This week is Drama Week at the Jackson Madison County Libraries for the Summer Reading Programs. Don’t forget that June 17th is the last day to sign up for the reading clubs and get your reading logs for kids/teens and bingo cards for adults!
We have lots of great activities going on this week:
Monday June 8, 10:30am. Movie at the Library! Join us as we view the film Tale of Despereaux, the story of a tiny mouse that goes on a big adventure! Rated G, 93 minutes. Program Center. Ages: All ages welcome.
Monday June 8, 5pm. Art Class with Mr. Poppelaars! Little Friends Room. Ages: 6-12.
Monday June 8, 5:30pm. Being Creative with Healthy Living. Join us as we welcome Madison County Extensions and learn about healthy nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle in week 2 of this series! Try samples and participate in activities! Program Center. Tween, teens and their families are welcome to attend.
Tuesday June 9, 9:30am. School Age Storytime. We’ll read some stories about different aspects of drama and make masks to take home. Ages 6-8.
Tuesday June 9, 10:30am. Preschool Storytime. Join us as we read some stories and make Jack & Jill Finger Puppets. Ages: birth -5.
Tuesday June 9, 2pm. Art Class with Mr. Poppelaars! Little Friends Room. Ages 6-12.
Wednesday June 10, 1pm. Puppet Show. The puppeteers from Shiloh Regional Library will present their yearly puppet show about being creative!! Program Center. All ages welcome.
Thursday June 11, 2pm. Movie at the Library! Join us as we view the film Tale of Despereaux, the story of a tiny mouse that goes on a big adventure! Rated G, 93 minutes. Program Center. All ages welcome.
Thursday June 11, 2:30pm. Craft Time. Create a mask using supplies we find in the art cabinet! It will make a great locker decoration, or use it for whatever you wish! Little Friends Room. Tweens & Teens.
Friday June 12, 9:30am. Reading with Red. Join Red, the Red Robin mascot as he and his friend read stories! After you listen to 10 stories, you’ll receive a certificate for a kids meal at Red Robin. All kids welcome.
Friday June 12, 10:30am. Preschool Storytime. Join us as we read some stories and make Jack & Jill Finger Puppets. Ages: birth -5.
Saturday June 13, 9:30am‐2pm. Quilting Demonstration with Peace by Piece Quilt Guild. Come visit with the Peace by Piece Quilt Guild as they demonstrate various aspects of quilting, and you can even learn new and practice new skills. The members will have hands on activities for everyone try. Program Center. All ages welcome, this program is for kids, tweens, teens, and adults of all ages!
- Wednesday June 10, 11am. Baby Sit & Sign. Join us as we read a story, sing some songs & dance while incorporating American Sign Language. Ages birth-2.
- Thursday June 11, 2pm & 4pm. School Age Storytime. Ages 6-8. Readers Theater. We will act out some of our favorite stories! Ages 6-8.
- Friday June 12, 2pm. Tween Time: Readers Theater. Bring your creativity! We will design a set and act out a great story! Ages 9-12. Performance at 4:00!
Here are some great activities you can do at home!
Star Light Craft Project: Print out the star template and write “I Wish” on the front and a wish on the back. Glue the top point of the star to construction paper and write a short poem beneath the star.
On With the Show Crossword Puzzle: Think you know you’re theater lingo? Test your knowledge with this crossword puzzle. Print it out and give it a try!
Family Reader’s Theater: Get your family together (or the neighborhood kids!) and pick your favorite children’s story and act it out! Create your own script from a favorite story, or click here if you need some help getting started! (Or google a specific title and readers theater to see if a script is available.)
Puppet Show: Grab some socks and make some puppets! Use your imagination and whatever you can find around the house. Then, have a puppet show!
Finger Puppets: Google “Finger Puppet Crafts” for lots of ideas on creating finger puppets. Many links include templates!
Make a movie: Grab the video camera and make a family movie. If you are the parents of a tween/teen, make sure you check out our Book Trailer contest!
Watch a movie: My favorites are the movies made from books! (But the books are ALWAYS better. I suggest reading the book, then watching the movie! Then, you can discuss similarities and differences between the two. Which did you like better?)
Have fun, and please share in the comments if you had a chance to try any of the above activities and what you thought or share more fun things to do with drama!