With the last day of school today, summer's officially arrived at your library! We have many programs planned over the next eight weeks. From our regular Wednesday morning programs for children to Do-It-Yourself Drop In activities for 'tweens through adults, there's going to be something for everyone to do that will entertain, inform, inspire and encourage creativity, literacy and fun all summer long.
Here's what's coming soon:
This Saturday, June 6th, from 8 am to noon we'll be visiting the Boscobel Farmers' Market for Super Hero Day! We'll be at the gazebo next to the train depot with some of the superhero gear that the kids will get to make during this year's Summer Library Program, "Every Hero Has a Story". Kids who come to visit us at the market can make their very own superhero facemask to wear. Kids who complete and wear their mask will get a ticket for a free treat from participating market vendors. Come join us for a morning of Super fun activities at Boscobel's great new marketplace!
Beginning next Wednesday morning June 10th, at 10 am our Summer Library Program 2015, "Every Hero has a Story" kicks off with a "WOOF"! Boscobel's very own canine hero, "Bosco" and his partner Officer Travis Dregne will be visiting the library and talking about how Bosco does his job and what you can do to play safe this summer. Stop by to meet Bosco, pick up your summer program folder and learn about how your family can have fun while at the same time encouraging and maintaining important reading skills that will make it easier for kids to swing back to school in the fall.
Summer Library programs run though August 1st. Pre-registration for SLP is now open and families are encouraged to register early. Age-specific weekly programs are available for children from birth through 6th grade.
In addition to our "Every Hero" programming, we'll have a DIY drop-in anytime "Art Exploration Station" which will include art supplies and age leveled coloring books, including Zentangles, "Art Therapy", "Art Garden Treasure Hunt" and more. Even if you're not comfortable drawing, these shared, highly detailed and gorgeously drawn books will let you color and create beautiful works of art.
When the books are fully colored, several of them will be put on display in the library at the end of the summer and will become part of our permanent collection so that people can check out and see the beautiful works created by their neighbors! This idea is borrowed from the Brooklyn Public Library, which has a collection of more than 800 eye-popping citizen created art sketchbooks as part of their permanent collection. There's an amazing amount of creativity hidden in every community and household and we're excited to see who we can "draw out" in Boscobel to come color our books this summer!
We'll also have a Teen Heros reading collection and citywide walking tour guild available for you within the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned, it's going to be a great summer @ your library!
Mark your calendars, Big Annual Library Booksale will open July 9th - 11th this summer. We are now looking for booksale volunteers to set up and tear down the sale and to volunteer during booksale hours. Please call or stop by the library if you are interested, thank you!