Warren Public Library Offering Summer Programs for Children

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WARREN, Pa. – The Warren Public Library will be offering a number of summer programs aimed at keeping kids engaged in learning during their summer vacation.

The following is a partial list of programs available this summer. Information about other programs will be provided when available.

Library Reading Program: The Warren Public Library encourages children to read year round. During the summer children can get prizes for reading by registering for the Tails and Tales Reading Component of the summer programs. There are two ways to keep track of books. Parents or children can pick up a Tails and Tales book log by registering at the Children’s Department staff desk. Parents who prefer the online method may use Reader Zone (readerzone.com), which can be accessed via the Reader Zone website or put a Reader Zone app on their smartphones. Use the code 1f892 to join Reader Zone. We encourage children to read for pleasure, so there are no expectations for a specific amount of books. All formats count: e-books, audio books, chapter books, picture books, nonfiction books, comic books, graphic novels, etc. Younger children can participate because parents can record books read to their tiny tots. Keep track of books read on the book log and bring it into the library at the end of July for prizes. Those using Reader Zone will receive an email message in July with instructions for reporting books read. Contact Ms. Susan at 814 723-4650 x126 with any questions.

Dinosaurs Rock: The Warren Public Library invites dinosaur enthusiasts to join Dinosaurs Rock Studios and Studio Expert for a 40-minute virtual Jurassic journey on Zoom on Tuesday, June 29, 11:00 a.m. Learn about dinosaur eggs, footprints, claws, teeth and more during this fascinating, fun and interactive virtual show with museum-quality life-size dinosaur and fossil specimens as the backdrop. Participants will receive real fossils and a 12-page Fossil ID Guide and some other fun dinosaur tidbits after the show. Check out www.DinsoarusRock.com for more information. Limited virtual attendance. Register by emailing Children’s Librarian Susan Slater at [email protected]. Ms. Susan will respond with the Zoom link and a link to the 12-page Fossil Guide if you choose to download it before the program. Otherwise, you will receive a copy of the Fossil Guide along with the real fossils after the program.

Tails and Tales Rock Garden: When you walk around town you have probably noticed that people are still painting really cool rocks and leaving them all over the county. The Warren Public Library would like to have a Rock Garden of our own this summer. Please help us by painting and submitting a rock for our garden, which will be located just outside of the library doors facing the parking lot. Youngsters ages three to eighteen are welcome to submit one rock. Participants will have their names entered into a random drawing; four winners will each receive a $25 Dairy Queen Gift card. Drop painted rocks off to the Children’s Department between June 1 through June 30. Please include a slip of paper that includes the child’s name, age, parent’s name and phone number. On July 1 participant names will be pulled at a random drawing and winners will be contacted. Rocks will be on display outside as we receive them and remain there until Aug. 7. Participants can pick up their rock if they wish starting Aug. 8, or just leave them. We cannot guarantee rocks will remain since they are outside, but we will post a note in the garden “Tails and Tales Rock Garden. Please do not take rocks.” Contact Ms. Susan at 814 723-4650 x126 with any questions.

Tails and Tales Creative Writing Contest: The Warren Public Library encourages children ages six to eighteen to try their skill at writing a creative story just for fun. Can you make up a good story where an animal is the main character? Create a story about an animal, any genre: fantasy, mystery, historical fiction, humor, science fiction, etc. There can be people in the story, but the main character should be an animal. Stories are due into the Children’s Department by July 26. Entries will be judged by age categories and winners notified on Aug. 2. Three winners will each win a $25 Dairy Queen Gift card. Entry Forms with contest details are available in the Children’s Department or download one from www.warrenlibrary.org on Children’s Programming page under the Events tab. Contact Children’s Librarian Susan Slater at 814 723-4650 x126 with any questions.

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