Universe of Stories by Kari Denison

This summer will be out of this world at the Lewistown Public Library as we explore stories in the sky, rockets, solar systems, deep space and space travel.  “Universe of Stories” begins on Tuesday, June 4 and sign-ups continue throughout the six-week program. 

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) at your LPL has programming for both youth and adults.  SRP participation lends to having a great summer, being involved in your local library as well as the possibility to win a prize with the weekly raffles. 

The SRP schedule will be published weekly in the Library Happenings, on the Library website at www.lewistownlibrary.org and on social media.    

Indulge your love of reading and life-long learning this summer at your Lewistown Public Library.  For more information contact 538-5212. 

Summer Reading Program WEEK 1 – Tuesday, June 4 – Saturday, June 8

NASA @ My Library 

NASA @ My Library:  Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Middles (ages 6-12) will participate in various STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) activities centered around space concepts. Lasts approximately 1 hr. Will meet inside library, some weeks will move outside. 

Tuesday, June 4 at 1 p.m.:  How Big, How Far, How Hot – play a game where participants try to put different Earth-bound and space objects in order based on size, distance and temperature, and practice sorting them into categories (i.e. man-made vs nature-made, on earth vs in space, etc.).  Participants will receive a 2019 Astronomy Events mini zine to keep track of celestial events they can view in the night sky.

Walking Book Club

Walking Book Club:  Tuesdays at 12 p.m.  Adults will participate by reading a set number of chapters each week and discuss while strolling with the group on the walking trail.  The 30-minute walk will be moderate in activity.  Meet in the upstairs meeting room with book and walking shoes on.

 “Bring Jade Home” by Michelle Caffrey will be read in the five remaining weeks of the SRP. Sign-ups for the Walking Book Club will take place during the first week of SRP.  Ten slots are available for the Club and the Library will have copies of the book for checkout. The first group will meet on Tuesday, June 11 at 12 p.m.

Wednesday Writers

Wednesday Writers Story Elements Series: Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Teens (ages 13 – 18) will participate in a six-week series on the elements of stories and the process of writing longer stories. Participants will work on the same story for the duration of the series, focusing each week on a different element of building their stories.

Wednesday, June 5 at 4 p.m. Wednesday Writers will focus on characters and discuss how to build interesting and fleshed-out characters.

Charlotte’s Web Character Party

Meet the Charlotte’s Web Cast of Characters on Wednesday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. for the SRP Kick-Off party.  This event is a geared for the Littles, Middles, Teens.  Children must be accompanied by an adult or caretaker.


Storytime: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Littles (ages 0-5) will enjoy songs and stories. 

Friday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. the 3-5 year olds will enjoy “Hundred Billion Trillion Stars” by Seth Fishman and craft foam star constellations.

Night Among the Stars

Night Among the Stars on Friday, June 7 at 6 p.m. is the SRP Adult Kick-Off party and offers an opportunity to learn about how to use a telescope and locating constellations and other celestial bodies in the night sky. Astronomy hobbyist Mike Aldrich and a guestwill present in the upstairs meeting room.  A telescope will be available or bring your own.  Come and ask questions, share stories of your night sky sightings and enjoy talking astronomy.  Moon pies, starlight punch and healthy refreshments will be served.

Drop-In Craft

Drop-In Craft: Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.  Littles (ages 0-5) are provided craft supplies and directions on the back tables in the Youth Area for families of the Littles to stop by as they wish.

Saturday, June 8 Littles craft is foam star constellations in the Youth Area from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.  Children must be accompanied by an adult or caretaker.

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