Oceans of Possibilities

July 1 - July 30

Programs & Summer Reading

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Interactive Movie June 30th @ 1pm

Gushers candy, jokes, Goldfish crackers, bubbles, and a flashlight!

Everyone gets a bag filled with props, an interactive script, and snacks to enjoy while we watch

Finding Nemo

with a twist! Join us for our FIRST interactive movie event at the Perry Public Library.

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KICK-OFF WEEK July 5th - 9th

Tuesday, July 5th @11 am Interview with a NASA Scientist

Wednesday, July 6th @ 5:30 pm Sharknado! Watch Party & Bingo

Thursday, July 7th @ 1 pm Maker Movie: Deep Sea & Angler Fish

Thursday, July 7th @ 9 pm Virtual Author Visit: The Henna Artist

Friday, July 8th @ 1 pm S.T.E.A.M Cart Exploration

Saturday, July 9th @ 11 am Ocean Wonders Craft

Track Your Reading

School of Fish

  • Ages Birth to 5 years old
  • ONE circle on the fish for each book or TEN minutes reading or listening to a story
  • Each circle filled will earn 1 ticket for the raffle. (20 min. or 2 books is 1 ticket)
  • Track as individual or as a family
  • Limit: 1 fish per week

Deep Read Divers

  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Color ONE circle on the path to the treasure chest fish for each book or TWENTY minutes reading or listening
  • Each circle colored will earn 1 ticket for the raffle (20 min. or 1 books = 1 ticket)
  • Track as individual or as a family
  • When you reach your mini goals, come to the library for a special reward!
  • When completed, turn your log into the library for a reward!
  • Limit: 1 per week

Review Crew

  • Ages 10-17
  • ONE square on the board each book or THIRTY minutes reading
  • ONE square on the board for TWO media reviews
  • Each square colored will earn 1 ticket for the raffle (30 min. or 1 book or 2 review = 1 ticket)
  • Review books, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, movies, websites, YOUTube & TikTok videos, anime, live performances, music albums, recipes, podcasts, magazine & Reddit articles, video games
  • When you reach your mini goals, come to the library for a special reward!
  • Write reviews on the back of your tracking sheet or electronically at https://forms.gle/CDQ6BXDoNX5AmSvCA
  • Limit: 10 reviews per week

Adults Read Too!

Adults are rewarded for summer reading and attending programs too.

  • Fill in ONE square on your Summer Reading BINGO Board for each book you read or task you complete.
  • Get a BINGO, bring your paper in, collect your tickets

***Readers ages 10 - 12 can select to be a Deep Read Diver or Review Crew Member***

*** Readers ages 17+ can select between Review Crew or Adults Read Too***

See attachments at the end of this newsletter

End of Summer Raffle

  • Decide how many tickets you want to enter into each themed end-of summer-prize basket
  • Enter tickets into the raffle before 5 pm on August 3rd
  • Drawing on August 3rd at 5:15 pm
  • Do not have to be present

Stop into the library to see the prize baskets or check our social media sites.

Other Ways to Earn Tickets!

EVERYONE can earn extra raffle tickets this summer. Just attend a program or complete one of the super fun Challenge Activities at the Perry Public Library or wherever you go this summer!

  • "I Spy" in the library
  • Book in a Bottle
  • Ocean Trivia
  • Themed Library visit tasks
  • and maybe more.... we will see how it goes.
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Fun Events at the Library

Mondays @ 11am July 11,18, 25

Read Alouds: Enjoy a story or 2 before lunch

Tuesdays @ 1pm-3pm* July 12,19,26

Make or Take Craft Kits: Make a Craft at the Library or Make it Home

Thursdays @ 1pm-3 pm* June 30 & July 21

Interactive Movies: You add the fun to the movie!

Fridays @ 1pm-2pm* July 15 & 29

NEW Book Bonanza: Be the FIRST to check out NEW library books

* While supplies last

S.T.E.A.M Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics

July 7 @ 1 pm

Watch the movie Deep Sea & make a paper circuit angler fish that lights up

July 8 & 22 @1pm

Explore toys from the STEAM cart

July 16 @ 10a-11:30

Building Block Club: Build with Lego

July 28 @2 pm

Make a Jellyfish Cartesian Diver

Tell Your Teens

Wednesday, July 6 @5:30pm

Sharknado! Watch Party & Bingo

Wednesday, July 13 @5:30pm

*NEW* Dungeons & Dragons Club

Wednesday, July 20 @5:30pm

Death on the Nile Watch Party

Events for ages 13+

Events for Adults

Thursday, July 28 @7pm

Travelogue with Marty DeMarte

Tuesday, August 2 @6 pm

*NEW* Sea Glass Shadow Box with Joan Meyers

Wednesday, August 10 @7 pm

Travelogue with Ting Bellamy

Events for ages 13+

Come Check Out the Children's Room!

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Some events are possible because of generous funding from our sponsors.

Thank you!

Friends of Perry Public Library

Wyoming County Youth Bureau