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Summer activities for youth continue in August at library

Jul 27, 2017
PHOTO PROVIDED Youth never know what the challenge will be at the Fairfield Public Library’s Build-Off.

Fairfield Public Library continues its summer programming for youth through Aug. 18.

Storytime for toddlers and prekindergartners and their parents or guardians will continue at 10 a.m. each Monday with stories, songs and more.

The build-off competition will continue at 1 p.m. each Tuesday. Each week, youth will be challenged to construct something different — marshmallow and toothpick towers, rainbows in a bottle, an oobleck, pool noodle towers and more,

“You never know what you’ll be making,” said Afton Hallauer, the youth services librarian.

Storytime for prekindergartners and elementary children and their parents or guardians continues at 10 a.m. each Wednesday.

Also continuing on Wednesdays is craft time at 11 a.m., with all kinds of projects planned, and “Read-To-Me” at 1 p.m., which helps youth build their reading and public speaking skills, continued Hallauer.

Thursday activities include storytime for toddlers and prekindergartners with their parents or guardians at 10 a.m., and Lego Time at 4 p.m.

“We’ll bring Legos; you bring the creativity,” said Hallauer.

Friday features the Book to Movie Club at 1 p.m.

“Share what you’ve been reading, get book recommendations, then settle in for a free movie,” said Hallauer.

Several special events also are planned in August beginning with the Eulenspiegel Puppets presenting “The Snow Queen” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Eulenspiegel’s adaptation of the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale uses delicately crafted miniature Bohemian marionettes that interact on the pages of two extra-large pop-up storybooks. The story follows Gerda as she travels to the ends of earth to save her best friend Kai from the Snow Queen. Along the way, she meets a host of eccentric characters from a naughty little robber girl to a magical flower lady to a talking crow. The cast also includes a flamboyant storyteller who relates to the audience as well as the puppets.

Youth will be dancing their socks off at another dance party set for 4 p.m. Aug. 8 in the library meeting room. The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and Purple Star Entertainment are making the event possible.

“Board of Death,” a time for board games, video games and snacks, starts at 4 p.m. Aug. 15.

Hallauer also reminded youth and parents that a free lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at the library. All children through age 18 are eligible for the free meals. Adults can purchase a meal, if available, after the children have been served.

“And of course, it’s not too late to sign up for the summer reading program,” continued Hallauer. “Get a free book and other fantastic prizes.”

For information, call 472-6551 or visit the library’s website.

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