Archive for Tuesday, June 8, 2010

5 questions: By the book

June 8, 2010

Julianne Newberry with the Tonganoxie Public Library answers questions about summer reading.

Q: Are there any summer reading programs offered this year at the library?

A: Yes. We have a weekly storytime and craft for ages 0-5, and weekly activities for ages 5-8 and 9-12. We also have a Friday Movie at 11 a.m. that is open to all ages.

Q: Has the library added any new features with regards to summer reading?

A: We have two new performers this summer, joining three who were here last year. We are also doing a lot of new crafts that weren't offered last year.

Q: Are any special events planned for the library this summer?

A: We have a kid's music program, “Franz Liszt: Rock Star of the 19th Century," which will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. All ages are welcome. Cynthia Ziesman will perform her “Summer Sizzler” show for ages 0-5 at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. JoHo Storyteller will take ages 5-8 on a Hawaiian cruise at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 29. Mad Science of Kansas City will have a “Black and Blue Oceans” workshop for ages 9-12 on Wednesday, July 7. Joyce Slater of Slatertales will perform her “Wet & Wild Water Creatures” show for ages 0-5 at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20. Happy Faces Entertainment will be at the library for our Closing Carnival at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24.

Q: What's the most popular activity each summer at the library?

A: Last year, the ceramics painting and sand art days were the most popular crafts. Both activities are back again this year. Our Friday movies are also popular.

Q: If anyone is interested in summer library activities, how do they go about registering?

A: We have registration cards at the library's circulation desk. We just need a child's name and age group for them to be signed up. Activity lists and the movie schedule are available at the circulation desk or on our Website: tonganoxielibrary.org.

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