Friday, June 23, 2023

Summer Reading and More

Please join us this summer for more than 6 weeks of fun programs activities and prizes!

Toddlers through age 18 can sign up for reading contests with prizes such as B&N gift cards and, for 12-18-year olds, a chance to win Dollar General gift cards. Everyone will get to pick a free book and there will be other weekly Take Home projects or prizes for everyone. 
No required attendance…participate as much as you’d like, even if you’d just want to choose a free book. Programs are open to all, including adults, regardless if you sign up. So far we have these awesome programs scheduled, and we are planning more. 
Sign-ups begin June 27. Check Facebook or our website for any last minute changes and updates. 
Here's what we've planned (so far):

Tuesdays @ 10:30 am Story Hour with music, stories, activities and crafts

July 8 @ 1pm: Bumblebee, Beetles & Flies—Oh My! Join us for a buggy program with local author, Sue Heavenrich who will share her book about flies & the animals & plants that eat them. Get creative with Build an Insect, join the cricket symphony, and learn a bug dance!

July 10 @10am: Tanglewood Nature Center will bring live animals and share how to care for them!

July 14 @ 12 pm: Harp and Cello string duo from the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes will perform “Alice in Wonderland”

July 15 @ 1pm: Paint with Sandy: paint a fun picture while learning acrylic painting techniques with Sandy Morris. Fun for all ages. Registration required.

July 25 @ 10:30am: Trish & Danielle: join us for some lively fiddling and guitar, stories and songs with Trish Engelhard and Danielle Swart.

July 31 @ 12pm: Woodwind Quintet from the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes performs “Bremen Town Musicians”

August 3 @ 3:30 pm: Didgeridoo Down Under is back with their Australian themed program were you will learn about indigenous music and culture. Learn more here

August 11 @ 11am: Brass Quintet from the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes performs “The Tortoise and the Hare”

August 31 @ 5pm: Ithaca Science Center will be visiting with live animals for their Reptile Show!