McDowell County Public Library

Children’s Summer Programs

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Young Readers and Future Readers (birth to rising 5th grade)

This summer Ms. Caitlin and Ms. Megan will entertain families with weekly story times, hands-on workshops, and hosting special guest performances from: KidSenses, the Balloon Lady, the Critter Keeper, and B-Rad the Magician! 

 How the Reading Challenge Works for Kids:

  •  Present your Reading Log to a library staff member. Every 2 hours spent reading = 1 raffle ticket for one of several fun prize baskets.
  •  Once you’ve completed the reading log, turn it in to the library.  It will be your raffle entry for the Summer Reading Finale Grand Prize.

 Want more chances to win? Pick up a new Reading Log and keep coming to programs at your library!

Drawings for prizes will take place at our End of Summer Reading Party on Friday, August 3rd 11am 3pm.

Children’s Summer Programs

 

Recurring Programs:

Family Story Time + Craft
Mondays, 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Branch Library
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. at the Old Fort Branch Library
Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us for books, songs, rhymes, and a craft.

Sensory Story Time – Registration Required
Saturdays, June 2 and July 7 at the Marion Branch Library, 12:00 p.m.
Sensory Story Time is an all-ages program created for the families of children with special needs. Our goal each story time is to engage the senses through interactive books, songs encouraging movement, and other exciting sensory activities.

Special Events:

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Monday, June 11 at the Marion Branch Library, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, June 12 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 10 a.m.
Join us as we kick off the 2018 Summer Reading Program with games, crafts, face painting, and more!

Workshop: String Painting
Wednesday, June 13 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 13 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
Tired of paint brushes? Try out string painting as we create art while listening to classical music!

“Blow it Up!” with Kid Senses
Friday, June 15 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Friday, June 15 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
Kids will EXPLODE into learning with this highly flammable show!

Workshop: Piano Wreath
Wednesday, June 20 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 20 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
Create the perfect piano wreath to decorate your room!

Workshop: Jazz Painting
Wednesday, June 27 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 27 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
Come get inspired as we create abstract art while listening to jazz music.

The Balloon Lady
Friday, June 29 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Friday, June 29 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
The Balloon Lady is back again for another summer of creative storytelling with her amazing balloons!

Workshop: Musical Jewelry
Wednesday, July 11 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 11 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
Get ready to create your own musical jewelry for an awesome library dance party.

Critter Keeper
Friday, July 13 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Friday, July 13 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
Love snakes, spiders, and other creepy critters? This Critter Keeper show is perfect for you!

Workshop: Rainbow Spinners
Wednesday, July 18 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 18 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
Come decorate a rainbow spinner to create fantastic optical illusions!

Workshop: Rainsticks
Wednesday, July 25 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 25 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
Using paper towel rolls and other household items, we will be making this classic musical craft!

B-Rad the Magician
Friday, July 27 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Friday, July 27 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
Join us as B-Rad the Magician puts on a wacky & fun magic show just for kids!

End of Summer Reading Party
Friday, August 3 at the Old Fort Branch Library, 11 a.m.
Friday, August 3 at the Marion Branch Library, 3 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the end of an awesome summer reading program with snacks, games, and prizes! Make sure to turn in your completed reading log to be entered for the grand prize.

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