Green River Star -

By Becky Iwen
Sweetwater County Library System 

Library system host programs for all ages

 


We’re having fun this summer at the library.

The Summer Reading Program is for every person in Sweetwater County. Everyone from newborns to adults can stop in, sign up, log their reading and win prizes.

The library system’s Summer Reading Programs are made possible by the Sweetwater County Library Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a foundation of lifelong learning.

This year the staff in Youth Services has been working hard on developing programs for children of every age. Tuesdays at 11 a.m. we’re in the library for Story Time. Story Time is for youth ages three to five years old.

As our children grow older they are ready for longer picture books and crafts designed for learning fine motor skills. Each week we learn about letters, numbers, colors and shapes. Story Time programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities.

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. we head out to Expedition Island Park. Our Library in the Park days are all about getting out into our community and having fun in Green River. We have a variety of special guests lined up – everyone from the Green River Fire Department to a magician. On June 17 our weekly event will move to Centennial Park as we host ventriloquist Meghan Casey at 11 a.m. It’s sure to be an amazing performance.

Thursdays at 11 a.m. we have Toddler Time for children 0 to 2 years old. Long before they learn to read or write, children are learning about language.

Every exposure to seeing or hearing words is laying the groundwork for future skills. Come enjoy learning with your little one through stories, finger plays, games, and song. Older siblings are welcome and encouraged to be a great example to younger siblings!

Middle school-aged youth can participate in the Middle School Group each Tuesday at 1 p.m. If they are an author, an artist, a reader or just like superheroes, activities will include something for everyone.

Teens entering high school can participate in a variety of fun activities from creating their own comic strips, to painting a monster into an idyllic scene, to competing in a coffeehouse superhero trivia night.

Along with all the scheduled events, children can come into the library each week during the eight-week Summer Reading program and visit our “Every Hero Has a Story” learning display. After visiting the display kids can speak with a librarian and develop their own superhero persona.

Each week will be unique with a new display and a new piece to their superhero costume. The kids will design masks, capes, villains and more. The “Every Hero Has a Story” learning display will be in the library Monday thru Saturday -- and remember costume quantities are limited.

If you and your family members haven’t signed up for Summer Reading yet, you still can. Stop in the Sweetwater County Library or visit our website http://www.sweetwaterlibraries.com for all the exciting details.

 

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