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The Paul Sawyier Library announces registration for the Summer Teen Volunteer Program. This program allows teens, ages 12-18, an opportunity to work as a volunteer in the library during the months of June and July.

Teen volunteers will be trained to perform various tasks at the library, such as preparing materials for the summer reading program, registering children for summer reading programs, preparing crafts for various programs, checking and shelving returned materials, and assisting with special events.

Because of the large number of applications received every year, there is a limit to the number of volunteers that the library can accept in the Summer Teen Volunteer Program. There will be a mandatory training session for all accepted volunteers on Friday, June 2 from 4-6.

Volunteer applications are available at the Youth Services Desk in the library and must be returned by Wednesday, May 31. For questions about volunteering, please contact Allison at the at 223-1658 or email allison@pspl.org.

Summer Reading Program

begins June 5

Pick up your leash and walk on over to the library to explore Paws, Claws, Scales & Tales. Pet owners and animal lovers from birth to 12 years old can sign up to join the Summer Reading Program which will begin June 5 at the library.

The summer will be filled with puppet shows, reptiles, and meowy special events! Each child who signs up for Paws, Claws, Scales & Tales will receive a bag, pencil, sticker, bookmark, and special coupons. Participants will have a reading log to keep track of reading and activities.

Pre-readers can participate by having someone read to them. Those participants who complete their reading logs will receive a prize and be eligible for a variety of drawings. For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 223-1658.

Summer story hours

for children announced

The library will begin its summer session of story hours for children the week of June 19. All story-hours are free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required for the weekly programs. To register your child for any of the following story-hours, call the Youth Services Department at 223-1658, ext.205, stop by the Youth Services Department, or visit our website at www.pspl.org/kids/youthservices.htm.

Registration for all programs beings on Monday, June 5.

Mother Goose Time is an interactive program for children ages 12-24 months who are accompanied by an adult. This is a 30-minute program in which short rhymes, songs, finger plays, and books are combined in a gentle program for babies and their caregivers. Mother Goose Time will be held on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Parents should select one of the 30-minute sessions to attend. The first sessions will be held on Monday, June 19 at 6:30 and Tuesday, June 20 at 11.

The Parents & Tots program for 2-3 year olds who are accompanied by an adult will be held on Tuesdays at 6:30 and on Wednesdays at 10. This program is designed to introduce the very young child to simple stories, finger plays, songs, and activities. Parents should select one of the 30-minute sessions to attend. The first sessions will be held on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 and Wednesday, June 21 at 10.

The Storytime program for 4 and 5 year olds and for those children entering kindergarten will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 am. The Storytime program is a 45-minute program designed for preschoolers and involves listening to stories, singing simple songs, crafts, and other activities. Parents should select one of the 45-minute sessions for their child to attend. The first sessions of Storytime will be held on Monday, June 19 at 11 and Wednesday, June 21 at 11.

The Booksters program is for children in grades 1 & 2 will meet on Mondays at 10 and Wednesdays at 2. This 1-hour program includes books, stories, crafts, and fun activities for the primary-level student. Parents should choose one of the 1-hour sessions for their child to attend. The first Booksters sessions will begin on Monday, June 19 at 10 and Wednesday, June 21 at 2.

Family Fun Night is a 1-hour program designed for families and their children ages 4 and up. Family Fun Nigh will meet on Thursdays at 6:30. It includes stories, crafts, and entertaining activities that the entire family will enjoy. The first session of Family Fun Night will be on Thursday, June 22 at 6:30.

Adventureaders is a program for children entering third through fifth grades. This 1-hour interactive program focuses on crafts and book-based activities. Adventureaders will meet on Mondays at 2 and Thursdays at 2. Parents should choose one of the 1-hour sessions for their child to attend. The first sessions will be on Monday, June 19 at 2 and Thursday, June 22 at 2.

Memorial Day

The library will be closed Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. This is also known as Decoration Day because of the tradition of decorating the graves of service people, an occasion for honoring those who have died in battle. For your convenience the library book drop will be available for the return of materials. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

Did you know?

May 21, 1917. Today is the birthday of Raymond William Stacy Burr, stage, film and TV actor better known for the role of Perry Mason. He starred in the long-running series of the same name and his films include Rear Window and Godzilla, as well as being the star of TVs Ironside. Burr was born at New Westminister, BC, Canada, and died near Healdsburg, Calif., Sept. 12, 1993.

Explore the creature

feature this summer

Looking for something exciting and maybe a little creepy to do this summer?

Check out the librarys teen reading program. Signups start June 5 for those ages 12 to 18. Upon signing up, all will receive a free book bag, reading log, and other gifts. Auction money will be awarded for completed reading logs, which can be used at our End of Summer Creature Feature Auction on July 28. A variety of items will be available to bid on!

Freaky Friday events will start on June 23 at 2 p.m. and will occur every Friday until July 28. Special guests will be present on select Fridays. For more information contact Allison at the Paul Sawyier Public Library at 223-1658 or allison@pspl.org. Stay tuned for more details on these unusual and free events to come.

Get Caught

Reading Month

May is Get Caught Reading Month. You will see celebrities appearing in ads appealing to people of all ages reminding them of the joy of reading. To celebrate this month, the library will be featuring books from biographies to fiction, nonfiction to science fiction, in hard back, paperback and in audio, just in case you would rather listen to a book. Whatever your area of interest, stop by the Library and our staff will be glad to assist you.

Book News has arrived

Heres an easy way to discover new books and authors at the Paul Sawyier Public Library!

Visit our homepage at www.pspl.org Book News. You will discover books with reviews and links to our catalog so you can reserve a copy. You may view monthly newsletters on-line or sign up for e-mails about new books. In addition, there are links to award-winning and best selling books. View this new service today and try it out. We know you will be pleased.

The Paul Sawyier Library is located at 305 Wapping St. Regular hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. After regular hours the bookdrop is available to return books and videos. For further information about the library or any of its programs, call 223-1658 or visit www.pspl.org. The Youth Service Department closes five minutes before the main library. Any changes in hours will be posted on the front doors.

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