Every hero has a story - Summer 2015 at Easttown Library

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Every hero has a story - Summer 2015 at Easttown Library
Monday, June 22– Friday, August 14, 2015
Welcome to Summer Reading at Easttown Library. Encouraging youth to read and learn throughout the summer
months helps to strengthen reading skills and vocabulary while nurturing a lifelong love of learning. Easttown
Library’s summer reading program, Every hero has a story, helps make reading fun with a variety of activities
and programs. Youth up to the age of fifteen who participate in Easttown Library’s Every hero has a story
program can earn a t-shirt.
Start by choosing a book that you
would like to listen to or read. Then sign
up at the library to join our summer
reading program and receive your
reading log. On your second visit, bring
in your log or a reading list, tell us
about what you have been reading, and receive your t-shirt. We hope
you stop in often to talk with us about your summer reading. We have
copies of grade-specific Tredyffrin/Easttown School District required
summer reading lists available. You will also find the lists of required
reading on our Information Guide. Look for the link under the banner
on our website at www.easttownlibrary.org.
Summer Reading Program t-shirts are made possible by:
June 22-Aug.14
Join us as we foster the skills your child needs in preparing to read.
Stories, songs, instruments and movement all work together to
nurture your family’s love of books and to prepare your child for a
lifetime of learning. All classes are designed to be attended by
young people along with their parents/caregivers.
No registration necessary.
Family Time
(All ages) 10 a.m.
Wee Readers
(Infants-24 mo.) 10 a.m.
Spanish Story Time
(All ages) 11 a.m.
June 30, July 14, 28
Join us for stories and songs
in Spanish and English.
Everybody Read and Sing
(All ages) 10 a.m.
Exploration Station
(Infants-3 with caregivers)
10 a.m.
June 25, July 2, 30, Aug. 6,13
Did you know that play can
actually help your child learn to
read? Build your child’s early
literacy skills with stories and
songs, followed by unstructured play time.
Local Heroes
(All ages) 10 a.m.
July 9, 16, 23
Come meet local heroes from
our community and hear about
the super things they
do every day.
THURSDAY (continued)
On My Own
(Ages 4-6 without caregivers)
11 a.m.
Great Starts
(Ages 3+)
10 a.m.
July 3, 31, Aug. 7, 14
Art Lesson
(Ages 3+)
10 a.m.
June 26, July 10, 17, 24
This four week series will
consist of a short story time
followed by a
hands-on activity
that focuses on
art elements
such as shape,
texture, line and color.
Only those programs
indicated require registration.
Register online at
Calendar of Events at
by visiting us in person, or
calling us at 610-644-0138.
Superhero Scavenger Hunt
(All ages) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Drop-in)
Mon., June 22
Help us kick off the summer in a
super way! Several of your favorite
heroes are lost in
the library and we need your help to
find them. All participants will receive
a small prize.
Lego Club
(Ages 4-6) Wed., 1-2 p.m.
(Ages 7+) Wed., 2:15-3:15 p.m.
(There will be no Lego Club on
Wed., Jul. 22)
We provide the Legos and you provide the imagination.
Super Movie Afternoons
(Ages 6+) 1-3 p.m.
Thurs., June 25, July 9, 30
Stop by to watch a movie about your
favorite superhero.
Superhero Club
(Ages 6+) 1-3 p.m. (Drop-in)
Thurs., July 2, 16, Aug. 6
Explore what it’s like to be a
superhero through hands-on activities.
STEAM Superheroes*
(Grades K-5) 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Mon., June 29
Learn about the scientific concepts
involved in art conservation, and the
skills used by art conservators as
they battle the dreaded Agents of
Deterioration. Registration required. 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.
Franklin Institute: Structures*
(Grades K-12) 1-3 p.m.
Mon., July 6
Stop by our Science Open House,
featuring a traveling scientist from
the Franklin Institute. This hands-on
table top exhibit is loaded with
interactive devices demonstrating
the basic scientific principles
behind structures, such as bridges,
arches and trusses.
Wondergy: CoolScience*
(Grades K-12) 2 p.m.
Mon., July 13
Hammer a nail into solid wood with a
banana? Blow up a balloon…from
the outside? Explore how matter
changes from solid to liquid to gas
and learn how to make your own
ice cream.
National Constitution Center: Being an Active Citizen*
(Grades K-5) 2 p.m., Mon., Aug. 3
Let your voice be heard in this interactive show which highlights ways
that you can be an active citizen at
home, in school, in your community
and throughout your life.
* Made possible through generous donations to the library from Waste Management and First Priority Bank through the Pennsylva nia Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program
Easttown Library & Information Center supports
PA Forward. For more info: www.paforward.org
Mark your calendars! Throughout the summer, Easttown Library will be hosting fun, free,
educational programs designed to keep your family laughing and learning.
The following programs were made possible through generous donations to the
library from Waste Management and First Priority Bank through the Pennsylvania
Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).
Eric Dasher’s Brain Wash Game Show
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Tues., June 23
Have you ever wanted to be a contestant
on a game show? Here’s your chance. Join
us for this interactive show including
flashing lights, digital scoring, and lots of
audience participation.
Eyes of the Wild: Traveling Zoo
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Tues., June 30
Come and meet live animals and learn how Eyes of the Wild
helps animals in need.
National Constitution Center: Growing up in America
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Tues., July 28
Explore traditional-style dress from different
historical periods by participating in a costume runway show and learn about what home, school,
and work were like during those times.
Franklin Institute: How to Build a Storm
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Wed., July 29
Lightning, twisters and hail—oh my! This dynamic show reveals the science of weather—
to the extreme. We’ll make a cloud, explore
thunder and lightning, and even create snow.
We promise a stormy ending to this show as
we demonstrate the power of a tornado!
Franklin Institute: Hot and Cold
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Wed., July 1
Make balloons shrink, bubbles freeze, and a
rubber ball shatter as you challenge your
own assumptions about what is hot and what
is cold.
Academy of Natural Sciences: Everybody Needs a Home
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Tues., Aug. 4
Food, water, shelter, space—all creatures need a habitat that
provides these things. Meet several animals from different habitats,
and discover how their needs are met. Also explore
how animals depend upon and relate to one another
within a habitat.
Academy of Natural Sciences: Amazing Adaptations
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Tues., July 7
What is an adaptation and what kinds are there? Learn about the
wide variety of animals on earth, and discover some features and
behaviors that help them to survive.
Franklin Institute: Energy
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Wed., Aug. 5
What is energy, and how is it used to power
everything from power plants to your body? We'll
demonstrate how different kinds of energy can be
transformed from one to another including kinetic, thermal, electrical,
chemical, potential, and stored. The dynamic, interactive demonstrations will have you on the edge of your seat!
Wondergy: SoundScience
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Wed., July 8
Experience sound as you’ve never seen, felt, or
heard it before. Use your voice to create a giant
laser show. Run a resonance relay race. Rock out
to odd instruments and explore what makes
Franklin Institute: Life in Space
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Wed., July 15
This show begins with the bang of a rocket being
launched into space! Come explore what it is like
to be an astronaut living on a space station at this
high-energy, interactive program.
Family Movie Nights
(All ages, parent/caregiver must stay with
children under age 11) 7 p.m.
Juy 14, Aug 7, Aug 18. Cool off and enjoy a
family movie at the library! For movie titles and
other information, contact Susanne Martin at
[email protected] or call
the library.
(Grades K-12) 7 p.m., Tues., Aug. 11
Come along with us on an epic, laughter-filled journey that proves
“super” heroes really DO exist! Throughout the
tale, volunteers from the audience help conduct
exciting experiments that make the characters'
super powers and heroic deeds come to
life! See how science can make the ordinary…
Reading with Animals
This program has been sponsored by the
Friends of the Easttown Library
(Ages 5+) 7 p.m., Mon., June 29, July 13, 27
Pals for Life (www.palsforlife.org) will visit the
library with animals that enjoy listening to stories
read to them by young readers. Readers should
choose a book from the library or their own
collection to read to the animals. Registration required.
To register: June 29, July 13, 27