Barnegat Leader

Everyone Welcome for Barnegat Library Summer Reading

Jun 16, 2017

Barnegat Branch

Ocean County Library

112 Burr St. (609-698-3331)

Children, teens and adults may all participate in the summer reading program, which has begun registration. The theme is “Build a Better World.” A kick-off party is planned Thursday, June 22, 2 p.m.

For every five books read, children receive a certificate, Lakewood BlueClaws bookmark and have a choice of a prize from the treasure box, a free book, or a raffle ticket.

For every five books read after that point, they will have the choice of a prize, free book or raffle ticket. Any child who reads 100 books will receive a special goody bag.

Books can be logged through Sept. 11.

When teens have read five books, they can come to the information services desk for a Chipolte coupon, an Applebee’s free sundae coupon and a raffle ticket for one of the teen prize bags. For every five books read after the first five, teens will earn a raffle ticket. The prize bags will have assorted prizes, including ear buds, Legos, a reusable water bottle as well as plenty of books.

For adults, every five books read gets them a raffle ticket. There will be nine prize bags that will be raffled on Fridays throughout the summer. Prize bags include books, a reusable water bottle and other fun goodies.

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Barnegat Bay is a national ecological treasure. Home to an amazing diversity of wildlife, it is a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. Head down to the bay and chances are you will see someone enjoying such activities as boating, fishing, crabbing, clamming and birding. Learn how scientists assess the state of this valuable estuary and how we are all partners in its protection at a program on Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Presenting the program is Karen Walzer, public outreach coordinator for the Barnegat Bay Partnership, the National Estuary Program for the Barnegat Bay.

On Friday, June 23, Sciencetellers presents “Building Tall Ships & Pirate Tales” at 11 a.m. Sciencetellers provides positive, interactive and educational science programs. Library audiences will enjoy an action-packed adventure about quirky pirates on a desert island with interactive science experiments to bring the story to life. Volunteers from the audience will participate in exploring the science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more. With mutiny and high tide looming, they must rescue the salty captain and find a way to build a ship before all hope is lost.

The knit and crochet group meets Saturday, June 24, 1 p.m. and Tuesday, July 11, 10 a.m. Participants can bring their own yarn and needles; all skill levels welcome.

The branch will offer four “StoryWalk on Burr Street” programs for children to read and walk from the branch to the nearby Robert L. Horbelt Elementary School. Participants can begin at either the library or school and walk along an adjoining sidewalk to read Ezra Jack Keats’ book Over in the Meadow. Laminated pages from this children’s book will be displayed along an outdoor path. As youngsters stroll down the trail, they will be directed to the next page of the story.

Children and their parents can enjoy the walks on the following dates: Tuesday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 27; Wednesday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 12; Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 25; and Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 8.

Monday afternoon movies continue with “Fences,” June 19; and “Collateral Beauty,” June 26. July’s schedule is “Moana,” July 3; “A Dog’s Purpose,” July 10; “La La Land,” July 17; “Hidden Figures,” July 24; and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” July 31. All movies begin at 1 p.m.

On Friday afternoons, the branch will be offering foreign movies at 1 p.m., starting with “Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer” on July 7. Other movies are “The Mermaid,” July 14; “The Golden Door,” July 21; and “Amelie,” July 28.

Thursday, July 6, is Tween Night. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., participants will explore the fundamentals of drawing through line, color, shape and texture.

The documentary “Sufi Soul” will be shown on Saturday, July 8, 11 a.m. William Dalrymple explores an altogether different side of Islam on his journey into the mystical and musical traditions of Sufi music in Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, India and Morocco.

All branches are closed on July 4 for Independence Day.

— Eric Englund

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