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Summer Reading Program!!!

Preschool Children- During Thursday Storytime 10am- stories, games, crafts, music, puppets
In addition to regular story time programming we will be adding a couple of Music and Movement story times with songs and dance! Stay tuned for more information.

School Age Children (K-6)- Build a Better World

Monday, July 10th at 4pm Thank Our Local Heroes Gift Making
Come make cards for our EMTs, Police and Fire Departments Thanking them for all that they do!!

Monday, July 17th at 4pm Egg Drop Challenge
Build a structure to stop your egg from breaking before we drop it off a ladder!!!

Monday, July 24th at 4pm Gratefulness Rocks
Spread a little kindness with painted rocks of encouragement such as hope and love to leave around for others to find!

Monday, July 31st at 4pm Habitat Building
Build bird nests to keep and create holders for birds to create their own!

Monday, August 7th at 4pm Animal Shelter Toys
Make toys for the dogs, cats, and small animals that will be dropped off at a nearby animal shelter!

Monday, August 14th at 4pm Marble Maze
Make mazes to play with marbles trying to get your marble from one end to the other!

Simon Says, “Read”
Why is reading to a dog educational and fun? Because Simon is soft, furry and warm and he loves the attention you give him when you practice your reading out-loud skills! Reading is in the Children’s Library Room and is one-on-one with Ms. Gwen and Simon present. Parents and others must wait outside for their reader. Waiting list only, begins in October. See the circulation desk to sign up!

Story Time
Story time with Samantha on Thursdays 10 am (ages preschool and babies welcome) year round.

1000 Books before Kindergarten
You may have noticed the Solar System on the walls of the Children’s Room. What is it for you ask? It’s our new 1000 Books before Kindergarten chart! Let your kids climb aboard a rocket ship with their name on it and watch them shoot through space all the way to Pluto!

Parents of children 0-5 sign up for the program and Smyth Library provides the parents with reading logs to track how many books they and others read to their children. When the families have reached 1,000 books before the child reaches kindergarten, they have successfully completed the program. Record keepsake books available now!