Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Orange Libraries Summer Reading Program

The schedule of special events at the Orange Public Libraries for the Summer Reading Club of 2010 have been severely cut back due to the fact that the libraries may close permanently shortly after July 1, 2010. With the uncertainty of the libraries’ future, performers were released from their contracts. Some artists were able to continue their commitment to perform if the Orange Libraries remained open through the passage of a Proposition 2 and 1/2 on June 14, 2010. Events scheduled after July 1are listed below but they will occur only if the Orange Public Libraries are open. All programs are free, thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries.

June 21, Monday, 10:00-6:00: Sign up starts for the Go Green Summer Reading Program. Visit the library as soon as possible to register for programs and pick up free materials to help track and reward your summer reading.

June 22-August 3, Tuesdays, 10:30: GO Green Rise and Romp story times at the Wheeler Memorial Library.

June 24, Thursday, 4:30-6:30: Medicine Mammals returns at the request of last summer’s readers. New this year will be their tee-pee which will be set up next to the Wheeler Library. Participants will be invited inside the tee-pee and offered a chance to create a corn husk doll. Some of the animals rescued by Medicine Mammals will also be visiting the library. This three person group is dedicated to wildlife rescue following the Native American philosophy that all life is sacred.

June 24, Thursday, 6:30-7:30: Come be enthralled as Medicine Mammals performs star legends, songs, and hoop dances.

July 8, 15, 22, 29, Thursdays, 10:30: Project Wild Nature story times for toddlers to children age 7. This program takes place at the Moore-Leland Library.

July 28, Wednesday, 3:00: Trina Moruzzi, a wildlife biologist with the Division of Mass. Wildlife, will lead a neighborhood wildlife walk starting from the Wheeler Memorial Library. Come try your skills at tracking and finding other signs left by our wild neighbors. Those 7 years old or younger should be accompanied by an adult. Registration recommended.

August 4, Wednesday, starting at 4:30: The Boston Museum of Science will bring their Animal Invaders program to the Wheeler Memorial Library. Registration required.

August 11, Wednesday, 6:30: Can you make an ice cream sundae look like a tree, a frog, a snake. All who have recorded the time spent they 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 an announcement of how much money we raised for the Orange Food Pantry. Readers’ donations of canned goods will also be made into a Food Frog.

More programs may be added! Check the newspapers and for updates or call the Childrens’ Room, 978-544-2495, x103

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