The Children's Room
Congratulations to all summer readers who completed the
Wiscasset Public Library's Summer Reading Program 2015!! Everyone
celebrated their efforts at the library's back yard with a delicious pizza
lunch and award ceremony. All completed tracking sheets earned readers a
certificate of completion, a ten dollar gift certificate to Old Salt Books
and Gifts and a voucher for a free ice cream from QT's Ice Cream Shop.
Grand Prize winners were also drawn and won gift certificates to Monkey C
Monkey Do, a basket of craft supplies and a basket of board books for early
readers. The Summer Reading Program 2015 was such a success thanks to the
generosity of the Friends of the Library, local Wiscasset businesses and all
of the enthusiastic readers who visit the library!
Story Hour will be starting again this fall on
Thursday, September 10 at 10:30am...all good listeners are welcome to enjoy
a few books and an activity to follow. The library is located at 21 High
Street, Wiscasset and phone number is 207-882-7161.
2015 Summer Reading Program
Friday, August 7 at 1:00pm
Pizza Party and Awards!
Participants of the program are invited to join in the fun.
your tracking sheets completed and handed in by Thursday, August 6, 2015
entered in the drawing for:
C Monkey Do
Free ice cream voucher
to Old Salt Books and Gifts
after your tracking sheet is
complete and be entered to win two movie passes!
from Watershed MudMobile gives instruction to the group. Jack, Abbie,
Emma and Brynna work on their clay book ends.
Everyone at the Wiscasset Public Library's Summer
Reading Program enjoyed a visit from the Watershed MudMobile and had a great
opportunity to learn clay techniques and build hero themed book ends. The
children learned how to score the clay to attach two pieces and also use
household items to create texture and patterns. After the program, the
Watershed brought all of the pieces of artwork with them to fire in their
kiln and will be returning the finished products to the library in 1-2
Our Summer Reading Program finale is Friday, August 7
at 1:00pm where the winners will be announced, everyone who completed their
reading sheets will receive a certificate and enjoy a pizza lunch outside in
the backyard. The library is located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset and phone
number is 207-882-7161.
Margaret Burke is happy to get to
know her new friend Colby from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.Joseph
Cooper and Colby the dog bonded immediately.
Next on our list of heroes to learn
about through the Wiscasset Public Library's Summer Reading Program were the
people from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Whether they are volunteers
or employees, they are heroes to the countless animals that are in need at
the shelter. We enjoyed a visit from eighteen month old Colby and his new
owner Betsy who told us all about how to adopt from the shelter and what
goes on while the pets are staying there. The library also distributed an
"Ongoing Needs" list for the community to find items to donate to the
shelter. Time spent with Colby and learning about the Lincoln County Animal
Shelter was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Our next program will be a puppet show
by PuppeTree from Vermont and then our finale on Friday, August 7 at 1:00pm.
The Wiscasset Public Library is located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset and
phone number is 207-882-7161.
Cartoonist and News Reporter Ben Bulkeley
instructed how to draw Super Hero Comic Strips.
The spider was just one of the creatures Chewonki brought to the library to
learn about Hero Adaptation and where Super Heroes get their powers.
The Wiscasset Public Library had two fantastic presentations for the 2015 Summer
Reading Program featuring Heroes. First, Chewonki brought bats, spiders and an
owl to the library to demonstrate the natural powers these creatures have and
how super heroes adapt from those original powers.
Second, Ben Bulkeley showcased different techniques on how to create you very
own comic strip with drawing instruction and storyline creativity. These
programs are such a fun way to encourage children to continue reading and visit
their library throughout the summer.
Our next program will be a presentation by the Lincoln County Animal Shelter on
Tuesday, July 14 at 2:00pm and then Vermont's PuppeTree performance on Tuesday,
July 21 at 1:00pm. Hope to see you there!
Wiscasset Public Library is located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset and phone
number is 207-882-7161.
Summer Reading Program Kickoff with some heroes from Westport
Island Fire Department
Jason Abbott with the Westport Island Fire Department educates
the Summer Reading Program group about the importance of fire safety.
Kahale Spurgat tries on the firefighter's gear to get a true feeling of heroism.
fantastic group of heroes we had visit the Wiscasset Public Library to kick off
the Summer Reading Program for 2015!
Westport Island Fire Department did a great job informing everyone of the
importance of what to do in case of a fire, what the firemen will look like when
going into a fire and tips to keep your home safe.
participants were able to sit in the driver's seat of the fire truck, try on
real firemen gear and even use a water extinguisher on a wooden prop.
It was a
great learning experience for all and a fun way to get to know our important
mark your calendars for our next Summer Reading Programs which is Chewonki's
Super Hero Power Adaptation on Tuesday, July 7 at 2pm and then Ben
Bulkeley's Super Hero Comic Strip drawing class on Friday, July 10 at 3pm. Hope
to see you all there.
Summer Reading Program
June 17 – June 30:
June 26@ 1:00:
Summer Reading Program kick-off with Westport Island Fire Dept.
July 7@ 2:00:
Chewonki presents Super Hero Powers
July 10@ 3:00:
Super Hero comic drawing with local cartoonist Ben Bulkeley
14@2:00: Examples of heroism from our friends at the Lincoln
County Animal Shelter
PuppeTree puppet show on Heros of any size
28@2:00: Watershed MudMobile Hero book-ends
(Pre-Registration Required for
Mud Mobile - Limited to 25 participants)
7@1:00 Summer Reading Program Finale-Hero pizza party with prizes
Summer Reading Begins!
school coming to a conclusion for the summer, we are excited for the Wiscasset
Public Library's Summer Reading Program 2015!
year's theme is Heroes and there are many different kinds of heroes to explore
through reading, library programs, and more.
Summer Reading Program sign up is June 17 through June 30 and our kick off
presentation will be on Friday, June 26 at 1:00pm.
the Wiscasset Public Library for an informational brochure and schedule of all
the enticing events that will keep everyone reading right through the summer
months. The library is located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset and phone number is
207-882-7161...See you there!
May 13, 2015
We all took our paper plate snakes outside for a "Snake
Parade" in the backyard. Brothers Xzavier and Oliver Ordung bond with their
new pet snakes.
What can you do with a paper plate, bubble wrap, paint
and a scissor? Create a pet snake with scales and all! The children at the
Wiscasset Public Library"s story hour learned from two stories that snakes
have feelings too! Blake the Snake by Randy Siegel and Mother's Day Surprise
by Stephen Krensky are two "tales" of the challenges snakes endure because
of only having "tails".
After painting the paper plate with a rolling pin
covered in bubble wrap, we cut the plate in a spiral and attached snake eyes
and tongue to replicate a snakes characteristics. Story hour is every
Thursday at 10:30 for all good listeners who would enjoy a few stories and
an activity to follow. We are located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset.
May 6, 2015
Everyone is outside enjoying the gorgeous weather while they create their sand castles with glue and beach sand. Readers of all ages, like Daphne Bains, enjoys story hour at the Wiscasset Public Library.
It almost felt as if we all were at the beach with the temperatures reaching almost 80 and by reading Ladybug Girl At The Beach by David Soman. The story describes all of the fun activities to enjoy at the shore such as flying kites, collecting shells, chasing the waves as they roll back into the ocean. All of the children were very excited to remember their previous trips to the beach and how much they look forward to more this year.
By using a paint brush, we all filled a sandcastle stencil with glue and then sprinkled beach sand on top to give our castles authentic color and texture. Next the children chose two seashells to have glued onto the castle just like decorating a real one at the beach!
Story hour is every Thursday at 10:30 at the Wiscasset Public Library Children's room. We are located at 21 High Street, Wiscasset. All good listeners are welcome to enjoy a few good stories and an activity to follow.
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