Library Offers Summer Reading Program
Nancy McLaughlin, director of the Chester Springs Library, recently announced that the library's Summer Reading Club will begin on Monday, June 11. This year's theme is "Dream Big, Read!"
Children and their parents are invited to stop by the library to sign up for the program and receive their Summer Reading Club folder, which includes reading records in which youngsters may keep track of how much time they read each day.
Each week, young patrons will be asked to bring their completed reading records to the library. Those who read 30 minutes a day for five days in the week will earn a ticket. Those who read every day will earn a bonus ticket.
Youngsters between the ages of 6 and 11 may also earn an extra ticket by writing a sentence or short paragraph with the topic, "What do you dream about?"
Each week, the library will hold a random drawing from the tickets, with a prize for one boy and one girl. The Summer Reading Club, which is for children of all ages, will end on Sunday, Aug. 5.
In addition, special programs and workshops have been scheduled throughout the summer. On Fridays, June 15, 22, 29 and July 6, a guitar workshop will be featured at 10:30 a.m. Participants will learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar in four lessons by Michael Good from Soundboard Music School. The program is open to children age 10 and over.
Wednesday programs will include the following: June 20, "Dreams in Clay" presented by the Chester Springs Studio for ages 6 to 11 (a materials fee will be charged); June 27, "The Sign Painter's Dream," presented by Winterthur Museum for ages 4 to 6; July 18, "The Power of One...How One Person's Dream Can Change the World," presented by Jennifer Nakahara for ages 6 to 11; and July 25, "Dreamy Art Tales," presented by the Delaware Art Museum for ages 5 to 8. All programs will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the exception of the final program on July 25, which will begin at 11 a.m.
Registration is required for all programs. To register or for more information, interested readers mayvisit www.chesterspringslibrary.org.
Summer story times will be held at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 5 on Mondays, June 18 and 25 and July 2, 16, 23 and 30. There will be no story time on July 9. No registration is required.
Science in the Summer will be held Monday, July 9, through Thursday, July 12. The topic will be chemistry. The four-day hands-on science class is for children entering grades two to six. The classes are designed for two age levels. Level I, for children entering grades two and three, will be held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Level II, for children entering grades four to six, will be from 11 a.m. to noon.
Registration is required and must be done in person at the library. Registration will begin on Monday, June 18.
Chester Springs Library is located at 1685A Art School Road in Chester Springs in the Lincoln Building. For more information, readers may visit the website or call 610-827-9212.
Downingtown-Exton Community Courier - 05/23/2012