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Summer Reading

Posted by Ardyce on 25th June 2009

June 27, 2009
10:30 am
July 7, 2009
10:30 am
July 21, 2009
10:30 am
July 28, 2009
10:30 am
August 4, 2009
10:30 am

Saturday is the summer reading program kick-off. This year’s theme is Be Creative @ Your Library.

A storyteller on July 2 is also part of the summer program.  See the post about Karen Pillsworth and Stone Soup. Children and teens can sign up at either of these programs or come in to the library during regular hours to sign up.

Linda has programs planned through July and a party in August for those who participated.  The teen program will be described in a later post.

The following information is from the NYS Library:

Summer Reading Programs are Fun and Promote Literacy!

Public libraries across the State encourage reading through the New York Statewide Summer Reading Program. In 2009, kids can Be Creative @ Your Library! Artwork is by children’s book illustrator David Catrow. The teen theme, Express Yourself @ Your Library, features artwork by illustrator Brad Sneed.

Children and families visit public libraries to choose what they want to read as part of a summertime mix of activities. Research shows that children who read during the summer perform better when school resumes in the fall. Kids participate in summer reading fun at their local libraries, and the numbers are growing — in 2008, a record 1.5 million participated.

The New York State Library participates in the national Collaborative Summer Library Program with 46 other member states. The theme, high-quality artwork, and educational activities attract kids to the summer reading program at their local library. The State Library provides the Summer Reading Program manual with creative ideas, projects and reading lists to over 1,100 public libraries, branch libraries and reading centers in New York State.

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Thursday Tales

Posted by Ardyce on 19th June 2009

June 25, 2009
5:30 pm
July 9, 2009
5:30 pm
July 16, 2009
5:30 pm
July 23, 2009
5:30 pm
July 30, 2009
5:30 pm

Join us at the Pember for Thursday Tales.

ThursdayTales

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Pember Presents

Posted by Ardyce on 13th June 2009

June 25, 2009
6:00 pm

Lisa Hoyt from the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center will present an informational program about staying safe in the outdoors. Information will be given on rabies, Lyme disease and West Nile Virus. At the end of the program, participants will know what to look for, how to protect themselves and be able to feel secure venturing outdoors. She will also talk about native wildlife and safety around wild animals in general. Bernadette Hoffman, educator from the Pember Museum, will also be on hand to help answer any questions.
For more information, contact the Pember Library 518 642-2525.

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Friends’ Meeting

Posted by Ardyce on 13th June 2009

June 16, 2009
1:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of the upcoming book sale and other events. Becoming a member of the Friends is easy. Fill out a form and decide on your level of particpation. You can volunteer once a year to help with the book sale or the annual Open House, you can join our once a month meetings or volunteer on a regular basis helping out at the library. Dues categories are $2 for Junior Friends (under 18) , $5 -$50 for other levels.   Forms are available at the library.

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Pember Presents: Jack and the Scarlet Runner Beanstalk: Gardening with Children

Posted by Ardyce on 10th June 2009

June 17, 2009
6:00 pm

Join us at the Pember Wednesday evening, when Sue Kowaleski will talk about a few options for planting a little garden with/for children. She will have a powerpoint to show with some fun vegetables for adults to grow with children. There would still be time for participants to get a little garden in the ground after June 17. Think about kids picking beans they planted themselves to have for supper! Or carving their own jack-o-lantern in October after watching it grow all summer!

All Pember Presents programs are free and open to the public. For more information call the Pember Library – (518) 642-2525.

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