LIBRARY NEWS: Library offers off-site children’s programs

Summer is finally here in lake Placid. The Lake Placid Public Library gardens and trees are bursting with color, and the lake is calm and inviting after the warm weather we have been experiencing these past weeks.

It is with great appreciation that we announce that the library’s budget vote passed this past month, and we thank you for your support.

The work on the new roof is well underway; therefore, during the next few weeks the access to the back lawn and gardens will be blocked off.

We hope you are all doing well and staying safe. The library is now providing curbside service of all materials in the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System and Due North. If you would like to request a book, DVD, audiobook, music CD or magazine, please call 518-523-3200, request through our online catalog or email lkp@lakeplacidlibrary.org.

Due to the roof replacement, when you are ready to pick up your materials, please call and we will bring them out to you. We hope to open the library to patrons, with limited access, soon. We are following all cleaning guidelines and suggested protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for providing our materials to the community in the safest possible manner.

Children’s summer reading program

Our typical children’s summer programming is on pause; however, we still want to do as much as we can to support family reading. We have a number of exciting ways for families with children in pre-kindergarten to grade 5 to celebrate reading, including a summer reading log (July 12 to Aug. 8) to earn an ice cream certificate courtesy of Stewart’s Shops. In addition, special reading themes will be posted each Monday on Facebook. Themes will highlight books from our collection, complemented by activity packets to further learning. Our current theme — “Beautiful Gardens, Butterflies and Bees” — is accompanied by coloring sheets, nature bingo, pollinator scavenger hunt, and pollinator seeds, thanks to our friends at the Lake Placid Land Conservancy.

Future themes will include “Adirondack Animals” and “The Night Sky,” with activity packs courtesy of The Wild Center and the Adirondack Sky Center, respectively.

Activity sheets and reading logs are available on our Facebook page or may be picked up at the library.

Families can also enjoy a special virtual performance of “Legends and Myths from Mount Olympus” performed by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company, free of charge from Sunday, July 12 to Saturday, July 18. (See our Facebook page for log-in instructions).

This project is made possible with the funds from Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

If you have any questions, please email librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org.