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Ponca City Now - June 17, 2014 7:37 am

The definition of library is changing especially in Ponca City, it’s more than just books. This summer the Ponca City Library is hosting free programs for toddlers through teenagers, and making education cool. Youth services librarian, Sydney Ashby said the week kicks off with activities for tweens and teens, starting with a movie on Mondays.

" For the older kids we got the Hunger Games: Catching Fire is next week, Sherlock: Game of Shadows, Summer Wars, Star trek into Darkness, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor. ”

The library also hasactivities for this age group on Tuesdays, and kids have to be 11 or older to participate. For example, last week they went to laser tag, today they are hosting origami lessons and next week they will learn the science of the Hunger Games.

Hump day starts the activities for the younger crowd Beginning with a hands-on story time, which includes crafts and a music section. Story time is either at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m, and is suggested for birth to six years old. This weeks theme is S.T.E.A.M. Make note that each session is the same instructor and same activity. This is the library’s attempt at managing the crowd and making the events more accessible. Ashby said the same goes for the youth activities at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursdays

" Which are recommend for ages four and up, because they are a little more involved," Ashby said. "We have presenters that come and bring things, and sometimes there are activities. This week it’s Kirsten Jackson, who is doing the Queen and the Bard, and she teaches the younger kids about acting and storytelling. There is also juggling later on and magicians, so there’s all sorts of programs."

To end out the week the library host a movie geared toward children. This week is the Lorax, with the following weeks being Finding Nemo, Meet the Robinsons, Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs 2 and Monster’s University. These movies are also at 1 p.m. The movies will be adjusted on the week of the Fourth of July, since the Library is observing the holiday on Friday.

For a list of the full summer’s activities visit PoncaCityLibrary.com. The library also releases weekly sheets, which contain more information and can be picked up at the library each week.


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