Islamorada Library Bursting With Summer Kids’ Events
Here is Islamorada Library’s schedule of events for children and families this summer, as part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories.”:
Every Friday throughout the summer, 10:30 a.m.: Story Time. Ms. Charlotte shares stories with the children using puppetry, song, and crafts. Babies through preschoolers are the usual attendees, though kids of all ages are welcome.
Saturday, June 1: Registration Begins. Register your child, ages 0 to 18, for the raffle ticket program. Every time they read—or are read to—for 15 minutes, they get a ticket to submit for the prizes of their choosing. The drawing will be at the End of Summer Reading Party on August 3. Saturday, June 8, 1 p.m.: Blast Off Into Summer Reading Party. Join us for face painting, games, snacks as well as an appearance by a Star Wars costuming fan-group.
Monday, June 10, 1 p.m.: Search and Rescue Dog. FWC Lieutenant Elizabeth Lyne and her trained search and rescue German Shepherd, Piper, will demonstrate what they do on missions.
June 12 to July 2: Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt. Our popular holiday scavenger hunt is back! The kids who find the most fireworks pictures hidden throughout the library win a goody-stuffed grab bag.
Monday, June 17, 1 p.m.: Stories in the Stars. Elizabeth Moore and Jay Elliott of the Marathon Astronomy Club will help attendees create their own constellation then look through a telescope.
Monday, June 24, 1 p.m.: Fire Department Visit. Islamorada Fire will show kiddos and their families the trucks and equipment in the station. Monday, July 1, 1 p.m.: FWC Lieutenant Elizabeth Lyne. The lieutenant is back to tell children about the role of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Monday, July 8, 1 p.m.: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Jordan Budnik of the Bird Center will discuss our winged inhabitants. Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m.: Musician Steve Weeks. Nationally known children’s musician Steve Weeks will entertain with an interactive concert filled with song, jokes and word play.
Monday, July 15, 1 p.m.: Story of Light. What is light? Where does it come from, and where is it going? Elizabeth Moore and Jay Elliott of the Marathon Astronomy Club are back to help find the answers to these questions and then look at our biggest source of light.
Monday, July 22, 1 p.m.: History of Diving Museum. Emily Kovacs of the Diving Museum will share exciting stories of the deep.
Tuesday, July 30, 2 p.m.: Tampa Taiko music concert. Tampa Taiko is a drumming ensemble that educates and entertains with their presentation about the history of the ancient Japanese art form of taiko.
Friday, August 2: Reading logs due. Hand in reading logs and receive final raffle tickets for the prize drawing at the End of Summer Reading Party.
Saturday, August 3, 2 p.m.: End of Summer Reading Party and Raffle Ticket Drawing. Celebrate the end of the season with pizza, cupcakes, the awarding of reading certificates and the highly anticipated raffle-ticket drawing.