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Summer Reading Program!!

Lamar Public Library staff and volunteers are very excited for their Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World”
You can stop in the library during business hours and register throughout the duration of the program.

The library is the perfect place for children and adults to become empowered to build a better world! This summer’s theme makes use of the universal appeal of creating, repurposing, and building!

The Summer Reading Program will officially begin the week of June 5th!
There will be a variety of performances, story, and activity sessions: please see attached calendar for dates and times! In general, the programs will last approximately 60 minutes.

We are welcoming a host of special guests, who will entertain all with their educational and engaging programs.
Here’s a sneak peek:

June 5th: Ice Cream Social
June 6th: “Mr. Kneel: Hip Hop for Kids”
June 8th: “Pheasants Forever”-with Marina Osier
June 13th: “Mr. E Magic Show”
June 15th: Lamar Fire Department
June 20th: Beth Epley: Storyteller
June 22nd: Lamar Police Department
June 24th: Family Board Games
June 27th: Lamar Tech. Department

July 11th: “Titanic History and Fun Facts” –with Courtney Warman
July 15th: “Sheri’s Stitches” –with Sheri Eirhart
July 14th: “Library Olympics”
July 22nd: “Polly’s Pointers” –with Polly Munro
July 24th: Swim Party and Awards Ceremony

There will be programs for every age group:

Infant - Preschool :
“THE DUMP TRUCKS”

Kindergarten - 2nd grade :
“THE BULLDOZERS”

3rd Grade - 5th grade :
“THE EXCAVATORS”

6th - 8th grade :
“THE BOBCATS”

ADULT Summer Reading Program:
Includes 9th - 12th grade
“THE CRANES”

All programs are free of charge!

The library is excited about the programs and activities that have been planned and hope you and your young readers will enjoy “Build a Better World!”

*Helping Young Children Build Reading and Language Skills
*Preparing Children for Success by Developing Early Language Skills
*Motivating Teens to Read and Discuss Literature
*Encouraging Adults to Experience the Joy of Reading

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FLIPSTER Digital Magazines!!!

Access leading digital magazines on your computer or your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand from EBSCO - courtesy of your local library.

Why should you subscribe when we do?
We give you free access to popular magazines including:
*People
*Dirt Bike
*Discover Girls
*Horse and Rider
*Fine Homebuilding
*Yoga Journal
*Golf Magazine

Go to:
Online Resources

User ID: lamar
Password: pl

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Color with Joe! A coloring club....for grown-ups!

Love adult coloring books? Enjoy them in the company of friends!!
Every Saturday at 10:00 am, beginning on May 6th, Lamar Public Library will be hosting “Color with Joe”: coloring for adults served with coffee!

In case you haven’t heard, coloring programs for grown-ups are taking off at libraries!
Coloring helps us de-stress because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries. Coloring generates wellness, quietness, and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity.

Coloring fans come by the hobby for varying reasons. While some may consider it a social activity, others see it as an easy way to escape the everyday grind — a way to practice mindfulness and enjoy being in the moment without all that “concentrate on your breathing” stuff.

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring books.

Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored!
Coloring books and supplies will be provided by the library, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home.

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION VIDEO SERVICE OFFICE @ the Library!

When:
Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Social Security Administration will be featuring a free Video Service Office at the Lamar Public Library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.

By computer link, the Social Security Administration will be available to answer your questions.
Citizens will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Upcoming dates in 2016 are:

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED; ALL FREE
SSA WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS FOR REPLACEMENT SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS IF YOU HAVE:
• UNEXPIRED DRIVER’S LICENSE
• STATE ISSUED ID
• PASSPORT (MUST MATCH NAME ON LAST SOCIAL SECURITY CARD ISSUED)
SSA IS NOT CAPABLE OF PROCESSING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL SECURITY BUSINESS AT LAMAR PUBLIC LIBRARY:
• SSA WILL NOT PROCESS ANY APPLICATIONS FOR A NEW SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
• SSA WILL NOT PROCESS ANY APPLICATIONS FOR REPLACEMENT CARDS INVOLVING NAME CHANGE
• SSA WILL NOT PROCESS ANY APPLICATIONS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PRIMARY EVIDENCE AS LISTED ABOVE
THESE WILL NEED TO BE DONE AT THE LAJUNTA OFFICE:

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Build A Better World!

LAMAR PUBLIC LIBRARY’S
2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!
BUILD A BETTER WORLD

The library is the perfect place for children and families to become empowered to build a better world! This summer’s theme makes use of the universal appeal of creating, repurposing, and building. Through books, games, and many STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities, participants will discover new ways of looking at the world around them. Families will explore the many ways we encounter the world through the five senses and common experiences. Just as skyscrapers are built to great heights, one brick at a time, participants will find themselves reaching for the stars through hands-on learning experiences this summer. Go forth and build a better world!

Readers of all ages will gather together this summer as Lamar Public Library presents, “BUILD A BETTER WORLD” during their summer reading program. Activities will include: reading, games, relays, physical challenges, craft projects, and much more!

The library is offering programs and activities for everyone!

Ages: Infant - Preschool :
“THE DUMP TRUCKS”

Kindergarten - 2nd grade :
“THE BULLDOZERS”

3rd Grade - 5th grade :
“THE EXCAVATORS”

6th - 8th grade :
“THE BOBCATS”

Adult Summer Reading Program:
Includes 9th - 12th grade
“THE CRANES”

All programs are free of charge!

We are excited about the programs and activities we have planned and hope you and your young readers will enjoy “Build a Better World!”

Registration begins on MONDAY, MAY 15

Call the library if you have questions @ 719-336-4632

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