Libraries Rock! is the NYS Summer Reading theme and Ellington Farman Library is ready to rock with the kids in all different ways. From rocket making to rocking out with drums and rhythm games, the children will enjoy all kinds of variations on the theme as they learn, read and have fun this summer at the library. Ellington Farman Library will run their Summer Reading Program sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 2pm. The program kicks off July 10th and runs thru August 9th. Jamestown Thunder Drum Group will have the kids learning drumming techniques on July 17th and fantastic feats of juggling will be performed by the group “Gravitational Bull” on Tuesday August 7th. Rock crafts, fossils, games, arrowhead programs and instrument making will round out the younger children’s programs. These activities are targeted to children aged 5 – 11 but those younger than five are welcome accompanied by an adult. All family members are welcome to stay at the library with their children and participate in the fun. New for the older youth this year is the “Golden Ticket” program. Golden Tickets will be hidden randomly in Junior books to encourage reading. Each Golden Ticket found gets the reader a prize. Older youth will also enjoy learning about Geocaching and go on their own geocaching adventure on Monday August 20th. Many new books for all reading levels have been purchased for the summer program.
This program is funded in part by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation with a grant through the Falconer Region Community Fund.
The Ellington Farman library is located on 760 Thornton Road, Ellington. The summer reading program is free and open to all. An adult may register a child by stopping in during open library hours or calling 287-2945. The first 25 registrants receive a free book bag. Library hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 11am-7pm, closed Friday and open Saturday 10am – 1pm. Libraries encourage families to support their child’s literacy skills by registering them to participate in a summer reading program.