BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Face painting, scary stories and ice cream, Camp @ Your Library means lots of fun for children this summer. More than 20 youngsters, from Stage One Academy in Fort Lauderdale, enjoyed a morning of varying activities at the Main Library on Monday, June 26. Teen volunteers skilled in face painting turned boys into spider man and the green hornet while girls preferred butterfly faces in sparkly pink paint.
Cinema Dave, all 6’ 3” of him, Audio Visual Popular Books Librarian, was called into service to read "Tailypo," written by Jan Wahl and illustrated by Wil Clay. Using his booming, baritone voice, Montalbano entertained the elementary school-age children as they gathered round him to hear the Appalachian folk tale.
“I enjoy good old fashion story time, the roots of story telling. I give a nod to one of my favorite readers of all time, Boris Karloff,” Cinema Dave said.
Camp @ Your Library is the creation of Library graduate intern Sunem Beaton-Garcia.
“I wanted children to enjoy a morning of summer fun and spooky camp-like stories and I invited a seasoned librarian to join the fun,” said Library graduate intern Sunem Beaton-Garcia, who created Camp @ Your Library. “It also gives our teens a chance to have fun with the younger children.”
The next Camp @ Your Library is planned for July 24. Depending on the weather, Camp @ Your Library is held outdoors on the Main Library plaza or on the 8th floor of the Main Library. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries. To register, call 954-357-7504.
for a complete list of summer library programs at all Broward County Library locations, visit http://www.broward.org/library or pick up Bookfeast 2006, a guide to all summer reading programs at Broward County Library. Individual branches are also having special activities. Pick up a flier at your neighborhood branch library.
Each child who reads at least 2 hours and fills out a reading log, found at all library branches, will receive a Boomers! certificate redeemable for 20 tokens (while supplies last).