WEST MILTON - It is time to think of all of the fun activities the library will offer this summer. They will have three Summer Reading Programs (SRP) again this year. All programs have a nocturnal theme, and require 17 or 18 hours of reading for completion.
The children’s program is for kids ages 4-12; this year’s theme is "Dream Big – Read." The teen SRP is for teens ages 13-18 and its theme is "Own the Night." Our adult theme is "Between the Covers." Sign-ups will begin June 1, but will continue through June and July. Keep track of your reading time and fill in your record sheet once you have it.
JUNE CHILDREN’S CLUB ACTIVITIES
Summer Story Hour will be on Wednesday’s beginning June 6 with programs at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey will be creating crafts with the kids as well as stories and puppet shows.
There will also be special programs on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome to attend any of the Story Hours and special events; we ask that parents be present with younger attendees. The June Children’s SRP calendar follows:
Wed. June 6 “What are Dreams/Daydreams?” Story Hour times 10:30 & 1:30
Thur. June 7 “Travel Around the World” with Tammy Watts 1:30
Mrs. Watts graduated from Milton-Union and has visited all of our 50 states and 45 countries. She will be reading her book From Libya to Namibia, and showing photos of the many places she has visited. There will be a game and crafts.
Wed. June 13 “Dream Big-Build Great Things” Story Hour times 10:30 & 1:30
Help Mrs. Heisey begin building a wall right in our Children’s Area!
Thur. June 14 “Home Depot Kids Workshop” given by Erika Perrin 1:30
Ms. Perrin will be showing our children tool safety and how-to skills with her hands on building workshop. Each child will receive a Kids Workshop apron, a commemorative pin and a certificate of achievement. They will be able to keep their project. Just in time for Father’s Day!
Wed. June 20 “Dream Big-Be a Star Story Hour times 10:30 & 1:30
Thur. June 21 “Travels of an Ohio Naturalist” with Tom Hissong 1:30
Mr. Hissong is from the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. He will share his dream of traveling the world in search of exotic animals. He has studied in the Kenya, Australia, the Galapagos Islands, and the Andes. He plans to bring some animal friends, too.
Wed. June 27 “Visitors at Night” Story Hour times 10:30 & 1:30
Thur. June 28 “Read with Stories from the Dreamtime” with Lindsay Bonilla 1:30
Mrs. Bonilla is back with wild Australian adventures. If you have seen her other shows, be sure not to miss this one. Mrs. Bonilla uses interactive storytelling and amazing costumes. She takes kids into other lands where they will find out why we dream and why kangaroos have a pouch.
Look for further details on our June activities and what Mrs. Heisey has prepared for July!
JUNE TEEN SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Beat the Heat Creature Feature Film Festival: The Teen SRP will require 18 hours per entry. Join our Young Adult Librarian Tina Weber the following nights for a movie and popcorn beginning at 7 p.m.:
Mon. June 4 “City of Ember”
Wed. June 20 “Edward Scissorhands”
Weekly Minute Mystery Challenge
Each week there will be a five-minute mystery located in the Young Adult section of the library for teens to solve. Weekly winners will receive a small prize.
Trivia and Match the Monster Contest
Test your movie and book monster know how. Match the monsters/villains to book or movie.
JUNE ADULT SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Our Adult Librarian, Kim Brubaker, has planned several fun classes for our patrons to enjoy. Her reading log will consist of seventeen hours with two entries allowed per person. Mrs. Brubaker has allowed additional entries by patrons participating in her classes below. What’s more, she will be giving away a small gift to one of the class participants.
Come join us as you dive into your own collections and swap out your books for free! See what others bring in and you may find a rare treasure or that perfect book you’ve been looking for! Limit of three books may be swapped per class. June class date: Tues. June 12 at 6 p.m.
Creating greeting Cards
Join in and learn how to create three different types of greeting cards: A thank you, one that can be used anytime and one that shows your patriotic spirit. June class date: Thur. June 28 6 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to have a worm composting bin, but didn’t know where to start? We’ll have step-by-step instructions as to how to create a bin, what to feed the worms, and how to sort through our “golden” dirt to create the best veggie fertilizer that money can’t buy! June class dates: Sat. June 23 11 a.m.
The library is located at 560 S. Main Street, West Milton and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit the library, call 698-5515 or go to www.mupubliclibrary.org.