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Library Corner

June 13, 2013

Children's summer programs to begin


Preschool Storytime

Four- and 5-year-olds meet Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon. They will enjoy stories, games, songs and crafts each week, along with other activities. Parents may attend.

Reading Club

Each week children will be reading stories, playing games, singing songs and making crafts. Children who are 4 to 7 years old can register for one of these two times: 1:15 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or 1:15 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Parents may attend.

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures is for children ages 8 to 12 and meets from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. To start the summer, the group will be reading “How to Eat Fried Worms” and follow it with a fun activity or craft.

In addition to all these programs, there are weekly contests for the children which include the following:

“Find Charlie the Chipmunk” who is hanging somewhere in the children’s room, in a different place every week. Write down your answer, stick it in the jar, and you could be one of our five weekly winners.

“How Many Gummy Worms?” features a large jar filled with these candies. Can you guess how many are in the jar? If you are the closest guesser, you will win a prize.

“Dig Into Dinosaurs” asks children to look at posters and then identify which dinosaur they saw to answer the question of the week. Five winners will be selected every week.

We’ll be holding a toilet cover coloring contest for ages 1 to 18. Entries are due by July 26 and entry forms will be available in the children’s room and at the front desk.

“Jen and Sam Reed” are brother and sister, and they always travel around New York state every summer with their family. This summer they will be visiting many areas in the state and will learn about many famous authors who live here. Read their story every week and use the posters to figure out which author they learned about. Five winners will be chosen every week.

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at

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