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It’s Not to Late! Sign Up for Summer Reading Today

June may be coming to a close, but our Summer Reading Program is far from over! Here’s a sneak peak of some of the events we’ve got coming up next month for children and families at Galesburg Public Library.

Want to enjoy the best parts of camping without having to pitch a tent? Stop by the library’s Storybook Garden on Tuesday, July 11th at 6:00 PM for a Campfire Singalong led by local musicians Meg and Casey Robbins. You’ll gather around a fire with other families to sing songs and enjoy free s’mores provided by our friends at Cornucopia Natural Market and Deli.

Young thespians can hone their skills in a free “Voice for the Young Actor” workshop offered by theater professor Robbie Thompson on Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM. Aspiring actors in grades 4-6 will learn techniques to help them free their natural voice in order to command the stage! Beginners are welcome, so feel free to check it out even if you’ve never been in a play before.

Like Pokémon? We’ve got two programs just for you. First, bring your Pokemon cards to the library on Saturday, July 15, from 10:00 AM to noon for some friendly competition. You’ll play, trade, and even go home with some free cards from the library’s stash. Then on Thursday, July 20 at 6:00 PM, bring the whole family for an interactive showing of the film Detective Pikachu (Warner Brothers, 2019). Register in advance in the Children’s Room and you’ll receive a bag of props to help you enjoy the movie in a whole new way.

If it’s magic you’re looking for, stop by the library on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 AM for a free show by Mikayla Oz, the current recipient of the International Rising Star of Magic Award. Mikayla is based out of Iowa but travels worldwide performing magic with her “assistant” Bubbles the Bird. You don’t want to miss this interactive family show.

For more information on these events or on how you can get more involved in our Summer Reading Program, just stop by the Children’s Room.

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