It’s going to be an exciting summer at the Dalton Community Library. Many programs are being offered for all ages. Registration for our summer reading club, “Dig Into Reading” begins Monday, June 10. Come in anytime that week to sign up for summer reading and you can earn prizes for library books you read. All children can fill out their own list of all the library books they’ve read (of course, mom or dad can help). The list stays at the library for their convenience.
A great day to stop in to register would be Tuesday, June 11 because at 11 a.m. we will have a magic show. Everyone is invited to “Dig Into Magic!” What a magical way to get the summer started. Also, by registering you will have the best opportunity to join our summer activity groups. Space is limited, so inquire soon.
Children’s book clubs, a LEGO group, and a Minecraft group are being offered for children between the ages of 6 and 11. Are you a fan of Junie B. Jones? Come join our book club. Do you like building with LEGOS? Or how about playing Minecraft, the game all the kids are asking for? These groups will give children a chance to discuss together what they’ve read or created. Sharing ideas will open their minds in many ways. These groups meet on various days, so please call the library for information: 570.563.2014.
A group for all ages is “My Buddy” reading group. Children can come in to either read or be read to, depending of their age and level. Older kids can read to younger kids, while a 1st or 2nd grader can read to older kids and get some summer practice with their fluency. Children preschool -aged or younger can hear a story from an older child and be allowed to point out pictures or discuss happenings within the story. Depending on the amount of children involved, the reading can be done one on one or as a group. Anything to encourage reading to all ages is the goal. This is a fantastic way to get a child prepared to read, practice reading or practice reading out loud to another person. “My Buddy” will be held Monday mornings.
Also, for all age groups we offer Yoga. Children 2-5 years of age will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings. An older group for ages 6 and up will begin at 11 a.m. Melissa Russo conducts the class and it has been very successful during the past summers. Younger children have fun doing simple poses while listening to calm music, while older children learn poses, breathing techniques and how positive thinking can truly influence your mind and behavior. For families who have children coming for both age groups, there is a Story Time offered for the younger children after their yoga class. This will help occupy some time while your older children are in their yoga class. Story Time begins at approximately 11 a.m. and is open to everyone, but especially convenient for the younger yoga kids.
To participate in any of the summer clubs or get information including dates and times, call the Dalton Community Library at 570.563.2014 or email JFamiletti@abright.org. We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful summer.
Last, but certainly not least, the Dalton Community Library would like to give a huge “Thank you!” to everyone who attended and supported our 4th Herb and Perennial Festival. The Dalton community and surrounding communities have made this year’s festival the largest and most successful yet. Everyone’s help and generosity make it possible to support the needs of our library and serve our community to the fullest. Thank you, thank you, thank you!