For some of us, 30 seconds isn’t enough time to say all we want to say about a good book. However, it is long enough to get the audience curious enough to want to read it…while throwing marshmallows to get the speaker to stop talking.
This summer’s Books Smack & Marshmallow Toss has been filled with fast paced book reviews, fast pitched marshmallows, and hilarious Minute to Win It games.
Here are some Book Smackers playing the Minute to Win It game ‘Cookie Face’.
Colleen O’Hare, a volunteer from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada- Okanagan Centre, enthralled her audience with a wild trip through Space. We learned everything from Black Holes that don’t suck to gamma rays that rudely knock into each other. Now, we are all looking forward to the total eclipse of the sun (not the heart) on August 21! (Yes, the technical term is Total Solar Eclipse, but I couldn’t resist the offhand nod to Bonnie Tyler.)
We had a great time with Andy the Musical Scientist on Monday. We were all impressed by the incredible instruments he created out of household items and amazed by the cools sounds he made with them. Summer programs at the library have kicked off to a great start!
Check our website if you are interested in learning more about our summer programs: http://www.orl.bc.ca/hours-locations/salmon-arm.
Come to Blackburn Park tomorrow for the unveiling of the Unplug & Play box that was created for Canada’s 150. We will start our event with Story Time in the Park at 10:30. After story time, we will have Diane and Tori Jewel do a friendship dance. Then there will be presentations by an Early Childhood Development member , Mayor Nancy, and Shuswap Foundation. Following that we will have our Party in the Park with CCRR!
Looking forward to playing in the park with all of you!
Early Childhood Development Chair for Salmon Arm
First, a huge thank you to our Salmon Arm Friends of the Library (FOL) for sponsoring our programs year after year. I don’t know what we would do with out you!
Registration for Summer Reading Club begins Tuesday, June 20 and is free. Just contact the library by email, phone or in person to register. (No online registration is available this year to join the club.)
We have 3 Summer Clubs this year.
- Read-to-Me Club for ages 1 – 4 years.
- BC Summer Reading Club for ages 5 -12 years.
- Summer Challenge Tracker for ages 1 – 18.
We also have free summer programs and contests for students. Registration for these programs is available online and opens 2 weeks before the event. Contact the library or go to our branch page at http://www.orl.bc.ca/hours-locations/salmon-arm to register for a program. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Children 9-11 must have an adult within easy contact.
Here is a list of our programs:
Here is a list of our contests and sponsors:
And here is a peek at this year’s Challenge Tracker:
We had a small but creative group for LEGO Club this month. We can also include KEVA Planks in our building now, so it looks like I’m going to have to change the name of our program.
Thanks again to the Salmon Arm Early Childhood Development Committee for sponsoring these events! Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR) will provide toys and activities after story time.