Chickasha Public Library is in the middle of its Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is “Make a Splash."
So far the kids have enjoyed:
• the Mad Scientist’s Lab from the Oklahoma Science Museum
• an African Drummer/Storyteller Jahruba
• a mermaid story from Julie Bohannon of the Chickasha Area Arts Council complete with a live mermaid Annica Canady of the Chickasha Public Library
• other activities have been regular puppet shows performed by several of the kids
Still to come is special guest speaker Michael Pettijohn from the OSU Extension Office on July 22nd.
Most importantly the kids have been reading. Some are working toward completing their promises they made to read a chosen amount of time. So far kids have read 19,230 minutes.
“This program will continue through July so it’s not too late to come and join in the fun,” says Children’s Librarian Lillie Huckaby.
Thursdays at 10 a.m. is the time for children ages 6-11 to come to the Library and hear stories, see puppets, play games, turn in their amazing reading times, and find more books to read. Thursday afternoons are dedicated to children ages 9 and up during book clubs. Boys meet at 3 p.m. and are talking about Star Wars books and they even had lightsaber duels. Girls get together at 4 p.m. to discuss mysteries and are writing their own stories.