Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Richmond Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia knows the importance of reading, which is why its summer programs are sure to make a splash. “Make a Splash” is the theme of this year’s children’s program series, which features reading exercises and arts and crafts all summer long.
This summer will be children’s librarian Peggy Pompey’s first time running the program at the Richmond Branch and she is very excited. “Children’s librarianship is my first love,” she says. “My favorite part is doing story time and just seeing children be excited about books and learning.”
This summer’s set of programs will include pirate stories, games and water activities. There will also be a “Make a Splash with Spongebob” day with stories, crafts and prizes. “Most kids like Spongebob,” says Pompey. In July, the library will also get a visit from the Franklin Institute’s traveling show, Hot and Cold. The show lets children explore states of matter by watching balloons shrink, bubbles freeze and balls shatter.
There will even be a movie night, where guests can watch Finding Nemo while enjoying snacks and prizes. Among the prizes that the kids can win are sticky snakes, lizards, beach balls and passes for Dunkin Donuts. The Richmond Branch was also promised baseball tickets to either give as prizes or raffle out.
By Nicole Saylor and Samantha Richcrick, Group 8, Port Richmond
Posted by Nicole at 12:32 AM