The Fulton Public Library (FPL) is introducing Every Child Ready To Read, a program designed for prekindergarten children and families, it was announced by Betty Mauté, FPL director.
“We’re excited to add Every Child Ready To Read,” Mauté said. “The program works with children from birth to age 5 in a free, exciting workshop series that will help prepare children with the skills they will need to learn to read before they start school.
“It will be offered June 11, 18 and 25, and July 2, 9 and 16. Children ages 3 – 5 years workshops are at 10:00 a.m. and sessions for children under 3 years are at 3:30 p.m. The morning session will be conducted by Cathy King, author of several books on craft projects that can be used by libraries during children’s story hour. Sallyann Danforth, president of the Friends of the Fulton Public Library, will lead the afternoon session.
“Workshops will include a fun story time, and make-and-take games for children and grown ups so parents can continue to work with their children at home. This program is made possible by a grant from the Oswego County Youth Bureau.”
Registration for the library’s summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading,” begins on June 28. The summer reading program offers awards and incentives to participants for keeping up with reading through the summer. To kick-off the program on June 28, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) will present “Dig Into Dirt.” On Aug. 2, at the conclusion of the summer reading program, the MOST returns with “Water Filtration” a hands-on workshop that is limited to 25 children.
The library will also be offering a one-week summer writing camp for children ages 8-13, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., July 29 through Aug. 2. It’s entitled: “What Do Your Words Say About You” and the instructors are Jim Farfaglia and Karen Burke. “This series is for you if you: love to write and want to get better; want to learn to edit your work and prepare it for an audience; and are ready to share your work but aren’t sure how,” Maute said. “Seating is limited to 12. All those interested should call 592-5159 to register. Your name will be added to a lottery to be drawn on July 12 when participants will be selected randomly.”
Among FPL’s regular programs are Story Hour, every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with a craft or activity, Mauté said. “We also have eight personal computers available to the public with internet access. All you need is a library card or to stop by the front desk to find out about other options. We also offer free Wi-Fi for your laptop, ‘smart’ phone, or tablet device.”
Meetings of FPL’s board of trustees are at Noon, the third Tues. of each month, and are open to the public. Friends of the FPL meet the third Thurs. of each month at 6:00 p.m. and anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend, Mauté said.
For more information on FPL, visit their website at www.fultonpubliclibrary.org, find them on Facebook under “Fulton Public Library, Fulton, New York,” or contact them at (315) 592-5159.