NORTH WEBSTER — Known for his fast spinning and aggressive riding style, world champion BMX rider Matt Wilhelm will perform his stunning riding tricks 10:30 a.m. in the North Webster Community Center gym. This fast action performance is part of North Webster Community Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.
Wilhem is a three-time X Games Medalist, 2-time National Champion, World Championship Bronze and Silver Medalist, semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, winner of America’s Got Talent YouTube competition, and winner of Fox TV’s 30 Seconds to Fame. His free performance is open to all children and their families.
More family activities are planned for next week including Family Story Time that starts Tuesday, June 11 with time periods offered at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Children will be learning about outer space through stories and crafts. Although geared to ages three to six, siblings are invited to join in. Registration is requested.
More North Webster adventures will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, when Karilyn Metcalf, president of Dixie Sternwheeler, Inc., and Bob Barnes, aka the Singing Captain, share the story of the Dixie, Indiana’s oldest stern wheel paddle boat that cruises Webster Lake every summer.
The next day, Friday, June 14, kids will learn about space and planets at Family Food and Fun as they move through four learning stations that include activities, crafts and snack. Advance registration is required to attend. Parents can sign up for one of three sessions offered at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Although all Youth Department activities are available to all children, those signed up for the Summer Reading Program should bring their Reading Passports to get stamped for extra credit toward prizes.
Kids aren’t the only ones having fun this summer. The Adult Services Department is planning a field trip to Gene Stratton Porter Historical Site in Rome City on Tuesday, June 19. Leaving the library at 9 a.m., the group will travel by carpool to the 155-acre historical site that was once the home of one of Indiana’s most widely read authors. Participants should bring along $8 for admission fee, plus money for the gift shop and lunch. Advance registration is required with limited space available. Registrations accepted at the circulation desk.