The library’s Summer Reading Program will begin on June 21. Tails and Tales will explore the animal world, habitats and ecosystems, and include virtual and take-home offerings for children of all ages. Separate programs for pre-readers, teens, and adults will also be available. Stay tuned for more information, and mark your calendars for June 21!
Wild About Turtles Tuesday, June 29 | 6:00pm | Virtual Program with Craft In this virtual program, Mary Doane of Project Nature shares three live turtles with the group, including a tortoise, box turtle and aquatic turtle, and explores the habits and habitats of each. Registered participants will also create their own turtle from clay, using materials provided by the library! Register to receive access via Zoom, and to reserve your craft materials kit (if desired). This program is open to children of all ages.
Take Home Activity Kits Weekly Kits in the Summer - Registration Required During each week of the summer reading program, participants can register for a take-home kit to learn more about that week's featured animals, and create a craft project from home! These projects are designed for children entering grades K-6, though younger children may need assistance from a parent or caregiver. New kits will be available every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program. Registration is required for every kit you wish to receive.
6/23: On the Farm
6/30: Under the Sea
7/7: On the Dunes
7/14: Under the Canopy
7/21: Among the Clouds
7/28: On Safari
8/4: On the Ice
8/11: In Our Backyard
Virtual Storytimes Weekly Storytimes will continue in a virtual format through the summer. Register online to receive access via Zoom. We'll spend thirty minutes sharing stories, songs, and rhymes together, spend plenty of time moving and dancing, and end with an opportunity to socialize virtually! Lean about your favorite animals, and come prepared to sing, dance and play. Storytimes are designed for preschoolers aged 3-5, but may be attended by anyone who wants to join.
First Chapter Fridays Tune in all summer long Check out the library's weekly podcast, First Chapter Fridays! Each week, we'll read the first chapter of a middle-grade book to highlight time-honored classics, hidden gems, and new releases in the library's collection. This summer's recorded episodes will feature our favorite middle-grade books about animals. New recordings will be posted every Friday, but you can listen to them anytime your schedule allows. To see the list of available episodes, search for "First Chapter Fridays" on your preferred podcast app or visit the "For Kids" section on our website.
Coming Soon: Tinker Kits Topics Include Nature, Coding and Magnetism With the start of the Summer Reading Program on June 21, the library will also be lending Tinker Kits for children. Each kit contains two books that explore a scientific concept, along with toys and resources to explore that concept from home. Families with an active library card can borrow each kit for two weeks at a time. Currently, our kits explore, nature, coding, and magnetism. Visit the library or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more, and place a reserve on any kit using our library catalog - just search for "tinker kit". Our Magnetism Kit is recommended for ages 4-8, and our Nature and Coding Kits for ages 5-12. Available starting June 21st.
Adult Book Groups At this time, the Adult Book Groups and White Rock Whodunits for the month of June will not be meeting in person, however the copies of "Miracle Creek" by Angie Kim will be available for Book Talk members to pick up at the Circulation Desk mid-June.
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