Summer Reading Lift Off is Monday, June 3, at the Springfield Public Library
Come to the Springfield Public Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading! The program theme for 2019 is “A Universe of Stories.”
This summer children can blast through space and create their own five planet solar system by reading! They can earn a new planet for each week when meeting reading goals. The Summer Reading Program is free and open to all ages. The child must be present at the time of sign-up and when returning their completed reading slips. School age children will be asked to read five times a week for 30 minutes each day, and preschoolers (read to ) for 15 minutes a day.
Besides reading, children have opportunities for exciting learning and entertaining activities.
Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam will conduct a session at the Sprinfield Public Library Tuesday, June 4, starting at 10 a.m. Everyone has the chance to dance, jump, move and be a part of the concert.
Tuesday, June 11, is Craft Day. Children will make a sun catcher. Pick a planet, astronaut, alien space ship or rocket to paint.
Wildthings Zoo is coming to the Library on Tuesday, June 18. There’ll be an exotic animal presentation starting at 10:30 and children will have the opportunity to touch and learn about such creatures as a kangaroo, parrot, tortoise, fox, dingo and others.
Another craft day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25. Children will paint a ceramic pot with stars and color planets that hang inside it.
The highlight of the special programs will be a visit from the South Dakota Discovery Center Starlab Traveling Planetarium on Tuesday, July 2. This event will take place in the gymnasium in St. Raphael School. The seating is limited in the planetarium for 25-30 children per session. There will be only three sessions, for 25-30 minutes each. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be 4 years of age by June 1, or older and be comfortable sitting in the planetarium without a caregiver/parent for 25 minutes. Library staff will be inside the dome for the entire show. Adults will be welcome if space is available. For those too young to attend, please take them to the playground on in the hallway. It’s best to have quiet in the gymnasium so participants can hear the speaker.
All children are encouraged to register for the Summer Reading Program. For more information or registration, visit the Springfield Public Library.
Part of the Summer Reading Program has been made possible from grants through the Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Lgibrary Legacy activities. Additional funding for the program has been provided by the Pieschel Family Foundation, the Springfield American Legion, the Sons of the American Legion and the Traverse des Sioux Library System.