Summer reading programs continue at Shaw Public Library|
Friday, June 29, 2012
"Dream Big: Read" filled the Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library with nighttime stories and routines. Youth participants made wishes, learned the importance of nighttime teeth care, and counted sheep while adults tasted a number of healthy alternatives for nighttime snacking. While there are no summer reading programs from Monday through July 7, the fun continues after the holiday week.
Shaw Public Library's second Family Fun Night of the summer will be held July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Local author Mary Beth Bamat will share her latest publication, "Little Scarecrow's Big Problem." Bamat will read the story and share an activity with all in attendance. Interested families may purchase a copy of the book during the event. The program is open to youth of all ages.
On July 10 at 10:30 a.m., Read-to-Me and School Age A participants will discover the wonder of "Bedtime Stories." Special guest storytellers will entertain children with stories and activities.
School Age A and School Age B participants are invited to the library on July 11 at 10:30 a.m. "No More Worries" will introduce worry dolls, a concept from another culture, to all in attendance. Youth will then have the opportunity to create their own worry doll to collect all their stresses.
July 12 at 10:30 a.m. features another cultural craft with the program "Dream Catcher." School Age B youth will discover dream catchers and design their own to rest easy at night.
Finally, the Conservatory opens for youth to begin redeeming all reading and attendance incentives. Visit the front desk of the library on July 9 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and July 13 from noon to 3 p.m. to receive any earned Planet Bills. Youth are encouraged to bring any Star Coins from recent program attendance as well.
"Own the Night" and "Between the Book Covers" summer reading program participants should contact the front desk of the library to register for several great programs coming up.
First, adults are encouraged to register for "Tips to Relieve Stress for a Better Night's Rest" presented by personal trainer Tammy Seger. Held on July 17 at 6:30 p.m., those in attendance will learn useful strategies to relax the mind for more peaceful sleeping.
Next, young adults are asked to sign up for "Digital Hunt." Not a traditional scavenger hunt, participants will travel around downtown Clearfield searching for clues. Photos will be taken at each stop. "Digital Hunt" begins at 2 p.m. on July 19.
Finally, young adults and adults are invited to explore the night sky with amateur star gazer Nathan on July 19 at 8 p.m. Nathan will lead audience members in discovering the wonders of the galaxy.
All young adults in the "Own the Night" program and adults in the "Between the Book Covers" program should call the library at 765-3271 soon to sign up for each program.
Registration for the "Dream Big: Read" summer reading program continues throughout the summer. All registrations are completed online at Shaw Public Library's website, www.clearfield. org/shaw. Participants are asked to pick up their registration packets at the front desk of the library upon registering for one of the programs. Children from birth through preschool age should enroll in the Read-to-Me program.
Youth who have completed kindergarten through second grade are encouraged to participate in the School Age A program, and those who have completed grades three through five will enroll in the School Age B program. The "Own the Night" young adult summer reading program is open to anyone who has completed grades six through 11 and "Between the Book Covers" adult summer reading program is available to all adults, including 2012 high school graduates.
The library is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.
Additional information is available by calling 765-3271 during regular business hours or by visiting the website at www.clearfield.org/shaw.