News From the Children’s Room

Celebrate Dad!

This Sunday, June 19, 2022 is Father’s Day! Celebrate the Dad in your life by checking out a book on Dads, Daddys, Fathers, Pops, Grandpas, and Uncles! Here’s a few suggestions:  Daddy is a Doodlebug by Bruce Degen, I love you Grandpa by Jillian Harker, Things to do with Dad by Sam Zuppardi, Daddies are awesome by Meredith Costain, We love our Dad by Jan & Mike Berenstain, and Father’s Day by Anne Rockwell. Happy Father’s Day!

 

Juneteenth – Sunday, June 19

Sunday, June 19, 2022 is also known as Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were told they were free. A century and a half later, people across the U.S. continue to celebrate the day, which is now a federal holiday celebrated on Monday, June 20th.  We have on display the following books: Opal Lee and what it means to be free : the true story of the grandmother of Juneteenth by Alice Faye Duncan, Juneteenth by Julie Murray, Juneteenth by Lynn Peppas and Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Drew Nelson.

www.nytimes.com/article/juneteenth-day-celebration.html

 

The Summer fun has begun at the Library!

The Summer fun is back! Below is the schedule of what we’re planning for the Summer Reading Club for the Weeks of June 20, June 27 and July 4. For further programming information, please check Eventkeeper.

Registration for the Summer Reading Club began on Monday, June 13, 2022 and continues through Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Registration is online with Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org). Friday, July 17 the first Guessing Game winner will be announced!

 

Programs

Week of June 20, 2022  

Tuesday, June 21: 7:00-7:45PM Family Light Saber Training (Ages 4-5th grade & families) Registration is in progress now

Wednesday, June 22: 7:00-7:45PM Tots Night Out with a Time For Kids (ages 2-5 not entering Kindergarten)  Registration is in progress now

Week of June 27, 2022

Monday, June 27: 11:30-12:15PM Third Grade Board Games

Tuesday, June 28: 10AM-10:45AM Play Hooray Registration begins Tuesday, June 21 @ 10AM

7:00-7:45 PM Family Bubble Night Registration begins Tuesday, June 21 @ 10AM

Wednesday, June 29: 10:00-10:30AM Storytime  (3-5 not yet in Kindergarten) Registration begins June 28 @ 10AM

1:00-1:45PM Grades K-2 Crafts Registration begins Tuesday, June 21 @ 10AM

2:15-3:00PM Grades 3-5 Crafts Registration begins Tuesday, June 21 @ 10AM

Thursday, June 30: 1:30-2:00PM Reading Pals – Tweens Reading to Toddlers Registration is in progress now

Friday, July 1  Guess Game #2 Winners Announced

 

Week of July 4, 2022

Monday, July 4 Independence Day – Library Closed

Tuesday, July 5: 2:00PM-4:00PM Family Movie Matinee – “Free Willy” No Registration necessary.  First Come First Served

Wednesday,  July 6: 10:00-10:30AM Storytime  (3-5 not yet in Kindergarten) Registration begins June 28 @ 10AM

11:30AM-12:15PM Yoga – ages 2 ½-5 and Caregiver Registration begins Tuesday, June 28 @ 10AM

12:30PM-1:15PM Yoga – Grades K-2 Registration begins Tuesday, June 28 @ 10AM

1:30PM-2:15PM Yoga – Grades 3-5 Registration begins Tuesday, June 28 @ 10AM

Thursday, July 7: 11:30AM-12:15PM A Time for Kids (Summer sailboat craft) Registration begins Tuesday, June 28 @ 10AM

1:30PM-2:00PM Reading Pals – Tweens Reading to Toddlers Registration begins Tuesday, June 28 @ 10AM

Friday, July 8: Guess Game #3 Winners Announced

Summer Creative Arts Contests

We are also, once again, holding the Summer Creative Arts Contest for Grades 4 & 5.  The theme this year is Oceans of Possibilities. Students entering 4th and 5th grades are invited to submit art and/or writing that reflect this theme. All submissions should be created between June 13 and July 27, 2022. Multiple submissions are allowed. Entry forms are available in the Children’s room. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 3. There will be one winner for each category and each winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

All these programs, and of course the Summer Reading Club activities! We are looking forward to our annual events, including the scavenger hunt in the Library, matching game and trivia questions. We would like to remind everyone that the more the children read, the better chance they have of winning the grand prizes! Also, don’t forget that pre-school children are also included in the fun. From ages 2 to 5 (not yet in kindergarten), they have their own versions of activities and a chance to win a grand prize too!  

Get ready, the fun has started!

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