Monday, June 22, 2015

Week Two

Here’s to the official start of summer (the first day was officially yesterday)!  It’s definitely been a wet spring, so hopefully the rain will subside, and bring the sunshine. We had lots of fun during our storytimes last week. 

This morning, our friend Ayla the Golden Retriever came by for our Tail Waggin’ Tutors program. Being an exceptionally sweet dog, Ayla makes a great partner to read with. Kids of all ages can read to Ayla, or just share in her company. The next time she will be in is July 20th at 10:30am. 

For the second week of SRP we have lots of creative and inventive programs. Wednesday, artist Augusto Bordelois will be coming again to share his exciting painting program, “Action Painting”. This program helps children build skills to be a team player as they paint blindfolded. This was so popular last year that we will be having two sessions—2 or 3pm. Take your pick, and click here to register:

Thursday we will be having “Magic is Fun”. Kids will learn some tricks of the trade from Magician Gordon, and will get a starter kit to take home. We’ve been pleasantly surprised with the interest, and currently the program is booked. However, a waiting list has started. If you’re interested in being put the waiting list, click here to register:

The first of our Crafternoons is also Thursday. Using conductive thread and LED lights or Sharpie marker tie-dye, participants can create their own unique T-shirt capes, perfect for pretty much every day. Click here to register: And, last but not least, teens can come for the Teen Movie Night from 5:30-8 to watch Captain America: Winter Soldier Click here to register:

We’ll be finishing off week two with "Explore the Floor". This program is geared towards babies from birth to two and their caregivers. Using different educational activities and toys, babies can learn and explore. Click here to register:

Don't forget if you and your littles haven't signed up for Summer Reading, it's never too late!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Week One

And we’re off! We’ve started our first week of Summer Reading off with a bang. Every day we have something going on, whether it be a program, fun scavenger hunt, or our awesome free summer lunch.

The first session of our Summer Storytime starts tomorrow. This year, to include more children in Storytime, we’ve grouped it to welcome children ages 3-6, with two different sessions-10-10:30 am and 1:30-2 pm. To register click here. As well as Summer Storytime, our Babypalooza is up and running this week. This storytime is geared towards babies from birth to age 2 and their caregivers. Using fun rhymes, lap bounces, and books everyone has fun while incorporating early literacy skills essential to your growing little one. Join us this Thursday from 10-10:30 am.To register click here

Last month we planted a container garden just outside the window of the children’s department in a new Garden Storytime. This Friday will be the second session. With the sun hopefully shining, we’ll take this storytime outside and read books, sing songs, and enjoy summer. We’ll also check up and see how our garden is growing. A lot has happened since May! 

To finish off the first week of Summer Reading we’ll be having our first ever Family MovieNight! In line with the Summer Reading superhero theme, we’ll be having a special after-hours showing of the popular Big Hero 6. Brink a blanket or pillow, and come get cozy with us! Registration is not required, and make sure you bring a friend, because there will be popcorn. And popcorn is best when you're eating it with a friend while watching a great movie at the library.