Eckhart Public Library’s Summer Reading Clubs start Wednesday, May 29th. In addition to the chance to read for prizes, the children’s department and the teen library are planning great programs this summer. Summer Reading Club ends July 20th this year, so start reading soon.
The library’s summer reading programs for children and teens kick off this Thursday, May 30th, with a joint program: Astronomy For Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe. Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been
passionate about astronomy, and wants to share his excitement! Dr. Manning will
demonstrate the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial
wonders using hands on activities and assorted visuals. Register online or call the library at 925-2414 to register ahead for this all-ages program. This program will be held in the Close Community Room at 2:00 pm.
Dig Into Reading this summer with The Children’s Department.
There is still time to sign up for our American Girl and American Boy summer camps! You can register online at our website or register by calling the children’s department at 925-2414 (EXT 320). Other summer reading programs include Toddler Friends, 123 on Mondays (registration required), Preschool and grade-school craft programs on Tuesdays, and Storytimes on Wednesdays from 11:15 to 12:00 in our park (registration required).
On Thursday, you can attend our Family Programs from 10:15 to 11:00 (no registration required). On June 6th, Ronald McDonald will be here. On June 13th, Professor Steve will explore the wonders of science with us. Join us for musical fun on June 20th when award-winning children’s songwriter James Coffey visits the library. June 27th brings the Dumpster Drummers to the library park where they will play music on recycled instruments. July 11th is BINGO! Join us for fun and prizes. Be sure to join us at the DeKalb Outdoor Theatre on July 18th from 10:00 am to 12:00 for our Reading Club Grand Finale.
Delve Beneath The Surface with The Third Place’s summer reading program.
This year’s Teen Grand prize is the chance to enter a drawing for $50 amazon gift card! The Teen Library will host programs all summer long.
June 10th kicks off superheroes week! Teens may stop by all week to design super alter-egos that have been hiding beneath their surface by using a variety of crafting supplies. Check out books from the superhero display and catch a screening of some favorite super hero movies like Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and The Avengers. Craft activities are available all week during open hours. Daily film screenings will be 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the upper level of the teen library.
Join us on June 17th for underground art. Teens can explore the world beneath the surface of the earth and create a mural of things that live underground. On July 18th, teens can explore graffiti and other underground art forms at the Teen Library. On August 8th, author Mike Mullin will join us at 6:00 pm to discuss writing and his books.
We hope you have a chance to join us for some of these great summer programs. Have fun and keep on reading!