SYRACUSE — The creatures of Batuu are visiting businesses across Syracuse, and teens participating in the Syracuse Public Library’s summer reading program are encouraged to find them all.
Pick up “Bina’s Guide to the Creatures of Batuu” while signing up for teen summer reading upstairs at the adult circulation desk. Then, visit the local businesses found within the booklet to “capture” the “Star Wars” creatures there with a selfie. Once teens have found them all, they can bring their selfies to show staff before finding the last “Star Wars” character at the library. Teens who successfully finish the scavenger hunt can enter raffles for different prizes, which will be drawn after summer reading wraps up July 31.
Sign-up is still underway for the “Star Wars” inspired escape room on Thursdays, June 17, and July 8. Each slot is 45 minutes in length, and there are five slots available from 2-6 p.m. Sign up today at the library or online at www.syracuse.lib.in.us to help rescue Princess Leia.
Children Encouraged To Get Creative
Children will have the opportunity to get creative. At 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, they will be creating swinging monkeys during Messy Mondays. Then, the whole family is invited to Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, for karaoke and refreshments. Story times will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the library; and Thursday, June 17, at Lakeside Park. The week ends with Fabulous Friday on June 18, with children ages preschool through sixth grade using marbles to create unique paintings.
Book Club Meets
The library’s adult book club will be meeting to discuss “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah, which is about the comedian’s experiences growing up during and after apartheid. The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, via Zoom. Contact Becky Brower at (574) 457-3022 or e-mail her at [email protected] for a Zoom invite. There will also be an in-person meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in the downstairs meeting room. Meanwhile, the Pollinator’s Club is encouraging people to read “Our Native Bees” by Paige Embry. Extra copies of both book club selections are available at the library.
Mahjong also continues at 10 a.m. every Monday in the downstairs meeting room. Players of all levels are welcome to attend.