Morrisson-Reeves Library prepares summer events and programs
RICHMOND, Ind. – The school being finished, the Morrisson-Reeves library begins its summer events.
Programs include in-person, virtual on YouTube or Facebook, and hybrid with both options. In-person programs require registration. Additionally, the summer reading program, Tails & Tales, begins Monday, June 7.
Activities for ages 2 to 6 begin June 9 with the Craft a Buddy program to begin weekly Wednesday. Prepare! series that helps develop the skills needed for kindergarten. Families can take a Grab-n-Go activity at the library and then watch the corresponding video on YouTube.
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On June 10, Miss Kathy presents a Funky Fairytales puppet show at 10 a.m. on Zoom. Miss Kathy will also host a weekly YouTube show on Thursdays, Sing, Sing, Sing, on which she features songs and nursery rhymes.
6-12 year olds start their summer activities with A Slice of Art: Night Owl. Participants will paint a whimsical night owl using vibrant watercolors at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, in the library’s Bard Room.
On June 9, 12-18 year olds can participate in Macrame Feathers on YouTube and learn the art of tying cords or twine in patterns to make decorative items.
Family events include the Self-Guided Nature Play Days Scavenger Hunt June 5-12 at the Library. Check out the hummingbird feeders in the library and get a Grab-n-Go kit to make a bird feeder.
Families can also pick up affirmation label kits starting Monday, June 7 from reception. Tags are small works based on collages to provide inspiration and fun.
Alex Painter, who wrote the book “Blackball in the Hoosier Heartland: Unearthing the Negro Baseball History of Richmond, IN” will speak at 6 pm on Tuesday June 8th. Come to the Bard room or join us via Zoom.
At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, Chris Smith from Earlham College will present All About Cicadas – What’s the Buzz. Participate in the Barde room or join us on Facebook Live.
Parents, caregivers and teachers can learn about pre-reading skills and practices to prepare children to be ready to learn to read with Every Child Ready to Read at 6 p.m. every Thursday from June 10 to July 1. .
Virulent Video will present the film “Summer of ’84” at 5:45 pm on June 11 in the Bard Room. The move is rated PG-13 and a parent or guardian must be present with children under the age of 14 for the film series that explores the dark and subversive genre of cinema.
To learn more about the summer events and the library’s summer reading program, register for in-person events or to find live links on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook, visit online at MRLinfo.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms.
The library accepts book donations
The Morrisson-Reeves library is once again accepting books and other donations.
Donors are asked to limit each donation to four boxes or bags due to limited storage. The articles are accepted in the garage or in the red wagon by the youth service.
Items accepted as donations include: complete sets of encyclopedias less than five years old, magazines less than two years old (not National Geographic), travel guides less than three years old, jigsaw puzzles, games, computer games, audio CDs, DVDs, record albums, books on CDs and books of various genres and in good condition.
The items are collected by the Friends of Morrisson-Reeves library for the sale of books, which collects funds which are returned to the library for programming and staff training.