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Build a Better World with your Imagination - June 2017

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Summer is here and we are having a blast at the library! The Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Department has magically transformed into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and we are "Building a Better World" with pure imagination. Come in to see all your favorite characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, sign up for the Summer Reading Program and join us for our amazing programs. We began the summer with our annual Family Fun Day and kicked off the month of June with a Beauty and the Beast Ball. Don't worry, though, because we have so much more fun planned for June!


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Many of our friends have already picked up their Summer Reading Logs and it's not too late to pick up yours! The Summer Reading Program is so much fun so you don't want to miss out. Grab a reading log from the children's desk and get prizes for reading! We have some amazing prizes this year and when you finish your log you can pick out a book to keep. Don't forget to enter our Willy Wonka "Golden Ticket" raffle each week to win awesome passes to local fun attractions.


We have some awesome programs this month that you don't want to miss:

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  • Everyone's favorite magician, Keith Karnok, will be joining us at 10:30 on Thursday, June 8th.
  • The library staff has caught a case of Wonder Woman fever. Come in Tuesday, June 13 at 2:30 to find out how Wonder Woman and other superheros got their super powers at Super Hero-Super Origins.
  • Bean & Bear are the best of friends and partners in magic, puppetry, and other silly stuff. They will be here Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 to share fun and imagination.
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  • The Story of Ferdinand the Bull is a special storytime all about a peaceful, flower-loving bull. Join us Tuesday, June 20th at 2:30 and learn some basic Spanish and act out parts of this classic story.
  • Come in and test your skills at the Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Escape Room on Thursday, June 22 at 10:30.
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  • The Gruffalo is coming to the library for a special shadow puppet show on Tuesday, June 27 at 2:30.
  • Dress up as your favorite bug and join us for Miss Spider's Tea Party on Thursday, June 29 at 10:30.

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Don't forget about Book Club! Our June Book Club is full but we still have room for July! We will be reading James and the Giant Peach. Participation is limited to 10 children ages 8-11. Please call the Children's Desk to register and to put your book on hold.


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April 2017 Events

2nd annual Fairy and Elf Festival Dia: Day of the Book-Day of the ChildBook cover of The Hobbit.

The month of April is jammed packed with amazing things to do at the Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Department! We will kick of the month celebrating tricksy hobbitses at our Hobbit Party on April 1st. You also don't want to miss out as we come together at the end of the month on April 29th for a special bilingual storytime In Dreams We Fly: A Dia Celebration! In this storytime we well celebrate Dia: Day of the Book-Day of the Child.


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They're coming! The Fairies and Elves are back and bringing magical fun to the 2nd Annual Fairy & Elf Festival on Saturday, April 8th from 1-4 p.m! This magical gathering will feature stories, fairy house building, crafts, shadow puppets, and more. Learn the do's and don'ts of building houses for the wee folk, and make your own unique fairy house to take home. Fairy houses are made of all-natural items such as leaves, sticks, flowers and acorns. Some supplies will be provided, but participants should bring supplies from their own home as well. In Multipurpose Rooms.

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There is more to do at the library this month. Mark your calendar on April 13th for Chu Storytime. This special storytime will feature everybody's favorite sneezing panda, Chu, and a viewing of live pandas on our panda cam projector. Fly Guy is buzzing in for a morning of fun on April 15th. Special guest Sharon Tan will be at the library on April 22nd for Money Smart Kids. Learn how to start saving money the fun way! Download our April Children's brochure for a full list of events.


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