Cundy’s Harbor Library is ramping up for a busy summer which will feature programs for both the young and the young-at-heart. The Science and Nature Fun program will feature opportunities for the curious to explore the wonder of our natural surroundings. It starts with Chewonki’s Scales and Tales natural history program with live reptiles, on July 10th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. On the following two Thursdays an artist from Spindleworks will help us create masks featuring the animal kingdom. That program runs for two Thursdays — July 17th and 24th from 10:30 to noon — in order for the projects to have a chance to dry between sessions; to complete the project you will need to attend both sessions. The final session is a Nature Journal experience led by local artist Rhonda Weaver. If you think these programs are just for children, think again! Who knows what you might meet here: an iguana, a snake, a turtle? Ready to sign up?
For the entire summer, we are also hosting a Keep on Reading at CHL! program for young readers who want to keep reading in the summer. For each book a child reads, he/she will receive a glow-in-the-dark pebble to place in their own reading jar kept on the library mantle for the summer. Children can work with their parents or teachers to set their reading goals from either a prescribed list or something from the CHL collection or even the Curtis Memorial Library Collection. Or, if they prefer, they can just browse the library’s collection and reserve the books they will want to read. At the end of the summer, each child will make something out of their accumulated pebbles — a bookmark, a key ring, a bracelet — and, if they have met their personal goal, they will get a free paperback of their choice. This program kicks off on June 26th and ends on August 23rd. A child may jump into the program at any time, but must still pre-register.