It’s summer reading time at the Sterling Public Library. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”.
Registration begins Monday, May 23. You can come to the library or register online at https://sterling.readingrecord.net. When you register, register in the group of the grade you have just completed. After you register, there will be a link to print a journal sheet or you can pick up a journal sheet from the library. Then start reading.
Anyone aged 0 to 100 and over can participate. For the baby group, parents must register at the library. The program is divided into six groups according to age. Each of the categories is designed taking into account the age of the child. Participants aged 2 to 12 will receive a prize for the first six levels of reading completed.
For each level completed, participants are also entered into the grand prize draw. As you turn through time, you will learn more about these prices. Adults will keep track of the number of books they read and will be eligible for a prize and entered into the grand prize draw for each pair of books read.
You can read books from any online library source, like Overdrive or Tumblebooks. You can also read some of your own books, but we encourage you to use books from the library. You can start showing up on Tuesday, May 31.
Our launch program will take place on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. The Amazing Dave will present “Fish-Tales of Magic”. Fish-Tales of Magic presents Dave Elstun’s fun and entertaining journey through the history of magic. Dave tells the stories of famous magicians and the magic that made them famous, was it real or not? The fun ends with the greatest showman in the history of magic, Harry Houdini. Known as the Man Who Walked Through Walls, Amazing Dave asks the question, “Is this a fishy tale or did it really happen?”
We also have many interesting programs planned. Every week at 10:30 a.m. starting June 6, we’ll meet at Propst Park for Stories and More @ the Park. Denise has planned lots of fun activities. Children of all ages are invited.
Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. is Tween Time @ the Library. This program is for children 9 to 12 years old. Bring a friend and join us for a variety of fun activities.
Story time will be offered every Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Baby Time for 0-24 months will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. ABC story time for ages 2-5 will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday or 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Both ABC Storytimes will be the same, so pick the one that best suits your schedule. Storytime helps young children develop a lifelong love of reading and books.
Chapter Chat @ the Library for ages 6-9 will take place on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Each week, Denise will read a chapter from a book and the children will do fun story-related activities.
On June 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the library will host a plant exchange. It’s a fun way to acquire new plants. Jason will have some plants to start the trade. Bring cuttings of your healthy, disease- and pest-free plants to trade with friends and strangers.
Every Thursday at 5:15 p.m., the library will host Teen Movie Night. This is a moment reserved for teenagers. Snacks and a drink will be offered. Most films will be rated PG-13, so parental discretion is advised. The titles of the films will be announced one week before the broadcast.
If you have any questions about anything, please call the library at 522-2023. We hope to see you this summer.