Summer Reading Program 2022

Every Thursday in June from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Outdoors in the lot next to the library

For Elementary School Age Children

Summer Reading program “Oceans of Possibilities” began June 2nd with a presentation about ‘Water Cycle’ given by Loren from the Extension Office. There was a game played showing the different components of the cycle. There were also door prizes at the end of the program. This program will be every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the month of June. It is never too late to join the fun.

Hooplahoma was the guest performer at Summer Reading on June 9th. She explained that if you want to do something that is difficult (like perfecting the hula hoop) you start out slow and keep practicing and you will eventually reach you goal.

June 23rd program was presented by Chris McMinn, a competitive fisherman. He discussed the different types of fish that can be found in this part of Oklahoma, the different lures and/or bait to use and the different types of poles and rods. You can also see the mini vegetable garden planted by the Storytime children and library staff. At the end of the program the children were given an apple or banana for a healthy snack.

June 23rd Summer Reading program was by Michael Corley, a magician. Everyone was very entertained, after the presentation there was a drawing, fresh apples and fruit snacks handed out.

June 30th was the last day of the Summer Reading Program, we started out with hot dogs, chips and fruit. The program was presented by the Mad Scientist, he included lots of interesting facts about the ocean. The children interacted with questions and several assisted with demonstrations. The last day all the children were to turn in their reading logs for the month. The names of the children that were present on this day and had turned in their logs were put into the drawing for the bicycles. Rylee Sharp was the winner of the girl’s bike and Robert Pell was the winner of the boy’s bike.

Adult Exercise and Wellness Program 2022

Beginning Sept. 21, 2021 adult exercise classes will be held at the Beaver County Library each Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. Great way to help reduce stress and anxiety and help increase flexibility and balance. Everyone 20 yrs. and up are welcome to attend.

There was a presentation January 13, 2022 by Sara Williams, Physical Therapist, covering the benefits of exercise on the cardiovascular and benefits of aerobic exercise.

February 22nd Adult Exercise and Wellness Class added The Step as a part of the routine.

March Adult Exercise class discussed healthier snacks and drinks. They were served infused Blueberry Water and Protein Power Balls at the end of their class.

Adult exercise class used the One Step today. After the class they enjoyed cucumber infused water, ham & turkey wraps.

Exercise class was given by Sara Williams, Physical Therapist, she went over Daily Heart Healthy Exercises and handed out a list of twenty exercises that can be done at home.

April 12 – the class did several exercises using the step and enjoyed Protein Power snacks and orange infused water.

April 26 – The class used the Step and also sitting down stretches. After class they enjoyed lemon infused water and protein power balls.

May 5: We had a good group today for the Adult Health and Wellness exercise class. Lots of stretching exercises and finishing class with lemon infused water.

Story Time 2022

Story Time at the Library

February 16th story time at the library was attended by 6 children. They learned the science of mixing colors. They also learned to follow instruction with music.

March has brought in more children to enjoy story time. They are learning colors, patterns, counting, etc. Dr. Suess is being recognized this month with reading of many of his books.

March 16, 2022: We were so excited to see new faces this week. This was the last day with Dr. Suess and “Green Eggs & Ham” was read. The children were offered green eggs and ham to taste, but only one was brave enough to take a sample. Needless to say, they were not a hit. Colors and animals were the study topics.

March 23,2022: Peter Rabbit was the story of the day; different types of vegetables were discussed, and samples were offered. Seems as though carrots were the favorite.

April 6th & 13th – Stories were read, yoga was taught, patterns were discussed and an Easter egg hunt.

April 19th – Story of the day was “Mouse Paint” discussing colors. The children were excited to be able to select the paint colors they wanted for their planters. Next week they will be planting seeds in their custom planters.

Today was the last day of Storytime. there was a lesson on the American Flag, interacting with music, outside planting, “Making Vegetable Soup” book and drawing with sidewalk chalk. It was hard to pick out the videos and pictures to post. Hope you enjoy them.

On June 2nd our Storytime group met at the Nursing home. Denise read a story and then the children planted vegetables in the garden. Several of the residents were enjoying the children and even a few put together a snail magnet.

Christmas on Douglas

“Christmas on Douglas” is a city-wide celebration from 5:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Dec. 3rd. The Beaver County Library will be hosting an Open House with cider and cookies. There will be book signing by local authors; Steve Shadden, Denise Janko and Lane Dolly. Be sure to stop by and check out the Gingerbread house built by Denise Janko.

School Readiness/Tutorials

The Library offers free One on One tutoring for children needing a little assistance. We have several tablets available for use with their studies.