|LONGMEADOW Some exciting activities for the whole family are available at the Storrs Library this summer. Children are invited to join GOING PLACES @ YOUR LIBRARY, our reading program, by registering in the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room. Activities and programs for July 18-22 are: On Monday, July 18, Parents and toddlers from 6 to 18 months are invited to our TODDLER PLAYGROUP from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call the Discovery Room for your free tickets.|
Tuesday through Friday, beginning July 19, CRAFTS ON THE GO are available. Pick up your craft packet to take, make, and explore at home. Youngsters of all ages can participate.
LAUGHTER IN THE LIBRARY A FAMILY CABARET featuring David Polansky is sure to please kids from three and older along with their parents on Wednesday, July 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Tickets are available one week in advance.
Take a reading adventure with GOING TO THE ZOO a Storytime and craft program on Thursday, July 21, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. especially for preschoolers ages two to five. Toddlers and their parents may take part in this program where our Summer Readers and the Assistant Youth Service Librarian will read stories and enjoy a craft activity. Tickets are available one week in advance.
The summer reading program, GOING PLACES @ YOUR LIBRARY weekly raffle will be at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. All programs are open to the public and are free. For more information or to reserve tickets, please call the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at the Storrs Library at 565-4182.
But wait, there's more
Award winning composer, David Polansky will perform at the Storrs Library on Wednesday, July 20, at 11 a.m. In keeping with the 2005 Summer Reading Program theme of "Going Places," David has put together a musical itinerary featuring original songs about animals from all over the world.
He will introduce each song with some information about the country where the animal lives. Presenting a fabulous rainbow of original song styles, which are both funny and serious, David improvises songs on the spot.
This performance is sure to be a hit with children age 3 and older, as well as their parents. The audience is encouraged to ask questions, sing, dance, and generally "let it all out."
In addition to being quite
educational, many of the songs are funny, making it entertaining and informative. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Tickets are free and available one week in advance. Please call the Youth Service area in the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at 565-4182 for more information or to reserve your tickets.