Encouraging kids to read is the goal of Super Saturday events at the Astoria Public Library. An adult must be in attendance in the program or available in the library building. There is no charge for admission.

Mythical Creature FeatureMagical Mythical Creature Feature has been developed for children in grades second through sixth. They can be big or small, powerful or meek, beautiful or ugly; but all are mysterious and magical. Creatures such as unicorns, dragons, fairies, and more have fired the imagination of children for centuries. Kids will hear books about these famous and infamous beings, play games, and create a creature of their own. Pre-registration is required.

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

Where: Astoria Public Library Flag Room

Magic Tree House MayhemWhile walking through the woods behind their house one day, Jack and Annie discover a tree- house they had never seen before. Inside is a scattering of books covering the floor. By accident, they discover the books and the tree house are magic. By pointing to a picture in a book and making a wish, the siblings are transported to the location in the picture. Adventure abounds in the Magic Tree House series of books as Jack and Annie meet dinosaurs, knights, ninjas and more. This program for children in grades first through fourth is full of stories, games and crafts based on this series. Pre-registration is required.

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1

Where: Astoria Public Library Flag Room

Toy JoyToys are part of holiday joy. This program is about the fun of playing with toys. Kids will hear stories with toys in starring roles, play games and make a toy of their own. Kids can also take part in the Great Toy Give Away. Just bring in a new unopened toy to be donated to a local charity. This program has been developed for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade. Pre-registration is required.

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Where: Astoria Public Library Flag Room

Homework HelpStudents in elementary school, middle school, high school and college all do research. Researchers can save time by coming to the library from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday September through May. Library homework assistants will be available to help students find what they need.

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