Scavenger Hunt the theme of the June 20 Summer Reading Program Activity Week – South Platte Sentinel


  • One of the attendees of the Sterling Public Library’s More @ the Park program, Monday, June 13, 2022, dips his Crisco-covered hand into ice-cold water to demonstrate how blubber keeps whales warm. Looking up are children’s librarian Denise Ladd and her assistant Logan Kennedy. (Callie Jones/Sterling Journal-Lawyer)

  • Children's Librarian Denise Ladd reads the book

    Children’s Librarian Denise Ladd reads the book ‘Inky’s Great Escape’, by Sy Montgomery, based on the true story of an octopus known to have escaped from the New Zealand Aquarium in 2016, during the More @ the Park at the Sterling Public Library on Monday, June 13, 2022. (Callie Jones/Sterling Journal-Lawyer)

  • Children's librarian Denise Ladd, with help from Logan Kennedy, uses...

    Children’s Librarian Denise Ladd, with help from Logan Kennedy, uses a bucket of water and two balloons, one filled with water and the other filled with vegetable oil, to demonstrate how oil in the liver of a shark helps her maintain her buoyancy during Sterling Public Library’s More @ the Park Program Monday, June 13, 2022. (Callie Jones/Sterling Journal-Advocate)

  • Children's Librarian Denise Ladd, with help from Logan Kennedy and...

    Children’s Librarian Denise Ladd, with help from Logan Kennedy and Library Superintendent Sandy VanDusen, uses fishing line, a straw and an inflated balloon to demonstrate how fast an octopus can move during the [email protected] program. the Park at Sterling Public Library on Monday, June 13, 2022. (Callie Jones/Sterling Journal-Avocate)

Join the Sterling Public Library on Monday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Propst Park for stories and more at the park. The theme of the week is Ahoy, Mateys! Let’s find a treasure. Denise will tell pirate stories and we will all go on a treasure hunt. Children of all ages are invited.

Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. is Tween Time @ the Library. On June 21, we will do a patriotic tie-dye. Participants will need to bring a white t-shirt for the program. Children will be able to use their creativity to create a masterpiece. This program is for children 9 to 12 years old.

Chapter Chat @ the Library for ages 6-9 will be Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Denise will continue to read the chapter and the kids will do fun activities that go along with the story.

Jason has an adult summer school program scheduled for June 16 at 3:30 p.m. Jason will teach everyone to use the Mango Foreign Language program. The library recently subscribed to Mango to help anyone wishing to learn a foreign language. The program covers more than 70 languages.

Jason will be offering another summer school program on June 21 at 5:30 p.m. This program will provide basic cooking information. During the program, Jason will bake cookies.

Every Thursday at 5:15 p.m., the library will host Teen Movie Night. This is a moment reserved for teenagers. Snacks and a drink will be offered. Most films will be rated PG-13, so parental discretion is advised. The titles of the films will be announced one week before the broadcast.

Monday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m. Erica will host a Teen Book Club. Teens can bring any book they read for discussion. It’s a great way to learn new books. Snacks will be provided.

The library will host Ann Lincoln’s Foam on the Range on Saturday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Propst Park. Watch for more information on this fun program.

If you have any questions about anything, please call the library at 522-2023. We hope to see you this summer.

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