WEST MILTON - June has seen a big turnout for the Milton-Union Public Library’s SRP. All programs require 17 or 18 hours of reading for completion. Our 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 Cover, in keeping with the nocturnal theme. Sign-ups started June 1st, but will continue through the end of July. Keep track of your reading time and fill in your record sheet once you have it.
JULY CHILDREN’S CLUB ACTIVITIES
July’s Summer Story Hours are on Wednesdays with programs at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with two exceptions*. Children’s Librarian, Wendy Heisey, uses stories, puppet shows and crafts to share her love of reading. Stop in at the library to see the wall that the children in her Wed., June 13th classes have created. There are more special treats planned for July, including special guests. Children are welcome to attend any of the Story Hours and special events; we ask that parents be present with younger attendees.
The July Children’s SRP calendar follows:
*Due the library being closed for Independence Day, Story Hour is scheduled for Tues.
Tues. July 3 “Night Shivers-What to do with bad dreams” Story Hours: 10:30 & 1:30
Craft: Making a worry doll to change scary monsters into silly monsters
Thur. July 5 “Dream Big-Become a Writer” with Valerie McKay 1:30
Retired Milton-Union School Librarian, Valerie McKay, will entertain children with the different types of books that can be found in the library. She will talk to the children about Illustrators and get them started on writing their own book.
Wed. July 11 “Camping Adventure” Story Hours: 10:30 & 1:30
Craft: Firefly jars
Thur. July 12 “Tie-Dye Day” 1:30
Bring an item to tie-dye. Be sure to wear old cloths, the dye may not come out if it gets on what the child is wearing.
*This week our Special Guest will join us on Wed., and our Story Hours will be on Thursday.
Wed. July 18 “Nocturnal Animals” with the Brukner Nature Center 1:30
The staff and volunteers from the Brukner Nature Center will bring in animals that move around during the nighttime. Some animals that may appear are: an owl, bats and a skunk.
Thur. 19 “Creatures of the Night” Story Hours: 10:30 & 1:30
Craft: Design an Owl Bat
Wed. July 25 “Pajamarama Day” Story Hours: 10:30 & 1:30
Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas, bring pillows and blankets.
Craft: Making a pillow.
Thur. July 26 “Dream Big-Be Who You Want to be” with Local Professionals 1:30
Join us to hear local business people talk about their occupations. A list of those participating will be coming soon.
Look for further details on our July activities and stop in to check out what you can win by completing the SRP reading.
JULY TEEN SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Beat the Heat Creature Feature Film Festival
The Teen SRP requires eighteen hours per entry. Join our YA Librarian, Tina Weber, for popcorn and a movie beginning at 7 p.m. Movies titles may change. Those under the age of 13 must have parental permission due to the PG13 rating of some movies:
Mon. July 2 “Avatar”
Wed. July 18 “Flower in the Attic”
Mon. July 30 “The Woman in Black” or “In Time”
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, and an additional entry for grand prizes.
Trivia and Match the Monster Contest
Test your movie and book monster know how. Match the monsters/villains to book or movie. Enter for a chance to win movie tickets at a local theatre.
JULY ADULT SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Kim Brubaker, Adult Summer Reading Program Planner, has designed several fun classes. 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 described below. As an added incentive to keep up with the kids, she will be giving away a small gift to one of the class participants in each class.
Book Swap – Saturday, July 7th at 11 a.m.
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 the perfect summer read. (Three book swap limit per class.)
Vermicomposting – Thursday, July 12th at 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!
Creating Greeting Cards – Tuesday, July 24th at 6 p.m.
Join in and learn how to create three different types of greeting cards: A thank you card, an all-purpose card, and one that shows your patriotic spirit.
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.