Monday, May 18, 2009

Summer Reading is Coming!

All programs are FREE

Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries

June 22, 10am –July 30 7:30pm. Don’t miss out on any of the fun. Sign-up as early as possible for Starship Adventure at Your Library and receive your free book bag, schedule of special events, coupons for discounts on nearby recreational sites, and reading log. This is the fourth year our reading has raised money for the Orange Food Pantry. Pre-registering for hands-on activities guarantees you will be able to participate.

July 1, program starts at 2:00, 3:15, 5:00, and 6:15, pre registration guarantees you will be able to participate; children under ten must come with an adult. Boston Museum of Science experts will help us blast off into our Starship Adventure with their interactive program on Rockets. Rockets made with latex balloons will be built, and then tested for travel on a wire track and for reentry using a vertical wind tube.

July 7, 2:00. The Aliens are coming! Ed the Wizard will help us create our own balloon-body aliens and show us some tricks along the way. Pre-registration guarantees you will be able to participate.

July 21, 10:30. An out-of-this-world, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party intended for preschoolers on up. The library will be transformed into Alice’s Wonderland as a real-live rabbit joins the Mad Hatter and Alice for tea. In addition to witnessing the chaos, all those attending will have a “spot-of-tea” in their own personally decorated tea cup. Pre-registration guarantees you will be able to participate.

July 23, 2:00. Let your imagination carry the library into outer space. Help Nina Wellen paint a large outer space mural to hang on the walls of the children’s room. Pre-registration guarantees you will be able to participate.

August 6, 6:30. Star legends, songs, hoop dancing, and an animal or two will highlight a performance by Medicine Mammals. This three person group is dedicated to wildlife rescue following the Native American philosophy that all life is sacred.

August 13, 6:30. Can you make an ice cream sundae look like a space ship? All who have recorded their time spent reading will be invited to an Ice Cream Sundae Celebration complete with certificates, a drawing for a free pair of tickets to the Big E, and announcement of how much money we raised for the Orange Food Pantry. Readers’ donations of canned goods will also be made into the best spaceship ever!

More programs will be added! Check the newspapers and for updates.

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