Fishing for Laughs!

Summer Reading Program kicked off with a bang (I suppose I should say SPLASH!) on Saturday with the wild n’ crazy water carnival.  We signed up loads of people for the program, we played loads of splashy games, and we gave away loads of carnival prizes.  All in all, a super sensational day!  But that’s just the beginning…

Our summer of splash-tastic events celebrating the “Make a Splash! READ!” theme starts today.  We have more than 150 different events scheduled!  That means that on every day the library is open, there’s some splashy program taking place.  So join the fun — stop by the library today and make some waves!

Today (Monday June 7th) at the Fairmount Branch, in addition to our regular Preschool Storytime at 10:00 am, we will be kicking off our “Professor H20″ series at 2:00 pm, hosted by the super-smart and super-entertaining folks at the Iowa State University Extension Office.  Today’s Professor H20 program is “Water Investigations” where kids will learn about the properties of water with hands-on science experiments.

At the Main Library, kids can attend our Monday Matinee at 1:00 pm.  We will be showing “Finding Nemo” in our Film Room in the basement.  So you’ll stay cool and you’ll get free popcorn, all while enjoying the antics of Nemo, Marlin, Dory and the rest of the underwater crew!

Tomorrow (Tuesday June 8th) is the first storytime in our Stories in the Park series at Vander Veer.  Head toward the playground equipment at 11:00 am, and check out the first of several Eric Carle inspired storytimes.

At the Fairmount Branch, we get our Family Fun Nights off and running with the comedic stylings of Curt Strutz, the Bassmeister!  He will be a performing his “Fishing for Laughs” show at 6:00 pm, and it looks like it will be a riot.  He’s toured through Iowa before to rave reviews from kids, parents and librarians alike, so you will not want to miss his hilarious performance.

Storytime, water investigations, Finding Nemo, Stories in the Park, and Fishing for Laughs!  And that’s just Monday and Tuesday!!  Make sure to grab a calendar of events when you are at the library, or you can print one by clicking here.

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