Hampstead Library Announces Summer Program Line-Up!!

Hampstead Branch Library Summer Reading Program

June 1st through July 13th

 

 

 

Toddler Time

Every Monday @ 10:00

Ages 3 and Under

At toddler time we will sing a few songs and rhymes, learn some ASL, and share a book or two.

 

June 4 – We’ll start our summer off with some noise by reading Toot toot zoom! by Phyllis Root

June 11- Sharpen your observational skills and help us find that Green Sheep in Where is Green Sheep? by Fox and Horack.

June 18 – Toddler’s and caterpillars grow very quickly and eat all the time, so celebrate that while we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

June 25 – What make a day a good day? Let’s find out with A Good Day by Kevin Henkes

July 2 – Barnyards are very noisy places, so we’ll do our best animals noises and read Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming.

July 9 – It’s time to get moving and play pretend as we read If You’re a Monster and You Know It by David Emeberly.

 

 

Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 10:30 & 4:30

Ages 3 and Up

 

June 5thWe’ll read about a girl and a bear who loves music, and how music is best shared with other people.

Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Activity: Musical Instruments

 

June 12thThe city is full of noises, just like these books! Come make some noise with us.

Cling! Clang! Beep! Beep! By Robert Burleigh

Squeak, Rumble, Whomp, Whomp by Wynton Marsalis

Activity: Noise Makers

 

June 19thSummer is full of tasty treats, so this Tuesday we’re all about food! If you’ve ever swallowed a watermelon seed, be sure not to miss this story time about an alligator who swallows a seed and a caterpillar who won’t stop eating.

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Activity: Favorite foods

 

June 26thSummer is half way done, so let’s relax with some of the fantastic books of Anne Dewdney and some coloring.

Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anne Dewdney

Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anne Dewdney

Activity: Coloring Sheets

 

July 3rdLibraries rock, and digging holes is a great way to find cool rocks and other things. Bring your favorite rocks and help us dig into these books about epic digging adventures!

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Barnett

Rosalyn Rutabaga digs the Biggest Hole on Earth by Marie-Louise Gay

Activity: Sediments Layers

 

July 10thThe Summer Reading Program is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with books about a silly goose and some musical farm animals.

Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli

Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin.

Activity: Poem collage

 

Stop, Drop, Art

Every Wednesday @ 2:00 – 5:00

All Ages

Drop by for a self-directed art project or coloring sheet. Relax and enjoy the process of creation without worrying about the results. Different crafts will be completed each week. All ages are welcome to participate.

 

 

Wiggle Worms

Fridays @ 10:00

All Ages

June 8, June 22 and July 6

Join us on every other Friday morning for a movement and music based program for kids. We will read a short story, stretch, dance, and play a few games to get our bodies and minds moving.

 

Friday @ 3:00

Challenge Accepted

June 15 and 29 + July 13 and 20

Ages 10+

Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.

 

July 10th Summer Reading Finale

10:30 and 4:30

The summer is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with the books Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli and Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin. We’ll have an indoor obstacle course you can complete for a special addition to your reading chain.

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May Programs @ Coliseum Boulevard Library!!

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

“Free” Extracurricular Activities for Your Kids

 

 

Homework Assistance

5:00 – 5:45 pm

May 1 and May 8

There will be no Homework Assistance during the Summer months.

Our tutors offer assistance in Math, English, and Reading. Students in grades 1 – 12 are invited.  Please bring your own materials and homework, or the lesson you will need assistance with.  Registration is required of students, and adults who are interested in tutoring are invited to assist, with pre-registration required.

 

Color Coders

May 1, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

All ages are invited.

Join us as we color age appropriate coloring sheets using colored pencils. A variety of sheets will be available for you to choose from.  This is a great stress reducer, so come and melt away your stress.

 

Being Creative with Legos

May 8 and May 22

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and creativity in our Lego League.

 

The Tinkering Table

May 15, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will be using Sharpies to tie/dye t-shirts. Please bring your own white t-shirt and we will provide the Sharpies and the know-how.  This is a lot of fun and an amazingly easy way to transform a simple, white t-shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

Genealogical Research – Ancestry Library Edition

Each Thursday from 10:00 – 12:00, you can register for an appointment with our volunteer. She will guide you in how to get started with Ancestry or your next steps.  You must pre-register to assure our volunteer will be available to assist.

271-7005

 

Computer Class for Seniors

May 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018

10:00 am

Today we will be discovering “Templates” to assist you in making flyers, cards, brochures, etc.

 

Pop-Up Program

May 15, 2018

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Chris Raborn , Nightingale

Chris Raborn will be presenting a program on Pop-ups, a new and innovative way to sell your items without renting a booth or storefront. This program will be especially beneficial for people who are artists or craftsmen who are looking for a way to begin selling their product.

 

Coliseum Adult Program

May 16, 2018

10:00 am

Chris Raborn , Nightingale

Chris Raborn will be presenting a program on Pop-ups, a new and innovative way to sell your items without renting a booth or storefront. This program will be especially beneficial for people who are artists or craftsmen who are looking for a way to begin selling their product.

 

Crochet Class

May 17, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Today we will continue learning to crochet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

 

 

Coliseum Adult Book Clubs

 

 

 

Southern Charms Book Club

May 10, 2018

3:00 pm

Today we will be discussing Pieces of Happiness, by Anne Ostby.  This is a novel of friendship, between five friends, who come together to Fiji where they live on a cocoa farm.  “Pieces of Happiness will reaffirm your faith in love, second chances, and the importance of indulging one’s sweet tooth.”  Then, we will receive our book for June titled, The Girls in the Picture, by Melanie Benjamin.

 

 

 

 

 

Curious Genre Book Club

May 24, 2018

3:00 pm

The Woods, by Harlan Coben

Twenty years ago at summer camp, Paul Copeland’s sister died in the woods, the alleged victim of a serial killer. Her body was never found. Now, Paul is the prosecutor for Essex County, New Jersey, immersed in one of the biggest cases of his career-a case that will change everything he believes about the past…and the truth. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43931.The_Woods?from_search=true

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story Time

Coliseum Boulevard Branch Library

840 Coliseum Blvd.

271-7005

www.facebook.com/ColiseumBranchLibrary

271-7005

Hours 9 – 6         Monday – Friday

 

May 3   Preschool STEM

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! , by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith

“In this humorous story, Alexander T. Wolf tells his own outlandish version of what                      really happens during his encounter with the three pigs…. Smith’s simplistic and wacky words     adds to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale.” —Children’s Literature

Craft – We will do a Preschool STEM Engineering project.

 

May 10 I’d love to have a pet!

I Want a Cat!, by Tony Ross

All of Jessy’s friends have pets, so now she wants one.

The Old Woman Who Named Things, by Cynthia Rylant

An old woman who has outlived all her friends is reluctant to become too attached to

the stray dog that visits her each day.

Craft – Cat craft

 

May 17 Don’t believe everything you hear!

Gullible’s Troubles, by Margaret Shannon

Although Gullible Guineapig believes everything his aunt, uncle, and cousin tell him,

they dismiss his warning about what is in the basement.

Dibble and Dabble, by Dave & Julie Saunders

Dibble and Dabble scare themselves and their friends when they think they see a snake.

Craft – Guineapig craft

 

May 24 I am ready for an adventure!

Splat the Cat, by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat takes his pet mouse to school on his first day.

Duck on a Bike, by David Shannon

Duck and all his animal friends take some boys bikes for a ride.

Craft – Cat craft

 

May 31  Do you see what I see?

Duck! Rabbit!, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Litchfield

Can you tell if the pictures are of a duck or a rabbit?

 Jumpy Jack & Googily, by Meg Rosoff & Sophie Blackall

Jumpy Jack the snail is terrified that there are monsters around every corner despite the

reassurances of his best friend, Googily.

Craft – Monster craft

 

 

Parent Pre-School Activity Center

The table changes twice a month. We will have a new activity to enhance the five senses and further develop your child’s thought processes.  This is an activity where parent and child explore together.

 

Pike Road Library Announces Summer, 2018 Programs!!

Pike Road Branch Library’s Summer Library Reading Challenge and Activities for 2018

Summer Reading Challenge – The Challenge Begins Monday, June 4.

For Picture Book Readers: For every five books read by a child in the “I Can Read All By Myself” category or read to a child by a grown-up in the “My Grown-up Reads to Me” category, readers may earn one treasure from Cap’n Matt’s treasure chest. The reader in each category who has enjoyed the most books by the end of the program will receive a Books-A-Million gift card courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library. Readers may begin recording titles on their reading logs on June 4. Reading logs must be turned in by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10. The top readers in each category will be announced at our final summer event on Tuesday, July 17 at 3 p.m.

 

For Chapter Book Readers: For the Chapter Book Challenge, kids will record the number of pages read instead of the number of books. Once a reader finishes a book, he or she will record the title and total number of pages in the book on the reading log. Grown-ups must verify the number of pages read by initialing the page counts for each book on the child’s reading log. We will have three categories:

  • Rising Third Graders through Rising Fifth Graders
  • Rising Sixth Graders through Rising Eighth Graders
  • Rising Ninth Graders through Rising Twelfth Graders

The top reader in each category will be determined by total pages read and will receive a Books-A-Million gift card courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library. Readers may begin recording titles on their reading logs on June 4. Reading logs must be turned in by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10. The top readers in each category will be announced at our final summer event on Tuesday, July 17 at 3 p.m.

 

Please note that a child should only sign up for one reading challenge at one MCCPL location.

 


 

Summer Activities at Pike Road Branch Library

Summer Events for age 5 and up – Tuesdays at 3 p.m.

  • June 5 – The Alabama Department of Archives and History presents “Musicians of Alabama,” featuring activities and artifacts.
  • June 12 – Magician and puppeteer Tommy Johns returns with The Slightly Off-beat Musical Magic Show. Tommy Johns appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.
  • June 19 –Mark Seymour and son will rock the library with their Be at Your Best music show.
  • June 26 – Dr. Magical Balloons combines his two great loves – balloons and music– for this year’s Fun Time Balloon Show. Please note that Dr. Magical Balloons will not be able to make balloon creations for individuals. Dr. Magical Balloons appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.
  • July 10 – The Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center will introduce us to some of the magnificent birds in their care. The Raptor Center appears courtesy of the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.
  • July 17 – We will bring our Tuesday events to an end with The DIY Magician. He uses upcycled props to make magic and music! We will also announce the top readers in each of our summer reading challenge categories.

LEGO and Mega BloksTime – Wednesdays at 3 p.m.

  • Each week, builders (age 5 and up) will face a new challenge and create something awesome using the library’s collection of LEGO™ bricks. Meanwhile, our younger builders will create using the library’s Mega Blok™ collection.

 

Storybook Time for Age 3 through 6 – Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • At Storybook Time, we sing a few songs, read one or two picture books and make a craft.

 

Toddler Time for Age 1 through 3 – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

  • At Toddler Time, we sing songs, recite nursery rhymes and read one story each week.

 

Book Clubs

    • Book Maniacs – Our book club for kids in third grade and up continues throughout the summer.
  • Pike Road Bookies – Our adult book club continues throughout the summer.

 

Check our Facebook page or join our email list for updates about book clubs.