Summer Reading for Children

 

 

 

JUNE EVENTS

 

LAPSIT – FOR KIDS UNDER 3 (Friday mornings at 10:30)
These are programs for infants and toddlers under age 3 and their caregivers. The program lasts around 30 minutes. It includes books/stories, lots of songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays (older siblings are allowed to attend/participate when necessary). Our weekly program revolves loosely around a theme.

June 3 – Read to Me     

June 10 – Sink and Float

June 17 – Pirates

June 24 – Mermaids and Sea Monsters

 

KIDS OF ALL AGES (Wednesday mornings at 10:30)

June 1 – Join us at the Richland Park Amphitheater to see the Science Guys in action. Always entertaining and a chance to learn to a little about scientific facts. Since it’s outdoors, it could get a little more explosive than normal. (Our youngest attendees may have difficulty sitting for the entire program – feel free to walk up the hill and move around for a bit.)

June 8 – Join us in the community room for a storytime event brought to us by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (United Way). Actual story/theme to be revealed later. There may or may not be a Dolly Parton Cutout to pose for pictures with.

June 15 – Again in the Community Room, some fun pirate stories, and activities! Walk the plank, use a hook instead of a hand, determine your pirate name etc. You are ENCOURAGED to come in pirate costume/dress.

June 22 – Community Room. Mermaid stories and a chance to meet and be photographed with ARIEL. For the boys, we may need to throw in some type of Sea Monster story too, but meeting Ariel is something you don’t get to do everyday.

June 29 – Nashville Ballet presents "Honk," the story of a Prima Swanerina.

 

KIDS WHO WILL BE IN 1ST GRADE OR OLDER (LIMITED TO THESE AGES ONLY)

(Heads up: We may be adding more of these events as a type of POP-UP event. Check with us often!)

Wednesday, June 8 (3:30 PM) – Ms. Linda will be demonstrating some “ocean science” experiments with some hands on activities. This will be about a 30 minute activity and limited to the first 25 who show up. (In the community room.)

Tuesday, June 14 (1:00 PM) – Bingo for kids in the storytime room (while adults play bingo). This is limited to the first 16 who show up due the space we have available.

Wednesday, June 15 (1:00 PM) – Makey Makey demonstration (turning objects into touch pads). Limited to first 25 who show up. (CANCELLED)

 

FAMILY EVENTS

Saturday, June 18 (10:00 AM) – Movie Matinee: Join us for a screening of Luca! Italian Ice and water will be served.

Wednesday, June 29 (3:30 PM) – Sam Stewart of the Army Corps of Engineers (Old Hickory Branch) will be presenting a program about Survival at Sea. This will be in the Community Room, no limits on number attending. This program will appeal more to school age children, but everyone is welcome to attend.

 

 

JULY EVENTS

 

LAPSIT – FOR KIDS UNDER 3 (Friday mornings at 10:30)
These are programs for infants and toddlers under age 3 and their caregivers. The program lasts around 30 minutes. It includes books/stories, lots of songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays (older siblings are allowed to attend/participate when necessary). Our weekly program revolves loosely around a theme.

July 1 – Boats

July 8 – Life's a Beach

July 15 – Baby Shark

July 22 – Sailing the Seas

July 29 – Let's Go Swimming

 

KIDS OF ALL AGES (Wednesday mornings at 10:30)

July 6The Portland Fire Department will be at the library to talk about fire safety and share a newly published book by one of our local fire fighters. In full gear a firefighter might look a little scary, but see how they look when they come to save you. Get a close-up look at a fire truck and climb inside.

July 13 – Come meet Roger our therapy dog who visits once a month because he loves to hear kids read to him. Learn about the difference between a service dog and a therapy dog. We love Roger!

July 20 – Ollie Otter will present a program about car safetyand why car seats/booster seats help make you safer. The question of the day: Does Ms. Linda need to be in a booster seat? She is pretty short!

July 27 – Join us for a magic show presented by Magician Eric Tyree. This program will be presented at Richland Park Amphitheater. Be amazed and amused by our final summer reading program. Also, watch last year's winner put a whip cream pie in Ms. Linda's face.

 

KIDS WHO WILL BE IN 1ST GRADE OR OLDER (LIMITED TO THESE AGES ONLY)

(Heads up: We may be adding more of these events as a type of POP-UP event. Check with us often!)

Wednesday, July 6 (3:30 PM) – Writing to Refugees: There are many reasons people leave their homes and go somewhere new and different to live. The United States is home to many of these people. Hear about their stories and then write a welcome letter to them.

Tuesday, July 12 (1:00 PM) – Bingo for kids in the storytime room (while adults play bingo). This is limited to the first 18 who show up due the space we have available.

 

FAMILY EVENTS

Saturday, July 16 (10:00 AM) – Movie Matinee: Join us for a screening of Encanto! This will be an interactive movie.