Train Your Brain This Summer at the Library!

2016-teen-srp-sloganSummer Reading starts May 23rd with a kickoff featuring Poppa D Clown. We’ll be running for two months, and there are activities at the library nearly every day. Check out the calendar on our website for more information about storytimes and special guests such as Mad Science and The Cosmosphere.

One thing I’m excited about is our new Teen Summer Reading program which incorporates reading with other forms of learning (watching documentaries, listening to audiobooks, etc) as a way to gain points and win prizes over the course of the summer. We have activities lined up for Tuesdays and Thursdays, including teen movie nights and Video and Board Game Club. More activities and more reading means winning our first and second level prizes faster, and also being entered into our end-of-summer drawing. I hope we see lots of teens in the library, taking advantage of our programs and materials.

Another unique thing happening this summer is our Open Mic days. Saturday, May 28th the library will be staying open after 1pm for Open Mic. We are hoping to have talent of all kinds, from musicians to slam poets to monologists to everything in between. Anyone with a talent they wish to share should contact me at or 626-0180 if they’d like to be put on the list of talent.

Not only do we need talent to make our Open Mic a success, we need a great audience too! Consider coming out to enjoy the festivities! We’ll be having light refreshments and a chance for audience participation and karaoke at the end of the main event! We want everyone to have a good time, and enjoy our local artists, and have a chance to make a little art of their own.

The next few months are going to be busy! We’ll be bringing back old favorites and trying out new ideas, like our Open Mic afternoon. We still have our Coffee and Crafts (Noon on Wednesday the 18th and repeated at 6pm on Thursday the 19th) for adults, and our book club and Recipe Swap, so we encourage adults to come out and enjoy the adult programming and all ages programming, whether you have a child or not.

Our Schedule for the next two weeks:

  • Tuesday 5/17
    • 6 pm: Evening Storytime
  • Wednesday 5/18
    • 12 pm: Coffee and Coloring (Adults/Teens) Coffee sponsored by Spencer Browne’s!
    • 4 pm: Lego Challenge
  • Thursday 5/19
    • 11:15 am: Storytime
    • 1 pm: Board Games (Kids/Teens)
    • 2 pm: Movie (All Ages)
    • 6 pm: Coffee and Coloring (Adults/Teens) Coffee sponsored by Spencer Browne’s!
    • 6 pm: Storytime
  • Friday 5/20
    • 1 pm: Crafts (Kids/Teens)
    • 2 pm Movie (All Ages)
  • Monday 5/23 Summer Reading Starts!
    • 6 pm-Poppa D Clown (All Ages)
  • Tuesday 5/24
    • 11:15 am & 2 pm: Storytime
    • 4 pm: Teen movie and adult coloring
    • 6:30 pm: Recipe Swap (Theme: BBQ Cookout)
  • Wednesday 5/25
    • 2 pm: Scavenger Hunt (Kids/Teens)
    • 4 pm: Lego Challenge
  • Thursday 5/26
    • 11:15 am & 2 pm: Storytime
    • 12 pm: Bunko (Adults)
    • 4 pm: Teen Video & Tabletop Game Club/Epic Crafts
  • Friday 5/27
    • 1 pm: Board Games (Kids/Teens)
    • 2 pm: Movie (All Ages)
  • Saturday 5/28
    • 1 pm: Open Mic! (All Ages–watch or participate!)

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