Coming June 26th: Meet Reptiles Up Close with International Reptile Rescue!

On June 26th, children are invited to learn about turtles and tortoises with International Reptile Rescue! In addition to an educational presentation, children will get to meet a variety of reptiles and insects, including Feather Boa the snake, Larry the lizard, Teresa Tarantula, Scarlet Scorpion, and many more! Children who attend will also receive a reptile necklace, as well as turtle coloring pages.

The presentation starts at 1:00 p.m. in the large meeting room and will last for approximately one hour. This event does not require pre-registration and is open to the public. For more information, please call Linda at (541) 469-7738.

About Interational Reptile Rescue

Operating since the 1970’s, International Reptile Rescue, formerly known as Hart’s Reptile World, is a rescue agency and educational group based in Canby, Oregon. The group’s goal is to educate young people about the “not-so-scary” aspects of reptiles, to help families determine which reptiles do and do not make good pets, and to highlight conservation. To learn more about International Reptile Rescue, please visit hartsreptileworld.com

Milkweed & Monarchs: Let’s Bring Monarch Butterflies Back to Southern Oregon!

 

Join us in the library’s large meeting room at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th, for a special program on monarch butterflies. Presenter Tom Landis will begin with a discussion of the basic biology of monarch butterflies and the extent and causes of their recent decline. He will talk about what people can do to create pollinator habitats and monarch waystations.

Monarch waystations are specialized pollinator gardens that create “milkweed railroad” along the butterflies’ migration routes. Attendees will learn how to grow native milkweed species, which are the only source of food for monarch caterpillars.

Attendees will receive seeds for locally adapted milkweed (while supplies last), as well as chances to win surprise gifts. This program is free to the public and everyone is welcome.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library.

Dragon Theater Puppets Returns to the Library July 9th!

DragonTheaterPuppetsWe are excited to announce the return of Dragon Theater Puppets for a special Summer Reading Program event! This year, Dragon Theater will be presenting “Home Grown Heroes,” a special performance that teaches kids the values of creativity and teamwork, stressing the importance of the everyday heroes in our lives. After the show, children will have the opportunity to make their own superheroes.

This event takes place on Thursday, July 9th, at 2:00 pm in the large meeting room. This event will last approximately one hour. Children of all ages are invited, and this event is free for the public to attend.

 

Summer Programs for Teens

This summer the library is offering a creative workshop for teens. The workshop is free but registration is required to participate.

Personalized Journals: July 8th, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Teens are invited to personalize a journal with their favorite quotes and images using multimedia collage. Journals will be provided, although students are welcome to bring their own. Students must register for this workshop by Wednesday, June 24th.

Summer Reading Program 2015: For Grades 1-6

Every Hero Has a Story! Join us June 23rd through August 6th to learn about the heroes of our world.

 The Summer Reading Program is a seven-week afternoon program at the library for children who are entering grades 1-6 next fall. Every week we will explore different aspects of heroes with stories, guest performances, activities, and crafts. 

Grades 1-3 will meet in the large meeting room on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Grades 4-6 will meet in the large meeting room Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

This program is free, but due to limited space, registration for this program is required. Registration forms and program brochures are available at the front desk of the library.

Weekly Themes:

Each week, students will learn about different types of heroes, and what sort of qualities make a person a hero. Students can look forward to stories and activities about the following themes:

June 23rd & 25th: Tall Tale Heroes

June 30th & July 2: The Hero in You

July 7th: Superheroes (For Grades 1-3)

July 14th & 16th: Animal Heroes

July 21st & 23rd: Community Heroes

July 30th: Superheroes (For Grades 4-6)

August 4th & 6th: Heroes of the Ocean

Reading Logs and Prizes:

Children will be encouraged to read at home and return a reading log every week for special prizes from our treasure chest.

Summer Reading Program 2015: For Preschool Children

Preschool Summer Reading Program

This summer, preschool children and their parents are invited to take part in the library’s “Path to Reading Program.” Beginning June 24th, this free seven-week program encourages parents to read regularly to their young children for the chance to win weekly prizes.

Here’s how to participate:

1. Pick up a “Path to Reading” log at the front desk of the library.

2. Starting June 24th, begin to fill out the “stepping stones” on the reading log. Read one book to your child for every stepping stone. Your child earns a sticker for every book completed and wins prizes along the way. Finish the path, and the child earns a ticket for our end-of-summer lottery—a chance to win a movie and pizza night for the whole family!

To earn prizes:

Bring your reading log to Story Time each Wednesday for your child to earn their stickers and prizes. Children are eligible to earn one prize per week. 

When your child’s “Path to Reading” log is complete, bring it to Story Time to receive a ticket for the end-of-summer lottery. The drawing for the movie and pizza night will be held August 6th. The winner of the drawing will be contacted by phone by the Children’s Librarian.