School’s out, Memorial Day weekend has passed and that means that summer has unofficially kicked off. It also means that the SummerReading Program at the Liberal Memorial Library is in full swing.
The Children’s programs were off to a bustling start with each age group handling individual projects.
The little ones (up to 36 months) were treated to story time and learned about pajamas. They were read Llama, llama, red pajama.
Preschoolers were read stories on owls and then made owl sack puppets.
First and second graders learned about night-time animals and made masks of nocturnal animals.
Third and fourth graders watched a video on bats and then made bats out of clothespins and craft paper.
The Young Adult started its program with a Game Session. The teens came in and played Just Dance on the Wii, Uno and Battleship while snacking on popcorn and drinking lemonade.
The Adult program shot out of the gate with a nite time snacking social – there were chips and salsa, chocolate cake and cheesecake and cookies. There was also plenty of good conversation as patrons in the program discussed books and what books they were reading.
The genres ran the gamut from historical romances to mysteries to non-fiction. And we also found out that reading came in many forms. Some used the good ol’ fashioned print others went through audio books while others embraced new technology with e-readers. It really didn’t make a difference how you were reading but that you were reading.
This coming week at the Library, the Children’s Summer Reading programs will have a space theme to it.
Join us at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, June 5, for NASA movie shorts. We’ll be showing some informational shorts about life in space. Topics included are brushing your teeth, exercising, working in space, sleeping. This program is part of our summer reading and is open to the public.
The Young Adults will have a movie at Tuesday, June 5 at 3 p.m. A group of seven young friends from a small Northwest town find themselves on a thrilling, underground adventure, filled with humor and heart-pounding peril as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate, One-Eyed Willie.
Don’t forget that we’re on facebook at facebook/lmlibrary. It’s a great way to communicate with us. We want to let you know what we’re doing and we want to hear from you. What programs would you like to see at the Library? What books would you like us to carry? How can we better serve you – the community?