Library schedules summer reading
Tonganoxie Public Library's 2004 summer reading program will walk on the wild side.
The annual program, with a theme this year of "Explore New Frontiers ... Read," will feature stories from Lewis and Clark expedition, a presentation on reptiles and a portrayal of an 1805 pioneer woman.
The summer reading program is open to children through ninth grade, and registration is now open. Forms are available at the library, and participants will be given a logbook to record the amount of time they spend reading or being read to this summer.
The fun will kick off June 5 with the opening party from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the library that will feature a moonwalk and popcorn machine.
Here's the schedule for the summer program at the library, Third and Bury streets. Events are at the library, unless otherwise noted.
- 10 a.m. June 10, Operation Wildlife will present a program featuring five live hawks and falcons.
- 1 p.m. June 12, at Tonganoxie Days, Jim "Two Crows" Wallen will present stories of Lewis and Clark. The site for Wallen's talk will be announced later.
- 10 a.m. June 17, David Nieves will discuss "Reptiles, Up Close and Personal," as he brings five to six live reptiles from around the world to the library to talk about how they fit into our world.
- 10 a.m. June 24 and July 1, stories and crafts at the library.
- 10 a.m. July 8, stories and crafts and members of the Reno Bobwhite 4-H club will give presentations on cat grooming and keeping an aquarium.
- 2 p.m. July 10, Jim Cosgrove will present "Mr. Stinky Feet." Cosgrove will sing and play his guitar, along with a box full of other instruments.
- 10 a.m. July 15, at the Tonganoxie Historic Site, 201 W. Washington, Rosie Cutrer will portray Annie, a 55-year-old woman from the Kentucky frontier living in 1805, who will talk about her life and will share artifacts from her cabin, sing songs and tell stories.
- 10 a.m. July 24, Wrap-up party at the historic site, 201 W. Washington. A portrayal of Calamity Jane, by Joyce Theirer, will highlight the party. Theirer's appearance is sponsored by the library, the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society and the Kansas Humanities Council. The public is invited. Also, children will be invited to play 1850s games at the historic site, as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Territorial Kansas presented by the local historical society.