The Mystic & Noank Library and Stonington Free Library are home to a number of summer activities this warm weather season. One World Many Stories is the theme for both libraries Summer Children Reading Program. Check out all of the summer activities:
Summer Programs At The Local Libraries
Mystic & Noank Library
Registration for the Summer Reading Program is going on now. The program runs until August 6. Two games are set up for readers:
Read to Me Game: for kindergarten and under. Children get a brochure to keep track of the books you read together and every 11 books the child gets to come to the library and choose a sticker and prize.
School Age Game: for children in grades first and up. Children keep track of the amount of time they spend reading. For every 15 minutes that get a turn at the game where they get to try to answer a question and collect prizes along the way.
Each Tuesday an event is scheduled at 2:00 p.m.
July 5: Keith Michael Johnson presents Bubbleology “The Secret Life of Bubbles”
July 12: Chris Merwin’s “One World” Music Program
July 19: Curious Creatures (a live educational animal show)
July 26: Zach Ivins Magic and Stories from Around the World
The Lego Club: meets every Friday morning in July at 10:30.
Chess Club: meets every Saturday at 10:00.
Sit! Stay! Read!: spend time reading to a dog. Sign up for a time slot at the library.
Preschool Drop In Story Times: meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30
on June 29, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3 and August 10.
Movie Matinees: every Friday at 3:00 p.m. from July 1 to August 12.
July 1: Mega Mind
July 8: Tangled
July 15: Gnomeo and Juliet
July 22: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2
July 29: Yogi Bear
August 5: Open Season 3
August 12: The Last Airbender
Teen Art Programs begin on Monday July 11 and are held at 2:00p.m.
July 11: Create Peace Sign Crafts
July 18: Garlands Galore
July 25: Teen Marker Madness
August 1: Make Friendship Bracelets
August 8: Make Friendship Bracelets
Teen Movie: is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One July 12 at 6:30 p.m.
If you have any questions call Children and Teen Librarian Roberta Donahue at 860-536-7721; or visit the Children’s Room Blog at www.mysticnoanklibrary.com.
Stonington Free Library
Registration for the Summer Reading Program is ongoing until the end of July. The program runs until August 5. Once registered child will have their name printed on a paper globe, which is hung on the wall in library. There are three age groups for the Summer Reading Program:
Early Explorers: toddlers to kindergartners.
One World Many Stories: children in grades first through fifth.
You Are Here: children in grades six and up.
The two older groups need to keep track of their reading time, for which they earn global bucks (library dollars). Children can then spend their library dollars on items in the library store or to purchase tickets for the basket raffle. The Early Explorers group, who will be read to keep a reading log. They will earn stickers, they can also get raffle tickets and they will receive a prize at the end of the Summer Reading Program.
During the six-week program, activities correspond to the six continents. Many exciting events are planned throughout the summer, including a visit from the Hannah Farm Alpacas, the chance to make your own piñata, to make an African mask craft, and a visit from the Forest Park Zoo.
August 5, 2011, is the last day that children can spend the library dollars they have earned by reading. On August 8, an ice cream sundae party will be held. The basket raffle winners will be announced, though you don’t have to be present to win.
Knit It Together (Kit): Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon.
During this time, participants will learn to knit small items. This is a community project to benefit the tornado victims from Joplin Missouri. Knit Wits will be donating yarn and needles. Susan Haynes and Mallory Constantine have volunteered yarn and their time to help.
On July 12 at 6:00 p.m., author Ann Hood will be speak about her experiences with a worldwide community of knitters.
If you have any questions call Children and Teen Librarian Maris Frey at 860-535-0658; or visit the 's calendar of events at www.stoingtonfreelibrary.org.