Doorways and books go well together. Doors in literature often lead characters into wild adventures and magical outings. Likewise, our own doors and doorways can be a fantastic way to highlight and put the spotlight on some of our favorite stories and books. Bedroom doors, classroom doors, and basement doors are all a good place to start. They can become the inspired entrance to your own personal space. They can make someone wonder what lies behind it. Visionary thinking will let an ordinary door become a marvelous celebration of a favorite story. Its a great summer project that gives you a place to exercise your creativity now or in a future doorway, and celebrate a book you love in an innovative way. Head back to 62 days of Summer for more ways to participate in the summer program!

How about breaking the dinner routine tonight and having a picnic. It's not too hot out, and there's a cool summer breeze. You don't even have to pack up the car and drive to a park. Just  walk right out into your backyard, lay a blanket out on the grass, and rely on the food you have, with maybe a little creativity. You can even use leftovers from last night or throw together an effortless salad..Keep it simple, let the kids help, and play some no sweat games like duck, duck goose or  "I spy."  Avoiding too much fuss will promote relaxation and chilling and give you time to enjoy your family and friends. Spontaneous may be the best way to go.  When you're in the mood for something a little more hearty and you want to take your picnic up a notch, you'll find tons of great grilling and picnic recipes here. Check out a few cookbooks that will give you ideas for quick meals. Head back to 62 days of Summer for more ways to participate in the summer program!

The Fourth of July, or Independence day will be here before you know it. Red, white and blue are the patriotic colors that surround this fun day of celebration. The holiday goes back to 1776 when the continental congress voted for independence as a nation, and formally adopted the Declaration of Independance. The tradition of fireworks began in Philadelphia a year later with the first organized celebration of independence day, and became even more widespread after the War of 1812. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday in 1870. Today we often celebrate independence day with barbeque's, fireworks and patriotic music. There are also  many fun craft and food ideas to help observe the festivities. Check out these books that give you celebration stories and background on this grand summer holiday. Head back to 62 days of Summer for more ways to participate in the summer program!

Let's celebrate Independence Day by Barbara DeRubertis

Llama llama Red Pajama

Start your summer off right and meet favorite storybook character Llama llama!  This popular series of books focus on family, friendship and learning new things. Come join the fun and wear your pajamas in the middle of the day! Designed for children ages 3-7. Registration begins June 10.

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K Club: Chocolate Pizzazz

The K Club is a transitional and creative program designed for children ages 4-6, pre-k through first grade. This unique program provides children with learning and recreation in the areas of science, art and reading fun. We strive to include this age group in extended activities at the library that are beyond storytime, encouraging lasting library use during their first years of school. 

Registration required; begins December 19.

 

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K Club: Monster Bash

Goofy Monsters and Halloween Fun will be a part of our K Club program on Saturday, October 27. We will use creative skills to make our own original monsters, watch a monster science experiment, and design a cool, creepy snack. K Club is designed for children ages 4-6 who are prek/kindergarten or first grade. Registration required. Costumes welcome.

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Summer is here and we hope these are the best 62 days of your year! To help engage you in some good reading, the following is a list of chapter books about summer vacations and adventures with new and favorite book characters.

K Club: Let's go Camping

Do you like to camp? Come enjoy some camping fun at our K Club program this summer.  We will share some camp stories, explore a camp science bin, and make some outdoor crafts. K Club is intended for children ages 4-6. Registration begins June 21.

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Former first lady, Barbara Bush, passed away this week at the age of 92. She, and Abigail Adams, were the only first ladies to be a wife and mother to a president of the United States. Mrs. Bush was very dedicated to public service and literacy projects. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy provides access to and choice of educational opportunities to young children and their parents. Children and parents in all 50 states have benefited from these family literacy programs.

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