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BMPL SUMMER PROGRAMS 2021


STORYTIMES, CLUBS & SPECIAL EVENTS
To register for the programs below, email Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@wlsmail.org.






OUTDOOR PROGRAMS


BABIES/TOTS: SONGS IN A CIRCLE TIME
OUTDOORS, masks required (aged 2+) - registration is required

Tuesdays June 29 - August 17
10:30 am - FULL
11:30 am - FULL


Sing fun songs that encorporate movement with your baby or toddler!


LITTLE FUN LIBRARY CLUBS
OUTDOORS, masks required (aged 2+) - registration is required

Each week participants will enjoy a craft, a group game, and then a Book Bundles hunt in Law Park. After you find a "mystery" book bundle you can stay in the park and read the books right away, or check them out and bring them home. Or both!

Preschoolers Club:
Thursdays at 11:30 am, July 8th - August 19th - for almost 3s-5 year olds

K-2nd Club:
Thursdays at 3:30 pm, July 8th - August 19th


SPECIAL EVENTS for 4th - 8th graders
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OUTDOORS, masks required - registration is required

Tuesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm - You are Never too Old for Bubbles and Pool Noodles

Tuesday, August 10th at 7:00 pm - Candy Olympics


SPECIAL EVENTS for all ages
OUTDOORS, masks required (2+) - registration is required

  • PET-TASTIC! Monday, July 19th at 4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Enjoy a pets-themed activity/game and then browse tons of books on display about dogs, cats, class pets and more. Both fiction and nonfiction will be on display. Bring a towel or a blanket so you can find a safe distance spot to enjoy the books in Law Park. You may also select books to check out and take home. Or you can do both!

  • EAGER EXPLORERS! Monday, July 26th at 4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Enjoy a special activity just right for young explorers and then browse tons of books on display about nature, science, experiments, space explorers, sea travelers and more. Both fiction and nonfiction will be on display. Bring a towel or a blanket so you can find a safe distance spot to enjoy the books in Law Park. You may also select books to check out and take home. Or you can do both!

  • LET'S LAUGH! Monday, August 2nd at 4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Enjoy a silly activity/game and then browse tons of funny books on display. Everything from funny stories to joke books. Both fiction and nonfiction will be on display. Bring a towel or a blanket so you can find a safe distance spot to enjoy the books in Law Park. You may also select books to check out and take home. Or you can do both!


OPEN CRAFTS for all ages
OUTDOORS, masks required (2+) - no registration needed

Wednesdays from 11 am - 5:30 pm on June 30 - August 18

Stop by the "outdoor" children's desk set up for Summer Reading Wednesdays to grab your kit of random crafts materials. What will you create? We can't wait to see! We hope you will enjoy your craft kit outside in Law Park/Pavilion at a safe distance from other families. You might want to bring a towel or picnic blanket to create your "craft spot."


BOOK WALKS for all ages
OUTSIDE, masks required (2+) - no registration is needed

July & August - exact start/end dates tbd

Each month this summer we will have a book displayed in the windows of the library building that can be read from outside. Stroll around the building and enjoy the story. Look for one in July and one in August.


A-CHALLENGE-A-WEEK for all ages
OUTSIDE, masks required (2+) - no registration is needed

Wednesdays from 11 am - 5:30 pm on June 30 - August 18

Stop by the "outdoor" children's desk set up for Summer Reading Wednesdays to grab a sheet explaining the week's challenge. Challenges may includes scavenger hunts, puzzles, word games and physical challenges.




VIRTUAL PROGRAMS


WILD ABOUT ANIMALS for 1st - 3rd graders
VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM - registration is required

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm on July 6, 20 & August 3

This group will have three meetings throughout the summer. Participants will enjoy a read aloud (or 2) especially appreciated by animal lovers and then do an animal craft together at each meeting. Craft kits will be picked up at the library in advance of the meetings.


BOOK BUNCH BOOK CLUB for 2nd - 4th graders
VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM - registration is required

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm on July 13, 27 & August 10

All of the children will have read the same book in advance of each meeting date. We will discuss the book and play a book-related-trivia game at each meeting. Flier with book titles/dates.


BOOK CHATS for 4th - 8th graders
VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM - registration is required

Tuesdays on July 27 and August 3 at 7:00 pm

Chat with each other and Amy about what books you have been reading lately...and play Who Would Win: Book Characters. (i.e. Hermoine Granger or Starflight in a dance competition? Percy Jackson or Amelia Bedelia in an arm wrestle? It's okay if you don't know them all. You can argue for or against them anyway!)





To register for these programs email Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@wlsmail.org.