Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Reading Program @ the Clinton Library

On June 10, our regular story time will transform into the Summer Reading Program Activity Wednesdays! We will welcome all children, up to 5th grade. But don't fear: your pre-schoolers are still very much a focus! Things might get a little more advanced, but I'm working hard to design the crafts so that all levels will be engaged.

You do need to sign your children up for the Summer Reading Program, though. Please see the front desk for more details on how your children can spend the summer reading books, winning prizes, and participating in the Wednesday activities. While you're at it, have your child enter our "design a mug" contest. Pick up a mug at the library, decorate it, and bring it back the week of June 15 for judging.

Our first Activity Wednesday meeting will be our Summer Reading Program Kick-off Event and we will be doing "Sharpie Tie-Dye." Please make sure to sign up separately for this special event: space is limited, as this is a very hands-on event. Please note that each child should bring their own pre-washed white t-shirt from home. We encourage kids to wear their Summer Reading Program shirts each Wednesday.
From then on, we will open the Activity Wednesdays to all interested kids, 5th grade and under, who are participating in the Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is "Be Creative at Your Library" and we plan on doing just that. Each week, we will look at a book or books on the theme-of-the-week to help us explore our theme. We will focus on all things creative, including introductions to various famous artists and creating our very own masterpieces.

Our objective for this program is to encourage children to be excited about books and reading through crafts, art, games, songs, and the occasional snack. Please let us know if your child has any allergies we should be aware of.

If you are interested in volunteering to help, please contact the Clinton Library at (304) 291-0703 or inform library staff.

Summer Reading Program Activity Wednesdays start June 10.

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