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Updated: 02/19/2015 06:29:00PM

School’s out, but the library’s open

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Ashley Elliott

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Kids are out of school for the summer and that means summer programs are beginning at the library! For a full schedule of summer activities, find us on Facebook or pick up one of our calendars at the front desk. Email savvy patrons can provide an email address to receive monthly mailers of events.

Our Summer Reading program for kids and teens began on Thursday and will run through Wednesday, July 31. Be sure to stop by to pick up your materials you need to complete for a chance to participate in our Ice-Cream Social at the end of summer.

Join us this summer for eight weeks of fun. Three to 5 year olds meet on Tuesdays in June at 10 a.m. and feature stories, finger plays, music and films. Six to 8 year olds meet on Tuesdays in June at 3 p.m. and feature stories, music, games, crafts and films. Babies 18 months-2 years olds meet Thursdays in June at 10 a.m. and feature nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and bubbles.

Our Super Summer Shows will kick off this Wednesday with John Storms’ World of Reptiles. If you like things that slither, slink and sneak, this is a show for you. It will feature live reptiles from around the world. John’s program is always a favorite so there will be two performances, one at
10:30 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. Both shows are identical. All the super summer shows are designed for school-aged children, ages 6 and older. Children younger than 6 are allowed but we do ask that the parent stay with them. As always, unruly and noisy children will be used for a reptile feeding. (Just kidding)

Wednesday beginning at noon we will have Guardian Ad Litem volunteers in the library as part of their recruitment program. If you’ve ever considered being an advocate for children, this could be a great opportunity for you. The volunteers will be in the lobby to answer questions and give information on this wonderful program.

Nine to 12 year olds will be meeting Thursday at 3 p.m. to make Duck Tape wallets for Father’s Day. We do ask that you call ahead to pre-register so we can have enough supplies.

For teens, make a culinary delight or risk being eliminated in this game that tests your cooking skills. The Teen version of Chopped will take place Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

The Bartow Public Library is going to the dogs, again. Come meet the newest addition to our Paws to Read program – Shelby, a Great Dane, of Therapy Dogs, International! Read aloud to her and receive a free book! Shelby will be in the Children’s Department the third Saturday of the month. The next visit will be June 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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