Summer Reading Program Continues at Shaw Library

CLEARFIELD – The Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library’s “Fizz, Boom, Read!” summer reading program continued when Adam Swartz Puppets presented “The Great Bug-tacular Game Show.”

Children and adults served as game show contestants while answering science- and bug-themed questions from game show host and puppet Joe. Throughout the remainder of the week, youth participants made ice cream, created an insect using a variety of craft pieces and listened to a presentation by AmeriHealth Caritas on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Judy Ann Davis conducted a book signing and presentation to adult participants on her latest book, and young adults met local author Samantha Boulton. A number of events are offered next week as part of the “Fizz, Boom, Read!” summer reading program.

The first Family Fun Night of the summer will be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m. “Families Flourish” will be presented by Tammy’s Garden. Families will learn gardening tips and decorate a planter to take home. Registration for this event is required.

Youth summer reading participants are invited to “Erin’s Exciting Experiments.” On Tuesday, children in the Read-to-Me program will watch as colored bubbles pop right before their eyes.

School Age A participants will make and take their own ooblek home on July 2 and School Age B youth will fire rockets into the air and take home their own slime on July 3. All programs will be held at 10:30 a.m. Registration for each day’s program is required.

Young adults enrolled in the Spark a Reaction summer reading program are encouraged to join Ronda Stiles of Penn State Cooperative Extension in the “Science of Cooking.” On July 3 at 2 p.m., participants will compete in a cook off. Registration for all young adult summer reading programs is required.

Read-to-Me, School Age A, and School Age B participants are reminded to submit Super Stars earned through June 28 into the weekly prize drawing for tickets sponsored by the Altoona Curve by June 28 at 5 p.m.

To register for the programs listed above, please call the front desk of the library at 814-765-3271 during regular business hours.

Registration for the “Fizz, Boom, Read!” summer reading program continues throughout the summer.

All registrations are completed online at the Shaw Public Library’s Web site Participants are asked to pick up their registration packets at the front desk of the library upon registering for one of the programs.

Children ages birth through preschool age should enroll in the Read-to-Me program. Youth who have completed kindergarten through the second grade are encouraged to participate in the School Age A program and those who have completed the third through fifth grades will enroll in the School Age B program.

The Spark a Reaction young adult summer reading program is open to anyone who has completed the sixth through 11th grades, and the Literary Elements adult summer reading program is available to all adults, including 2014 high school graduates.

The library is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Fridays from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. Additional information is available by calling 814-765-3271 during regular business hours or by visiting the Web site at Police Blotter
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