The second week of June a group of nineteen students from Roosevelt Elementary School came for a tour of the children's department. Following the tour I read The Foggy, Foggy Forest by Nick Sharratt and they participated in an action song. Each child received a "Be Creative @ Your Library" bookmark, a PBS "Super Why" bookmark and a Super Reader progress chart that helped them keep track of the books they read.
I had the pleasure of being a guest of the Retired Teachers and School Personnel on Friday, June 12 at Danny's for coffee and rolls. After lunch I shared information about our Summer Reading Program, which will be in July and what I have been doing as the new Youth/Special Services Librarian. I'd like to thank Ruth Hayes and the group for their hospitality and interest in our reading program.
The second event on Friday was the "Pockets Full of Fun" show at the Cherokee Community Center. We had about sixty-two people who ventured out in the rain for this fun filled hour. Linda Laird, the ventriloquist and puppet lady, helped the children DREAM, THINK, and CREATE as she and her friends did magic tricks and shared stories. Several members of the audience got to help with some of the magic tricks. In fact, they did such a good job with one of the tricks that Linda said she would give it to the library as a reminder about what happens when you DREAM, THINK, and CREATE.
The children also received some prizes from Linda and a CD from the library for being a part of the program. Some of the children signed up for the summer reading program at the end of the program. If you would like your child to participate and have not had a chance to sign up please call the library at 225-3498.
In a little over two weeks we will be starting our "Be Creative @ Your Library" summer reading program. Magician Chris Collins will officially kick-off our "Be Creative @ Your Library" reading program on July 1 @ the Community Center from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. with his "Wheel of Amazement." There will be a lunch of hot dogs, chips, and a drink at 11:15 a.m. and some activities for the children. The magic show will begin at noon and last for about forty minutes. Those who have signed up for "Be Creative @ Your Library" program will receive guidelines, a reading log, and a bag with a few goodies. So come join in the fun!
Our summer reading program will offer programs on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for pre-school -- 2nd grade children. Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. we will offer programs for 3rd -- 6th grade children. Each week has a special theme on how one can be creative. Week #1 is "I've Got Rhythm," Week #2 is "Ham It Up with Free Play and Art", and Week #3 is "Dance and Move." The reading log will have guidelines and activities that the children can complete each week to earn a prize and receive a KID PACK VOUCHER that they can use for the "Hotel for Dogs" movie finale on Tuesday, July 28 @ the American Theatre. If you have any questions please call the library at 225-3498.
Our "NEW" bookshelf in the children's department has a few new juvenile books. We have several Rebecca books from the American Girl Series, three Mates and Dates . . ., and Picture Perfect: What You Need to Feel Better About Your