Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So long, summer!

Thanks, everyone for a wonderful summer. Be sure to click on the link to snapfish (at right) to see photos of the Lee County Library's summer reading program.

This will be the last post for the Lee County Library's Summer Reading blog. Stay tuned for details about next summer's reading program!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Meteorologist Glenn Willey visits Lee County Library!

WTVD Channel 11 meteorologist
Glenn Willey visited us in July. Here, he explains that the sun is out even when obscured by rain clouds. Note the brilliant sun (Rachel) hidden by
gray t-shirt clad rain clouds.

Monday, June 21, 2010

NEW Program just added!! Sign up now!!

This just in--meteorologist Glenn Willey, from Channel 11, will visit the Lee County Library on Wednesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. This program is free, but preregistration is required. Please call the library at (919) 718-4665 x. 5483 for more info or to sign up.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Space is still available in the summer reading program

There's still time to sign up for the summer reading program at the Lee County Library. Come in to the library and register any time during normal library hours, which are as follows:

Mondays, Tuesdsays, Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursdays & Fridays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Elementary-school age children may attend EITHER on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. (beginning on Tuesday, June 22) OR Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m. Registration for these programs is required.

We also offer weekly story times for children from birth to age 5:

Mondays at 10 a.m. for ages birth to 2
Thursdays at 11 a.m. for ages 3 to 5

Registration is NOT required for story times.

There are weekly performances on Wednesday mornings; scroll down for a complete schedule.

NOTE: To avoid any confusion, we have deleted all the information about last summer's reading program. However, if you still have questions, please don't hesitate to call us:
(919) 718-4665 x. 5483 or 5484

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mark your calendars! Registration for the 2010 Summer Reading Program begins June 14!

Summer's on its way, and so is the Lee County Library's summer reading program. Registration begins Monday, June 14 and will continue until all spots are filled. This year's theme is "Make a Splash @ Your Library." Prizes! Games! Fun! Stay tuned to the blog for more details!

How the "Reading" part of the Summer Reading Program Works

  • Anyone can read! Babies, grandparents, teens--just come in to the library and get a reading record. Keep track of the time you spend reading by placing a sticker in one of the spots on the chart: one sticker equals 15 minutes of reading time.

  • Everyone who completes their reading record will be invited to a "Grand Finale" pool party at O.T. Sloan Pool on Monday, July 26 from noon 'til 2:00 p.m. Remember, you MUST complete your reading record, and you must bring it with you to be admitted to the pool party. If you are participating in any of the summer reading programs and performances, bring your reading record with you for librarians to check.

Summer Programs for Young Children

  • For children ages birth to two years, summer story time will be held on Mondays at 10 a.m. beginning Monday, June 14 and continuing each Monday until July 19. NOTE: the library will be closed on Monday, July 5. These programs last between 20 and 30 minutes and include simple stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music. No registration is necessary. Story time meets in the library auditorium.

  • For children ages 3 to 5, summer story time will be held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. beginning Thursday, June 17 and continuing until Thursday, July 29. NOTE: There will be no story time on Thursday, July 1. These programs last between 30 and 45 minutes and may include stories, rhymes, songs, actions, fingerplays, flannelboard stories, puppet shows, and crafts. No registration is necessary. Programs meet in the library auditorium EXCEPT the final story time on July 29, which will meet by the fountain at Depot Park, weather permitting.

Programs for Elementary School age children

Each week, the library offers programs for rising first graders (must have completed kindergarten) through rising sixth graders (must have completed fifth grade). Each week's program is based on a different theme: Rain, Fishing-Ponds-Rivers-Frogs, Ocean, Pirates, and Beach. Programs include stories, games, crafts, and movies. Choose the day and time that best fits your schedule:

Tuesdays at 10:00 OR Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

All programs meet in the library auditorium. Registration is REQUIRED, as space is limited. Sorry, but due to very limited space we cannot accommodate daycares, large groups, or younger siblings in these programs.

Monday Night Movies

Join us on Monday nights at 7 p.m. for a FREE family-friendly classic movie! Begins Monday, June 14. Bring a light snack and a drink. Registration is not necessary; however, seating is first come first served.

Wednesday Performances

There are four FREE, family-friendly midweek performances. These are open to the public, and summer camps, daycares, and other groups are invited to attend. Please note that ALL of the performances listed below will be held at the Lee County Community Arts Center, 507 N. Steele Street, Sanford. Entrances to the parking lot and the building are on Bracken Street. Also note that there is no room for baby strollers in the auditorium.

Wednesday, June 23 11:00 Storyteller Ron Jones

Wednesday, June 30 11:00 Rags to Riches Theater

Wednesday, July 7 11:00 Amazing Teacher Steve Somers

Wednesday, July 14 11:00 Pirate Captain Jim

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Make a Splash at the Lee County Library!

Stay tuned for details about our 2010 Summer Reading Program,
"Make Waves @ Your Library!"
Registration begins June 14. The program runs June 21 to July 26.
Crafts-FREE performances-fun activities-prizes!
Don't miss out!