Library News and Events
by Dawn Anderson
“Make a Splash, READ @ Your Library This Summer!
Join in the fun during the library’s annual Summer Reading Program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children and teenagers. Signup begins at both the Cedar Mill and Bethany libraries on Tuesday, June 1.
Every reader and pre-reader who participates will be able to earn some great prizes, including a free paperback book! In addition, during the summer, both libraries are hosting special programs including family storytimes, performers, Lego-Rama, plus events and programs just for teens. All programs are free of charge.
For more info, including a list of special programs, visit your library or www.cedarmill.org/library.
Growing New Readers Grant
The Juan Young Trust recently awarded the library a $5,000 grant to build its collection of early childhood literacy materials. The library will upgrade book and tape kits to CD format, add small books for emergent readers, and replace some classic early readers that have been “loved to death.” Most of the materials will be added by the end of the summer, so families with pre-schoolers and early readers will soon see some nice new materials to help develop a love of reading in our community’s youngest residents.
Kindergarten Here I Come!
In this workshop parents will learn strategies for fostering your child’s school readiness, while focusing on the “whole” child. Leave with the simple tools and know-how for helping your child make a smooth transition into Kindergarten. Monday, June 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cedar Mill Library. No registration required.
NEW: Scrapbook Club
Work on your own projects as you socialize and learn from each other. The group is designed for adults and meets the second Sunday of the month, June 13, 2-4 pm in the upstairs meeting room at Cedar Mill Library. Newcomers always welcome. Free.
Embark on your own “Who Do You Think You Are?” journey. Michele Fricke will teach a three-part series on starting your own family research. Topics will include: how to get started, census work, understand the Ancestry.com database, what to do after gathering the initial information, effective use of library databases and collections, how to creatively search the web for genealogy related records, and where to find interesting resources to illustrate family stories.
Cedar Mill Library, upstairs community room, June 10, 17, and 24, 6-7:30 pm. Free. Designed for adults, age 16 and older. No registration required.