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Children’s Summer Reading Program: JULY



June 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am
July 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Join our special virtual celebration and let your imagination soar taking you to your home state of New Mexico, to a conversation with a Cottonwood Tree, to the land down under, Australia, to the imaginary kingdom of fairy tales and finally to world of shadow puppets!

Our storytellers and presenters for the month of June include Mike McCartney, Indiana Bones, who will present stories from New Mexico using puppets and many interesting props. His program will be available on our website from June 20-27.

Visit Australia with Rob Thomas during the week of June 21-27 from the group Didgeridoo Down Under. There will be Australian stories, music, culture, puppetry, comedy, and character-building with lots of audience participation and fun.

Learn to play the didgeridoo. To make a didgeridoo all you need is a cardboard tube from a roll of wrapping paper.

You have a week to view these programs. Don’t miss these opportunities open free of charge to all communities!

A one-time program is available on Thursday, June 25 at 12:30 PM with Rich Mullaney, woodcarver and author. Rich will read his book, “Me the Tree” and invite you to participate in an art contest with prizes. This is a Zoom Webinar and the invitation is on our website.

There are also Andy Mason concerts during the month of June on our Facebook Page. More fun and prizes!

Our Reading Challenge started on June 1 but it is not too late to participate. You can find the reading log on the Children’s Virtual Programs page.  Use the log to record the number of minutes you read each week or that someone reads to you until July 31.

Prizes and give-away books will be given to those who participate. All communities are welcome.


July Children’s Program

Our imaginary virtual celebration continues in July with Katie Adams’ Make Believe Theater; a 45 – minute storytelling video of classic fairy tales from the Enchanted Kingdom with singing, colorful props and mime.

This program is available the week of July 5-11. During the week of July 12-18, we show Shana Banana’s virtual concert for kids and families called “Fairy Tales Gone Bananas”.

Our final program in July will be shown on July 13-25. Matt Sandbank, teacher, poet, and puppeteer, has created a trio of workshops on the following topics: “The Science of Shadow Puppets, Poetry-Writing, and Shadow Puppet Creation.

We hope you can join us in June and July.