Outer Space October

The Eureka Public Library is celebrating the launch of the new James Webb Space Telescope with a variety of space-themed activities for all ages during Outer Space October. Each week there will be a new activity for patrons to work on, from astronaut training to origami and more! Starting October 1, patrons can also check out books from the Outer Space October book display, access videos and interactives from NASA on the library’s website, and learn some silly space facts on the library’s social media accounts for Fun Fact Fridays.

Science Kits for Kids

The Eureka Public Library recently received a grant from Science Kits for Public Libraries and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to put together science kits for checkout. Youth Services Manager Angela Roberts is excited to announce that the Science Kits for Kids will be available in the children’s library starting in October! These kits will provide access to hands-on learning for young patrons interested in science, engineering, and technology.

TEENtober

This October, the Eureka Public Library is again participating in the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual TEENtober celebration. Developed by YALSA, this month-long event strives to raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services and connect teens with services and materials provided by their local institutions that will help them develop new skills and fuel their passions.

During TEENtober, the library is launching a new Teen Movie Night program. Admission is free and includes popcorn, and teens will be able to vote on what movie is shown. Additionally, teens will be able to pick up a take-and-make craft kit and check out books from the display showcasing books from the YALSA Teens’ Top Ten nominees. They can also vote on their favorites to be included in the Teens’ Top Ten online any time before October 15.

For more information, visit the library website at www.eurekapl.org. To find out more about YALSA and the TEENtober national initiative, visit www.ala.org/yalsa/teentober.