The Greenwood Lake Public Library, located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake, will begin registration on Thurs., Jun. 21 at 9 a.m. for “Libraries Rock.” Participants may register online at www.gwllibrary.org or in person at the Library.
In-person registration dates for the Youth Summer Reading Program (SRP) are: Thurs., Jun. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 6 to 8 p.m., and Fri., Jun. 22 from 9 am. to 12 noon. The library is currently looking for teen volunteers (those entering grade seven through 12th grade) to assist with book reporting, programs and the closing carnival.
This summer’s theme is “Libraries Rock” for ages two years to kids entering sixth grade as well as for kids entering grades seven through 12. Registration in SRP is required to be eligible to attend all supplemental programs (which will also require individual registration). All participants must have a valid Greenwood Lake Public Library card. Children should have a parent with them for summer reading registration and for getting a new or replacement card.
Children are encouraged to come in weekly to report on the books they have read. Reporting times will be available from Thurs., Jul. 5 to Fri., Jul. 27. The times are 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays. Summer reading will conclude on Sat., Jul. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a Homespun Carnival which will include refreshments, crafts, prizes, activities, and games. All children seven and under must be accompanied by an adult.
During registration time, patrons will be able to sign-up for a wide variety of programs that represent the “Libraries Rock” theme in some way. For children and young adults, comedian and musician The Spoonman will open the festivities on Tues., Jul. 3. There will be two four-week programs with Greenwood Lake’s own The Rock Underground; Glee (for ages six to 12); and Sound and Music in Gaming (for ages 10 to 17). Stacey Lawrence, from the Greenwood Lake Garden Center, will return to Plant a Rock Garden. Dinosaurs Rock will present an exhibit of over 30 specimens. Jamming on the Didgeridoo and Jewelry Making will round out the summer.
The Youth Study Room will continue to be open all summer long with monthly Bingo on Tues., Jul 3 at 6 p.m. and Tues., Aug. 7 at 6 p.m.; Tuesday movie nights; and Wednesday game night.
As far as adult programming, registration may be done online, at the front desk or by phone. This season the library will welcome local favorites Some Guys and a Broad for a special acoustic rock performance. Jane Barba will present a lecture on Planning a Rock and Sedum Garden, Sara Gallmann returns with Monday Chair Yoga, and Nancy Kaufer Makes Sushi Rolls.
Applications for teen volunteering are available at the Library front desk. For complete information on all programs, the Summer Newsletter is now available throughout the library as well as online at www.gwllibrary.org.
For more information on children’s and young adult programming or teen volunteering, call 477-8377, ext. 101, or speak with Ms. Erin or Ms. Dody at ext. 109 or ext. 110. For more information about adult programming call Mary at 477-8377, ext. 108.