DeadlineMake sure you get your final reading time turned in by Friday, July 20th to be entered for the Grand Prize!
Our Ice Cream Social will be the Closing Party on Saturday July 21st at 10AM. We will have some refreshing ice cream and get right to the prizes so you can enjoy the rest of your day! You must be present at the Closing Party to win the Grand Prizes!
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Kids Market Coming in September!We will be having our 2nd Annual Children's Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22nd. You should definitely mark that date on your calendar, but we have a new feature this year that you might want to start thinking about. This year, we will feature a Kid's Market.
This is an opportunity for kids to think in an entrepreneurial way. They can think of a craft item that they would like to make and decide how many to make, but they also need to think about how much that will cost and what they will need to charge for the item. They will need to find a backer for their venture as well. At the Market, they might need to adjust their prices. After the Market is over, they can look at how it went for them.
This is a great way to use your business and craft skills all at one time!
All you need to bring is your items to sell, a chair and some change, we have everything else!
Sign up for your space by Sept. 20th!
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Into the Past!This has been a great journey through space, adventure, Hogwarts and so much more! As the last week of Summer Reading, we will look back at what we have done this summer and further back into the past!
Monday, we will watch an American Girl movie, Lea to the Rescue at 9:30AM.
Tuesday at 10AM, we will have Elsenpeter Marionettes here to perform. The Elesenpeter family has been creating and performing with puppets for three generations!
Wednesday, we will have Garden Club at 9:30AM, then we will read some history books about the classic American Girl dolls at 10AM and 3PM.
Thursday we will be making a historic wooden toy and we will learn the history of toys in the U.S. Groups with four or more kids are invited to come at 9:30AM or 10:30AM, registration required. Those with less than four, are welcome to join us at 10AM, 11AM and 2PM, registration required.
Friday at 10:15AM, we will have Lap Sit for little ones under the age of five and their parents or caregivers. We will also have another STEAM time session where you can see all of the things we have been learning about at one of our three STEAM groups.Join us from 3-4PM!
Saturday is our Closing Party at 10AM. This year, we will have an Ice Cream Social and we will announce the winners of our Summer Reading Program! If you filled in at least half of your reading log, then you need to be at the Closing Party! You could win the Grand Prize - a trip for four to Chicago on Amtrak and passes to the museum of your choice!
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Into the Winner's Circle!Our K-6th grade reading log is a little different this year then it has been in the past. We have stickers for every 30 minutes you read. You can fill a row (going horizontal or vertically) to equal five hours of reading. When you finish a row, you can stop in for a prize!
We will have our prize machine again, so you never know what you will get!
When you finish half of the reading log, you will have read 25 hours! That will get you one entry for the Summer Reading Grand Prize - a trip for four to Chicago on Amtrak and passes to the museum of your choice! If you finish the other half of your reading log, you earn another entry!
Pre-K kids have a different reading log as well. For every two books you read to your child, you color in one of the books on the reading log. When you have two books colored in, you can stop in for a prize! You can pick the prize machine or an alternative prize.
Just about anything counts for reading time! Books, graphic novels, magazines, and listening to audio books or an adult reading to you counts for reading time. The only thing that does not count is watching movies!
A book in any format is acceptable, if you enjoy ebooks, you should check out our website for Overdrive and Libby, two great ways to get books!
Just remember you that you must be present at the Closing Party to win the Grand Prize!
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Summer Reading Program 2018
May 29th - July 21st
Reading for everyone! We have programs for preschoolers, kids in Kindergarten - 6th grade, and teens!
Join us for our kick-off event with musician 'Kevin Farris and the Infinite Possibilities' on Tuesday, May 29th at 10 AM!
We have movies on Mondays, entertainers on Tuesdays, story time on Wednesdays, crafts on Thursdays, preschool events on Fridays and family events on Saturdays!
It is all free of charge and you don't have to have a library card to take part!
We have some changes this year! Our crafts times and focus are changing. We have a lot of talent with all of the little hands who come to see up over the summer, so we thought that we should use that talent for good. Almost every week, we will have a "Giving Craft" that kids can make to give to others. We will be making scarves for the homeless, dog and cat toys for the animal shelter, bags for foster kids, and decorations for lonely folks in nursing homes. If your child wants, they can make another one to keep for themselves or we will have a different craft that they can make for themselves.
In addition to the craft focus, we are also changing the craft times. Our morning sessions are popular with families and large groups, so in an effort to get the most effective use of our staff and your time, we are going to have as many craft sessions in the mornings as possible. We will have craft times for large groups at 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM, with craft sessions reserved for families and smaller groups (up to four kids) at 10 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM.