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Fort Gibson

May 26, 2014

Boydstun’s summer reading program gets started this morning

“Fizz, Boom, Read!” officially kicks off today with Animal Tales at 10 a.m. at Q.B. Boydston Public Library. Readers of all ages will explore all things scientific during the summer library program. Activities may include science experiments, Grossology fun, and more. The 2014 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, and story times.

Every child who signs up for the reading program will get a prize. Pre-school children who are signed up by their parents will have an activity sheet to do with their parents during the summer that will increase their early literacy skills. Elementary-age kids will have a reading log to track minutes they read this summer. Prizes will be given for every 2.5 hours read, and they will have their name put in the drawing for one of the bigger prizes given at the end of the program.

LEGO Club and Tinker Time will alternate at 10 a.m. Wednesday mornings this year. Thursdays will be pre-school story time at 10 a.m. and crafts for elementary kids at 2 p.m.

Fort Gibson’s “Magic Matt” will be at the library at 10 a.m. Friday to perform magic. Next week, we will host the Kinders, who will perform music for singing and dancing. The Kinders will be at the library at 2 p.m. June 3.  The Kinders will be followed by Wayne and Wingnut, a ventriloquist act, at 10 a.m. June 6. All programs are free.

“Spark a Reaction!” is the program for tweens and teens this year. This group will count pages for prizes and the chance to enter the drawing for the end of program prize. Activities for tweens/teens will be at 5 p.m. Tuesdays.

Registration for “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and “Spark a Reaction!” begins today and will continue through July. For information on summer programs at the “Q,” call or stop by and pick up a schedule.

The summer reading program is sponsored by: Institute of Museums and Library Services, Sonic, Oklahoma Newspapers in Education, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, The Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and Eastern Oklahoma District Library System.

If you go

WHAT: Q.B. Boydstun Library.

WHERE: 201 E. South Ave.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

INFO: (918) 478-3587 or at www. eodls.lib.ok.us/

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