Upcoming Programs for July!

Our July calendar is now up online! Here’s a sample of the upcoming programs that we are excited to offer to you all!

Hour of Code
Wednesday, July 1st – 3:00 PM
All Ages
Bring a laptop and participate in Hour of Code: A computer programming workshop where you can explore coding tutorials and more!

Happy Birthday, America!: A Birthday Party for the USA
Thursday, July 2nd – 2:00 PM
All Ages
Make rice krispie treats from scratch, hear stories, and play games to celebrate our nation’s birthday!

Superhero Bingo
Monday July 6th – 1:00 PM
All Ages
Play bingo with a superhero theme and win prizes!

Minion Mayhem Party
Thursday, July 9th – 3:00 PM
All Ages
Celebrate the release of the Minion Movie with games, Minion-themed snacks, and a craft!

Edible Kryptonite!
Friday, July 10th – 12:00 PM
All Ages
Make your own kryptonite rice krispie treats, hear a story, and play Superman-related games!

Team Batman vs. Team Superman!

Well, our Superhero Summer Reading program is well underway! Our kick off was the 15th with a wonderful superhero magic show performed by Mr. Magic. We have already had some children come in to claim prizes for reaching the first reading goal of 5 books! Right now, Team Batman is currently in the lead by a little bit, but there is still plenty of time left until the final decision is made on which team gets the ice cream party at the end of the program!

Don’t forget to check the progress of your team on the big building on the wall in the library!

We have had a few superhero themed programs already, and we have a lot more to come! We also have plenty of non-superhero themed programs coming up too. Call or visit to sign up for the upcoming programs:

Guitar Heroes (Tweens & Teens Only): Mon. June 29th, July 13th, and July 27th at 6:00 PM

Hour of Code: Wed. July 1st at 3:00 PM

Happy Birthday, America!: Thurs. July 2nd at 2:00 PM

Superhero Bingo: Mon. July 6th at 1:00 PM (No registration required)

Ukulele Heroes (Tweens & Teens Only): Mon. July 6th & July 20th at 6:00 PM

Minion Mayhem Party: Thurs. July 9th at 3:00 PM

Summer Reading!

The school year is coming to an end, which means the beginning of summer reading is approaching! This year’s theme is superheroes! Children in grades K-6 will enlist as a superhero sidekick! They will join either Team Batman or Team Superman to help defeat super villains. How do you do this? By reading books! Kids will win a prize for every goal reached throughout the summer. The team to read the most books and get the closest to defeating their villain by the end of the program will win a special prize. There will be a chart in the library that will show each team’s progress through the summer.

Kick-off is Monday, June 15th at 6:00 PM with a superhero magic show at the library! Come enjoy the show and pick up your summer reading materials!

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Princess Party

This past Wednesday, I hosted a Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Princess Party. I highly encouraged costumes, and even dressed up myself! I was happy to see that every guest showed up in a princess costume. I had a Snow White and 2 Elsas. We had a lot of fun! I read them The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett while they munched on cookies, then I had them make their own princess wands out of striped pinwheel straws, construction paper/cardstock, ribbon, glue, and glitter. The glitter was a must.

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Miss Sara reads to the princesses!

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The princesses and Miss Sara pose with their wands!

After the girls were finished with their wands, we had picture time! We took serious and silly ones, per the princesses’ request. Afterwards, we had a Princess Parade where we marched around the library singing Let It Go. The girls were all really adorable and they had a blast…and I did too! It’s so much fun to bring that kind of fun and joy to their day. :)

Friends of the Library Drawing and Essay Contests

The Friends of the Library in Oxford are hosting a Drawing Contest for children grades K-2 and an Essay Contest for children grades 3-5. Winners will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and will be displayed in the library!

More info for the Drawing Contest:

https://library4kids.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/drawing-competition-2015-k-2.pdf

More info for the Essay Contest:

https://library4kids.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/essay-competition-2015-grades-3-5.pdf