News & Announcements:
Summer Reading continues through July 29! This year’s theme is “Build a Better World,” and as always, you can check out the full list of activities on our Events Calendar. We’ll highlight the events happening in July in this issue of the newsletter to make sure you’re ready to get started.
Stop by the library at any point this summer to get started on YOUR summer reading. All ages are invited to participate and read to earn prizes. Find details about events for different age groups, print extra reading logs, and learn more about the summer reading program online at www.gibsonville.net/gplsummer.
What’s Coming Up:
The Market at Gibsonville | Saturday, July 1 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – If you haven’t been to a First Saturday market in downtown Gibsonville, you have to check it out! Library staff will be on hand with fun activities and summer reading details. This is a special Heritage Day market with a Red, White & Blue parade!
Summer Reading Wrap Party | Saturday, July 29 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Help us finish off our summer reading program with a bang! Drop in at any point this afternoon to make your own “ugly art” creation, and enter it into our art contest for a chance to win a prize. Plus, live music by the Curly Fries at 2:00 PM- you won’t want to miss it!
Kindergarten – Grade 5:
Active Afternoons | Thursdays at 2:00 PM (July 6, 13, 20 & 27) – Each week during summer reading, we will have indoor and outdoor activities for school-age kids designed for fun and creativity.
In July we will build with Legos, create outdoor sculptures, learn to paint with mud and sunscreen, and bring brand new civilizations to life with our imaginations.
My Town Bingo | All summer until July 29 – Visit fun places around Gibsonville and try to get a BINGO on your game card! You can also earn extra summer reading prize tickets for participating! All ages can take part in My Town Bingo.
Birth – Pre-K:
Toddler Storytime | Wednesdays at 10:00 AM – Kids 3 and under and their caregivers are invited to come enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Pre-K Storytime | Wednesdays at 11:00 AM – This storytime, geared for 4-5 year olds, features stories, crafts and activities.
Special Summer Storytimes | Every other week during summer reading we will hold our storytimes at different locations around Gibsonville! We will visit the Gibsonville Community Garden on July 12 and Murrell Park on July 26.
Teens (Grade 6-12):
Teen Service Tuesdays | Give back to your community during these special service days. Our June trip to the Community Garden was a lot of fun! Please sign up if you are interested, so we know how many helpers to expect. We will meet at the senior center.
July 25, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | John O. Harper Senior Center (400 Steele Street, Gibsonville, NC 27249) – Help build bookshelves, sort books, and organize a small lending library for use by the seniors at the center. There will be a variety of jobs to do in this project, all abilities welcome!