Ah, dear blog readers, you are the lucky ones.Â You are about to receive a sneak preview of the summer program; details which wonâ€™t be officially revealed until June…
Almost all of the following are confirmed and official (just waiting on a final call-back from the Museum of Science):
Massachusetts Audubon, Audubon Ark program:Â â€œBirds of Prey”
IÂ was given a choice of several birds of prey to come visit, and I chose a Red-Tail Hawk and a Great Horned Owl.Â This program will be two thirty minute sessions, thirty children able to attend each session.Â This is probably my favorite program of the summer, though itâ€™s really hard to choose.
Museum of Science, â€œNight Skyâ€ program
This program is way cool: they bring a large inflatable planetarium to the library, and groups of twenty-five are allowed in for an orientation of the constellations and basic astronomy.
Professor Readalot, aka Greg McAdams, â€œCatch the Beat”
IÂ had to ask Greg back, since he was the single most popular program last summer.Â This guy is amazing, and while he excels at what he does, I would love to see him teaching a classroom of kids.Â Heâ€™s inspiring, enthusiastic, educational, and way funny.
David Zucker, â€œPoetry in Motion”
David brings an old steamer trunk with him, full of props, and in a one man show, introduces children to some of the great poets.Â This program comes highly recommended, and I love the way it subtly fits the summer theme of â€œCatch the Beat at your library.”
Ice Cream Social, featuring the band â€œColorblindâ€ playing childrenâ€™s hits with a beat
“Colorblind” has agreed to play at the Ice Cream Social, and theyâ€™ll be performing classic kids songs with a beat and a backbone.Â Guaranteed that everyone will have a great time!!!
Then there will be several craft programs for children, craft programs for young adults, four movie nights for children, three movie nights for young adults, possibly a Heifer International program, a donation to Heifer International, great prizes, and hopefully a return visit from our favorite singer/group leader for young children.Â Iâ€™ve probably left something out, since of course Iâ€™m writing this at home, but suffice it to say that this summer will be AWESOME!!!