Sturm Memorial Library will kickoff its 2011 summer reading program withthe Planetary Ranger and his “One Earth, Many Sounds” show at 2 p.m. Wednesday June 8.
The Planetary Ranger, also known as Bill Kehl, has been performing for schools, libraries and festivals for many years. Known for his ability to re-create sounds of the earth using instruments from all over the world, Kehl’s performance will include music, stories, songs and audience participation.
Sponsored by the Outagamie Waupaca Library System, the event is free and open to th public.
The summer programs at the library will run from June 6 to July 29.
The “One World, Many Stories” program is for youth ages 3-11. The teen program, “You Are Here” is for people in grades seven and up. The two programs are designed to keep young people engaged in reading over the summer. The programs include reading, games, and special activities with staff that make going to the Library an enjoyable time
. There will be other special events and regular library programming throughout the eight week period. Brochures and a schedule of events are available at the Library and the on the online calendar at www.manawalibrary.org.
Total attendance for the summer program at Sturm Memorial Library has last summer was over 1,000. Children do not have to register ahead of time, they do not have to be at the Library at any certain time (except for scheduled programs) and they can do as little or as much as they want through the eight weeks. There is no set start time either so if kids only want to participate for a couple of weeks they can.
The Sturm Memorial Library seeks to engage all kids in their program and has enough variety to attract a wide range of interests. For more information on the summer program call the Library at 920-596-2252 or visit online at www.manawalibrary.org.