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Community Library starts off summer program

Community Library starts off summer program

Joyce Godwin |–   

Close to 500 people of all ages came to the Prosper Community Library Saturday for the kickoff of the library’s summer program.

Library Director Leslie Scott said the attendance was really encouraging to her and her staff to see so many interested in what the library has to offer.

Scott says this year the summer program will “explore, play and learn about the many ways science is all around us.”

The children’s program is for ages 4 through 12 and will meet Tuesdays at 11 a.m. The schedule follows: June 13 — Bubble Magic; June 20 — Explosions; June 27 — Fire Science (with Prosper Fire Department); July 11 — Crystals; July 18 — Engineering (with Bricks 4 Kidz); July 25 — Magnets; August 1 — Space. All programs are free and there is no registration required.

For ages birth to 6 years, the library will hold Story Times at 11 a.m. on Thursdays. There will be stories, songs and dance. The schedule is June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27 and August 3.

Fun Friday at Frontier is yet another program the library will be conducting through the summer and this will be at Frontier Park. Every Friday in July at 10 a.m. the science will continue in the pavilion at the park. The schedule follows: July 7 — Water Science; July 14 — Muscle Science; July 21 — Make it Work; July 28 — Art in the Park (bring a shirt to tie dye).

Lastly, the Summer Grand Finale will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 5. The library will have Kona Ice, face painting, stories, crafts and it will be the last day to pick up prizes earned throughout the summer.

“We want summer to be full of fun reading for all, so reading goals have been adjusted,” said Scott. “Sign up for Beanstalk and complete reading modules and learning tracks to earn badges, prizes and tickets for prizes.”

She explained that Beanstalk is for all ages. Babies, children, teens and adults will enjoy the format, instant rewards, challenges, reviews and tracking. Scott also reminds her patrons to check out the Prosper Book Trail, behind Rucker Elementary, this summer. “Walking has never been so cool,” she says.

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