Notes from Newcastle: Summer at the library

July 11, 2014

By Kelcy Tiger

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NEW — 11:30 a.m. July 11, 2014

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My favorite childhood memories from summer are ones where I got to experience something out of the ordinary. This usually meant my parents packing my sister and me into our car, enduring an hour drive in traffic (are we there yet?), trying to find parking (are we there yet!) and finally making our way to the museum, exhibit or center we planned on visiting. This summer you can save yourself a trip downtown and still visit a museum, center or aquarium, just by coming to the Newcastle Library!

Our Summer Learning Program is all about science this year, and we are going to have some amazing community groups coming to the library. Kids can build a rocket with the Museum of Flight, try science experiments with Kids Quest, hear tales of the giant Pacific Octopus from the Seattle Aquarium and explore space with the Pacific Science Center. Come sing songs about the sun, make puppets, see fossils, and learn how to watercolor with a professional artist. Join us weekly to play with Legos, have your kids read to teen volunteers, hear stories with the children’s librarian, Ms. Tiger (that’s me!), at Story Time or come to special Story Times in Spanish – all at the library! We’ll even be hosting movie nights.

Stop by the library and pick up a summer program calendar and a reading log for kids to track their reading, or go online to http://kcls.org/kids/summer/. The library will also be hosting lots of neat programs and activities for teens this summer too; you can find out more at http://kcls.org/teens/summer/. Experience something out of the ordinary this summer. Come see us at the Newcastle Library!

Kelcy Tiger is the children’s librarian at Newcastle Library.

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