Some fun summertime activities at Mansfield Public Library for children and adults.
June 20 – Dream Big
“Dream Big” is the 2012 all-ages summer reading program. It begins Wednesday, June 20, and runs through Friday, Aug. 17.
Anyone of any age who enjoys reading for fun is eligible to take part, including young children who are being read to.
Register online or in person at the Mansfield Public Library beginning Wednesday, June 20.
Each week, you let the library know what books you’re reading. Kids can pick a weekly prize. Teens and adults will be entered into weekly drawings.
June 22 – Come to the library in your jammies
A Family Pajama Party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will be hosted by the library on Friday, June 22. All ages are welcome.
Put on your best bunny slippers and join enjoy the library’s first-ever Family Pajama Party, with a number of after-hours crafts and activities, ending with a cozy read-aloud and a snack to send you on your way.
June 26 – Magic show
David Alan & Bogus, a family magic show will entertain you at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. All ages are welcome. Stick around after the 35-minute show for a balloon-animal giveaway!
June 27 – Catch some dreams
Dream Catchers is a craft program for Tweens and Teens, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27. Keep all your dreams sweet, make your own personalized dream catchers!
June 28 – Stamp out boredom
Be a Stamp Artist, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 28. Stamp a work of art using a variety of stamps and different types of paper. All ages are welcome.
Storytime for the little ones
Here are programs planned for June.
“Wonderful Wednesdays,” June 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Program Room. Stories and activities such as puzzles, simple crafts and Play-Doh for Preschool children (must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.)
“Toddler Time,” Fridays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Buchanan Auditorium (connected to the library). Designed for children under 3 years old and their caregivers, the library hosts a mini-story time and specialized play group with riding toys, an activity table, play kitchen, toy tool bench, soft toys, a safe play area for babies and lots more.
“Family Story Time,” Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Program Room Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts for young children and their families to share. Stories last about half an hour, then move on to a craft activity.
Did you know?
You can sign up to receive the library’s monthly newsletter on the Town of Mansfield’s QNotify system. Go to the town website at www.mansfieldct.gov and click “Email Notifications” on the right side of the screen. Enter your email address, then scroll down to the “At the Library” section and choose “Library Newsletter.” Click “Join” at the bottom, and you’re all set!
Posted June 6, 2012
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