Ah, summer. A time to kick back and enjoy the finer things in life - like all the programs coming up at the library!
First up is a free acting workshop for kids tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, June 18) courtesy of the fine folks at Missoula Children's Theatre. They're in town to help local students put on "Snow White," but are taking time out from rehearsals to introduce kids to some tricks of the acting trade. Stop by at 1:00 for fun and theatre games.
The library's annual ice cream social is slated for Sunday, June 23rd, and this year the Friends are adding to the fun by holding a flash book sale at the same time: 1-4:00 p.m. Come for the books and stay for the ice cream (or vice versa). While you're here, get the kids signed up for the summer reading program.
We are sometimes asked why libraries make such a big deal about summer reading programs. There are a few answers - it gives kids something interesting to do during the summer. It draws folks into the library that otherwise don't come in much. We get photos in the paper. But the main reason is because kids who read during the summer maintain (and maybe even improve) that essential skill. No summer slide for our
program participants! Reading is key to success in school, and in life. And if we can make it fun at the same time, so much the better.
Lest the grown-ups start to feel neglected, let me assure you that July is jam packed full of programs and activities for all ages. From the Civil War to polkas, barrel making to magic, wild animals to LEGO club, there's bound to be something that catches your fancy. Find all the details here
I'm looking forward to seeing you!
Linda DeNell, Director
Caestecker Public Library