Summer Kick-Off Party Saturday, June 9 | 10 AM – 1 PM | All Ages Join us for three hours of fun to kick off our exciting summer reading program! Register and get a free book and a scratch-off ticket, which can be redeemed for the prize listed on it. We will have a treat truck with shaved ice and some outdoor fun, too. Performer: Drummunity! Monday, June 11 | 3 PM | Ages 7+ Lori Fithian will be visiting our library to run a drum circle! Experiment with rhythm and try different instruments with this fun, interactive performer. DIY Instruments Thursday, June 14 | 4:30 PM | Ages 5+ Stop by and learn how to make different instruments from common household items! There will be three projects with plenty of room for creativity. Performer: Tunes N Tales With Tricia Monday, June 18 | 2 PM | Ages 3+ Visit the library to hear some music and sing some songs with Tricia! She will use some favorite books to make songs that the kids can interact with! Adopt-A-Rock Thursday, June 21 | 4:30 PM | Ages 4+ Need a low-maintenance pet? Want a traveling companion? Drop by and create your own Pet Rock or Travel Rock! “Fossil” Dig Monday, June 25 | 4:30 PM | Ages 5+ Have you always wanted to excavate and find evidence of dinosaurs? Well, Miss Amber found some weird rocks that might have something exciting in them. Maybe even a tiny dino for you to take home… Performer: Clap It, Tap It, Sing It With Karen Bonnici Wednesday, June 27 | 2 PM | Ages 4+ Karen will lead a song and story circle and bring instruments for the kids to play with! The program is really interactive – so be sure to bring your clapping hands and singing voices! CD Crafts Monday, July 2 | 4:30 PM | Ages 4+ Want a free-for-all craft time? Drop by to make some fun stuff with CDs or just go wild and create with other supplies! Performer: Music Around The World With Mr. Jim Tuesday, July 3 | 10:30 AM | Ages 5+ Have you ever wondered how people in other parts of the world think of music? Join Mr. Jim to hear some examples, learn some facts, and have a lot of fun. Performer: Bee Bee Clown Comedy! Friday, July 13 | 12 PM | All Ages Do you like laughs and fun? Join us for an interactive show by Bee Bee! She’ll do some dancing, tell some jokes, and make sure the kids get in on the fun too. Cupcake Wars Monday, July 16 & Thursday, July 19 | 4:30 PM | Ages 5+ It’s back! Our most popular program will have two sessions this year! Decorate a cupcake based on a theme! As the clock ticks down, Miss Amber will introduce a crazy ingredient that you have to incorporate. There will be three prizes given out each session! Note: You may only register for one of the two sessions. Performer: Farm Animals On The Go Petting Zoo Monday, July 23 | 4 PM | All Ages Farm Animals on the Go will be visiting Patmos Library to teach kids about different animals. The real, live animals would love to meet you! Woodstock Tie-Dye Party Thursday, July 26 | 4:30 PM | Ages 7+ Come listen to some groovy music and tie-dye a piece of clothing! Note: attendees have to bring their own white piece of clothing to dye. Frozen Sing-Along Monday, July 30 | 4:30 PM | All Ages Join us for popcorn, drinks, and a special showing of Frozen! Be sure to sing along! Happy Unbirthday Tea Party Thursday. August 2 | 2:00 PM | All Ages Is August 12th not your birthday? Then it’s your unbirthday! Let’s celebrate by reading some Alice in Wonderland books, enjoying some food, doing a craft and playing a game! (If your birthday happens to be on August 12, you can still come and have fun!) Make & Take Terrariums Monday, August 20 | 4:30 PM | Ages 5+ Want to make your own living space for plants? Drop by to make your own terrarium! You could even make it a home for your pet rock from earlier this summer! Sing! Movie Party Monday, August 27 | 4:30 PM | All Ages Celebrate your individuality by dressing up like the rock star you are! Watch Sing, eat some popcorn, and at the end you could win a prize just for being you! Movement & Music Wednesdays/Fridays in June & July | 10:30 AM | All Ages Join us Wednesdays & Fridays (unless we have a performer!) at 10:30 to play games, sing, experiment with instruments, and dance! Each week will have a new, fun theme. All ages are welcome. Story Time Wednesdays/Fridays in August | 10:30 AM | All Ages Join us Wednesdays and Fridays to read four fun books, play exciting games, and make a craft to take home or display in the library. All ages are welcome.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM - HOW IT WORKS
The Summer Reading Program is for children and teens ages 0-17. We start every Summer Reading Program with a Kickoff Party in early June and end with our famous Tea Party in August. Be sure to sign up for the program at our Kickoff Party or throughout summer! There will be sign-ups at Patmos Library for programs, events, prizes, and more! Please note that some programs and events may fill up rather quickly!
PRIZES For every Reading Log turned in, participants can receive a PRIZE from our TREASURE BOX or an Activity/Food Voucher. Those who attend and participate in our special events also have the chance to win other cool prizes and gift certificates.
READING LOGS Ages 0-3 are required to read up to 4 hours per Reading Log. Ages 4-12 are required to read up to 6 hours per Reading Log. Ages 13-17 are required to read up to 8 hours per Reading Log.
All Reading Logs icons are 30 minute increments. Mark off these icons as you read. Participants do not have to read consecutively. Please turn in your completed Reading Logs to the Circulation Desk so our Librarians can make sure you receive your prize for the day as well as be entered into the FINAL GRAND PRIZE DRAWING at the end of the summer!
This years' Summer Reading Program theme is... LIBRARIES ROCK!