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Children’s 2013 Dig into Read Summer Reading Schedule
Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater
Assistants: Kelley Wood and Patricia Gentilman
Library phone: 814 723-4650
Programs run from June 10 through August 3.
NOTE: School and Day Care groups of six or more are asked to call and schedule a specific program date and time when requesting a program. Thank you.
The summer reading component has both a reading component and a program component. While the purpose of both components is to encourage children to read and visit the library over the summer, the reading component actually awards prizes to children who keep track of time spent reading over the summer.
Sign up for the reading component begins June 1. Reading logs can be turned in between July 22 and August 5. Story times and other programs will resume starting June 10.
Dig into Reading READING COMPONENT
Dig into Reading PROGRAMS:
WEEKLY PROGRAMS(No preregistration needed for these three programs.)
Toddler Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room. Ages 0-4. Stories, songs, crafts and creative play. Dates: June 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Ready, Sit, Read! : Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Ages 4-7. Stories, songs, crafts and creative play. Dates: June 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
Books Brought to Life: Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in Slater Room, side A. Ages 4-10. Children will listen to stories, and watch the stories come to life on short DVD’s by Scholastic/Weston Woods. This program will culminate with a craft. Dates: June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Please read each description. Preregistration is mandatory for some of these programs.
Magic with John Beard: multi-talented John Beard will entertain children and their families on Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the Slater Room. Children can enter their name for a free magic book; there will be three winners. Popsicles will be served after the program. Preregistration is appreciated. Sign-up sheet will be available in the Children’s Department next to the staff computer starting June 1.
Scholastic Book Fair: the Warren Public Library will host a Scholastic Book Fair July 8 through July 13 in the Slater Room. Proceeds will go towards materials for the Children’s Department. Doors will be open: July 8-11, 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., July 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., July 13, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Dinah Saurus and Her Dinosaurs: (ages 3-7) Tuesday, July 9, 1:00 p.m. in the Slater Room next to the Scholastic Book Fair. Dinah will share dinosaur stories/songs, and children will get to “dig” for dinosaurs. There will be two door prizes. Children will receive a take-home craft.
Clifford’s 50th Birthday: (ages 2-6) Wednesday, July 10, 2:00 p.m. in the Slater Room next to the Scholastic Book Fair. Fifty years ago Scholastic published the original Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell. Clifford will be here as we celebrate his birthday by reading some Clifford books and having some birthday cake.
Dinah Saurus Scavenger Hunt: (ages 8-12) Thursday, July 11, 1:00 p.m. in the Slater Room next to the Scholastic Book Fair. Dinah will provide children with golden eggs which contain clues that will help children find specific books in the library. Participants will receive a free book after they turn their answer into Dinah. Program limited to 36 children. Children must be preregistered. Sign-up sheet will be available in the Children’s Department next to the staff computer starting June 1.
Dig into Adventures at the Library : (ages 3-12) Saturday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. in the Slater Room. Dig into Adventures at the Library with ventriloquist/puppeteer Bruce Weaver and his "excavation" crew. Bruce and the gang will be exploring the library for clues about Dinosaurs, Rocks, Recycling, and Treasure Hunting. The cast will include Detective Edgar J. Woodley, Chester Hound, Theodore the Vegetarian T-Rex, Louis the Shark, and of course Aunt Gabby. The 45 minute show will include music, ventriloquism, magic, and great family fun. Popsicles will be served after the program. Preregistration is appreciated. Sign-up sheet will be available in the Children’s Department next to the staff computer starting July 1.
Books We Dug (Favorite Titles) Bulletin Board: (ages 8-14) Kids and young teens are encouraged to share their favorite titles this summer. These titles will be displayed on a “Books We Dug” bulletin board in the Children’s Department starting Monday, June 10, and will be changed every two weeks. Participants (ages 8-14) will fill out a card listing their favorite book and write a sentence or two suggesting why other kids might also like the book. Kids who fill out a card will have their name entered into a drawing for a $30.00 Amazon gift card. At the end of each two-week period (there will be a total of four two-week periods) a name will be drawn, and the winner of the $30.00 Amazon gift card will be notified by phone. Seeing as this starts on June 10, drawings will take place and winners notified on: June 24, July 8, July 22, and August 5. At the end of the eight-week period, a $50.00 Amazon gift card grand prize will be given out. In order to have your name entered for this grand prize, you must submit a card for each of the two-week periods. To sum up, there will be a total of four winners over the summer. Each winner will receive a $30.00 Amazon gift card. Then, after August 5, there will be one winner who will receive the $50.00 Amazon gift card grand prize. Cards will be available starting June 1. Instructions will be available along with the cards.
Flip, Jot and Flick: this program involves reading a book, writing a creative story and then enjoying a movie version of the book at the Struthers Library Theatre. There is one selected title per month for the months of June, July and August. See titles below…
June: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Writing packets are currently available. Submissions are due into the Children’s Department by May 31. The winner will be announced before the movie at the Struthers Library Theatre on Saturday, June 8, at 11:00 a.m.
July: Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater. Writing packets available May 31; submissions due July 5; winner announced at Library Theatre on July 13, at 11:00 a.m.
August: L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz retold by Deborah Hautzig. Writing packets available July 5; submissions due August 2; winner announced at Library Theatre on August 13, at 11:00 a.m.
2013 Game Nights: last Wednesday of each month in the Slater Room from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Ages 10+. Tweens and teens that enjoy gaming gather for an evening of fun. In addition to ten laptop computers available for online games, there are also games such as Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, GameCube and X Box. No need to preregister. Snacks are usually provided. 2013 dates: January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, *October 30, November 2 (National Game Day), December date to be determined. *Kids are encouraged to dress in costume on October 30.
Portions of these programs are possible due to generous donations made at the Midwinter Library Benefit.