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Summer Reading 2017: Reading by Design

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Excitement and fun await those who journey to The Hayner Public Library and participate in the summer reading program, Reading by Design. The kick-off begins Saturday, June 3, 2017, at our Alton Square location at 9 a.m. Those who venture in on kick-off day will be entered to win a great gift basket valued at one hundred dollars. In addition to the weekly prizes and reading great books, library patrons can participate in exciting programs.
 
Here are just a few of the events planned for you to enjoy: Animal Tales and their Animal Architects Wednesday, June 7; Mad Science Wednesday, June 14; Josh Routh Wednesday, June 21; Celia and Her Puppets Wednesday, June 28; and Stage Play Wednesday, July 5. Participants will also enjoy story times, puppet shows, crafts, and prizes that reflect the theme.
 
Each week, participants will be asked to read at least five books, magazine or newspaper articles, or listen to five books on audio to earn some awesome prizes. For this year’s program, we will partner with Marquette High School, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Gateway Grizzlies.
 
All participants who complete the five-week program will be invited to our End-of-the-Summer-Reading-Program Party at the Alton High School Commons on Thursday, July 13. There, for all their hard work, they will enjoy a free book, a reading certificate, snacks, and entertainment from the hilarious antics of ‘Mazing Matthias from Circus Kaput!
 

Animal Tales: Animal Architects

Animal ArchitectsJoin us at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in the Alton Square Performance Room, for the exciting Animal Tales program Animal Architects.  Animal Architects will feature a variety of exotic animals from across the globe that utilize very unique abilities to build and construct as part of survival in the wild. Be prepared to get up-close and personal learning about these very constructive critters. This program is geared towards children of all ages.

Please note: This program will be held in the library's performance room at Alton Square Mall. The performance room is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.

One-time sign up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required this year! Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many (or as few) children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs.

Summer Reading Program registration kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in KidsSpace at the Alton Square Library.

Mad Science: Fire & Ice

Fire and Ice Mad Science

 

Join us at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in the Alton Square Performance Room, as Mad Science presents their program Fire & Ice. When was the last time you burnt paper and there was no ash? Levitate beach balls using no hands, take our special Mad Science Shower and even take a stroll through a cemetery. Demonstrations of spectacular chemical reactions, cinematic special effects, bubbling potions and more! Volunteers are used throughout every show and some may even get to attempt to make a ball float in mid-air. You'll be amazed how much your children will learn. This program is geared towards children of all ages.

Please note: This program will be held in the library's performance room at Alton Square Mall. The performance room is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.

One-time sign up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required this year! Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many (or as few) children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs.

Summer Reading Program registration kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in KidsSpace at the Alton Square Library.

Oh My Gosh Josh!: Build a Better Story

OMG Josh Story

Join us at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in the Alton Square Performance Room as we present Oh My Gosh Josh and his Build a Better Story! program.  Everyone knows that OMG Josh is the king of wacky stories. For years he has been entertaining audiences with his own personal blend of magic, juggling, comedy, circus skills and of course silly storytelling. This year audiences will get to construct the direction of the zany story he performs! Like a real life Mad-lib the audience picks the props, costumes, locations and plotline! This will be a hilarious, choose-your-own adventure show not to be missed!

Please note: This program will be held in the library's performance room at Alton Square Mall. The performance room is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.

One-time sign up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required this year! Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many (or as few) children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs.

Summer Reading Program registration kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in KidsSpace at the Alton Square Library.

The Celia and Little Celia Show

Celia

Join us at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Alton Square Library Performance Room, as we present puppeteer Jeanie Bryan and her program The Celia and Little Celia Show. The Little Celia character first debuted during the summer of 2014, when she accompanied Celia to her popular family music shows. Convinced that she was headlining the event and that Big Celia was just the “opening act,” Little Celia would hilariously interrupt the show. LC was an instant hit with both kids and grown-ups. Soon thereafter, other Puppet Friends started showing up and making a scene.

Please note: This program will be held in the library's performance room at Alton Square Mall. The performance room is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.

One-time sign up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required this year! Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many (or as few) children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs.

Summer Reading Program registration kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in KidsSpace at the Alton Square Library.

Stage Play: She Shares Shel

Stage Play

Join us at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in the Alton Square Performance Room, as we present the stage play She Shares Shel.  The wonderful world of Shel Silverstein is brought to life in this fun and entertaining children's stage play. This program is geared towards children of all ages.

Please note: This program will be held in the library's performance room at Alton Square Mall. The performance room is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.

One-time sign up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required this year! Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many (or as few) children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs.

Summer Reading Program registration kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in KidsSpace at the Alton Square Library.

Activities and Story Times at the Library

Mommy and Me UpdatedBe sure to check out the Events Calendar for a listing of all of our fun and educational story times sure to entertain children of all ages. Story times include Mommy and Me, Mary Kay's Story Time, Evening Story Time, Movers and Shakers Story Time, and Spanish Story Time! 

Library Subscription: ABCmouse.com

ABC MouseDID YOU KNOW?

The Hayner Public Library District offers access to the ABCmouse.com online subscription-based education program on the KidsSpace computers at the Alton Square Library.

Please note: Children under the age of eight may use the computers only with adult supervision. The library district assumes no responsibility for computer activity conducted by children not accompanied by an adult. 

ABCmouse.com is subscription-based, with no advertising, pop-up ads, or links to other sites. Children can learn and explore with their parents, or on their own (depending on age and ability), in a safe and secure online educational environment.

ABCmouse.com is a global education initiative of Age of Learning, Inc. Their goal is to help children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-k, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.