Summer reading programs planned 06.02.10

Written by David Green.


“Make a Splash—Read” at Normal Memorial Library’s summer reading program, June 22 though July 8. Sessions are scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The program will kick off with a scavenger hunt from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 21. Students should meet at the library at 2 p.m., then the group will head to the park for the hunt.

Games, crafts, snacks and prizes are planned throughout the summer reading program. Special events include a visit from WTOL Channel 11 meteorologist Chris Vickers and a tour of the Fayette water plant with village employee Tom Rupp.

Prizes will be awarded for the Reading Minutes children accumulate throughout the program.

For more information, call the library at 237-2115 or stop by the children’s circulation desk.



“Make a Splash! Read!”

That’s what area kids will be encouraged to do this summer at Stair Public Library.

Water in all its forms and uses and anything that relates to water is the focus of this year’s Summer Reading Program which begins June 16 and continues every Wednesday through July.

The program includes stories, crafts, games, and snacks for pre-school age children and students entering grades one through six this fall. Grade groups meet at designated times during June, and all groups meet at 1 p.m. during a “July Jubilee” of special performances.

Preschoolers will meet at 10:30 a.m. Students going into kindergarten and first grade meet at noon; second and third grader meet at 1:30; fourth, fifth and sixth graders meet at 3 p.m. All sessions will last approximately one hour, except the preschool session which will last about 45 minutes.

July Jubilee

On July 7, musician and singer Rick Kelley brings his “Don’t Just Sit There! Read!” Beach Party for an interactive musical performance. On July 14, magician Jeff Wawrzaszek visits with his Splashtacular Magic Show.

My Adventure Theater “Pirate Island” is scheduled July 21 when audience members will help present a short play about a legendary treasure; costumes will be supplied.

The talented Saline High School Fiddlers ReStrung group makes a return visit July 28 with toe-tapping bluegrass, Celtic fiddle and popular folk music.

Everyone in the community is welcome to attend all of these special performances.

The Impression Five Museum will also visit the library during June for an “Edible Aquifer” program.

Families can be accommodated if the assigned session times are inconvenient.

Registration by June 12 is encouraged to help library staff plan for activities, supplies, and refreshments. Parents can register their children by calling the library at 458-6510 or stopping in; see hours below.

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