This afternoon, my family headed to the Wallingford Library is replenish our supply of summer reading material. We were enthusiastically greeted by librarian-in-chief Heather, who immediately registered the kids for the library’s Summer of Learning program. They were handed a free book (Minecraft for the 9 year old and Rainbow Fairy Magic for the 6 year old) along with a chart on which to track their summer reading and activities. Between now and August 4th, every time they log 10 activities they can be entered into a raffle for the library’s Breakfast of Champions at the Space Needle. Plus, the log sheet can be exchanged for a free ticket to the Burke Museum. Pretty cool stuff.
To make it even better, the library is sponsoring a series of science-inspired activities throughout the summer at many different branches. The Wallingford branch will host three – the first of which is full (juggling with Teatro Zinzanni). If your children want to get in on the action, you should reserve them a space by either visiting the library or giving them a call at 684-4088.
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Watch out for flying projectiles! Design and test a catapult with staff from Pacific Science Center, then join a team to work on a distance challenge. For ages 8-12. Registration is required.
Shake, Rattle and Roll!
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Hear trickster tales from West Africa & learn African drum rhythms with Gansango Music & Dance and Won-Ldy Paye. You’ll make music with a bell, shaker or drum, and sing “Mary Had a Little Goat.” For ages 3-10.