Mummies and Pirates and Tombs, Oh My!


It’s Almost Here!!  The Summer Reading Program for kids will be kicking off this Wednesday, June 19th at 2:00 p.m.! Pre-Register if you can, but you can register at the opening day Carnival as well.

Our theme this summer is “Dig Into Reading” and we’ll be delving into all sorts of underground adventures including Pirate Treasure, Mummies, Zombies, Root Vegetables, Ground Dwelling animals, Fairies and Trolls and more!

As always, we look forward to a summer filled with reading, experiments, crafts and fun!

For our kickoff THIS WEEK, we are looking for adult volunteers to help with the CARNIVAL Games, prize table, etc. We expect a large group of kids to descend upon us, and more help always makes things go smoother. We’ll be starting setup about 12:00 THIS week (1:00 other weeks). Stop on by if you’ve got a couple hours to lend!

Even if you don’t have school aged kids or grandkids to enroll, YOU can still be a part of the program!  We always need a few extra people to help out during the programs, assisting with the crafts, set up or clean up, or just crowd control.

If you’d like to be a part of the energy and excitement that kids bring, drop by on Wednesdays. We’ll be starting setup about 1:00 p.m. each week. The program is at 2 & generally lasts about an hour or so.

Here’s another way you can help: if your kids have outgrown items that could be utilized for our program, or you have any leftovers of the following,  we’d appreciate any donations. Items we’re needing include:

  • old Barbie-Ken type dolls. The Book Club (3rd-6th grade) will be “mummifying” them for part of their Egyptian display that will be judged at the end of the summer.
  • Gauze, either in a roll or flat (like packaged for crafts).  Mummies take a lot of wrapping!
  • Any metallic paints (not spray paint) to decorate the sarcophagus that each mummy will receive
  • Wallpaper paste (for paper maché for the sarcophagus)
  • 1 lb. margarine type bowls (for fairy houses for younger group)
  • packing peanuts
  • sugar cubes
  • clean sand
  • dried moss (like what’s used for floral arrangements)
  • Clean pebbles (pea gravel size)

Any items you have to donate could be dropped off at the library during open hours, or left on the front porch of staff (137 Ridge St.).  We appreciate the enthusiasm of the community in assisting with all aspects of the programs!!

Hope to see you at the library soon!


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