More summer fun planned at the library

By: By Lisa Bowden - Contributing columnist
Lisa Bowden

Summer is in full swing at Robeson County Public Library.

We had a wonderful kickoff party with music, storytime and crafts. We painted rocks and had a blast. We also had a visit from the N.C. Museum of Natural Science for our first visitor of the summer. However, if you couldn’t make it please don’t think you’re too late for the fun. We have our reading programs and more visitors coming.

For our adult patrons we have our Bingo activity. Come in, register and get a bingo sheet full of activities to complete and receive a prize. As in the ever-famous game, complete five activities in a row to win, but in our version every player wins.

For the children ages 1 to 17, we have a reading log. Read for 20 minutes a day — you pick the reading material — fill in a circle and bring in your completed log. Everyone wins with reading, so you will get a prize as well. Not enough? OK then, adults and children who turn in a completed activity sheet will be entered into a drawing for a Barnes and Nobles gift card.

How about we throw in some more programs? Want a free concert for the kids this summer? Come see Big Bang Boom for a rocking good time. The songs are catchy and fun. Everyone will have a dancing good time. Their music is parent approved but kid loved.

Would you rather see some animals this summer? For the first time the Robeson County Public Library is hosting Hawk Manor Falconry and their birds of prey. Come see falcons, hawks and owls live and in person. Chip Gentry is a master falconer and he will educate us about what it means to work with these amazing birds of prey. This program will be educational and entertaining for people of all ages.

For people who love libraries for the sake of stories, we will continue to host our wonderful story times and have Movie Mondays. This summer the libary will be showing “Boss Baby,” “Coco,” “Wonder” and “Captain Underpants.” And yes, we have popcorn.

I love my job, especially during the summer. I get to sing, dance, pretend to be characters from wonderful children’s books and this summer is full of opportunities for me and you. Come see your library and all the programs we have to offer. Get all the information from our website or contact me, Lisa Bowden, Youth Services librarian, at 910-738-4859, Ext. 310. I’m looking forward to hearing from you all.

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By Lisa Bowden

Contributing columnist

Lisa Bowden is the Youth Services librarian at the Robeson County Public Library.

Lisa Bowden is the Youth Services librarian at the Robeson County Public Library.