Summer Activities For Kids and Teens
For further information, please contact the Youth Services Dept at 727-943-4922, ext. 16
Special Events begin at 11:00 AM on Thursdays and will be held at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Center Museum at Craig Park on Spring Bayou, 100 Beekman Lane [map]. No registration is required. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
- Play'n Around Children's Theatre presents Jack and the Beanstalk - June 28
- Timeless Tales presents Pinocchio - July 12
- Tricky Dogs Show - July 19
- Fritzy Brothers' One Man Circus - July 26
Teen and Tween Programs
Teen and Tween Programs are for ages 10-17 unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for all teen/tween programs.
- Create a French Memo Board - Tuesday, July 10 @ 2:00 pm
More than just a bulletin board. Use your own style to create a unique memo board.
- Hanging Candle Votive - Tuesday, July 24 @ 2:00 pm
Recycle old jars into useful and beautiful hanging candle holders.
- End of Summer Party Lock-In - Thursday, August 9 @ 6:30 to 8:00 pm
One last hurrah before school starts. Games, refreshments and fun.
Educational programs are for children ages 6 to 12, and most begin at 2:00 PM on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted. Registration is required. (Registration begins the Monday of the week of the program, in person or by phone.)
- Creative Writing Workshop - Tuesdays, June 19 & 26 @ 10:30 am. Please note different time.
A two-part creative writing workshop for ages 9-11. Preregistration is required; please do not register if child cannot attend both sessions.
- Learn Magic with Magician Lowell Tauszik - Thursday, June 21 @ 10:30 am. Please note different time.
For ages 9-13.
- Mr. Ray's Creepy Crawly Creatures - June 27
- Mad Science presents Fire and Ice - July 11
- Great Explorations Children's Museum presents Weird Weather - July 18
- Cartooning with Leah - July 25
- Boating Safety - August 1
Presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-9 Tarpon Springs
- LEGO Club - Fridays, June 22, July 20, August 10 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
Join others to share ideas and work together to build masterpieces. (No registration)
All preschool programs begin at 10:30 am. No registration required, except where noted.
- Music with Mar - Music and movement for your child's development (ages 1 and up).
- Wednesday, June 13
- Wednesday, July 11
- Ms. Music Wee Sing - Music, sign and foreign language, and instruments (ages 1 and up).
- Friday, June 15
- Friday, June 29
- Friday, July 13
- Friday, July 27
- Friday, August 10
- Toddler Tunes - A selection of our favorite songs, rhymes and dances. Learn with fun and music (ages 1-3).
- Friday, June 22
- Friday, July 20
- Books We Love To Sing - Join Miss Christine for stories, music and lots of audience participation (ages 2 and up).
- Sign to Your Baby/Toddler - This 5-week program will teach you how to sign with your baby from as early as 6 months old! Our fun and interactive classes teach you how to include signs naturally while interacting with your baby through daily routines, playtime, story time and music. Registration is required.
- Tuesdays: July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7 at 10:30 am
Greek Bilingual Story Time
Join us for an interactive story time with songs, stories and activities for speakers of Greek, English or both. All ages are welcome but story time is geared specifically for preschool and elementary children. Starts at 3:00 pm.
- Monday, June 18
- Monday, July 16
- Monday, August 13
Family Programs : Fun for the Entire Family
- Celebrate Summer - Wednesday, June 20 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
Join us for games, crafts and summer refreshment. Registration is required.
- Tony the Balloon Guy - Tuesday, June 26 @ 7:00-8:00 pm
- Honeymoon Island - Friday, June 29 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
Learn about Honeymoon Island with a puppet show, nature presentation and craft.
- Magician Cesar Domico - Tuesday, July 10 @ 7:00-8:00 pm
Unforgettable laughs full of illusion. (No registration)
- Ice Cream Party - Friday, July 13 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with games, crafts and refreshments. Registration is required.
- Dog Days of Summer Party - Friday, July 27 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
Get through the Dog Days of Summer with games, crafts and a special presentation on how to take care of your dog. Includes a visit with a special four-legged friend.
- Full Moon Party - Thursday, August 2 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
Summer's almost over! Join us for one last party including games, crafts and fun. Registration is required.
- Family Movies - Current releases, no registration. Please call for titles.
- Tuesday, June 19 @ 2:00 pm
- Tuesday, July 17 @ 2:00 pm
- Tuesday, July 31 @ 2:00 pm
Summer Reading Programs
Weekly Reading Logs for Kids (Age 0-12)
June 18 to July 27
Pick up a reading log from the Youth Services staff. Fill in the amount of time you read or someone reads to you. Return the reading log to receive a reward and pick up another reading log.
Teen Summer Reading Program (Age 13+)
Read a book, fill out a form, and enter to win weekly prizes!
Programs sponsored by the Friends of the Tarpon Springs Library and the EllMar Foundation.