By AMY MANN
Children’s Services, Warsaw Community Public Library
Have you noticed a difference in the demeanor of the kids in your life? Do they seem to be a little less focused than usual? A little more antsy? You don’t need to look at a calendar to know what’s going on. Longer, warmer days are a sign of things to come.
Warsaw Community Public Library has some activities planned to help children and parents make it through the summer. Our Summer Reading Program theme this year is centered on wellness, fitness, and sports. Readers may start registering for the program on June 6, and it will continue through July 16. Participation is for newborn babies through children in the fifth grade. Sixth graders can choose to participate with us, or may join the teen program. Prizes and tickets for chances to win larger items will be an enticement for children to keep their minds active in the weeks when school isn’t in session. No library card is required, and all programs are free.
Speaking of programs, we’ll be having a water show at Central Park in conjunction with the Lakes and Streams Festival, which takes place in early June. Or maybe your children would be interested in a magic show, or in seeing the Stevens Puppets. Stories in the Park, at both Center Lake and Winona Lake, will take place featuring guest readers. We’ll be showing a movie on a Thursday afternoon in June. Of course, LEGOs will be a part of our activities, as well. Registration will be required for some of the programs. Come in, pick up a flier, and plan to participate.
When you visit, please greet our new Children’s Librarian. Katie Warrener has recently moved to Warsaw from Oregon, and we are pleased to have her with us. Welcome Katie!