Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer at the Library

In case you are BORED with summer already, don't fret! There are plenty of things to do at the library this week. Most have age and space limits, so pick up your free tickets at the library.

Today: Balloon Magic at 10 a.m. Take home a balloon animal!
Tuesday: Petting Zoo at 10 a.m. on the library lawn. Free popsicles!
Wednesday: Open House Arts and Crafts from 10 a.m. til noon
Thursday: Archie Wade the Magician at 10 a.m.
Friday: Word Bingo at 10: a.m. for everybody

Next week, the McWane Science Center visits June 16. Daisy the Cow comes to town June 18, and there are ceramics classes for kids June 19. Get your summer calendars at the checkout desks.

Adults, don't worry! There's a tie-quilting class Tuesday, June 10, jewelry making June 17 and scrapbooking on June 24. If you like to read and discuss books, join the Summertime Book Bunch that meets every Wednesday at noon in the Kathryn T. Windham Room.

Teenagers can have fun decorating cookies with Bernice Gill June 10, and don't forget the pasta art classes coming up July 15 with Vernon Spicer.

There's so much more, and don't forget to sign up for the "Read with your Family!" Summer Reading Club. This summer, the library staff is asking families to read at least 50 books together, about one a day. Get a reading folder, coloring book and get ready to read! Be sure to enter the Best Family Reading Picture Contest.


Dina said...

Wow, something for everybody. Have fun!

Z said...

Public libraries are great and I'm always encourging people to join! I don't understand why people don't join. All that information, for practically no money! Anyway...

Is yours well used? Libraries that are not used make me sad.

Halcyon said...


Z: libraries in the US are usually free to the people who live in the community. That is something I always thought was strange in Europe, although the yearly fee was (usually) nominal. I guess every library has to get their funding somewhere. Our library is supported by the county - I believe from the property taxes.

Rambling Round said...

Hi Z, yes, our library is very well used! I don't have the figures, but I remember that after the children's wing was added, usage went way up, plus there's a computer area.
Thanks for asking.

Kris McCracken said...

Great to see that the library is such a vibrant place in Selma. I am a big supporter of public libraries myself, they are fantastic resources.