Summer Reading Pre-K Story Time Books: Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, and Toys in Space by Mini Grey
Pre-K Summer Reading Book Suggestions: Twenty-Six Pirates by Dave Horowitz, Pirate School by Melanie Hamm, The Pirates Next Door: Starring the Jolley-Rogers by Jonny Duddle, Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood, Fidgety Fish and Friends by Paul Bright, The Story of Fish & Snail by Deborah Freedman, Lego Man in space: a True Story by Mara Shaughnessy, Clara and Clem in Space by Ethan Long, The King of Space by Jonny Duddle
The K-2nd story time and activity has been very popular this summer! With fun activities and crafts like balloon rockets, robot costumes, and slime monsters, it’s easy to understand why. Activities like marshmallow catapults and paper airplane shooters are sure to add a lot of fun to your summer, so come and join in every Tuesday at 2 p.m. And make a special note to attend Tuesday, July 29, at 2 p.m., to see some creepy crawlers and cute critters when Animal Tales pays a special visit to the library!
Summer Reading K-2nd Story Time Books: Doug Unplugged! by Dan Yaccarino, The Science Project That Almost Ate the School by Judy Sierra, Toys in Space by Mini Grey
K-2nd Summer Reading Book Suggestions: Junkyard by Mike Austin, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss, Boy+Bot by Ame Dyckman, The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires, Oh No!, (Or, How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett, Aliens for Dinner by Stephanie Spinner, About Space by Jana Carson, Mission to Mars by Franklyn M. Branley
3rd to 5th graders had a marvelous time reading Dr. Seuss’s Bartholomew and the Oobleck and it got even better when they made their own Oobleck and slime! Colorful baking soda and vinegar experiments were, quite literally, a fizzing blast and crafty met gross when they created their own squid brains in a bottle. The fun will continue every Thursday at 1 p.m. with activities such as oil & water droplet painting, melted wax crayon art, and bubble blowing contests.
Juvenile Summer Reading Book Suggestions: The Amazing Adventures of the Princesses from Planet Stem by Erin L. Albert, The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel, Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans, Maps and Geography (Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides) by Ken Jennings, The Big Idea Science Book: the Incredible Concepts That Show How Science Works in the World by Matilda Gollon, 101 Things You Should Know About Science by Sonia Mehta
Teens at PCPL have been spending the summer in style! They’ve made fashionable plastic “shrinky-dink” rings, added some color to their locks with DIY hair wraps, and treated their lips to some TLC with homemade Crystal Light lip gloss. The trendy styles will continue every Wednesday at 3 p.m. with activities like DIY duct tape wallets and jewelry, a special DIY paracord bracelet workshop (on Wednesday, July 9 @ 3 p.m.), and so many other creative DIY activities.
*Note*: (The DIY paracord bracelet workshop is open to youth of all grade levels (although 3rd and up is recommended).
Young Adult Summer Reading Book Suggestions: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd, This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel, The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer, Women in Space by Karen Bush Gibson, Dangerous by Shannon Hale, Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza, The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
And we can’t forget about the outdoor activities taking place every Friday at 1:30! We’ve already had a spectacular time making giant bubbles and “dance painting” (which actually involved using your feet as the paintbrush)! But don’t worry, there’s a lot more to look forward to, including a special tie-dye event on Friday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. Just bring a white t-shirt and yourself, dye and other materials will be supplied by the library!
Just looking for a place to beat the heat and read a good book? Cool off at the Poseyville Carnegie Public Library, and work towards accomplishing your reading goal for the summer reading program! To anyone who hasn’t signed up for the summer reading program, don’t worry, come down any time and the PCPL staff would be happy to help you get registered! We’re ecstatic about the 115 plus people who’ve signed up so far, but we here at the Poseyville Carnegie Public Library are firm believers in the notion “the more, the merrier!”
We don’t want anyone to miss out on any of the fun, so, once again, be sure to mark your calendars for these special events:
1. Paracord Bracelet DIY– Wednesday, July 9th @ 3 p.m. (*Note* This event is open to youth of all grade levels, although 3rd grade and up is recommended.)
2. Tie-Dye Shirts – Friday, July 18 @ 1:30 p.m. (*Note* Make sure to bring your own white T-shirt, the library will supply the rest.)
3. Animal Tales – Tuesday, July 29 @ 2 p.m.