By Jan Pease
I feel like shouting, “get ready, get set, go!” It’s time to mark your calendars with the Litchfield library programs for June.
The theme this summer is “Paws to Read.” We’re using a different program, called “iREAD,” published by the Illinois Library Association. According to the Illinois Library Association, “since 1981, iREAD has developed successful Summer Reading Programs. Our mission is to provide high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, ‘tweens, teens, and adults to read.” Children and young adults from ages 3 to 17 are invited to participate.
The kick-off for summer reading is all day Monday, June 9. Make an animal print in air-drying modeling compound, practice your bean bag toss with Rocket, hunt for a stuffed animal Rocket in the children’s department, try a math worksheet, color a picture, and be sure to sign up for summer reading. Every time you read for 4 hours, you will receive a small prize. Teens can play “Library Bingo” or set a goal and achieve it.
Our special guest in June is Professor Marvel, who will bring his show, “Professor Marvel’s Amazing Aussie Adventure” to Litchfield Library Friday, June 20 at 10.
Our regular story hour programs begin June 11 and end August 1. We have planned Toddler Time for Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and Preschool Story Time for Fridays at 10:00.
The special 2nd Saturday Story Time will be offered June 14, July 10, and August 9 at 10.
Beginner Book Club, for grades 1-3, will meet on 2nd Tuesdays each month, June 12, July 10, and August 14, at 3:00.
Fun with 4-H @ the Library, for grades K-5, will be Wednesdays, June 25, July 9, and August 14, all at 3:00.
Brickheads Junior Lego Building Club, for ages 4-7, will meet 2nd Thursdays of each month, June 12, July 10, and August 14, at 6:30 p.m. Brickheads Lego Building Club, for ages 8-12, will meet 4th Thursdays of each month, June 26, July 24, and August 28, at 6:30. Moms or Dads are encouraged to come, especially to the junior club.
Book to Movie Club, for grades 4-8, will meet 2nd Mondays of each month, June 9, July 14, and August 11 from 3:15-5:00.
Murder Mystery Book Club, for grades 9-12, will meet 3rd Tuesdays, June 17, July 15, and August 19 at 3:00.
And this is just the month of June. Mark your calendars, and we’re off!