The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

May 8, 2014

Library's summer reading program begins June 1

The Clinton Public Library will be offering summer reading programs for babies, children, teens and adults from June 1 to July 31. The 2014 summer reading program themes are “Fizz, Boom, Read” for babies and children, “Spark a Reaction” for teens and “Literary Elements” for adults. The goal of this program is to foster a lifelong love of reading and to encourage library use by providing activities for all ages.

Homebound Services. If you cannot visit us, we will visit you. Delivery may be arranged by calling Cindy, the Homebound Coordinator, at 242-8441. Volunteers are always needed for this program. Please contact the Homebound Coordinator to help.

Aromatherapy. From the dawn of time, scents and essential oils have been used to uplift emotions, improve physical wellbeing, clean the home, condition the skin and enhance spirituality. On Monday, May 12, at 6 p.m. Jenn Duffy will present a program about aromatherapy and share essential oils with attendees so they can experience these wonderful smells and learn how they can be used to enrich our lives.

Minecraft for Kids. Every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m., kids in grades 3 through 5 can face Minecraft challenges and competitions while they enjoy snacks. Sign up at the children’s desk or call 243-5436.

Story time. Toddler Time will be held on Tuesday, May 13, at 9:30 a.m. The preschool story times will take place on Wednesday, May 14, and Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m. The theme for all story times is Bubbles! If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

Afternoon Adventures. Children in grades first through fifth can explore their world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Attend the Animal Parade for the next session on May 14.

DIY Adult Craft Project – Paper Mache Bowls. Have extra tissue paper left over after receiving gifts? Upcycle it to create a handmade, one-of-a-kind gift or treasure for your home. This easy craft is fun, but a bit messy, so dress casual and let your creative side loose. We’ll make the piece on Wednesday, May 14, beginning at 6 p.m. and attendees can come back in a few days to pick up their dried bowl. Class is free but class size is limited. Registration required.

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