Boulder City Magazine® July 2009 Issue
by S. Lynn Schofield-Dahl, Director
Boulder City Library
You are, perhaps, familiar with the phrase “Use it or lose it”. Studies show that students who don’t read during the summer can actually lose their skills and do not start the new school year at the same reading level at which they ended the previous school year. It is particularly true of “new readers” who have just finished first or second grades.
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|During the month of July, Boulder City Library will be sponsoring three special programs aimed at the entire family.
The first of these programs is scheduled for Thursday, July 9th from 2 to 4 p.m. The Crystal Wizard, Don Thompson, will be doing demonstrations of the amazing art of Glass Blowing. Stop by the library to watch Don practice this wonderful craft. Glass Blowing, also known as lampwork because the craft was originally done over oil lamps, is the art of sculpting molten glass into beads, figures, and much more.
The second program is part of an on-going series of programs held at the library. On the second Tuesday of each month, one of the Park Rangers from the Lake Mead National Recreational Area visits the library to discuss different topics. Past topics have included the invasive mussels in the area lakes, area geology, hiking trails, and much more. The July Second Tuesday With a Ranger is scheduled for 7 p.m. on the 14th.
The third program this summer is our Grand Finale for the Summer Reading Program on Saturday, July 25th at 11 a.m. We will be joined by funny man S. Frank Stringham (you can call him “S”). He is sure to keep the entire family laughing with his presentation of music, magic, balloon-creations and more.
Of course, we will be holding our regular schedule of Kids Programs as well:
Story Time for kids ages 2, 3, 4 and 5 and their caregivers is held each Wednesday morning at 10 through July 29th. Kids and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and finger-plays.
Craft Open House for Preschoolers through 6th graders and their caregivers will be held from 10 a.m. until noon each Friday through July 24th. Drop in and put together a craft to take home.
Treasure Hunt (also known at the Scavenger Hunt) is designed to help the kids learn about all parts of the library. Each week, participants will have the chance to trace clues and earn a small prize.
And this is all offered at a price too good to ignore, FREE!
You can find out more by visiting our web site at www.bclibrary.org
P.O. Box 61901
Boulder City, Nevada 89006
Phone (702) 294-1392 Fax (702) 294-1392
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