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Summer Fun Planned At Phoenix Public Library

PHOENIX, NY – This summer, the Phoenix Public Library has been busy adding a vast array of supplementary programming and events to our Summer Reading Program.

Aside from our weekly story time and activity “class,” there are a myriad other programs open to the public.

Many events require registration, which can be made just by visiting the library or making a quick call.

Liz Russell, an Oswego County AmeriCorps volunteer stationed at the Phoenix Public Library, is always open for inquiries about the programs. Feel free to contact her at 529-0233 or library director Noreen Patterson at 695-4355 with any questions.

Friday, July 26 at 11 a.m. – Mama Pajama’s Playhouse: Join Mama Pajama and her rockin’ storytelling crew as they give a fantastic performance that combines music, literacy, and most importantly – fun! Wearing your pajamas to the event is encouraged.

Friday, July 26 at 2:30 p.m. – Drop-in Summer Flicks: Enjoy a free movie in the library.

Monday, July 29: 6:30-8 p.m. – Beginner Knits with Brit: Come learn how to knit your own scarf that you’ll be able to take home the very same night! Open to anyone seven and older. Registration required.

Wednesday, July 31: 6-8 p.m. – Kids Open Mic Night: Do you have a poem, story, song, or some jokes you’d like to share? This is the perfect time! Come enjoy some local talent and show off your own! Performers must be 18 or younger.

Thursday, August 1 at 2 p.m. – Pajama Story Time and Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Enjoy a story, craft, and activities with your stuffed animal – all while still wearing your jammies! Afterwards, leave your favorite furry friend to have a mischievous sleepover at the public library. Pick up your animal the next day (Friday, August 2), along with some real photographic evidence of their nighttime animal antics.

Friday, August 2: 11 a.m. – Dig Into Dinosaurs with Curt Lindy: Curt Lindy, a dinosaur and paleontology enthusiast will be giving a talk about dinosaurs, including the sharing of his own collection! Mr. Lindy has worked extensively with the Paleontological Research Institute on restorations. Registration required.

Friday, August 9: 2 p.m. You’re invited to attend the Fancy Nancy Tea Party! The library will be decked out in its most elegant dress to celebrate everybody’s favorite fancy book character – Fancy Nancy. Join us for creative crafts, marvelous manners, terrific tiaras, and stories! R.S.V.P. Registration required.

All afternoons throughout the program’s duration: Reverse Reading Hour: Open to all youth, Reverse Reading Hour provides an outlet to practice, encourage, and strengthen reading and comprehension skills.

Children will sit with a volunteer who will pick out age and skill appropriate books with them.

After this, the volunteer will encourage and guide the child through reading the books aloud.

No registration necessary – just stop in and ask for Liz.