden
  • March 30: wind energy–Let’s build a working windwill and generate electricity

Take it & Make It: Elementary: 

Every Wednesday

While supplies last, take home a craft kit to create at home!

  • January 13 Snowball shooters!
  • January 20: Magic Salt and Watercolor Snowflakes!
  • January 27: Coffee filter snowflake mobile
  • February 3: Confetti bomb!
  • February 10: Red envelope bookmark!
  • February 17: Color your own Mask!
  • February 24: Snowman mitton craft
  • March 3: Feed the birds: birdfeeder cookies!
  • March 10: Tin can herb garden!
  • March 17: Kindness Day Stone
  • March 24: DIY solar lanterns
  • March 31: DIY Chia Pets

Thursdays at 4 pm

Serendipity is a program of stories, songs, puppets, plays, and sometimes a craft with Mrs. Wheeless for children going into kindergarten through grade 5.

Click on any of the links to register and receive the video right in your email inbox.

  • January 14: Sleeping Ugly and Slurping Beauty: Who could be worse, the rude princess or the princess with terrible table manners? Craft you can make at home: An appropriate crown for the winner!

  • January 21: Russian Troika Ride: Oomrazoom and other Russian tales; Songs “Hurry hurry horses through the darkness!” Matryoska dolls to make at home with small paper cups.

  • January 28: Outa Space and How ta Music Part 1: Stories and songs of space kids and the connection between outer space, music, spirals, and numbers.

  • February 4: “Stanley (Dog) and the Beauty Contest”: Wait a minute, a bath instead of breakfast? Singalong: “Old Blue”. How to draw a dog.

  • February 11: Valentines are Us! Beloved witch Emma is once again up against dreadful witches Dolores and Lavinia on Valentine’s Day, their worst day of the year. Echo singalong. Learn to tell a paper cutting love story;

  • February 18: Food, Glorious Good: Yummy Tales (3 Scoops and a Fig – Yikes! Disaster in the kitchen) and Tunes! Mmmmm, Mmmmm, good ole cupcakes.

  • February 25: Outa Space and How ta Music (part 2) Pre-recorded Stories and songs of space kids and the connection between outer space, music, spirals, and numbers.

  • March 4: 4:00 PM Serendipity Grades K-5 “Bratty Princes and Princesses!” “I will have only a dress of beaten gold.” “You don’t look like a princess, your hair is a mess!” Craft idea to make at home: a bratty prince or princess puppet.

  • March 11: Luck o’ the Irish: “The Last Snake in Ireland, Fin M’Coul; “Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder,” Craft to make at home: Decorate a shamrock wreath.

  • March 18: “Coppelia” Pre-recorded “Can a magician bring a human sized doll to life in this famous comic ballet? In Bunheads by Misty Copeland, she continues encouraging young cancers as she describes winning the lead role as a beginner dance student. Craft to make at home: popsicle stick ballet dancer in tutu.”

  • March 25: Whale Songs: Sing and remember music like a whale! Enjoy exciting whale underwater videos. Hit songs of Humpback whales.

Virtual Books & Woofs
Mondays at 7 pm, Grades K-5

Is your child learning how to read?  Does your child need help to practice their reading?  During Books & Woofs, children can practice reading aloud to puppies and dogs who are being trained to be Seeing Eye dogs. This is an easy and fun way to practice reading fluency.

Until further notice, we will be hosting Books and Woofs using Zoom. If you are interested, please register for any of the dates below:

Family Live Kahoots
First and Third Fridays at 4 pm, Grades 4 and up

Try your hand at answering the Kahoot trivia questions live on the library’s zoom, and/or on Facebook live via the Summit Library Youth Services Facebook page.

  • January 8: Famous Athletes: Easy & Difficult
  • January 22: Hamiltion: The Man, the musical
  • February 12: Lunar New Year Trivia
  • February 26: “Fun with Flags”
  • March 12: Find your inner child: Do you know your Disney songs, nursery rhymes, and children’s Authors?
  • March 26: Local Stuff: All about NJ and Summit history.


Special Monthly Programs for children:

  • Family Movie Night Watch Party:  Fridays at 7 PM:  Curl up on the couch and join us for a new children’s movie every Month
    • January 8: Norm of the North
    • February 19: The Pebble and the Penguin
    • March 12: Jumbo
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Wednesdays at 4 PM: Join Ms. Lisa in the kitchen and make a fun recipe.  We will meet on Zoom.  Make sure to register to receive the link and list of ingredients.
    • 1/27/21 Hot Coco Pie
    • 2/24/21 Cupid Floats
    • 3/24/21 Bird’s Nest Cookies
  • Kids Game Day:  Wednesday at 4 PM:  Unwind and compete against your friends with these fun games on Zoom.
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