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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fizz! BOOM! Read!

Fizz!      Boom!     Read!

  It's Summer Reading time at the Candor Library ~ and this year's theme is "things that go Fizz! Pop! Boom!" So grab your lab coat and goggles and head down to the library.

Candor Free Library's Summer Reading program begins Monday, July 7 - that's next week. It goes six weeks, through Saturday, August 16. All you need to participate is a library card (free!),  a reading log (also free!) and a book bag to carry home all those literary treasures. You'll need to bring the book bag...

 Each week participating readers can pick up a prize or activity at the circulation desk. These include a "make your own bouncy ball" kit, balancing tricks, 3-D puzzles and more.

Reading participants are encouraged to fill out a ticket for each book they read - at the end of the program there's a drawing for gift certificates to Barnes & Noble bookstores. There's a category for every reader:

  • Beginning Reader - 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • Teen through 12th Grade
  So Monday, after the carnival has packed up and the smell of gunpowder has finally wafted away, after the last of the popcorn and cotton candy is gone, drop by the library to pick up your Summer Reading log and some good books. If you're looking for fizzy, boomy things to do at home, check out the books in the 507 section at the back - where you'll find hands-on experiments to do in your kitchen, backyard, or on the go. We've also got a Science Explore bag for elementary aged kids and science-themed backpacks for the preschool/kindergarten crowd.

Drop by this blog over the next five weeks to find some reading ideas and some hands-on activities that fizz, boom, bounce or slide away. If you're looking for more hands-on science, check out the archive at Archimedes Notebook.