Summer is the time for all kinds of fun, and one of the great places for fun this summer is Cundy’s Harbor Library. Not only can you find books and movies there for rainy days and buggy nights, you can also come to the library and let your creative juices flow during our six-week Summer Reading Program. The program starts Wednesday, June 20, 2012, and runs every Wednesday morning through August 1, 2012 (except July 4, Independence Day holiday). There will also be an ice cream social on Friday evening, August 3, at 6:00 pm, where every child participating in the program will get a certificate.
In our 2012 Summer Program we will be finding in the library’s collection books and videos/DVDs where something is “big” like the book Clifford the BIG Red Dog, or movies like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids or the movie Big. We will also look at a map of the world and figure out which countries are BIG compared to others, and what is that BIG country’s flag?
From the books and movies we will capture ideas and make our own movie where something or someone is BIG. At the end of our 6 weeks together a copy of this home-made movie will be given to each child.
Please sign up soon by calling 725-1461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of the things we have done in previous years’ programs:
Summer 2011: Kids tried to answer the question, How does a house happen? Participants used hands-on activities to explore what kinds of homes people live in, what a house is made of, and what structures and materials make a house strong. The capstone project was to build a rope bridge between two trees in the Library park.
Summer 2010: Kids “made a splash” at Cundy’s Harbor Library, learning about the various properties of water. Hands-on activities included learning why a concrete boat can float, making a whirlpool, and having fun with water balloons. Also, Guy Saldanha, from Harbor Works Gallery, hosted a Photo Day and taught everyone how to capture their own unique view of the world through a digital camera.
Summer 2009: What better way could kids “get creative at the library” than to make a movie? The result was Pirates at the Library!, shown at the Library Ice Cream Social that kicked off Cundy’s Harbor Days, and also broadcast on Harpswell Community Television.