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You know Tulsa City-County Library’s children’s summer reading program is beginning when families line the river’s edge for stories and songs.
Enjoy “Storytime in the Park,” Thursdays at 10 a.m. on May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26 at the QuikTrip Plaza at River Parks, 41st and Riverside.
Each program features interactive stories, songs and activities encouraging children to develop a love of reading. Bring a blanket or chair to enhance the storytime comfort.
Scheduled performances include:
• May 29 – Tommy Terrific’s Magic of Science
• June 5 – Music and Dance with Andres Salguero
• June 12 – Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band
• June 19 – American Indian Dance and Storytelling with
Mike and Lisa Pahsetopah
• June 26 – Vaudeville Magic Show with Chris Capstone
A new mobile library experience makes its debut at Storytime in the Park on May 29. Funded by the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the mobile library is the latest addition to TCCL’s Outreach Services department. Patterned after the successful Penguin Book Truck, the mobile collection features approximately 1,000 items for all ages. The collection will rotate to complement specific events and festivals. Library cardholders can access digital content in an area set up with Café tables, chairs and iPads.
After each storytime, children can sign up for the summer reading program. By visiting the library four times and reading eight books, children will complete the program and earn a medal of achievement and a booklet of coupons for free entertainment and food items. Plus, they will be entered in an end-of-summer drawing for exciting prizes.
Storytime in the Park is sponsored by River Parks Authority and Friends of the Helmerich Library. In case of inclement weather, check the library’s website, www.tulsalibrary.org for any cancellations or call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323.
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