Library to present ACT prep class

The Shawnee Public Library has multiple resources available for high school students as they get ready to tackle standardized tests. The library will present “Get Ready for the ACT with Learning Express Library” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Computer Training Center.

The hands on class will help students learn about the Learning Express Library database and ways participants can explore it to improve their skills and boost their confidence on testing day by exploring practice tests, improving vocabulary, and learning to control text anxiety.

Teens preparing for college tests are invited to attend, although participants must have a valid Pioneer Library System library card to access the Learning Express database.

Space is limited, so registration is required.

Join us for stories inside and outside the library

Kid playsJoin the Shawnee Public Library for a variety of activities scheduled throughout October both at the library and beyond into the Shawnee community.  

Join us for the following events:

Story Time, scheduled twice on each Tuesday of the month, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. Activities are geared to children ages 2 ½ to 5 and will include stories, music, rhymes and early literacy activities.

Story Time also goes on the road to the Shawnee Mall at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Families interested in participating can meet with library staff in the mall’s Center Court for stories and more.

For children just a little older is Science Monday, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. Geared to children in kindergarten through second grades, this afterschool activity is a hands-on learning opportunity with a science theme, which this month will be a focus on birds and worms.

The library also has a Thursday morning series for children. The schedule includes:

Oct. 4 and Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m. – Wiggle to the Music Story Time, a morning of music and creative movement for ages 2 to 5;

Oct. 11, 10 a.m. – Stress Relief Story Time, led by a certified infant massage instructor teaching calming activities that promote literacy;

No advance registration is required to attend any of the programs.