Woodland Public Library Begins Summer Library Program – Daily Democrat
Summer at the Library at the Woodland Public Library runs from June 1 through July 13 and features family-friendly programs and events under the theme “Reading Beyond the Beaten Path: Read, Create, Explore.”
“Everyone who completes the program by reading five books, doing five things, and exploring five places will receive prizes and entry into the end of summer raffle,” the city’s press release reads. “The prizes won can be claimed from June 20 and will be available until September 5.”
Grand Prize winnings must be claimed by September 5th. Details and registration are available on the library’s website at woodlandpubliclibrary.com or at the library, according to the release.
“Stop by the library for a paper journal or use our online app, Beanstack, through our website to track your activities and books,” the statement added. “Kids ages 4-11 can choose to record minutes instead of books if they use Beanstack for recording.”
Starting Monday, children 18 and under can have lunch at the library from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on the library lawn courtesy of the Woodland Joint Unified School District.
“This lunchtime partnership allows us to support children nutritionally and academically during the summer when school services are not available,” said library director Greta Galindo. “This year we are also receiving a Lunch at the Library grant through the California State Library to add more activities around lunchtime.”
Lunches are to be taken on site and families are encouraged to bring a blanket to enjoy their food under the trees on the lawn, according to the release. Children reading on the front lawn will receive a free popsicle and various lawn activities will be offered courtesy of the library.
Additionally, after-lunch programming for kids will include special events and performers on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the Leake Room, Lego Club from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Kids’ Room, and Make and Explore Thursdays. from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Square One, according to the release.
The activities are intended for children from 7 to 12 years old and the number of places is limited.
Library storytimes resume on Tuesday, June 14 with four storytimes per week.
“On Saturdays, Family Storytime is at the Farmers Market at 10 a.m.,” the statement read. “Families can also take advantage of a kids market a few Saturdays a month where kids get free market dollars to buy produce.”
The summer program will also include a number of teen events. Teens are invited to Teen Hangouts from 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday in June and July — starting June 22 — at Square One and the Leake Room where they can “do fun projects, play video games and just hanging out,” according to the Liberation.
Various backyard games and activities, including an 80s costume party and a water party, will be offered. The full schedule of activities is available on the library’s website.
“The Teen Advisory Council, in partnership with Elevate Queer Yolo, will be hosting their annual LGBTQIA+ Pride Festival on Wednesday, June 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Square One and the Yard where there will be food, drinks and more. crafts and activities to help spread the love. “, underlined the press release.