On your mark, Get set, READ! Logan County’s Public Library is gearing up for its annual Summer Reading Program, which will be full of activities to keep kids moving throughout the summer.
“Magicians, puppets, ventriloquist, science experiments, exercise, theater, crafts, reading prizes and so much more will be part of the Summer Reading Program at the library,” said Carole Ann Faulkner, Children’s Services/Public Relations. “Summer Reading may look like all fun and games, but the real objective is to bring children and their families into the library, encouraging them to read while on summer break. Statistics show that children can lose up to 2 grade levels of reading skills over summer break, the Logan County Library makes the Summer Reading Program a priority for this very reason.”
This summer, those who participate will learn about the first Olympics with the Runaway Puppet Theater, and how to build a robot in the Picking Up STEAM program.
“There is something for everyone in our program this year, from Kindergarten FUNdementals to Teen ER. The library is the place to be this summer!” said Faulkner.
You can sign up today on the library website at www.loganlibrary.org or call the library at 270-726-6129. The program is free. There is also an adult summer program as well.
June 2016 events include:
Magic with Mark Comley
Kick Off Summer with a High-Energy Magic Show! Mark Comley will amaze you with his sleight of hand, quick wit, and furry friends. Friday, June 3, 10:30 a.m.
Stories in Motion
Dance into your favorite stories with Loren Freed! Do funny snow walks with Peter in “The Snowy Day,” swoop through the trees in “Owl Moon,” explore the forest with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” join in the rumpus in “Where the Wild Things Are,” enter the magical land of “Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe,” and many more. Have fun bringing literature to life! Monday, June 6, 10:30 a.m.
Build your engineering skills and imagination at Lego Club! We will be making cars, houses, pyramids, and more! Come join us! Monday, June 6, 1 p.m.
Dylan Radford Juggling
Professional juggler, Dylan Radford, will amaze and delight people of all ages. His performance will include all types of tricks and manipulations of various objects such as rings, clubs, balls, and more. Come dance along with Dylan’s upbeat music, and afterwards learn how YOU can juggle too! Tuesday, June 7, 10:30 a.m.
Prepare to see actual cells through a microscope, the dissection of a sheep eye via video projection, dissection of a fetal pig, as well as see and feel human-sized organs, including real human bones. This program is for teens. While everyone is welcome, please be aware that the subject matter may be disturbing to little ones. Tuesday, June 7, 1 p.m.
An Outstanding Olympic Odyssey
The Olympic Games are a leading sporting event. Every four years fans around the world root for their countries’ athletes as they compete in a variety of events. Runaway Puppet Theater will show you how the Olympics got to be such a big deal, who competed in the first Olympics, and who came up with the idea for the Olympics, anyway. Wednesday, June 8, 10:30 a.m.
Get creative! Spend a fun hour making awesome crafts that challenge you to get in the game. Crafts may get messy, so dress accordingly. Wednesday, June 8, 1 p.m.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, but STEAM adds an artistic twist in a playful, inventive way. We will get creative with Pendulum Painting, Potato-Powered Clocks, Magnetic Slime, and more. Thursday, June 9, 10:30 a.m.
Logan County Gymnastics
Jump, stretch, tumble, and bounce your way to a high energy summer. The crew from Logan County Gymnastics can show you how it’s done! Thursday, June 9, 1 p.m.
Bouncing B’s Inflatables
The library is the place where FUN is FREE! And believe it or not, so are the Bouncy House, Dual Slide, and Obstacle Course. Join us for a day of fresh air and fun times. Friday, June 10, 10:30 a.m.
Stories in Motion
Dance into your favorite stories with Loren Freed! Do funny snow walks with Peter in “The Snowy Day,” swoop through the trees in “Owl Moon,” explore the forest with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” join in the rumpus in “Where the Wild Things Are,” enter the magical land of “Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe,” and many more. Have fun bringing literature to life! Monday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.
Build your engineering skills and imagination at Lego Club! We will be making cars, houses, pyramids, and more! Come join us! Monday, June 13, 1 p.m.
Go for the Gold
It’s no secret that polka music is the happiest form of music on the face of the earth. Let Pint Sized Polkas help your family discover the good, clean fun that you can experience with polka music. It is sure to create an environment that’s educational and entertaining, inspiring your kids to be excited about learning! Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m.
The Color Crowd
Join the coloring craze! Hang out and enjoy relaxing art time. Pencils and coloring pages will be provided. Wednesday, June 15, 10 a.m.
These are just a few of the exciting events planned. More to be publicized in a later edition of the News-Democrat & Leader. If you want a full calendar for the summer program, visit the Logan County Public Library.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.