This summer’s theme, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” will send readers into “laboratories” to enjoy a summer of scientific discovery. The Children’s Summer Reading Club begins pre-registration and first check-outs the week of June 2nd. The summer program runs from June 9 to August 1.
Artwork for this year was created by Dan Santat. His fans appreciate his art in such graphic novels as Sidekicks, and he is involved in creating new art for the re-issue of the Dav Pilkey series Ricky Ricotta.
The summer program is open to children from toddlers to those leaving sixth grade. Incentives and activities will make this a fun nine weeks of scientific exploration.
Each craft activity will start with demonstrations by our resident “mad scientists” on topics such as density, air pressure and surface tension. Afterwards there will be crafts based on these principles including slime, paper aircraft, bubbles and marbles paper. Each arts and crafts program will have two sections – one for younger children and one for older elementary-aged children. The annual pet show, July 12, will be held in the library’s side yard near the Kiwanis Pavilion.
To participate, a child must be a member of one of Crawford County’s libraries. Preschoolers and summer visitors will receive a summer card. A special reading lab chart will be issued to record each reader’s and listener’s progress through the program.
For every library book read, children will get a stamp on their lab charts. Preschoolers must listen to two books to get a stamp. For every four stamps, a prize may be selected from the display case. When 12 stamps have been collected, participants qualify for two chances to win one of the Grand Prizes. The drawing for these prizes will be held during our Sumer Reading Club Party, August 1, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Summer Story Time Themes
Wednesdays: 10, 10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
Thursdays: 10, 10:45 a.m.
June 4, 5 – Farms
June 11, 12 – Food
June 18, 19 – Frogs
June 25, 26 – Puppet Show

July 2, 3 – Giants
July 9, 10 – Gardens
July 16, 17 – Grandparents
July 23, 24 – Grab Bag
July 30, 31 – Puppet Show

August 6, 7 – Homes
August 13, 14 – Helpers
August 20, 21 – Holidays
August 27, 28 – Puppet Show

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