This year’s Summer Library Program has been one of the best yet—program attendance is up more than 200%, we have a wonderful new space for children to play and explore, and we had lots of help from our wonderful volunteers , donors, and local organizations.
The summer library program included many of the same programs we have had in the past—weekly storytimes for toddler and preschool aged children, weekly programs for children grades K-5, and Tail’ Wagging tutors. As a change for this year, the Park Falls Public Library added a few new programs to the mix: storytime and creative play for 0-3 year olds, weekly activity nights for Teens, Lego Club for ages 4-13, Magic the Gathering card gaming on select Fridays, and Family Fun Nights, which included a themed activity night complete with a new hit movie and themed snacks.
In all of the excitement of new and exciting activities, we sometimes forget some of the finer details, namely time and money to put on these programs. If you attended any of our programs this summer, you might have noticed one or two of our teen volunteers assisting the library staff. This year we had more than 30 teens sign up for the summer library program and more than half of those volunteer to help with at least one children’s program. Stretching the funding to cover all of these new and exciting programs has been made possible by generous donations from local organizations, including the Friends of the Library and MarquipUnited. Without this funding, the library would not have been able to have such wonderful performers travel to Park Falls—thank you!
Programs sponsored by donors:
- June 13th the library hosted physical comedian Kenny Ahern who delighted attendees by doing wacky things like balancing a step ladder on his chin.
- June 25th the library had two archaeological dig programs led by, Oneida County Archaeologist, Cindi Stiles.
- July 11th Bruce the Bug Guy introduced 60 children and adults to various types of bugs including large moths, tarantulas, and scorpions. (We ate flavored meal worms too!)
Thank you to everyone who participated in or helped with
the Park Falls Public Library’s Summer Library Program!!