SYRACUSE — Summer reading begins at the Syracuse Library with the official launch of eight weeks of prizes, special entertainment, crafts and activities for children and teens. Sign up begins for children on Tuesday, June 4. The kickoff presentation is at 2 p.m. with Mr. Jim’s Magic Show and is the first of the series of premium weekly programs each Tuesday. Children up to age 13 are offered daily choices of fun activities from Monday through Friday.
Any teen, regardless of whether they are reading, can make cool crafts such as star and planet jewelry, mini Star Trek cruiser, Lord of the Rings hanging rack, a picture frame and a lighted canvas. Sign up to ensure supply availability for any of the weekly crafts. Monthly programs are meeting with, Nerdy Nummies cooking club, Dungeons and Dragons, video gaming, and Anime.
New this year is online sign-up and reading records for children’s summer reading through the ReaderZone app or through the Syracuse Library website. Teens’ summer program sign up is available at the library. Prizes for both the teens and children reading prizes program must be picked up in person each week and a final drawing is planned for teens at the end of July.
Mahjong will meet upstairs on Mondays this summer. People with any level of ability are invited to show up at 1 p.m. to play for a couple of hours.
Chair yoga continues to invite new people to come for a half hour class on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Walk the trails at 9 a.m. before the Thursday chair yoga. The decluttering support group meets in June with the first summer meeting at 1 p.m. on June 4.
Friends of the Library are meeting at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, The group is involved in a variety of supporting activities for the Syracuse Library. They are planning a big book sale during the community-wide garage sales and helping serve refreshments at the June 14 open mic night.