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LIBRARY NEWS: Find the library’s gnomes, win a prize

Children and parents enjoy a Bubble good time on the Lake Placid Public Library’s backyard. (Photo provided)

Summertime in Lake Placid can’t be beat. With the wonderful weather and so many visitors from all over the country, the Lake Placid Public Library is lucky to be in the center of all the activity.

The children’s summer programming is well under way, and we welcome families of children ages Pre-K through grade 5 to join in Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Mrs. Pedu and Mrs. Armstrong have some great programs planned.

Two-way traffic is back open on Main Street, but there are still pockets of road work; therefore, your patience is appreciated.

Just a reminder, library materials pick-up or drop off is available at the Lake Placid-Horth Elba Historical Society’s museum at the train station on Station Street.

RiverJack Z performs at the Lake Placid Public Library. (Photo provided)

Gnome around

Can you find the library gnomes somewhere inside the library? Come in and search, snap a picture with them and post it on our Facebook page or send it to librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org for a chance to win a prize. The drawing is Aug. 29.

Summer schedule

This past week, RiverJack Z. along with a group of very creative children composed a unique song. What a fun, musical time they had.

Through September, there are StoryWalks on Main Street and at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site.

Students can now pick up a Reading Log and stickers or a Teen BINGO card to track their summer reading. Turn in a completed logo or bingo card and celebrate with a Stewart’s ice cream certificate in August. Thank you, Stewart’s Shops!

On Tuesday, July 26, starting at 3 p.m., there will be a program titled “Coastal Creatures.” Learn about coastal animals through a read-aloud, hands-on activities and crafts.

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, starting at 3 p.m., there will be a program titled “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 and the Bookstore Plus are sponsoring a poster contest.

The theme is “My Adirondack Chair,” and the age categories are Pre-K, kindergarten to grade 2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

The contest poster template and submission forms may be printed from home, www.lakeplacidlibrary.org, or picked up at the Bookstore Plus or the Lake Placid Public Library. Submissions are due on Monday, Aug. 29.

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. A few weeks ago the children were treated to a story about bubbles and following the story there were bubbles floating all around in the backyard. What a fun-filled morning!

Book festival

Mark your calendars for the Adirondack Family Book Festival, which will be held 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, and celebratory.

For more information, visit the website adirondackfamilybookfestival.wordpress.com/2022/04/23/hello-world/.

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