Every month the Friends of the Library sponsor a drawing for a $10 prize. All you have to do to participate in this drawing is to read a book checked out from the library (or listen to one) then enter your name to win the prize. The name is picked at the end of each month. June’s winner was Allison Ressler.
During the week of July 20 be on the lookout for the libraries of Johnson County booth at the Johnson County Fair. The booth will have posters representing every single library in the county. As always if you stop by the booth to say hi you can get a free gift. Let us know what you think of the library’s poster for this year.
Storytime is held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. This program is filled with stories, songs, activities and rhymes. Every week, following the stories portion, there is a craft. Older and younger siblings are always welcome to attend. Every Storytime during the 2014 Summer Reading Program will be related to the theme “Fizz, Boom, Read!” July15 we will be talking about “The Science of Weather.”
Every Wednesday throughout the Summer Reading Program the library will host a program called Afternoon Adventures, at 1:30 p.m. During this event the children will read stories, take part in activities, and create crafts all related to the theme “Fizz, Boom, Read!” On July 16 the theme will be “Aerodynamics– Paper Airplanes.” This program is geared for children in first through fourth grade.
Every Tuesday throughout the Summer Reading Program the library will host a program called Teens on Tuesday at 2 p.m. This program is for fifth graders and up. Every week there will a different activity, some kind of snack, and prizes given away. All programs are free and will last around 45 minutes. On July 15 the program will be “Water Games.” During this event you will want to wear something you do not mind getting wet for this crazy, fun day.
On Tuesday evenings throughout the Summer Reading Program the library will be hosting various programming for families. On July 15 the library will be hosting the Blank Park Zoo’s program “Show and Tell (with animals).” This traditional live animal program is designed to be exciting for kids of all ages. The zoo will bring at least three animals to share during an interactive lesson. Children will be encouraged to answer thought-provoking questions about the animals and will have the opportunity to ask questions of their own. This program will be at 6:30 p.m.
The library has a policy that children need to have parental permission to use the computers. Many children come to the library in the summer to use our computers and find out that their parents have not filled out the necessary form. If you would like your children to have access to using the library computers make sure you come in and fill out the form.
• Storytime: Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for children ages two through five. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.
• Meal and a Movie: 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on, usually, the last Friday of the month (July 25). The movie is free, but registration is required for the catered meal and costs $7.50 for an entrée, vegetable, and dessert. The movie follows the meal and usually begins around noon. Call Sandy Hanson at 319-624-2710 to register, or sign up at Old Gold Dining.
• Scrabble Challenge: Last Wednesday of each month (July 30). Kids will meet after school 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. Adults will meet 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Bring your own snacks and Scrabble dictionary.
• LEGO® Club: The first Monday of every month (Aug. 4). This program is from 6 until 7 p.m.