It’s the fourth week of the summer reading program, and this week we’re featuring Zoology and Entomology. (That’s animals and bugs, if you didn’t know!) We have a really fun craft in the Craft Room, and a great display featuring our favorite books featuring animals. Or bugs. Or both!
Our special program this week already happened…we had Mad Science visit us with their presentation on Egg-Bert and Ice, with Mad Scientist Leslie. It was a great presentation…full of air molecules, floating spheres and bubbling potions. Mad Science will return in August with a Rocket Demo, so watch for that and sign up!
Our newsletter this week features a fun craft that can be used for decoration or for a camping-out nightlight. The best part is that it’s very easy to make, and you could fill a whole room with them for less than the cost of a bag of marshmallows!
Summer Readers…if you’re looking for suggestions, stop in and talk to a librarian. We have some new and old favorites we’d love to share. Or, if you’re just running in and don’t have time, grab a Band of Books from under Bella. Three books from the same genre, grouped by reading level. It’s a great time-saver if you’re headed for the pool and don’t have time to chat.
This week, our science theme for the reading program is Oceanography. (Even if I do keep wanting to type Oceanology, because of the -Ology series of books.) Here’s what’s going on this week at the Library:
Mousetrap Science is with Jungle Jim, who did two GREAT programs last year–Jedi Jim and Hogwart’s Academy. It’s for ages four and up, and it promises to be a fun time for all! If you know who Rube Goldberg is, think of his version of a mousetrap. If you don’t…google him and figure out how much fun it can be!
Jeannie Mack is our favorite performer for toddlers, and she’ll be here on Thursday morning. If you have a preschooler who likes to sing and dance, you should definitely join us!
And stop in anytime, opening until 30 minutes before closing, to make a Jiggling Jellyfish!
Here are the details of the programs this week:
If you’re looking for books or ideas about Oceanography, check out this week’s summer newsletter: A Moment of Sceince!
Also this week, get tickets for next week’s program: Egg-bert and Ice, with Mad Science! That program will be on Monday, July 21st.
How’s your reading going? We have some kids who have already read 15 books so far!
If you’re looking for something different, try one of the books in this week’s newsletter, featuring kids experimenting with magical chemistry sets, creating their own Frankenstein monsters, and having fun through other kinds of chemical mischief. Or, if we have a rainy day (or a really hot one) you could try the recipe and craft.
It’s the second week of our Summer Reading Program, and we have lots of things going on at the library this week!
In addition to all the programs, we have started hanging up the names of all our Summer Readers and Young Readers around the library! If you visit, find your name, and then you can make a marker to hang under it each time you come in! If you haven’t signed up for the Summer Reading Program, you still can! Just visit WestonLibrary.org/just-for-kids and follow the directions!
Watch this space for our Summer Reading Week Two Newsletter, coming soon!
We’re a little late this week, but keep your eye on this space to find out what’s going on at the Library for kids this summer:
Next week, things are picking up… We have two special programs (Animal Adventures and Max and Suzy) and all our weekly storytimes start! Click on the thumbnails below for details, or go to our calendar. There are plenty of tickets left for both programs, so we hope to see you there!
Visit the Library this summer, and remember:
The Craft Room is open,
We have Summer Reading Prizes available for Summer Reading Participants,
The Guessing Jars are filled and waiting to be guessed,
and if you’ve signed up for The Summer Reading Program or the Young Readers Program, your name is on our wall!
Come check it out!
And don’t forget to pick up your copy of our weekly Summer Newsletter: A Moment of Science. (or you could just print out the copy below for some fun books, an activity and a recipe about robots!)