NORTH WEBSTER — Travel around the world with Mr. Jim Merrills as he Stacks It Up 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26 at North Webster Community Public Library. With volunteers from the audience, Merrills stacks cups to reconstruct some of the world’s greatest structures such as the pyramids of Egypt, castles of Europe, Great Wall of China, India’s Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower of Paris and more. This fun and interactive Summer Reading Program event will entertain, educate and amaze. Everyone is welcome.
A movie matinee the next day on Thursday, July 27 provides more entertainment for the kids with two showings at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The PG rated movie is about a little orphan girl who befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants from invading the human world. The movie runs one hour 57 minutes and includes free popcorn.
The Youth Department wraps up the week with Paws-To-Read Friday, July 28. Echo the therapy dog returns to listen to children read to her from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children can sign up for a private 15-minute reading session with Echo. The reading sessions are by appointment only, so contact the Youth Department to schedule an appointment.
The last day for kids to earn prizes in the Summer Reading Program is July 29, so get the kids busy reading for the home stretch and more prizes.
Summer is a good time for adults to enjoy reading as well, and Voyager Book Club meets 10 a.m. Monday, July 24 to discuss summer read books. If you have read a good light hearted book this summer, bring it to Voyager to share and discuss. In this book club, everyone reads a book of their choice within the assigned genre. Next month, the group will read and share short story books.
Stock up on summer reading at the Friends of the Library Dixie Day Book Sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, during North Webster Dixie Day. The sale of good quality, gently used books, DVDs and music CDs will take place in front of North Webster Community Center, and all proceeds go to support the work of the library.