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Little Red Riding Hood bookFractured Fairy Tale Contest for Kids 6-11 yrs.
Think of a fairy tale. Mix it up a bit. Modernize it. Come up with a different ending. Deliver your story to the Children’s Desk at either library by 5/31/2015. The top three stories will receive a beautiful die-cut edition of Little Red Riding Hood, illustrated by Sybille Schenker. All entries will be featured our the Pen & Pencil Newsletter. Call 303-658-2606 for more information.

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Register online for the kids' summer reading program EVERY HERO HAS A STORY beginning May 18. Pick up your reading log at either library on or after June 1. Earn prizes for reading and participating in contests. Enjoy guest entertainers, story times and other programs.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

Library at the Lake
Saturday, June 6, 5-6 p.m. Standley Lake Regional Park
Join us at Standley Lake and listen to stories around the campfire. Learn about our community heroes. Hear true life hero stories by Park Rangers and make “Superhero S’mores”. Class limited to 40. Register here: https://prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/scripts/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1. All Ages

The Heroes In You
Monday, June 8, 2-2:45 p.m.
Irving Street
Saturday, June 20, 2-2:45 p.m.
College Hill

You don't have to have laser vision or super strength to be a super hero! Ventriloquist, Meghan Casey presents an interactive ventriloquist show that shares other ways to be a super hero. Free tickets for this puppet show are available at the Children’s desks beginning May 26. All Ages

Summer Pen & Pencil Club
Tuesdays @ Irving Street, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
June 16 & July 14
Thursdays @ College Hill, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
June 18 & July 16

Share writing tips, promote your favorite books, and take part in short, briefly rehearsed plays. Parents are invited during the last 15-minutes to hear readings and enjoy a funny skit performed by club members. Newcomers always welcome! Refreshments Served. No registration required. Age: 6-11

Create Superhero Comics
Monday, June 22, 2-3 p.m.
Irving Street
Saturday, July 25, 2-3 p.m.
College Hill

Learn how to create your own superhero cartoon characters including silly superhero animals and other superheroes in this fast paced drawing workshop. All supplies furnished. Call 303-658-2606 for College Hill or 303-658-2306 for Irving Street to register beginning May 18. Age: 8-11

I Want To Be An Astronaut
Monday, July 6, 2-2:45 p.m.
College Hill

See what it is like to be a real live superhero—an astronaut. Try out your walking skills in our micro gravity boots, experience a simulated rocket launch and more. Presented by SpaceTime. Free tickets for this show are available at the Children’s desks beginning June 22. Age: 6-11

Brave Dogs: Our Four Legged Heroes
Monday, July 20, 2-2:45 p.m.
Irving Street

Denise Gard and her border collie Sienna bring to life stories about brave war dogs and how they help our soldiers. Also hear the heart-warming tale of Togo, the sled dog who saved an entire village. Free tickets are available at the Children’s desks beginning July 6. All Ages

Intergenerational Painting Workshop
Saturdays. 2-3:30 p.m., College Hill
June 6, July 11, August 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3

Children and parents learn watercolor techniques and create paintings. Children must attend with their parents. Please try to attend at least 2 workshops and the final celebration in October. Hosted by the Paletteers Art Club. Call 303-658-2606 to register beginning May 18. Age: 6-adult

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MARVELOUS MONDAYS AND WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS

No registration required. Age varies by program.

Hero Jeopardy
Answer questions about community, literary and movie superheroes. Sign up your own 3-person team or participate in a team put together during the program.

Day Date Time Age Location
Wednesday June 10 1-2 p.m. 6-8 yrs. Irving Street
Wednesday June 10 2:30-3:30 p.m. 9-11 yrs. Irving Street
Monday June 15 1-2 p.m. 6-8 yrs College Hill
Monday June 15 2:30-3:30 p.m. 9-11 yrs. College Hill

What do Superheroes Eat?
Yum…Make Jedi Juice, Kryptonite krunch, Marine marshmallow taffy, Police popcorn, and more.

Day Date Time Age Location
Wednesday June 24 1-2 p.m. 6-8 yrs. Irving Street
Wednesday June 24 2:30-3:30 p.m. 9-11 yrs. Irving Street
Monday June 29 1-2 p.m. 6-8 yrs College Hill
Monday June 29 2:30-3:30 p.m. 9-11 yrs. College Hill

Hero Game Day
Play H.E.R.O.S. Bingo, Operation, Guess Who and more!

Day Date Time Age Location
Wednesday July 8 1-2 p.m. 6-8 yrs. Irving Street
Wednesday July 8 2:30-3:30 p.m. 9-11 yrs. Irving Street
Monday July 13 1-2 p.m. 6-8 yrs College Hill
Monday July 13 2:30-3:30 p.m. 9-11 yrs. College Hill

You are a Superhero
Create your own superhero and sidekick profile. Make a cape and mask.

Day Date Time Age Location
Wednesday July 22 1-2 p.m. 6-8 yrs. Irving Street
Wednesday July 22 2:30-3:30 p.m. 9-11 yrs. Irving Street
Monday July 27 1-2 p.m. 6-8 yrs College Hill
Monday July 27 2:30-3:30 p.m. 9-11 yrs. College Hill

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ONGOING PROGRAMS

READ Dogs
Wanted! Young readers to read to our specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog! Bring your own book or choose one from the library. Registration required. Call College Hill or for Irving Street to register your child for a private 15 minute reading session. Ages: 6-11 years.

READ Dog Sessions @ Irving Street:
Saturday, 2-3:15 p.m.: May 9
Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m.: June 9, 23, 30 - July 7, 21, 28
Register by calling 303-658-2306

READ Dog Sessions @ College Hill

Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.: May 5, 12,19
Tuesdays, 6-7:15 p.m.
:
June 16, 23 - July 14, 21

Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.: May 6, 13, 20
Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m.: June 10, 17, 24 - July 8, 15, 22
Saturday, 2-3:15 p.m.:
May 16
Saturdays, 2-3 p.m.:
June 13 & July 11
Register by calling 303-658-2606

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Prepare your child for kindergarten by enjoying books, learning literacy tips and earning prizes. Reading logs and registration instructions are available online and at both libraries in the children’s room.

Updated: 05/15

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