Turner Public Library has big plans for summer

TURNER – Turner Public Library has plans for all ages as summer approaches.
Family Board Game Night returns at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, for families and individuals interested in playing a variety of popular board games. Participants bring their own snacks and beverages (in capped bottles, non-alcoholic).
Story Hour with Mrs. Talbot will return at 10:15 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, beginning June 11. Story hour includes a story reading, fun and games and craft. Suggested age is pre-K to second grade, but all are welcome. The program complements the ongoing Story Walk, which is available during library hours.
The Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Stories,” registration begins May 31, and readers of all ages may participate. Register and log reading between June 6 and Aug, 12, using either the Beanstack app available through TPL or the Summer Reading Badge Book available in the library beginning May 31. TPL will hold weekly prize drawings on Friday from the names of all readers who log at least 20 minutes of reading beginning June 10. A bonus drawing will be held June 3 for all those who register before then.
Talented artists from Tripp Middle School will be feted at a reception at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, where their artwork from the school year will be showcased. There will be refreshments and a chance to meet some talented local young artists.
Chewonki Traveling Natural History will bring their Biomes program to the library at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16. The family-friendly program discusses includes rain forests, deserts and oceans, along with the animals and plants that call these places home.
The Story Pirates will beam into the library virtually to entertain a group of kids twice this summer. On Saturday, June 25, the Story Pirates will entertain kids in kindergarten through second grade. The Saturday, Aug. 6, show will be for kids in third grade and older. Story Pirates teaches about the fun and creativity of improv story telling. The sessions are free, but because they are on-your-feet interactive programs, reservations will be required.
The new Children’s Library space is coming along nicely, including a mural by Leavitt Area High School art students of Iva Damon. The mural features Turner landmarks and characters from children’s books. Thanks to donations and grants, new flooring, furniture, technology, and books will be arriving soon. The library is still seeking donations to make the space special for young patrons.