As the school year ends, so does the Tuesday's pre-school story time at the Cherokee Public Library. The children, their parents and/or grandparents, and I have enjoyed sharing stories, acting out rhymes and finger plays, creating works of art, and starting a rhythm band. Story time will begin again after Labor Day weekend.
Although story time has ended I'd like to invite all pre-school through sixth grade youth to come and participate in our summer reading program, "One World, Many Stories". We will travel to different states and countries in the world, learn about other cultures and their stories through books, crafts, songs, and some special programs.
A program to kick-off our summer reading program will be held on Friday, June 17 at the Sanford Museum from 1 p.m. -- 2 p.m. Kay Neumann from Carroll will present "Birds of Prey". All ages are welcome. She will be bringing two or three birds of prey for everyone to see up close. At the end of the program a plastic bag with a reading log, guide lines for our reading program, and a couple of surprises will be handed out to the boys and girls who would like to take part in our summer reading program.
The first week of our "One World, Many Stories" will be Thursday, June 23 from 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m. at the Sanford Museum. Lisa Laird and her puppets will share adventures from around the world using ventriloquism, puppetry, and magic. All ages are welcome.
Week two's theme, "You Are Here", will be Tuesday, June 28 from 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m. at the Cherokee Public Library. We will travel to Russia with a guest speaker. Come to the youth department upstairs and make some nesting dolls, hear a story, and learn more about the biggest landform on the earth.
Week three's theme, "Away We Go", will be Tuesday, July 5 from 10:30 a.m.-- 11:30 a.m. at the Cherokee Public Library. Do children of different countries play games like we do in America? Come join in games from around the world and see how much we are alike.
Our finale will be on Thursday, July 14 at the lower level of the Community Center from 12:15 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. We will serve hot dogs, chips, and a drink before the program. "Mr. Twister" the balloon man will wow you with his balloon creations. His program will begin at 1 p.m. and last until 1:30 p.m.
Flat Stanley would like to invite you on a scavenger hunt during the summer reading program. More details will be given in the newsletter, on the radio, and in my next news article. Don't know who Flat Stanley is? Come to the library and check out his book.
If anyone has any questions about the summer reading program call 225-3498 and ask for Peg.
Hope to see you there.