The Summer Reading Program for 2008 kicks off on Saturday June 21st from 10 am to 1 pm. Wild Reads at Your Library is this year’s theme. Registration begins for the Monkeying Around Read-to-me Club or the Wild Reads Reading Club. Face-painting, tattoos and crafts are all part of the fun for the entire family.
This summer, for the first time, adults and young adults are invited to join a summer reading club at Southworth Library. The theme this summer is “Wild Reads at the Dartmouth Library.” To participate, just fill out a short registration form at the library, pick up a punch card, and start reading. For every 30 minutes that you read, mark off an X on your punch card. When you have read for 6 hours and marked off all 12 Xs, print your name and phone number on the card and drop it into our Wild Reads container. Cards will be drawn from the container to award restaurant gift certificates to lucky summer readers. You may enter a card for every 6 hours of reading, including reading newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, etc. Keep track of your reading this summer and the library may treat you to dinner!
This year’s Summer Reading Party will be on Friday August 17th starting at 12 noon. It is sponsored by Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub providing a cookout for all members who complete the program. This year’s entertainment will be the members of our Lip Sync Troupe. Performances will begin at 12:30 pm. T-Shirts, Reading Awards and a free book for all children who are Reading Club and Read-to-me Club qualifiers.
Jen Strom is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who will get the kids clapping and singing along in no time. Using guitar and fiddle, Jen covers the classic kids favorite songs as well as finger-plays and dance songs like the Hokey-Pokey. Along with her upbeat sing-along show, she adds rhythm games and each group creates an interactive rhythm band. Two shows will be held on Tuesday, August 7 at 10 am and again at 2 pm at the Southworth Library. The event is free.
Award winning composer David Polansky has been thrilling audiences for years with his original works that redefine the term “Children’s Music”. The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Southworth Library on Tuesday, July 31st. This special evening performance is part of the “Catch the Beat” Summer Reading Program. This is a concert for the whole family – David gets everyone involved and the audience will be singing, dancing and bantering with a truly funny, and very accomplished musician.
Sally Brownell and Janet Sherwood
prepare for the Friends Booksale.
On Thursday, July 18th from 1-8 p.m., the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries will hold a one day summer booksale. Many items are in new condition – hardly “used” at all. This summer’s sale also features a good selection of local history, rare books and old oddities. Fiction books include numerous first editions and some are signed by the author. Of special note is a book of Currier & Ives reprints of exceptional quality. The prints are sharp and suitable for framing. Be sure to mark your calendar and browse the wares in the Southworth Library Auditorium. If you are not already a member, you can join the Friends for 5.00 per year, 10.00 per family.
Join Tony Lepore, former Providence Police Officer and famous Dancing Cop, as he performs his Traffic Hop on Tuesday at Southworth Library as part of this summer’s reading program “Catch the Beat”. Shows will be held at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Free tickets can be picked up beginning July 3rd. Here’s a picture from the morning show – a real crowd pleasing event!