Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sneak Peek: Our New Mural

This past Saturday, renowned muralist Mike Miller began the Children's Library's brand new mural! Kids and families have been coming in over their holiday break to watch him work. You'll even get a chance to paint the mural at our Painting Parties on January 21 and 26. Give us a call for more information or to register! Meanwhile, check out some photos of his process:

A blank canvas: Our last mural, done in the late 90's, was painted over during last year's renovation.

Look closely: Mike Miller projected his work onto the whole wall and carefully traced it with a pencil.

A few dabs of green begin the painting process. 
And some more paint...
And some more...
A new sky for our rainbow!

This is only one day of painting! Imagine what the final product will look like!

If you'd like to help bring our mural to life, you can help us paint an element of the mural using stencils on January 21 at 4 pm or January 26 at 4:30 pm. Spots are limited, so please register by calling the Children's Library at 610-655-6350 or emails us at rplmc@reading.lib.pa.us.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Homeschool Programs

You told us what you wanted, and we're delivering! Homeschoolers from across the county told us what they'd like to see in our new enrichment opportunities. Check out what we have to offer and register for a FREE program.

Registration is necessary. To register for any of these programs, please contact the children's library at rplmc@reading.lib.pa.us, call us at 610-655-6350 x3, or stop in to fill out a registration form.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Winter is Coming!

Brace Yourself! Winter is coming, and so are all of these great new programs.

Do you dare join the Secret Readers Society? Each Tuesday at 4:30 pm, the enigmatic society will meet to read, discuss books, and complete a mysterious task. For independent readers.
There's too much science this month to contain it in just one Kids' Science Lab. So join us twice this month: Our regular Kids' Science Lab will meet on December 4 at 4 pm to investigate H2O and its forms. A Special Kids' Science Lab will meet on December 11 at 4 pm to participate in the "Hour of Code," where millions of kids across the globe will learn more about computer coding.

We are celebrating 10 years of Crafty Corner! Join us for our huge Craftacular Party featuring some of Miss Jeanette's favorite crafts from the past decade! December 10 at 4 pm.

Celebrate the holidays with us with cookies and stories on December 22 at 4:30 pm.

Need something to do during Winter Break? Pop into the library for special Holiday movies:
12/26: Jingle All the Way
12/29: Home Alone
12/30: Muppet Christmas Carol
1/2: Frozen