Thursday, June 16, 2011

X marks the spot!

X marks the spot! Yes, this year’s summer reading program theme, “One World Many Stories” will include a pirate’s map of the world! The map will keep track of each participant’s “treasures” throughout the month of July! Our “treasures” will be countries visited through our reading. A large world map displayed in the library is ready to be covered with X’s as we keep track of all the countries our readers visit each week.

If you have traveled somewhere in the world and would like to share your experience with our young readers, we would love to hear from you! Do you have items or “treasures” from another country that you would like to display in the library? Can you share another language with us? These are all things that help us learn!

America has long been called the melting pot, a fusion of nationalities, cultures and ethnicities. Becoming more knowledgeable of other countries, as well as our own, through stories, fables, foods, games and information, is our goal for this year’s summer reading program. Traveling the high seas in our pirate ship will allow our map to chart our journey and make our learning fun!

“One World Many Stories” will last from July 5th through 27th. Mondays in July the library will host crafts and activities for 1st grade through 7th grade, from 2 to 4 pm. Tuesdays will be preschool craft and story time from 10 to 11 am. Wednesday evenings the library will host “Movie Night” from 6 to 8 pm. Register your children now!