As usual, Miss Jane has planned a summer full of fun! Rutherford residents can come to the library on Saturday, June 24, at 10 AM to sign up for the programs that require registration. For Rutherford residents who can’t make it to the library to sign up, phone registration will begin Monday, June 26, at 11 AM. Nonresidents can register to be on the waiting list for any program beginning Thursday, June 29, at 11 AM. Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis.
So what programs are we having this summer? See below!
Family Fun Time – No Registration Required
Friday, June 23, at 3 PM: “The Magic of Sharks”–a shark-themed magic show for ages 4-11
Wednesday, July 12, at 4 PM: “A Better World Naturally” presented by Eyes of the Wild. Meet 5-6 live animals! For ages 4-11
Wednesday, July 19, at 4 PM: “The Battle Box” presented by Eric Dasher. Non-stop fun with teams working together to win crazy, wacky, and fun physical challenges. For ages 4-11.
Friday, Aug. 18, at 3PM: “Build a Better World Magic Show,” including juggling, comedy, construction fun, and jaw-dropping magic! For ages 4-11.
Science Fun – Registration Required
Tuesday, July 18, at 3:30 PM: “Paper Circuits.” Make a fully functional circuit paper craft. For ages 8-11.
Wednesday, July 26, at 3:30 PM: “Dinosaur Dig.” Learn how and where we find fossils, participate in a dig, and help build a triceratops with the discovered bones. For ages 5-10.
Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 4 PM: Adventure Aquarium presents “Build a Better World: Creature Conservation.” Meet locally endangered live, wild animals and learn how to help conserve their population. For ages 5-11.
Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 3:30 PM: “Waterslide Extravaganza.” Work with materials to design and build a waterslide with obstacles. For ages 5-10.
Music Fun – Registration Required
Monday, July 31, at 3:30 PM: “Drums from Around the World.” A hands-on experience where children will drum as a group and become familiar with new instruments. For ages 6-11.
Book Bingo – Registration Required
Book Bingo is for ages 7 and up. We use book titles instead of numbers to play Bingo. Those who play must be able to read. Book Bingo will be held on Tuesdays, July 11, 18, and 25 and Aug. 1, 8, and 15, from 3:15-4 PM.
Coder DoJo – Registration Required
The program is for ages 6-10. Learn how to code and develop programs and games using Scratch. If possible, please attend with a laptop. This program ill be held Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 4-5 PM. Must attend all sessions.
Kid’s Zumba – Registration Required
This program is for ages 6-11. Each child may register for three classes. Fitness fun–get active and move to your favorite music! Sessions will be held Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, and Aug. 7 and 14, from 10-11 AM.
Craft Days – Registration Required
Wednesday, July 5, at 3 PM: Pony Bead lightning bug, for ages 7-11
Monday, July 10, at 3 PM: Celery stamp rainbow fish, for ages 6-11
Monday, July 17, at 3 PM: Jeweled tropical fish mosaic, for ages 5-11
Thursday, July 27, at 11 AM: Tropical fish mobile, for ages 7-11
Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 3 PM: Magic Scratch sea life, for ages 4-11
Monday, Aug. 7, at 3 PM: Mandala sand art, for ages 8-11
Thursday, Aug. 10, at 11 AM: Tropical palm tree, for ages 6-11
Monday, Aug. 14, at 3 PM: Glitter fish mosaic, for ages 4-11
Paws to Read – Registration Required
Rodney, our registered therapy dog will visit our library with his owner this summer. Children ages 5-11 may reserve a 15-minute time period with him to practice their reading skills in a very relaxed atmosphere. They will gain confidence in their reading ability and make a new friend at the same time. Rodney will be at the library on Tuesdays, July 11 and 25 and Aug. 15, from 11 AM – 12 PM.
Art Connection – Registration Required
Create, design, and get a little messy! Children ages 5-11 are invited to register initially for two of the following dates. If space is available, you will be contacted and will be invited to register for additional classes. Art will be conducted on Fridays, July 14, 21, and 28 and Aug. 4 for ages 7-11, and Aug. 11 and 18 for ages 5-8, from 10:30- 11:15 AM.
The following programs do not require registration:
Friday Movie Matinees – No Registration Required
Movies begin each day at 2 PM:
July 7 – Sing (PG)
July 14: Secret Life of Pets (PG)
July 21: Finding Dory (PG)
July 28 – The BFG (PG)
Aug. 4 – Pete’s Dragon (PG)
Aug. 11 – Great Gilly Hopkins (PG)
Music for Preschoolers – No Registration Required
Fun music time for children up to the age of 5. Thursdays, July 13, 20, and 27 and Aug. 3 and 10, from 3:15-3:45 PM.
Drop-in Story Time – No Registration Required
Stories, fingerplays, singing, and creative fun for children up to the age of 5. The program will be held on Wednesdays, July 12, 19 and 26 and Aug. 2, 9 and 16, from 10:30-11 AM.
We hope to see you on June 24 and all summer long!