BROOKS HILL – The James W. Curry Library is trying to prevent the “summer slide,” with their summer reading program that will take kids to the stars.

Director and head librarian, Judith Williams, said the library’s program is called “A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading Program.”

“It’s the 15th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space landing, so our whole program is going to focus around space, and the universe and the planets, the Solar System, the whole nine yards,” Williams said. “We are hoping to have something fun and exciting for the kids to do in the summer.

“We also like to tie in with literacy to help them keep their reading level up and to encourage reluctant readers get involved in using the library and discovering its resources and that libraries can be fun.”

The program will begin Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. with an astronaut training academy.

“We’re going to explore what it takes to live and work in space,” Williams said. “We’ll create our NASA IDs, and we’ll get our reading logs, we’ll explore what kind of things you eat in space, including astronaut ice cream, and what it’s like to walk on the moon.

“We are also going to look at YouTube videos from the International Space Station that shows them making other things, and we’ll do things like agility and, weather permitting, some outdoor activities to encourage fitness, because astronauts have to be fit.”

Registered participants will meet every Tuesday beginning June 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the library to participate.

Activities that will occur throughout the summer include an event called, “Take Me To Your Reader,” where aliens will invade the library; constellation creation during which kids will make stories in the sky; “Stuff” a Martian (teddy bear workshop style); crater-making on the “moon,” watching a movie and afterwards, going on a starlight story trail with S’mores.

Some of the other events planned throughout the summer include an appearance from Jesse E. White of NASA to teach the participants about rocketry and help them make and launch their own on June 25.

On July 16, the program will take participants to the West Virginia Wesleyan Planetarium for “the Great Planet Adventures.” Afterwards, if the weather permits, they will stargaze. A guest speaker with the Green Bank Observatory will make an appearance July 30, and the final event to wrap up the summer will be the “Splash Down” skating party at Skateland.

“We wanted to give kids something to do over the summer,” Williams said. “This may also encourage kids to consider becoming NASA employees or astronauts or engineers or scientists – all that sort of thing.”

Registration is required to participate in the activities and limited to 24 participants.

“We are a smaller library so we are limited to how many kids we can have, so I think we have three spots available,” Williams said.

The program is for ages two to five and six to 11; for more information about registering call 304-924-6724.

ROCK CAVE – The James W. Curry Library is trying to prevent the “summer slide,” with their summer reading program that will take kids to the stars.

Director and head librarian, Judith Williams, said the library’s program is called “A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading Program.”

“It’s the 15th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space landing, so our whole program is going to focus around space, and the universe and the planets, the Solar System, the whole nine yards,” Williams said. “We are hoping to have something fun and exciting for the kids to do in the summer.

“We also like to tie in with literacy to help them keep their reading level up and to encourage reluctant readers get involved in using the library and discovering its resources and that libraries can be fun.”

The program will begin Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. with an astronaut training academy.

“We’re going to explore what it takes to live and work in space,” Williams said. “We’ll create our NASA IDs, and we’ll get our reading logs, we’ll explore what kind of things you eat in space, including astronaut ice cream, and what it’s like to walk on the moon.

“We are also going to look at YouTube videos from the International Space Station that shows them making other things, and we’ll do things like agility and, weather permitting, some outdoor activities to encourage fitness, because astronauts have to be fit.”

Registered participants will meet every Tuesday beginning June 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the library to participate.

Activities that will occur throughout the summer include an event called, “Take Me To Your Reader,” where aliens will invade the library; constellation creation during which kids will make stories in the sky; “Stuff” a Martian (teddy bear workshop style); crater-making on the “moon,” watching a movie and afterwards, going on a starlight story trail with S’mores.

Some of the other events planned throughout the summer include an appearance from Jesse E. White of NASA to teach the participants about rocketry and help them make and launch their own on June 25.

On July 16, the program will take participants to the West Virginia Wesleyan Planetarium for “the Great Planet Adventures.” Afterwards, if the weather permits, they will stargaze. A guest speaker with the Green Bank Observatory will make an appearance July 30, and the final event to wrap up the summer will be the “Splash Down” skating party at Skateland.

“We wanted to give kids something to do over the summer,” Williams said. “This may also encourage kids to consider becoming NASA employees or astronauts or engineers or scientists – all that sort of thing.”

Registration is required to participate in the activities and limited to 24 participants.

“We are a smaller library so we are limited to how many kids we can have, so I think we have three spots available,” Williams said.

The program is for ages two to five and six to 11; for more information about registering call 304-924-6724.

– The James W. Curry Library is trying to prevent the “summer slide,” with their summer reading program that will take kids to the stars.

Director and head librarian, Judith Williams, said the library’s program is called “A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading Program.”

“It’s the 15th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space landing, so our whole program is going to focus around space, and the universe and the planets, the Solar System, the whole nine yards,” Williams said. “We are hoping to have something fun and exciting for the kids to do in the summer.

“We also like to tie in with literacy to help them keep their reading level up and to encourage reluctant readers get involved in using the library and discovering its resources and that libraries can be fun.”

The James W. Curry Public Library / Submitted photo

The program will begin Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. with an astronaut training academy.

“We’re going to explore what it takes to live and work in space,” Williams said. “We’ll create our NASA IDs, and we’ll get our reading logs, we’ll explore what kind of things you eat in space, including astronaut ice cream, and what it’s like to walk on the moon.

“We are also going to look at YouTube videos from the International Space Station that shows them making other things, and we’ll do things like agility and, weather permitting, some outdoor activities to encourage fitness, because astronauts have to be fit.”

Registered participants will meet every Tuesday beginning June 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the library to participate.

Activities that will occur throughout the summer include an event called, “Take Me To Your Reader,” where aliens will invade the library; constellation creation during which kids will make stories in the sky; “Stuff” a Martian (teddy bear workshop style); crater-making on the “moon,” watching a movie and afterwards, going on a starlight story trail with S’mores.

Some of the other events planned throughout the summer include an appearance from Jesse E. White of NASA to teach the participants about rocketry and help them make and launch their own on June 25.

On July 16, the program will take participants to the West Virginia Wesleyan Planetarium for “the Great Planet Adventures.” Afterwards, if the weather permits, they will stargaze. A guest speaker with the Green Bank Observatory will make an appearance July 30, and the final event to wrap up the summer will be the “Splash Down” skating party at Skateland.

“We wanted to give kids something to do over the summer,” Williams said. “This may also encourage kids to consider becoming NASA employees or astronauts or engineers or scientists – all that sort of thing.”

Registration is required to participate in the activities and limited to 24 participants.
“We are a smaller library so we are limited to how many kids we can have, so I think we have three spots available,” Williams said.

The program is for ages two to five and six to 11; for more information about registering or directions call 304-924-6724.