Tahoe library summer schedule announced
Lake Tahoe Branch Library has announced its summer schedule of clubs and programs.
Following is a list of children’s summer reading clubs:
Children’s Reading Club for ages up to 14: Sign up at the library and get a time card to keep track of reading. For every 5 hours of reading, participants earn a prize. When cards are completed, readers are entered into a weekly drawing for a larger prize. All reading counts: individually, to someone else or friends and family members can read to the club participant.
Teen Reading Club for ages 12-18: Sign up at the front desk for a chance to win prizes. Participants read as many books as they can and submit a short review on each. Readers are entered into a weekly drawing each a review is turned in. There is no limit to the reviews that can be turned in. There will be a grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire HDX. Winner will be announced July 29.
Adult Reading Club for ages 18 and up: Participants have the chance to win gift certificates to local businesses by turning in a short summary of each book read in order to be entered into a drawing. There is no limit to the number of reviews that can be turned in. Winners will be announced on July 29.
Following is a schedule of entertainment for children of all ages that takes place at 2 p.m. Fridays.
June 20 — “Mad Science: What Do We Know About H2O?” Children will learn about the elements of the water cycle.
June 27 — “Puppet Art Theater: They Boy Who Cried Wolf.” An updated zany version of a classic tale. The boy is bored watching his lamb and decides to make things more exciting by turning on his dad’s wolf alarm, the “Wolf Alert 3000.” Tricking his dad is all fun and games until a real wolf shows up.
July 11 — Magician Brian Scott will present an interactive reading program that combines magic, comedy and fun.
July 18 — “Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!” UC Davis’ Bohart Museum of Entomology will present a program about bugs from around the world.
July 25 — “Wild Things Inc.” The program covers wild animals that inhabit North America.
Following is a list of programs for teens that take place at 2 p.m. Thursdays:
July 10 — In a bookmaking workshop, participants can design and decorate their own book. All supplies are provided; sign up at the library.
July 17 — “Duct Tape Craft-O-Rama.” Participants can create wallets, wrist bands and more using duct tape. All supplies are provided; sign up at the library.
July 24 — “Felt Critters.” Participants can create their own felt critter. All supplies are provided; sign up at the library.
July 31: “Brush Bots.” Participants can make their own moving bot from batteries and a toothbrush. All supplies are provided; sign up at the library.
Following is a list of other programs:
“Stay and Play @ the Library” is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday from June 18 to June 30. Children ages up to age 5 can and their parents and caregivers can enjoy fun, sensory activities that support early literacy development.
“Mother Goose on the Loose” is at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays from June 5 through June 26. The interactive story time for children up to 2 years features nursery rhymes, music and movement to promote early literacy.
“Stuffed Animal Sleepover” will be July 9. Children can bring their stuffed animals or toys to the library for name tags, take a picture of their nighttime adventures in the library and pick them up the following day.
The Humane Society’s mobile pet adoption trailer will be at the library from noon to 3 p.m. July 24.
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