Lewis County Libraries Dive into ‘Oceans of Possibilities’ Summer Reading Program | Content for children


LOWVILLE — The New York Public Library System is encouraging students to engage in summer reading activities with this year’s theme “Oceans of Possibility.” At the end of the summer program, participants will receive recognition for their involvement and achievements.

Lowville Public Library

The Lowville Public Library, 5387 Dayan St., will host many family adventures. Kids can start with a summer reading kit, which includes treats and reading the mail. Registration is required for reading kits and reading mail.

Smiley Stories on the library lawn or in the library community room will take place on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. To explore the regions of the world, the “Fab Lab” will be at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. The Science Guy program will take place at 2 p.m. on August 4. Craft Cafe will be offered every other Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting July 8. From 2 to 4 p.m. on July 15, children can build and play with the library’s toy collection. , including Legos, coding toys and sensory toys.

A storytelling walk will also take place in Lowville from 10 a.m. to noon on July 9, with activities and history along the trail.

Turin Library

At the Turin Library, 6312 E. Main St., the summer reading program will begin July 6 and continue from 4 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday for five weeks. The library will hold a “Fill-a-Fish for Reading”. Only 20 kits are available, so interested children will have to reserve their place.

The Catskill Puppet Theater will return to Turin at 6 p.m. on July 8 to present “The Lion’s Whiskers,” with free ice cream available at the Turin Fire Department, 4391 N. State St.

Children can participate in a sea turtle painting night at 4 p.m. on July 13. In order to provide enough supplies, the library will need to know how many people are interested. Other activities include movie shows, crafts and a visiting shark tent. To conclude the summer, the library will hold its last party in the park on August 3rd.

Carthage Public Library

Carthage Public Library, 412 Budd Street, will kick off “Oceans of Possibilities” with entertainment from 3-4:30 p.m. on July 1, with special guest Jeff Boyer, also known as “The Bubble Guy”.

This year’s program will not only include reading, but also STEM learning, adding science, technology, engineering and math to the summer curriculum. Children will take books home and be asked to fill out spontaneous “reading reports” to create an in-depth discussion with participants. One of the child-generated book lists will be chosen for the Pizza Hut Book It Summer Reading Prize.

“We are committed to promoting children’s literacy and the Summer Reading Program is a great way to ensure children don’t slip back in their literacy skills over the summer,” said Christina Bamberg, Director acting from the library, in a press release.

Crafts, games and snacks will be included, as well as walks to coincide with the ocean theme. From July 5, the story walks will take place in different locations.

The library also challenges adults to read during the summer and provides attractive motivation for adult readers.

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