The “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Camps have been a great success at the Philippi Public Library. The program will continue Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout most of June and July and two days in August. Brochures and the June calendar are available on the library’s Facebook page and in the library.
The library staff members have lots of fun and educational activities planned during the camp for ages 3-12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Activities include stories, arts and crafts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, music, fun physical activities and much more.
At 11:30 a.m. each day, library staff members walk the children to The Market Place for a free lunch. Lunch and snacks are provided by Heart & Hand House and North Central West Virginia Community Action. For more information, contact the Philippi Public Library.
The library will host “Sensational Saturday” this week with Tracing Your Family Tree for the adults from 10-11 a.m. Then from 11 a.m. to noon, children will love “Popsicle Stick Architecture,” building towers with craft sticks. There will be no “Dog Tales” at this re-scheduled “Sensational Saturday,” but watch for the dogs to return to the library July 8.
The library will take a break from the Summer Reading Camps to host “FUN FEST — Celebrating the ARTZ! June 26-30. This program is for children ages 6 through 14 and runs from 10-11:30 a.m.
“A stands for art, R stands for rhythm and music, T stands for telling as in storytelling and Z stands for everything from A to Z that we can cram into this week,” said Director Judy Buckner Larry. “The ARTZ! program is paid for through a gift from the Barbour County Arts & Humanities Council. The West Virginia guest artists for the program include magician Kevin Lyons, storyteller “Granny Sue” Holstein, musician Carol Isner, artist Beth Marsh and performing artist Laurie Goux. Lunch will be provided for the children from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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