Today is the first Monday of Summer Reading This is pretty awesome for a few reasons. First, if you sign up for the summer reading program, you can not only get a prize for finishing card, but you can enter a raffle to win a Kindle! Where else can you read books to get prizes? The other cool thing about summer reading is all of the FREE programs happening at all of our branches!
Just this week, we have a number of things going on:
Today! Monday, June 2:
Our Mountain House Branch Library is hosting a Summer Reading Kickoff Party at 5:00 pm. There will be crafts along with summer reading sign ups where you can get your book bag, bookmark, and a special prize!
Tuesday June 3:
At the Ripon Branch, teens are invited to come to make painted galaxy t-shirts or tote bags! Supplies will be provided, but if you want to decorate other items, like backpacks or scarves, bring your own! This program starts at 2:00 on June 3.
At 5:00 pm at the Mountain House Library, they are hosting another awesome program, this time for teens. In this program, teens will find out about the math behind such art-forms as string-art and M. C. Escher-type tessellations. Teens will also have a chance to make their own art and display it in a "Mathematical Art Show" ending on July 31.
The Summer Reading Kickoff Party at the Tracy Branch Library starts at 3:00 pm. They're having a special 'tasty' party and signing children, teens, and adults up for summer reading!
Wednesday, June 4:
The Manteca Branch Library is kicking off the Summer Reading program with two shows from Magic Dan! Come enjoy the magic and sign up for summer reading. There will be two shows, the first starting at 1:30 pm and the second at 3:00 pm!
The Ripon Branch Library invites children to the Book Buddy and Paws for Reading Program, every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Teen, adult, and therapy dog volunteers are available to sit and listen to children read. Alternately, volunteers may also read to the kids. This is a great way to keep up reading activities over the summer and great practice for reading aloud.
The Escalon Library is hosting several fun Summer Reading Program on Wednesdays in the month of June. Brian Scott's Biblio Spectacular will arrive on June 4th at 3 p.m.
At the Lathrop Library at 3:00 pm, our local lady clown Miss Sparkles Delight will truly delight children of all ages! Come enjoy her hysterical antics, stories, and colorful costumes, for free for the whole family!
Thursday, June 5:
At the Linden Library at 2:30 pm, join us for snakes and more when the Serpentarium comes to Linden to show off all kinds of cool reptiles and animals. Come early for a good seat because this show will be crowded!
At the Ripon Branch Library at 2 pm, watch as Aladdin thwarts the evil sorcerer, discovers the magical lamp, befriends the powerful genie, and saves the princess. Traditional music and intricate costumes showcase storytelling from ancient cultures of the Far East. Utilizing dramatic staging, The Fratello Marionettes present this magical tale as it has never been seen before.
At the Maya Angelou Branch Library, join us at 3:30 to enjoy the Steve Chaney & Corny Crow Ventriloquism show! Families are invited to join us for the fun!
At the Cesar Chavez Central Library at 3:30 pm,, kick off the 2014 Summer Reading Club -- Fizz! Boom! Read! -- with an entertaining AND educational event for the whole family!
At the Tracy Branch Library at 4:00 pm, come watch Rav the Magician turn a room full of kids, into a room full of smiling, clapping kids! Join us as we welcome Rav the Magician to help us get our Summer Reading Program underway.
At the Troke Branch Library, join us for the Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party with Eva Fox. Eva and one more clown will come to the Troke Library and will do face painting and make balloons for children. Popcorn will be served. Come join us and sign up for Summer Reading Program; all ages.
Saturday June 7:
On Saturday, June 7, the Manteca Branch Library at 2:00 pm, will be offering Crochet with Norma Lynn! Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet? Learn from local crochet master, NormaLynn Hood! Our teacher will show you the basics in getting started with this fun and informative class! After the program, check out books and other media related to crochet and other needlework projects!