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Summer means Reading and fun-filled Programs @ your Library



School is out next week and Summer at the Library means kids programs galore, summer reading, and beating the heat with a good book.  This summer, we have a jam packed schedule of summer events for kids to make any parent or caregiver a happy camper.

Our youth Summer Reading Kick-Off Party is Monday, June 9, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Drop in at any time and stay as long as you’d like.  Children can join our summer reading program and get their reading log to be eligible for prizes.  (If you can’t make our kick-off, don’t worry, just come to the Youth Department and sign up anytime.)  Also, pick up your Reading with the Rays base card.  Our special summer Tuesday afternoon programs from drumming to theatre, nature programs to puppet shows, begin June 10 at 1:00 pm.  These programs are made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

Teens also have their own Bingo Summer Reading Program, with the winner receiving a Kindle Fire!  For our teen writers, we are offering a five week Creative Writing Workshop focusing on novel and short story writing on Tuesday evenings beginning July 1.  Visit our website for a teen writing contest and other fun teen events.

Since we don’t think kids and teens should have all the fun, adults can join our summer reading program just for them which runs June 9 through July 17.  Adults who read or listen to a book are eligible for a weekly prize drawings and grand prize courtesy of the Friends of the Library, simply by dropping a slip in our reading box or submitting one online.

Looking for something to do in June?  Check out some of our events below.  For a complete listing, visit our website, www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com.

The Players of Safety Harbor Present Gigi, a non-musical comedy:  Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, 8:00 pm.  Matinees:  Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, 2:00 pm.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.  $10.00 donation.  Gigi is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Berthe Morisot: First Impressions, by Nan Colton: Thursday, June 19, 6:30 pm.  Nan Colton portrays the famous Impressionist talking about her life as a woman artist influenced by her friends, Monet, Renoir, Manet and her family.

Selling Online: eBay: Wednesday, June 25, 6:30 pm. Have you thought about earning some extra income selling on eBay but don’t know where to start? Join Michele Lieber for step by step guidance on the eBay selling process.

Timeless Tales Theater: (Ages 12 and Under) Tuesday, June 10, 1:00 pm.  See this troop of talented actors perform the timeless tale of Aladdin!  Seating is first come, first served.  

Tricky Dogs Show: (Ages 12 and under) Tuesday, June 17, 1:00 pm.  Watch this comedy dog act starring seven little dogs and their human!  Seating is first come, first served.  

Juggling Show starring Dan Brown: (Ages 12 and under) Tuesday, June 24, 1:00 pm.  Watch Dan’s exciting and entertaining routines using a variety of props.  Seating is first come, first served.

Science: Dry Ice Capades! (Grades K-5th only) Friday, June 27, 4:00 pm.  This science workshop will feature hands-on science experiments where children explore the three states of matter with dry ice. Registration required.

Sci-fi Short Story Contest: (Grades: 6-12) June 1-July 31.  Entries should be no more than 1,500 words.  Entries can be dropped off at the Children’s Reference Desk or emailed to mhoak@cityofsafetyharbor.com.  The Winner will receive a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble.


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