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July 2, 2013

‘Critter Tales’ begins at 1 today

— The “Q” has been a busy place this summer.

This past week we had Steve Crawford, the magician and Jay and Leslie Cady from Laughing Matters. We were in awe of the magic performed by Crawford and had a lot of fun with Jay and Leslie.

Today’s program will be held at a different time than previous Tuesday programs. Jennifer Shore will present Critter Tales at the library at 1 p.m. Shore brings live animals such as snakes, owls, and maybe even skunks to provide fun and education with hands-on learning.

Ribbons the clown/ventriloquist will present “Dig Up Your Talent.” on Friday. Ribbons makes the kids the star in this fast-paced show filled with ventriloquism, balloons, juggling, singing (terribly) and FUN for everyone! Ribbons uses the kids as helpers and teaches them how to juggle, work the puppets, and make balloon animals and more! This is a show that makes lifetime memories for the whole family.

Tweedle Twisters, Kathy and Vicki Gamblin, will be creating amazing balloon sculptures for kids from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 2. Kids also will get their faces painted by one of the “Q” employees. Lego Club will meet Wednesday and July 3.

The library will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day, but will be open July 5 with a movie scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

There is time to sign up for the reading program. Prizes are given at sign-up and for every 2.5 hours of reading. Those who complete the program receive a sports bag and a chance to win a bicycle.

The summer reading program is a free program for all children to enjoy. It is sponsored by Q. B. Boydstun Public Library, a part of the Eastern Oklahoma District Library System; Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS); Sonic; Oklahoma College Savings Plan; and The Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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