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We have lots of virtual and live programs going on even though we are not hosting them in person yet. Please visit the Library Calendar to see what's coming up, and how to register. And visit our Children Room's Facebook Page where many of the programs are being held.

Virtual Summer Programs beginning the week of June 15

Zoom: Mother Goose is on the Loose with Ms. Sandie
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
This program is suitable for children from birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Please email ssmith@cwmars.org for a zoom link and code to enter no later than 24 hours prior to this program.

Story Time
Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
Join us on the Beaman Library Children's Room Facebook Page for this LIVE program. This program is for any child who loves to listen to picture books! You may also count these books toward your reading log!

Mug Meal Magic
First & Third Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Make easy, kid-friendly recipes that can be microwaved in a coffee mug! Watch these fun videos on the Beaman Library Children's Room Facebook Page! Join us on June 17th to make our first Magic Meal!

Tween Books and Buddies
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Connect with peers, talk about books, and play some games during this Tween Zoom group. It is an opportunity to connect with old library friends and make some new ones. Email ssmith@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before the start of this program to receive the zoom link and code.

Build a Fairy House
Ongoing Until June 30
You mowed the lawn and you have destroyed the flowers that the fairies use as umbrellas! They are so sad, you must build them a new house from all natural materials to shelter them. Send a picture of your creation to ssmith@cwmars.org. Your image will be will shared on the Beaman Library Children’s Room Facebook page under the playlist Fairy Houses.

Play Beaman Bingo
Ongoing Throughout Summer
Complete the Bingo Card for a chance to win extra prizes at the end of the summer! There will be links on the bingo board and the Children’s Page of our Beaman Library website to help you fill in your board.

Weekly Scavenger Hunts
Ongoing Throughout Summer
Visit the Beaman Library Children’s Room Facebook Page to download a new template each week and challenge yourself to find everything on the list!

Attention All Budding Authors
Ongoing Throughout Summer
Imagine Your Story: Submit a fairy tale or fantasy story of your own creation. Send your story to ssmith@cwmars.org and at the end of summer reading, Ms. Sue will compile all the stories into a “book” of Beaman Fairy Tales. We will give you a copy of the "book" and various scrapbooking materials to design your own cover! *Bonus points if there is an evil virus in the storTom Sielingy that fouls up summer! Submissions must be no longer than one sided type-written page!

Save the Date: July 14 at 6 p.m.
Singer/Storyteller Tom Sieling    
Tom will perform a virtual concert! He is a great Children's performer and will be sure to entertain! Details to follow.

Learn about the Children's Summer Reading Program Here!

Making donations to the Summer Reading Program

Summer is the most exciting time for our younger patrons. Every summer kids see the array of various prizes that our generous patrons have donated and the kids read extensively in hopes of winning their coveted prize. Now that we are in a "new normal" situation, sadly, we will not be lining our bookshelves with these various prizes and filling out the tickets for chances to win. Instead, this will all be done via a google doc which will keep track of the reading history of the children. At the end of the summer, we have chosen to draw names of the kids that read and then the children will receive a gift certificate to a local store of their choice. Highest readers will be receiving special recognition for their accomplishments and a larger gift card. That said, we are requesting people that wish to make donations, to donate to the Friends of the Beaman Library through PayPal.

With sincere thanks,

Sue Smith
Head of Children’s Services





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