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Kidsheet June 2013


Summer Reading Program for Kids                                       

June 3-July 13

Register: June 1-June 15

For infants on up to kids entering grade 5

Reading, Monday Programs, Thursday Story Times, Friday Crafts, Good Times!

Programs will be held at the following dates and times. All ages of children are welcome to attend; under 7 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. There is no sign-up for the programs and you do not have to be registered to come to the programs.

Mondays @ 11am

June 3 - Dig It

June 10 - Garden Party

June 17 - Dig Into BINGO

June 24 - Roots and Shoots


July 8 - Gnome-tastic!


Story Time Thursdays @ 10am

June 6 - Ants

June 13 - Worms

June 20 - Sand Diggers

June 27 - Prairie Dogs

July 11 - Desert Diggers


Friday Crafts @ 2pm

June 7 - Cave Drawings

June 14 - Flower Crafts

June 21 - Sand Art

June 28 - Potato Prints

July 5 - Underground Animals

July 12 - Little People


Summertime at the Library

During the lazy days of summer, business usually slows at the library. Patrons come in to find a cool corner to read and relax, check their email and take their time browsing for books. Kids play with puzzles, activity tables, and on the computer.

But on Tuesday mornings our KiPS (Kindergarten Prep School) brings in about 80 preschoolers and things get a little crazy! The children's area is abuzz with sound and movement!

If you're looking for that peaceful time at your library, you might want to visit another day!


Get to the Root of it All

The Summer Reading Program themes are based on underground or digging into things. Why not try digging into your past with a visit to the library's Indiana Room? New this summer is a computerized microfilm reader with multiple capabilities. Our resident genealogist, Shirley Dollar, loves to help people find their roots. She can get you started if you don't know what to do. Call her at the library at 260-726-7890 or email sdollar@jaycpl.lib.in.us.

Jay County Public Library  Portland, Indiana