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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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