Children’s Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Beginning Wednesday, June 25
Readers will have a blast at the Boulder Junction Public Library this summer as it experiments and explores, sparks imaginations, and celebrates science during the 2014 "Fizz, Boom, Read!" summer program. The program is open to all young people, from baby through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, crafts, special guests and more.
The 2014 Summer Reading Program starts Wednesday, June 25 and meets every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 am, unless otherwise noted on the following schedule
Here is a schedule of weekly programs and events.
June 25th- It’s Not Magic, It’s Science! Along with an introduction to this year’s summer reading program, we will be learning a few “magic tricks” that are actually science in disguise! Come discover how you can take simple science facts and transform them into feats to amaze your friends.
July 2nd- It’s Mathematical, My Dear Watson Have you ever seen a whole story told with seven simple shapes? Tangrams make it possible, and combine science, math and shapes along the way.
July 9th- Grossology 101 Today we will learn about all things “yucky”, such as the blobfish, how germs are spread, and what makes us burp. We might even make some gross things of our own. Disgusting? Yes, but fun!
July 16th- No Story Hour (see below)
Thursday, July 17th- (Revised time! 10:00 a.m.) Traveling Lantern Theater’s The Industrious Mr. Franklin Join us at the Discovery Center as we meet the inventor, author, scientist, and founding father: Mr. Benjamin Franklin. You'll travel with him, help him in is work and learn all about the courageous and diligent man who tamed electricity with a kite and a key.
July 23rd- The Science of Books Have you ever wondered exactly how a pop-up book works? Or how the creator of “Scanimation” got his idea? We will read books using these forms of both science and art, and then try our hand at making our own pop-up picture.
July 30th- Kitchen Science You’ve probably roasted a marshmallow before, or popped popcorn. But do you know why these things actually happen? With normal kitchen ingredients, we will explain science concepts such as viscosity and density, in ways even the youngest chef can understand!
August 6th- Bubble-ology From the foam along the river, to deposits left by spittle bugs, bubbles are all around us. Licia Johnson from the Discovery Center will be our guest speaker for today. Join us as we learn how a bubble is formed and become scientists observing, creating, and experimenting with bubbles!
August 13th- Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear! This Wednesday we will celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday with special treats, prizes, and games, as well as learning about the science of fires. We will also wrap up this summer’s program by recognizing the participants and their accomplishments.
Registration forms and reading logs are available at the library starting now. You need not attend the weekly programs to participate; however, you must be present to be eligible for prize drawings. Parents are also encouraged to participate with their children. An adult must accompany children under age 7. For more information or questions, please call the library at 385-2050.
The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes children of all abilities. All programs are free of charge.