City library plans to Build Better World


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One of the characters scheduled to be onhand during the Mount Airy Public Library’s summer reading program.


Bob the Builder, Legos, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, K’Nex sets, and Keva Planks will all be on hand at the Mount Airy Public Library this summer.

The reason for such an august list of guests?

The library’s summer program, constructed around the theme “Build a Better World.”

Organizers say they plan to walk local participants through the program by incorporating reading, construction, creativity and design.

Around that theme, the library folks say they are asking for canned food donations,which will be donated at the end of July to the local food bank, Yokefellow Christian Ministries.

“Create some art in the library when you visit by helping to color in a banner filled with images from the summer events,” organizers said in a statement announcing the program.

The summer activities got off the ground this past week with a Scholastic-let book fair which ended Saturday. Next, local youth are invited to attend a “Makerspace Monday” event, which takes place at 1 p.m. every Monday through July 24. There is limited space for this event, and parents should register their child to attend one of them.

The Summer Reading Programs will be held on Thursday afternoons, at 1 p.m., from June 22 through July 27, and the first few kids to sign up “will receive a book bag filled with fun items to get them ready to read, write, and create this summer,” organizers said.

Part of the Thursday programs will include using books like dominoes, set up around the library to see how far they can stretch the line of them, and then watch them fall.

Other highlights of the summer include:

– A miniature golf course will be created in the multipurpose room, using books, boxes, cardboard tubes, canned food, whatever is on hand to set the course.

– Learning to use the Google Earth app to view famous sites around the world, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids in Egypt, and Mount Rushmore.

– Sciencetellers visiting to share a nautical adventure about a shipwrecked crew of pirates who have to work together to build a new ship to escape a deserted island.

– The Dewey Decimal Players, the library’s own teen theatre troupe, share their production of “Somewhere in History,” which tells the story of a young girl who accidentally invents a time machine, and sets out to visit famous history sites.

The summer events will wrap up with its annual Young Actors Drama Camp, for kids aged 7-19 years old, meeting Monday through Friday, June 31-August 4, at 1 p.m., where they will play theatre games, transform themselves into lots of characters, laugh a lot, and make new friends as they learn new acting skills, becoming more comfortable getting up in front of an audience and performing.

Contact Angela Llewellyn with any questions, 336-789-5108.

One of the characters scheduled to be onhand during the Mount Airy Public Library’s summer reading program.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_18952561_10207083745691814_189069365181788803_n.jpgOne of the characters scheduled to be onhand during the Mount Airy Public Library’s summer reading program.

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