News & Announcements:
***The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Have a safe and happy holiday!***
Summer Reading continues all month long!
Participating in a summer reading program is a great way to help students avoid the “summer slide” and keep them engaged while school is out, BUT summer reading is for everyone, regardless of age! Kids, teens, and adults are all encouraged to read, explore, and have fun with us all summer long.
Readers of all ages can sign up to participate in summer reading by stopping by the library anytime before July 20. Find all the details about our 2019 Summer Reading program at giblib.org/summer.
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Special Screening | Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 PM
We are excited to offer a sneak peek at the upcoming AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film, Chasing the Moon, a new six-hour documentary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond, Chasing the Moon will premiere on UNCTV on July 8th, 9th and 10th. Our special 40 minute screening takes a look back at the tension and excitement surrounding the launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, all the way up until the lunar module finally lands on the moon. This is a FREE event open to everyone ages 10 & up.
Glow Party at the Library | Friday, July 26 at 2:00 PM
We’re wrapping up six weeks of Summer Reading fun with an intergalactic GLOW PARTY at the library. Come create your own DIY glow-in-the-dark fashion to earn a special summer reading badge. Or, spend some time at home creating the perfect glow outfit to show off at the party! This is an all-ages, family friendly party.
Space Explorer Scavenger Hunt – Downtown Gibsonville
Have you spotted any of our golden astronaut mini-statues around town? There are 6 of these little explorers “hidden in plain sight” at some of our favorite places in town. Snap a picture when you find one, share and tag with #gplstars. Need a clue for a spaceman you just can’t find? Follow us on Instagram or Facebook to see weekly hints, or ask a librarian. Finding each spaceman around town will earn you a unique Summer Reading Badge.
School-Age Summer Activities
Active Afternoons | Thursdays at 2:00 PM through July 25
These activities are designed for kids ages 6-12 and will include plenty of fun hands-on learning and activities. No registration required. What’s coming up:
June 27 — Recipe for a Moon (layer by layer)
July 11 — UV Kids & Water from Earth to the Stars
July 18 — Rover Races
July 25 — Planetary Tourism Board
See all dates and activities online at giblib.org/summer
Teen Tuesday Challenges | Tuesdays at 2:00 PM, June 25- July 23
Come to complete a new challenge every week — test your limits and stretch your skills! Designed for ages 12 & up. Here’s what’s coming up:
June 25 — Intergalactic Art Challenge
July 2 — Science Fiction Trivia Challenge
July 9 — The Food Challenge
July 16 — DIY Mini-Golf Challenge
July 23 — Wait…What?!?! Writing Challenge
Water from Earth to the Stars | Wednesday, July 11 at 3:00 PM
Water from Earth to the Stars is a special presentation by StormWater Smart. Come learn about water-themed constellations and conservation through stories and a DIY activity. No registration or participation in previous events is required. This event begins right after our July 11 Active Afternoon event. We encourage families to stay and learn about water-themed constellations and conservation through stories and a DIY activity.
Ani-Makers – for Middle and High School students | Every third Saturday, 1:00 PM
Calling all anime fans, creative types, makers and friends! We want to start a group just for you Each month, we’ll get together to watch a fun animated thing and create a fun thing, too. Since this is a relatively new group, you’ll get to help shape our activities to reflect your own interests. Have a great craft idea? Share it! Have a new favorite show? Share that too! Bring your friends and make some new friends.
Next Meeting Saturday, July 20 at 1:00 PM
Saturday Family Storytimes – Saturdays at 10:00 AM
We are now offering a family-style story time each Saturday morning at 10:00 AM.
Join us for fun stories, songs and activities and bring the whole family!
Toddler Story time | Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Kids 3 and under and their caregivers are invited to come enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Pre-K Story time | Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
These story times, geared for 4-5 year olds, feature stories, crafts and activities.