Library kicks off summer reading program

Kathryn SwanJ-C Correspondent
Library kicks off summer reading program

The Pawhuska Public Library’s summer reading program, ‘Fizz, Spark: SCIENCE’ is jam packed with fascinating discoveries. Through hands-on experiences, children will learn about robots, robotics and how to make a LEGO windmill or car. By becoming Citizen Scientists, they will track Oklahoma’s weather along with birds and other wildlife activities. They will discover the correlation between science, art and music and how science relates to simple tasks of baking cookies or growing trees.

Assistant Librarian Yvonne Rose said, “We have developed two unique programs. The youth series for teens and tweens sixth grade and up is titled ‘Spark a Reaction!’”

This series consists of four programs which begin Monday, June 2 and will continue throughout the month of June. All but the June 17 magic show begins at 1:30 p.m.

“We have seven programs for children kindergarten through 5th grade. Titled ‘Fizz, Boom, Read,’” Rose said. “This series launches Tuesday, June 3 will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in June.”

All ages are invited to a special event featuring ever-popular magician Steve Crawford. This will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17th.

The Pawhuska Public Library is one of 36 Oklahoma libraries qualifying for the LEGOS STEM program. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Sponsors for this dynamic Summer Reading Program and LEGOS grant include the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Sonic Corporation,

All programs will take place in Pawhuska Library’s meeting room. The Pawhuska Public Library is located at 1801 Lynn Avenue. For more information, call 918-287-3989.