Library plans June, summer events
Liberty Public Library has several events planned for June and throughout the summer.
- Middle and high school students will be able to enter the Teen Zone on Wednesdays, June 28 to Aug. 9. Open to students in fifth though 12 grades, the library will be open from 1 to 2:15 p.m. for games, art projects and hanging out in the air conditioning. Students are also invited to participate in the summer reading challenge. They can pick up a reading log at the library to record their summer reading and earn chance to win gift cards. The Teen Zone will kick off with a meeting from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7. Games, art projects and snacks will be provided, and students will be able to learn about and sign up for volunteer opportunities at the library this summer.
- On June 10, parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their second to fourth graders to the library from 1 to 2 p.m. for STEM Day. Stations will be set up so the students can explore different activities and STEM sets, including City Engineering and Design Building Set, Castle Engineering and Design, Electronics Kit — Snap Circuits Jr. and Keva brain builders design.
- Board Game Day will be offered for elementary students after early dismissal on Friday, June 16. From noon to 1 p.m. students, accompanied by a parent or guardian, may play classics such as Chutes & Ladders, Uno, Crazy 8s and Monopoly with their friends.
- There are also several events planned throughout the summer.
- K-4 Stories, Crafts & Activities will be offered at 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 27 to Aug. 8 (excluding July 4, as the library will be closed for the holiday. Attendees will be able to explore a variety of topics found within the library shelves: from decoding fingerprints to excavating fossils and more. Kids will also track their reading and earn prizes.
- Toddler/PreK Storytime will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, June 28 to Aug. 9. There will be stories, songs, games, dancing, crafts and other activities for toddlers and preschoolers.
- Legos at the Library will be at 11 a.m. Fridays, June 30 to Aug. 4. Students are invited to create using the library’s Legos.
- At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6, the library will host a family show, “StoryFaces.” In StoryFaces, Christopher Agostino paints the faces of audience volunteers to illustrate the stories while he tells them! Stories include the classic fable about kindness, Aesop’s “The Lion and the Mouse,” and Agostino’s original folktale, “Coyote Makes Some Friends,” in which Coyote discovers that not only is it good to be helpful, it can also be the start of an adventure. For more information, visit thestorybehindthefaces.com/storytelling-show/
- A second family show, “Hudson Valley Reptile,” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3. Attendees will have a chance to see reptile such as snakes, lizards and turtles from the Hudson Valley Reptile & Rescue Organization. Learn more at www.hvreptilerescue.org/home
- Students may also pick up a reading log at the front desk and earn prizes if they can’t come to programs.
- Children should be accompanied by an adult at the summer programs for children.
All programs are free and are held at the library at 189 N. Main St. in Liberty. For more information, call 845-292-6070 or visit www.libertypubliclibrary.org.