We started off our summer reading program with Poppy the Troll, The kids had a great time dancing with Poppy and making summer crafts!
We signed up more than 800 patrons this summer!
On June 8th we had local author and Historian Eric Enders share about baseball. More than 75 people attended that day!
Chico and his friends Gus and Goldie visited and shared about water safety! Thank you Parks and recreation for joining us!
On June 15th we celebrated Garfield’s birthday with pizza for the kids!
Saturday June 22nd Jesse the cowgirl visited us and we made a new friend named Forky!
The kids had a great time making a new friend and taking pictures with Jesse.
June 22 we had a special “Rocket Man” program celebrating the illustrious career of Sir Elton John, we made special bedazzled sun glasses, and listened to his music.
June 29th we made crafts and watched the classic “Space Jam” movie!
Imperial Border Squad was a super memorable experience during our Summer Reading program!
On July 7th we had the crew from Imperial Border Squad join us at the library, more than 85 folks came out to meet them. We all had such a great time!
The kids and adults had a great time taking pictures with them.
Thank you so much Imperial Border Squad for joining us at the library.
On July 13, we had a Lego contest for the kids! We made Lego creations, had snacks, and we watched a Lego movie.
In honor of the 1st moon landing we had a rocket craft and we ate moon pies. We watched “moon” themed movies and had a great time!
Thank you everyone for making our Summer reading club this year one for the books! Our 800 entries read more than 3000 books this summer. We will be contacting the patrons who read the most books this summer so that they can pick up their prizes.
At the end of the summer we had an “Art Camp” here at the library. For 2 hours a day for 4 days we had a guest artist instruct us on how to draw, do watercolor, use acrylic and make a collage.
Instructor and artist Marissa Valdez talked to us about technique and worked on her own creative process as an example to the students.
The students learned a lot about shading and other technique skills.
We had some really talented students in the class, and we were amazed at how they improved from the 1st day of class to our last class on Thursday.
We used acrylic paints and watercolor to create original works of art.
We have a great collection of Art books at the library available for check out that the students used for reference.
Making a collage was fun for the students, and they really got creative.
Over the course of 4 days we had 55 students participate in our program. We hope to continue “Art Camp” during winter break and next summer. Thank you all for participating, I learned a ton about art and am grateful to our local artist extraordinaire Marissa Valdez for her patience and expertise on the subject.