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BARK-9
 
What is the BARK-9 Program? The "Books and Reading Canine" program helps to improve children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method--reading to a dog. But not just any dog, a THERAPY Dog.
  Summer 2016 Schedule
        
                                          *Mondays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                           
                                              
                                              -July 11th
                                              -August 1st


August 2016 Book Sale

On Saturday, August 6th from 9 am to 2 pm the Friends of the      Vestal Library will be having a Book Sale. Come and check out our huge selection of both adult and children's books. Hardcover books are just .50 and paperbacks are .25 or 5 for $1.  We will also hold a bag sale that begins at 1 pm for just $3.00 per bag!  Bring the whole family and get some amazing deals!


 Summer Reading Clubs

On your mark...Get set...Read!

Children's Summer Reading Club:


Children, infant to eleven years of age, can participate in the Vestal Public Library's 2016 Summer Reading Club! When you decide how many books you will read or listen to this summer, we will provide you with a reading log to help you keep track of the books you have read.

There will be prize drawings every week, starting the week of July 5th and ending the week of August 9th. Winners will be chosen on Friday mornings. Weekly prizes include Barnes & Noble gift cards, toys, and coupons for local businesses. Any child registered for our summer reading program can enter these raffle drawings once per week. To increase your chances of winning, attend any of our Children's Programs for bonus raffle tickets.

You may return your reading log to the Youth Services Department between Monday, August 1 and Friday, September 9th in order to receive a certificate and either a book or small prize!


Teen Summer Reading Club:
 
Registration begins Friday, July 1, 2016 @ 12 pm during the
Teen Summer Kickoff Party!
 
Teens ages 12 to 19 can participate in the Vestal Public Library's 2016 Summer Reading Club! You decide how many books you will read this summer, and we will provide you with a reading log to keep track of which books you read.
 
There will be prize drawings every week, starting the week of July 6 and ending the week of August 10. Winners will be chosen on Friday mornings. Weekly prizes include Barnes & Noble gift cards, AMC Theatre gift cards, books, and candy! For each book you read, fill out a very brief book review form and place it in the box located in the Young Adult Area in order to enter the weekly drawings. To increase your chances of winning, attend any of our teen programs for bonus raffle tickets. See the back of this flyer for more information about these programs.
 

You may return your reading log to the Youth Services Department between Monday, August 1 and Friday, September 9 in order to receive a free book.


Summer Reading Programs:
 

Peewee Players: Mondays at 10:15 am: Story Time for Ages 2 to 3

  • Join us every Monday, July 11-August 15, for stories, music, rhymes, crafts, and more! Themes include Pirates; The Jungle; Beaches + Oceans; Imaginary Creatures; Music; and Bugs (1 hour, registration required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)

 
    Junior Jumpers: Mondays at 11:45 am or 1:30 pm: Programs for Ages 4 to 6

    • Join us every Monday, July 11-August 15, for books, songs, crafts, science demonstrations and more! Topics explored will include Pirates, Rainforests, Beaches + Oceans, Imaginary Creatures, Music, and Bugs (1 hour, registration required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)


       
      Tuesdays: Programs for Ages 7 to 11


      • July 5, Story Book Clothespins-(10:30 am, 1:30 pm or 2:45 pm; 1 hour; registration required) Impress your friends with your favorite storybook character clothespin creations.

      • July 12, Historic Object Identification with Roberson Museum - (1:30 pm or 2:45 pm, 1 hour, registration required) Students use their deductive reasoning to determine the function of antique objects. They will also take several antique objects and imagine a new use for them. 

      • July 19, Exploring Volcanoes with Kopernick – (1:30 pm or 2:45 pm, 1 hour, registration required) Presentation on  volcanoes both active and extinct, how they occur and where they are found. After the presentation, attendees will make a paper volcano to take home.

      • July 26 Yoga- (1:30 pm or 2:45 pm, 1 hour, registration required) Come stretch with us, and build strength by doing yoga. No previous yoga experience required.

      • August 2, Tie-dye a T-Shirt - (1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, or 3:30 pm; 45 minutes; registration required) Bring your own white shirt to tie-dye, and then dazzle your friends!

      • August 9,Wacky Olympic Games-(1o:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 1 hour, registration required) Celebrate summer Olympics with fun Olympic challenges

         
      Wednesdays: Programs for Teens


      *All programs are for teens ages 12 to 19. Registration is required for every program except
        for the Summer Kickoff Party. These programs are sponsored by Senator Libous and the BOOKS Program and the Friends of the Vestal Public Library.

      • Friday July 1, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Teen Summer Kickoff Party, Sign up for our summer reading club, and then join us for a pizza party with door prizes, video games, and board games! 

      • Wednesday, July 6, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm : Share a Book, Share a Snack- Come prepared to share about your favorite books and bring up to 5 books(in good condition ) to swap with each other. 

      • Wednesday, July 13, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm : Life-Sized Board Games- Come and play   life-sized Jenga, Ker plunk, Checkers, Scrabble and Yahtzee. 

      • Wednesday, July 20, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm:  Teen Candy Party- Join us for sugary treats, a scavenger hunt, and games all about candy.  

      • Wednesday, July 27, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm : Life-Sized Board Games- Come and play   life-sized Jenga, Ker plunk, Checkers, Yahtzee and Scrabble.  

      • Wednesday, August 3, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm:Scavenger Hunt- Compete as teams in search of the goal of finding the most sports related clues in the library.

      • Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Teen Trivia night-Test your knowledge of current pop culture- prizes and refreshments provided.


        
      Thursdays: Family Entertainment Programs for All Ages (No registration required)

      • July 7, Animal Adventure Park- Stop by anytime between 1:30 and 3:30 pm to meet a variety of intriguing animals and learn about these exciting creatures up close!

      • July 14, Yoga- Join the Library’s own Jim Holley for family yoga. No previous yoga experience needed. (1:30 pm, 45 minutes)

      • July 21, Bubble Mania! With Doug Rougeux- Join the funny Bubble Man as he amazes us with his talents! (1:30 pm, 45 minutes)

      • July 28, NYS Police search and Rescue Diving Team- demonstrationat the Vestal Pool (1:30, 45 minutes)

      • August 4,Will Stafford, Juggler Extraordinaire- Our incredible juggler is back for another fantastic performance! (1:30 pm, 40 minutes)

      • August 11, FMK Karate Demonstration- (1:30 pm, 45 minutes) 
       
      Contact the Youth Services Department at (607)754-4243 for more information.
       

      Game Days
       
                             Join the Youth Services Department for their Family Game Days! 

      Play board games, Super Nintendo, original Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 2. Refreshments 
      and snacks will be provided. No registration is required for this event. 

      Family Game Days: Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

      Teen Game Days: Teens ages 12-19 are welcome to attend.

       For more information and dates, contact the Youth Services Department at 607-754-4243.


      Family Movie Days


      On Fridays at 10:30 am, join the Youth Services Department for Family Movie Day!  The Vestal Public Library Youth Services Department will be screening popular family friendly films. No registration is required for these events. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 



      July 8- Snow Buddies (G); July 15Cars (G); July 22Air Bud (PG); July 29The Game Plan (PG); August 12Ice Princess (G); August 19The Karate Kid (1984) (PG); August 26-Herbie Fully Loaded (G).  (Every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)




      Friends of the Library
       

      * Friends Yoga: Every Friday
      * The chair yoga classes from 5:00 to 6:00 pm are free, donations accepted.
      * The regular yoga classes are from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and are $5.00 per class.
      * Former library director Jim Holley, a registered yoga teacher, will continue to teach the class.  
      * Donations support Friends of the Vestal Public Library programs.

       For more information, contact Jim Holley at (607)754-4244