CARIBOU — Get ready for the summer reading programs at the Caribou Public Library. Reading logs for all ages — from babies to adults — are available at the library beginning June 18. Prizes for children (babies through elementary) include participation, the most books read, and best attendance at children’s programs.
Children’s librarian, Erin Albers, is excited to announce the theme for this summer’s weekly programs is “Music”. Stories and activities will cover topics including instruments, the sounds of nature, music genres, reading music, visits from local musicians, and more. Weekly programs will be held July 9-Aug. 15 for the following age groups: elementary, 3-3:45 p.m. Mondays; 0-24 months, 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays; and preschool, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays.
Teens in seventh grade and up will earn a scratch-off ticket for each book read. Bring your book and get a ticket. Scratch off to win prizes. Not a winner? Your ticket will be entered into a monthly drawing for two prize baskets in July and August. In keeping with the music theme, weekly “concerts” will be available via QR codes. So, bring your smart phone or tablet, and headphones, to the library to enjoy the music. Listen to a different genre each week.
Adults, it’s BINGO time. Pick up a BINGO card at the library’s front desk. Once you complete a BINGO, turn in your card to be entered in monthly drawings for July and August.
In addition to the music-themed reading programs, a special bat echolocation program for ages 4 and older will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. Also, the library will offer three programs for children ages 4 and older to be held 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. Titled, “Bound for Books: A Book Arts Series for Kids”, each program introduces the children to a unique and creative way of making books. The programs are: Turkish Map Books, June 16; Papyrus Roll, July 14; Single Sheet Book, Aug. 4.
Because the library is closed on Saturdays during the summer, children and their parents will enter through the exterior Caribou Room door where the programs will be held.
Library staff is excited and busy preparing for this summer, so sign up for any of the programs by calling the library at 493-4214 or stop by in person at 30 High St.