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Summer Reading Kickoff!
Summer Reading Special Events & Weekly Programs!
*All age ranges listed below are a suggestion. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if a participant is interested in a program that falls outside of the suggested age range.*
Kickoff events: ~ Help us celebrate the start of our SRP for adults on Wednesday, July 6 @ 6:30 pm with a special “Old-Fashioned Country Music” performance featuring Don Smith.
~ “Ladder” the giant inflatable whale comes to Blaisdell Library on Thursday, July 7 @ 10 am! Sign-ups will be required, and will be available at the library in advance. Children under 5 require adult supervision.
Closing event: Blaisdell Library will host our SRP finale on Friday, August 12 between 11 am – 2 pm. The library will be full of games, activities, and we will be providing a sweet treat! Outside fun and games will also be held, weather permitting. All ages are welcome!
Teddy Bear Picnic event: ~ Peggy Tucker returns to lead this special program on Thursday, July 21 @ 10 am. This event is geared towards all participants up through kindergarten, which are our plankton and shrimp groups.
SRP Groups: **All craft supplies will be provided by Blaisdell Library.**
Babies up to age 3 (plankton group): Friday mornings @ 10 am from July 8 through August 5. Join us for stories, songs, and sensory play!
Age 3 up to kindergarten (shrimp group): Thursday mornings @ 10 am from July 14 through August 11. This will be all sensory oriented programming.
Kindergarten – 3rd grade (tuna group): Thursdays @ noon from July 14 through August 11. Join us for our sandwich and a story group! Stories will be read as participants eat their lunch. The group will finish with a craft. Please bring your own sandwich or meal.
Grades 4 – 6 (squid group): Thursdays at 2pm from July 14 through August 11. This group will have different crafts and activities to try each week!
Middle School/High School (stingray group): Take home crafts (clear glass ball ornaments, mug cakes, and more) will be made available throughout the summer!
~ “Cupcake War” event – Wednesday July 20 from 4 to 7 pm. Middle & High schoolers please stop by anytime to design two ocean-themed cupcakes. One will stay with us to be voted on and one will go home with you!
~ Jewelry-making event – Wednesday, July 27 @ 6 pm. Make earrings, bracelets, and much more! We have lots of beads to choose from.
Adults (shark group) : Tuesday mornings @ 10 am from July 12 through Aug 9. Each morning will be a new craft.
~ For those of you unable to attend the morning sessions we will be hosting two evening sessions. These will be on July 13 @ 6 pm (creating summer signs) & Aug 10 @ 6 pm (sea salt shenanigans). Please note that the two evening sessions are a repeat of the morning craft we have planned.