By Amy Mann
WCPL Technical Assistant
Summer is coming! We’ve been waiting and it’s finally around the corner. Warsaw Community Public Library’s annual summer reading program is ready to fill both your free time and your young charges’ days with activity and wonder.
This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Children from birth to sixth grade will be documenting pages read this summer. We are always happy to help young readers find something exciting, heartwarming or hilarious to fill their imagination tanks. Reading and reporting can be done between June 1 and July 31. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, we will be able to offer food coupons as well as small prizes and drawing tickets. Additional drawing tickets will be given when children attend a program at the library. Grand prize drawing winners will be announced on Aug. 1.
We will continue our tradition of Stories in the Park in June and July. There will be special featured readers at 11 a.m. at Central Park during the month of June and at the Winona Lake Limitless Park in July. Bring blankets and a snack if you’d like to and listen to stories and songs with your friends.
On June 10, we’ll have something never seen in Warsaw before. The Curiosity Dome will fill a large area upstairs and show a 20-minute program about the wonders of space. No registration is needed and tickets for the next available show will be given out that day. The Curiosity Dome is made possible in part through a grant from Kosciusko Endowment Youth Services, a component fund of Kosciusko County Community Foundation.
June 19 will bring the Science Tellers with a story and experiments at 5:30 p.m. The Potawatomi Zoo will be at the library at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 27. In July, Kids’ Yoga will take place at 10 a.m. on the 11th. Join us at 10 a.m. on the 18th for storytelling about Apollo 11 and the scientific leaps that got us to the moon. From 2 to 4 p.m. on July 19, we will have a moon landing celebration with multiple craft and hands-on stations. The Roz Puppets will also be at the library at 10 a.m. on July 25.
For more information, check out the library’s redesigned website at www.warsawlibrary.org, or visit us at 310 E. Main St., Warsaw.