SYRACUSE — Summer blew by this year at the Syracuse Public Library, with summer reading programming wrapping up the week of July 25.
Children are encouraged to test their ocean knowledge during Make It Monday’s trivia game at 3 p.m. July 25. Whale of a Tale Storytime will feature a pirate pajama party at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27; don’t forget to wear your pajamas. Older children can practice reading out loud to Baylee, the reading dog, at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28. The week culminates on Friday, July 29, during the end of summer reading party. From 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., join the library for water carnival games, Oreo face races, splatter painting and a bubble station. Sno cones will also be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Be sure to turn in your summer reading cards by Friday, July 29, so you can be entered into raffles for fantastic prizes. The end of summer reading party is also the last chance to earn a program raffle ticket. Raffle winners will be drawn Monday, Aug. 1.
Young adults and new adults can sign up to create a collage featuring their pet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 26; be sure to submit a photo of your pet prior to the art project so the library can print it beforehand. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, the young adult book club will meet to discuss “Stain” by A. G. Howard and work on book journals. The anime club then meets from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, to watch anime and create soot sprite headbands.
Young adults should turn in their pages read by Friday, July 29. Prize drawings will occur Monday, Aug. 1.
Embark On Lifelong Learning
In the Garden embarks on a new field trip to WACF’s Between-the-Lakes Preserve at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28. Group members should plan to meet at the preserve before taking a walk to observe local pollinators at work. Contact Becky Brower at [email protected] for more information.
Craig Berndt will visit the library at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, to share some local history in the downstairs meeting room. He will have a PowerPoint presentation about the Syracuse and Milford Railways, an industrial service railroad that operated between the town of Syracuse and Waubee Lake from 1907 until 1922. This program is free and open to anyone with an interest in local history and trains.
Show Your Support
Warriors Nutrition, 726 S. Huntington St., will host a giveback day benefitting Syracuse Public Library from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31. During that time frame, $1 per mega bomb or mega combo sold will be given back to the library. There will also be a tip jar for anyone wanting to leave extra donations toward the library’s community outdoor space project.
The online basket auction to help transform the lot also continues on the Syracuse Public Library’s Facebook page from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The “Date Night” basket — featuring gift certificates to Kiyomi and Dynamic Floral, romantic movies donated by the Friends of the Syracuse Public Library and candies from Coffee Depot – will be auctioned off Tuesday, July 26. The “Treat Yo Self” basket follows on Friday, July 29. It contains gift cards from Warriors Nutrition, A Touch of Beauty and Los Toritos; library staff also donated several self-care items like candles, pillow spray and lotion. Leave bids in your preferred basket’s comment section.