Kid’s Room

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Summer Reading Program

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Fizz Boom Read! and Spark a Reaction! are this years’ Summer Reading Program themes for children and teens.  Ages 1-18 can sign up to track how many days they read this summer, receive prizes just for reading and participate in fun programs.  Every part of the summer reading program is FREE.  Download the Summer Reading Flyer for all the details. REGISTER ONLINE

1. Register online to log what you read this summer starting June 23.  The program runs to August 16.

2. Each participant has a reading goal to read 40 days this summer.  All participants who complete 40 days of reading will win prizes.   For every 10 days of reading completed participants get a prize.

3. This year we have set a total reading goal for the program to read 6,000 days by all participants.

4. New for 2014- Refer a Friend Program- Any participant who refers a friend who joins the program will receive an extra prize. Any participant who refers 5 friends who join the program will receive a gift card.  Refer a Friend forms available on our web site and at the circulation desk. _________________________________________________________________

***REGULAR STORY TIMES AND STORY HOURS WILL BEGIN AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER – REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014/2015 SESSIONS WILL BEGIN IN MID-AUGUST.  STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION***

BABYSITTING BASIC WORKSHOP ***DATE TO BE DETERMINED *** Please call the library to add name to a waiting list.

 SIZZLING AFTERNOON STORIES - Fairy tales, folktales, tall-tales and more.… Come join us as Miss Phyllis reads some favorites to elementary aged kids!  Next session Monday, August 18th at 4:00 pm  Registration suggested on events calendar but walk-ins are welcome – Ages 5-10!

 LULA’S BOOK CLUB – Lula will be taking a vacation in August.. Our next session will be Thursday, September 18th at 7 pm.…. ..Participants will partake in reading aloud followed by a group discussion. In addition to encouraging children to read more freely and without criticism, we hope to enhance reading comprehension and open dialogue, which can help improve reading fluency and promote a higher self-esteem!  This program is intended for ages 5-11.  Space will be limited. Registration will open up for this event in mid-August!!!

DreamTime StoryTime will be held the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm  (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED).  Space is limited!!! Please sign up on………….  Events Calendar up to one month prior.

 CELEBRATE JULY - ANTI-BOREDOM MONTH; NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MONTH; NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH; NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARKS MONTH.

JULY DAYS OF INTEREST (taken from Chase’s Calendar of Events 2014)  7/1 – 73th anniversary of the first scheduled television broadcast (1941); 7/2 – 77th anniversary of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart (1937) & Halfway point of 2014 (182 days) & Made in the USA Day; 7/3 – Compliment your mirror day & Stay out of the sun day; 7/4 – Independence Day – (1776) & the anniversary for the song “America the Beautiful” published in 1895; 7/5 – The Bikini debuted on 1946; 7/6 – Birthday for the Dalai Lama (1935); 7/7 – Father-Daughter take a walk together day & Tell the truth day; 7/8 – Birthday for children’s singer, songwriter, Raffi (Cavoukian – 1948); 7/9 - Anniversary of  the first open-heart surgery (1893); 7/10 – Don’t step on a bee day; 7/11 – Birth anniversary for author E. B. White (1899) (Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little); 7/12 – Full Moon; 7/13 – Embrace your geekness day; 7/14 – International town criers day; 7/15 – Birth anniversary for artist Rembrandt (Harmenszoon van Rijn) (1606); 7/16 – 20th anniversary of a comet crashing into Jupiter (1994); 7/18 – Birthday for Nelson Mandela (1918); 7/19 – Toss away the “Could Haves” and the Should Haves” Day; 7/20 - Anniversary of the Special Olympics (1968); 7/21 – National get out of the doghouse day & No pet store puppies day; 7/22 – Rat-catchers day; 7/23 – Hot enough for ya day; 7/24 – cousins day & National tell an old joke day; 7/26 – National day of the cowboy; 7/27 – Aunties day; 7/28 – Anniversary of the singing telegram (1933); 7/30 – Birth anniversary for author Emily Bronte (1818); 7/31 – National chili dog day.

SEWING WITH ARLENE - HERE’S YOUR opportunity to learn hands on and is designed for children 8 and up.   For more information and to go on a wait list please call 691-2275 ext. 10.

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