Pember Library

Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday 1-8, Thursday 1-8, Friday 12-5, Saturday 10-3

Learn with Linda

Posted by Ardyce on 13th January 2010

February 6, 2010
10:30 am

Linda will do a valentine / snow program.

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Pember Presents for Kids: This is America

Posted by Ardyce on 30th June 2009

July 17, 2009
2:00 pm
July 24, 2009
2:00 pm
July 31, 2009
2:00 pm
August 7, 2009
2:00 pm
August 14, 2009
2:00 pm
August 21, 2009
2:00 pm
August 28, 2009
2:00 pm

Pember presents a series of eight programs about America. This is intended for elementary school age children. Books, videos and and an activity will accompany each program.

  • The Great Inventors
  • The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk
  • The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad
  • The Mayflower Voyagers
  • The NASA Space Station
  • The Birth of the Constitution
  • The Smithsonian and the Presidency
  • The Music and Heroes of America

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Story Time

Posted by Ardyce on 30th June 2009

July 14, 2009
10:30 am

Linda will be taking the week off from the Summer Reading Program but we will still be having a Story Time.

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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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Pember Presents: a Storyteller

Posted by Ardyce on 21st June 2009

July 2, 2009
6:00 pm

Stories from Stones…Stone Soup and a Little Bit More
color head shot KarenPillsworthA “Be Creative @ Your Library” program. Children and teens will be able to sign up for summer reading after the performance.

Karen says:

“Listen…and you will hear stories from long ago and far away, and stories from today, as we go on an adventure into a world where friends are made and magic abounds. Some stories will find us in magical places and some will happen right in your backyard.

“Listen…and I will take you on a voyage of discovery into a place where time stands still and happily ever after is still a possibility.

“Come with me — I will take you there!”

Karen Pillsworth has been enchanting audiences all over the Northeast with her stories for over 25 years. She has performed in libraries, camps, churches, parks, schools, historic sites and at festivals. She is regularly featured at Mohonk Mountain House and has shared her stories on National Public Radio.

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