Posted by: montclairlibrary | June 7, 2011

Summer reading program is coming!

One World, Many Stories
The Oakland Public Library’s summer reading program gets underway June 18th. Kids can sign up at any branch to read 8 hours during the summer and be eligible to win a free book and other prizes. Parents and older children may read to children who aren’t reading yet.

The theme for this year’s program is “One World, Many Stories.” There will be children’s events in keeping with the theme Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings all summer long at the Montclair branch:

Wednesday, June 22 – 10:30 AM
Come on a trip around the world through music and dance with Bonnie Lockhart. All ages.

Tuesday, June 28 – 7:00 PM
Magician Timothy James performs astounding magic and a funny surprise in a garbage can. For all ages.

Wednesday, June 29 – 10:30 AM
Paper Creations: Pinwheels. Travel to Europe and make a pinwheel!

Wednesday, July 6 – 10:30 AM
Wildlife Associates presents This Living Earth: Join us on an amazing journey across the globe as we meet some awesome animals and discover their endangered habitats, unique adaptations and strategies for survival.

Tuesday, July 12 – 7:00 PM
The Bubble Lady makes giant bubble animals and more! Ages 3–10.

Wednesday, July 13 – 10:30 AM
Shake it up! Make your own musical instruments from recycled materials. Ages 3 and up. Sign-up required.

Tuesday, July 19 – 7:00 PM
Stories & Crafts: Explore the world with stories and crafts from Japan.

Wednesday, July 20 – 10:30 AM
Bang that Drum! Make your own musical instruments from recycled materials. Ages 3 and up. Sign-up required.

Tuesday, July 26 – 7:00 PM
Campfire Time! Park yourself around the library’s campfire for s’mores, sing-a-longs and scary stories. Pajamas are optional. Ages 5 and up.

Wednesday, July 27 – 10:30 AM
Paper Airplane Creations: Make and fly folded-paper airplanes.

Tuesday, August 2 – 7:00 PM
Puppet Art Theater presents: The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Come visit the world through puppets. All Ages.

Wednesday, August 3 – 10:30 AM
Mosaic Paper Creations: Travel to India and make a colorful mosaic.

Tuesday, August 9 – 7:00 PM
Stories & Crafts: Explore the world with stories and crafts from Africa.

Wednesday, August 10 – 10:30 AM
Paper Creations: Tissue Paper Flowers. Travel to Mexico and make your own tissue paper flower. Ages 5 and up.

In addition, regular toddler and preschool storytimes continue throughout the summer!


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