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LIBRARY NEWS: Lake Placid Public Library prepares for summer programs

The literacy group poses at the Lake Placid Public Library with volunteer Jennifer Newhart in the center. (Photo provided)

While the Main Street construction is winding down for the season, we welcome all of the visitors and patrons to the Lake Placid Public Library. Come and enjoy the views of Mirror Lake right outside our windows, or in the backyard on the lake. The new ramp is expected to be installed in the next few weeks for easier access.

Train station book pickup

Patrons who have ordered books through inter-library loan or have books on hold will have the option of pick-up and drop-off at the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s History Museum at the train station on Station Street. Let us know your preference when we call to let you know the book you ordered has arrived.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Community Day

We had a wonderful time at Lake Placid Community Day! Thank you to Trish Friedlander (speech language pathologist) and Tim Seymour (Lake Placid Central School District superintendent) for being our dinosaurs and helping with our dinosaur theme. Congratulations to community volunteer of the year, Linda Young, and youth volunteer of the year, Ellen Lansing.

Homeschool Thursday

The library would like to acknowledge all the Homeschool families who have taken part in the programs this past school year. The last program, the “Bird’s Eye View” presentation on Thursday, May 26, wrapped up this year’s programming. Nature Nate, an Adirondack Mountain Club naturalist joined the group to discuss birding in the Adirondacks. We hope to see many of those families all summer long at the library. Anyone interested in information or would like to suggest a topic to be included for the fall schedule please email librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org.

Ms. Linda’s Storytime

Every Friday morning in the children’s room at 10:30 Ms. Linda is entertaining preschoolers and their parents with stories, songs and dancing. If you are a parent of a preschooler, come and enjoy a delightful morning.

Literacy group

The library’s literacy program recently resumed in one of the meeting rooms. It is great to see such a vital program back, connecting with such knowledgeable teachers/volunteers. The Literacy Volunteers of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties provides one-on-one tutoring for both basic literacy and English language learners. Their mission is to empower residents throughout the region who seek to improve their literacy skills, including reading, writing and speaking, as well as math and computer skills. Services are delivered free of charge by well-trained tutors who assist learners in achieving their personal, educational and job-related goals. If anyone is interested in information on the literacy program, please call 518-564-5332 or visit info@lvcef.org.

Summer programs

May to September: StoryWalks on Main Street and John Brown Farm State Historic Site.

June 21 to July 8: The most recent Main Street StoryWalk is “Pie is for Sharing,” written by Stephanie Parsley and illustrated by Jason Chin. Can you bake a pie for sharing? Begin by collecting your “pie crust” inside the Lake Placid Public Library. Once you read a page posted in a Main Street window, stop into the business, locate the library box and collect your berry sticker to place in your pie. Remember to share your pie when it’s finished baking.

July: Pick up a Reading Log and stickers or a Teen BINGO card to track summer reading. Celebrate with a Stewart’s ice cream certificate in August. Thank you, Stewart’s Shops.

July 12 (3 p.m.): Back by popular demand, enjoy creating a song with RiverJack Z.

July 19 (3 p.m.): Lakes and Lighthouses, with the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Enjoy a read-aloud, hands-on learning activities, and a craft.

July 26 (3 p.m.): Coastal Creatures! Learn about coastal animals through a read-aloud, hands-on activities, and crafts.

Aug. 2 (3 p.m.): Turtles to Toads: Herps of the North! Staff from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will be on hand for an interactive experience with live animals and touchable artifacts.

Poster contest

The library, along with the Bookstore Plus is sponsoring a poster contest. Contact the library and the Bookstore Plus or online at www.lakeplacidlibrary.org. Submissions are due Monday, Aug. 29.

Adirondack Family Book Festival

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at The John Brown Farm State Historic Site. It will bring together children’s and young adult authors and illustrators under a big convening tent and several smaller tents to meet their readers of all ages, read aloud and talk about their work. A youth-led panel and activities that pair select books with the natural beauty of the John Brown farm and hands-on art making and discovery are also planned. The festival will be free, open to all. For more information, visit adirondackfamilybookfestival.wordpress.com/2022/04/23/hello-world/.

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