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LIBRARY NEWS: ‘Reading in Lake Placid’ student poster contest winners announced

Eloise Ruttan and Andrew Rossi participate in a program at the Lake Placid Public Library. (Photo provided)

Now that September is here, the Lake Placid Public Library has a few updates for our friends and patrons.

We are proud to announce the winners of the “Reading in Lake Placid” student poster contest that were chosen from so many amazing entries. The winners in each category are: Isabelle Szczech, pre-k; Eloise Ruttan, kindergarten through grade 2; Ruth Arnold, grades 3-5; Abigail Palmer, grades 6-8; and Sophia Bhatti, grades 9-12.

The winners received a gift certificate from The Bookstore Plus, and their pictures were made into posters that were donated by Lake Placid UPS Store. All contestants received an ice cream cone gift certificate from Stewart’s Shops. The Bookstore Plus will display the winning posters in their windows for all to enjoy. A special thank you to all our partners in this year’s contest.

The Watershed Wonders Project at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site on Wednesday, Aug. 25 was a great success. The watershed display, followed by the pond exploration, was quite an experience for all who attended. The StoryWalk — “Over and Under the Pond” by Kate Messner — is still on site for visitors to enjoy.

The 2021 children’s summer programming was packed full of interesting fun themes that were enjoyed by several of our young friends. From journaling at the beach to creating and performing their own puppet show, we saw a lot of unique, creative ideas.

The virtual storytime with Ms. Linda is still happening on Friday mornings at 10:30. Anyone wishing to join in please emaillibrarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org or call 518-523-3200 for more information.

The LPPL has participated in a special program for parents and children called, “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.” The book log can be picked up at the library. Each milestone of 100 books is marked on the large chart in the children’s room at the library. When the goal of 1,000 books is reached a special certificate of completion is awarded to the child and a book of their choice is added to the library’s collection with their name inside the front cover. What an achievement, all before kindergarten.

Anyone with a young child that is interested in participating please call Bambi Pedu or Karen Armstrong at 518-523-3200.

On Sept. 22, the library will be sponsoring a Leaf Hunt for children and families. It will begin at the Lake Placid Public Library by picking up a “backpack” for collecting “leaves.” Then proceed down Main Street reading “We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt” by Steve Metzger, illustrated by Miki Sakamoto. The pages to the story will be posted in some of the windows of Main Street businesses. Locate the library box inside the store, and collect your leaf sticker to put in your backpack. Happy leaf hunting.

Homeschool Thursdays are back! It will look a little different this year due to COVID-19 precautions. The last Thursday of the month will be a program and the first Thursday of the month will be open hours at the library to get help with curriculum materials and/or enrichment ideas.

Our first program will be “Making Music with RiverJack Z” at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 in the backyard of the library. This workshop is for families with children ages 4 and up. Children will create a unique song and complete an activity.

This project is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the governor and the New York state Legislature and administered by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

Winter programs will take place at St. Eustace Episcopal Church in their large downstairs area. If you are interested in receiving updates, please email librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org Masks (indoors) and social distancing required.

(Madonna Barney is a library assistant at the Lake Placid Public Library.)