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Deer Park's New Library Building
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Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds


Hear yea, hear yea! Our summer reading program begins Tuesday, July 5th! We've got lots of royal prizes to give away this year for our avid, loyal readers! Our finale will be held on Thursday, August 18th.

Story time and craft hour begins at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesdays for children ages 6 or younger. Themes for July are: Dragons, Unicorns, Village Market Day, and Romp with Royalty. Lori Hartshorn is an awesome storyteller and we've got some fun projects planned. We'd love to have you join us.

There are two competitions you can enter. Draw a castle fit for royalty or create a dragon sculpture out of anything that comes to mind. Just be sure to have a bucket of water handy if your dragon likes to breathe fire! Winners will be announced at the finale on August 18th.

Dragon Fire

Curious about dragons? Try creating one out of 'stuff' you have around the house. Recycle stuff: maybe some clay, a plastic bottle, worn-out socks, or try things you've learned at school. Dig through the junk drawers in the kitchen, your craft supplies, or maybe the recycling bin for things to create your dragon.

The winner and two runner-ups will be announced at the Grand Finale on August 16th 18th from 6:00-7:30 p.m..

at the Deer Park Public Library

Have you ever wondered what your castle would be like if you owned one?

Share your ideas by drawing your dream castle -- from the inside or out. Use marker, crayons, chalk or add objects to make it 3-D.

The winner and two runner-ups will be announced at the Grand Finale on August 18th.

Summer reading programs for ages 7 years or older:

Thursday, July 7, 4-6 p.m. CALLIGRAPHY BOOKPLATES. Learn to print with a nib or perhaps with a quill like the writers in the Medieval Ages.

Tuesday, July 12, 6-7:30 p.m. ILLUMINATION. Like the monks in the Medieval Ages who illustrated pages with this technique, you can learn to illuminate a block letter of the alphabet using water color and gold paint. Your first or last initial perhaps?

A belated congratulations to our talented Library Aide, Kaitlin Hartshorn who won the first prize and a runner-up award for her entries in the First Annual Helga Konopacki Poetry Award contest sponsored by the Polk County Library Federation.

Thursday, July 21, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. MAKE A SACHET/DREAM PILLOW. Scents were used every day in Medieval times. Energize (or fall asleep) taking in the aromas of herbs and flowers while you assemble a sachet or dream pillow.

Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CHESS TOURNAMENT. Bring your chess set (and a partner too!) for a royal tournament. Winners and runners-up will receive prizes for their noble efforts.

A free, encore knitting class “Finish Knitting the Mittens” will be held on Tuesday, August 9th from 6-8 p.m. at the library. Even if you aren’t working on a mitten project, you are welcome to bring your knitting and join the group. Here is your chance to get some expert advice if you are running into trouble with your latest creation.

We are enjoying our summer reading program theme, Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds. Themes for the Story time and Craft hour programs in August are Magical Mayhem and a Fairy Tale Party. Readers 6 years old or younger meet on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. to read stories, learn signing, and participate in show and tell. We’ve had fun searching for our blue dragon hidden somewhere in the library.

Our summer reading program finale has been moved to Thursday, August 18th from 6-7:30 p.m. Anyone who is signed up for the summer reading program is welcome to join us.

July 27, 2005