Friday, June 23, 2017

In the Stacks at the Windham Public Library By Jen Alvino, Library Director

As the school year comes to a close, library staff members are ready for a busy summer. We begin planning early in the spring for the Summer Reading Program that runs through August 28 this year. This year’s theme is Build a Better World. 
Our calendar is full of activities such as crafts, movie showings, book discussions, creative writing sessions and letterboxing. Summer Reading is a great way to keep adults and teens engaged in reading throughout the summer and you may even win a prize! For younger children, continuing to read throughout the summer is a key to academic success and avoiding the summer slide. In addition, if you are looking for a place to cool off from the heat, we are open 6 days a week, the building is air conditioned, and there is plenty to keep you busy. Besides reading a book, magazine or the newspaper, you can sit and do puzzles, play a board game, or use one of our public access computers.

After Summerfest, Reid Stories, our intrepid chicken will return. Kids can begin searching the library for him on Monday, June 26. You never know where in the library Reid may be hiding. When you find him, let a staff person know so you can choose your prize from the treasure box. The chicken won’t be here long so be sure to stop in to see him soon!

Stop by the library and speak to a staff person for all the details about Summer Reading and check out our online calendar for information about all our programs. Join us! There’s something for everyone. All programs are free and open to the public. Be sure to visit our website and Facebook page for the most up to date news and information about all our programs or call 207-892-1908.

I hope to see you in the library soon!

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