Week Two of Summer Reading Heats Up at the Library

Week Two of Summer Reading Heats Up at the Library
A baby kangaroo, also known as a joey, is one of the many critters that Extreme Animals will bring to the library on June 11.
This story was provided by our friend at the Stillwater Public Library, Emily States.

The Stillwater Public Library leaps into its second week of summer reading with programs full of mystery, fun and adventure.

On Tuesday, June 11, Extreme Animals will present “Get Wild” for kids featuring live animals from the outback of Australia to the rainforests of the world. The show takes place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and is best suited for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Doors will close when the room reaches capacity. An adult must be present to supervise attending children.

With adventure around every corner, teen services librarian Jordan Stine is looking forward to his second year of summer reading.

“This summer is off to an incredibly exciting start,” Stine said. “No matter what type of adventure you’re interested in experiencing, the library should have you covered. Everyone is going to have a blast.”

Week two for teens takes a turn for the mysterious on Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. The library and the OSU Museum of Art invite teens in grades six through 12 to attend “Art Mystery Adventure.” A rare and priceless painting suddenly goes missing, and teen curators must act as detectives. This program will occur at the OSU Museum of Art located at 720 S. Husband.

There will not be a family movie this week. The next film screening will take place on Thursday, July 20.

The Stillwater Public Library's summer reading program, "Adventure Begins at Your Library," runs through July 27. Visit stillwaterok.gov/LibrarySummer to register for summer reading using Beanstack, track reading time, earn prizes and learn about all upcoming summer reading events. The Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries are major sponsors of the summer reading program.

In addition to summer reading fun, community members can also drop by the library to participate in early voting for primary elections from Thursday, June 13 through Saturday, June 15. The Payne County Election Board will be onsite to oversee the election on Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit votepaynecounty.com for more details about early voting and all upcoming elections.

Librarians will also attend Stillwater Community United’s Juneteenth Picnic on Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southern Woods Park. All members of the community are invited to participate. More information is available at visitstillwater.org/swocommunityunited.

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