Children’s archive

Summer Reading Program 2012

Kick-off event Thursday Jun. 21st at 7:00 pm:

Storyteller Simon Brooks will tell stories to celebrate the summer solstice. Free and open to all.

Award-winnning storyteller Simon Brooks began spinning yarns and telling tales in 1991, performing for school groups and families at Youth Hostels in the United Kingdom before moving to the States. In 2003 Simon became a children’s librarian and professional storyteller. He has performed for libraries, schools, and festivals, combining his passion for children’s literature and folklore to create fun programs for all ages. His repertoire comes mainly from European folk and Faerie tales, but Simon also includes stories from South America, Africa, China and Japan, amongst other countries and cultures.

Dream Big – Read! 

Link to Simon’s website

Dream Big

Ideas for keeping kids happy this summer

 

Summer 2011:

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Summer Reading Program

Monday nights 7:00-8:30 (final program August 15th)

*storytelling*arts*puppets*food*music*dance*prizes*world games*geography*lots & lots of great books!*

Especially for school-aged children – open to all

j0438416“The Four Elements” Story Camp

August 1st-4th, 9AM-noon

Come join us as we battle fire-breathing dragons, search for the water of life, soar the wind on the back of an eagle and dig the earth for ancient dinosaurs!  This summer the library is offering a four-day story camp for kids ages 4-6.  Story Camp will run 9AM-noon August 1-4 and is free of charge.  Local artist and dancer Zoë Marr will lead participants on story adventures exploring the four elements through books, art projects and creative movement.  Zoë is experienced in the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education as well as using the Visual Thinking Strategies method and the Whole Book Approach to Children’s Picture Books.  Snacks will be provided daily.  Space is limited so please register with the library either by phone 468-5574 or email castletonfreelibrary@gmail.com.