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May ushers in the reality that spring really is here, the wind doesn’t only blow in March, and the students and teachers are seeing that light at the end of the tunnel that summer break brings. Although we have a library full of children year-round, we really have to step up our game during summer due to the increase in programming and attendance.
Although many libraries begin their summer reading program soon after school is out, we have discovered that we have more participants if we give them a break in between. We will have sign-up for the program during the week of June 13-18. Participants may begin reading towards their goals as soon as they sign up!
Dan Dan the Magic Man will be in Medicine Lodge on June 23 at the First Christian Church at 10:00 AM. He always puts on a good show that is enjoyed by every age group.
We will continue having programming for our youngest group of patrons on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 and add programming for our older group on Thursday mornings at 10:00 and again at 2:00 that same afternoon. Craft classes will be on Wednesday mornings at 10:00.
We are excited with our theme this year, Oceans of Possibilities! We will be able to incorporate everything from starfish to pirates to beaches to the deep sea to shipwrecks, and lots of stuff in between.
Summer reading programs are always fun, brain stimulating, and socially healthy, but we add a bunch of extremely cool prizes into the mix. We have found that, although there are those who would be happy to read most of their free time, there are also those who are not quite as certain that they want to spend their summer hours turning the pages of a book. Working for the chance of winning a prize that they really want seems to increase their reading hours.
Please put it on your summer calendar to join us for the excitement, entertainment, and enjoyment of our summer reading program. We would absolutely love to have you!