The 2014 Summer Reading Club at the Clinton Public Library will feature a variety of science-themed, educational, and fun programs to help fill your summer days. Children from birth through rising 12th grade are invited to join the free Reading Club that will run from June 1 to July 26.
This year, children will explore science through reading as the Clinton Public Library presents “Fizz, Boom, Read!” as its summer reading theme. Children may register for the Reading Club anytime from June 1 to July 7 at the Library or on the Library’s website at www.clintonpubliclibrary.org. At registration, children will receive a reading log to track the books they read throughout the summer. Children who reach the reading goal set for their age group can claim a special prize at the Water Science Fun Finale on July 19 at 1 p.m. or anytime during the following week. They will also be entered into a drawing for other great prizes.
Summer Reading Club programs will kick off on June 9 at 1 p.m. with Royal Magic Events. It will be an afternoon of face painting, balloon animals, and magic! Other special events for the whole family include a presentation by Mr. Bond the Science Guy on July 7 at 1 p.m. and a Lego Club for the entire family every Thursday at 4 p.m.
Teens are invited to sign up for a three-part Stop Motion Film Camp occurring on June 20, June 27, and July 11 from 2-4 p.m. Join Ms. Meg in learning to storyboard, writing a script, filming, creating audio, and editing on the computer. There is only room for eight movie-making teams, so register early!
Elementary age children are invited to join in on the science fun this summer. On June 16 at 1 p.m., come make a robot straight from the recycling bin. Limited space is available, so be sure to sign up! Be a mad scientist on June 23 at 1 p.m. and make your own slime. On June 30 at 1 p.m., come play with your food, and on July 14 at 1 p.m., come try to pop an unpoppable bubble.
Family Story Time will be held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 11 through July 16. These story times are geared for preschoolers, but all ages are welcome! Ms. Michele will read science-focused books, perform experiments, and share a fun craft at each program. Story time themes include Weather, Robot Fun, Mad Scientists, Play with your Food, Nature, and Ocean in a Bottle. No registration is necessary for story times.
All Summer Reading Club programs are completely free. Find a brochure containing a complete list of events and descriptions at the Library or at www.clintonpubliclibrary.org.
Clinton Public Library is located at 118 S. Hicks Street in Clinton. For more information, call the Library at (865) 457-0519 or visit www.clintonpubliclibrary.org.