Bethlehem Library Notes for Friday, August 12, 2016

Mark your calendars because we have a busy week coming up, filled with some exciting summer reading programs for kids and families.

On Monday, Aug. 15, our friends from Five Rivers will be at the library for a program about migration. Do you have what it takes to go the distance? Find out when you put yourself in an animal’s “shoes” to learn the many migration hurdles they face on their epic journeys. “Five Rivers Presents: Going the Distance” starts at 2 p.m. and takes place in the library community room.

Inner ninja

We’ll be keeping you on your toes with a program on Tuesday, Aug. 16 to harness your inner ninja. Hone your skills in espionage, throwing, meteorology, geology, and more at Ninja U. Be sure to bring a long-sleeved T-shirt to create a ninja disguise. This program is for kids in kindergarten through grade five.

Animal kingdom

Later on in the week, we’ll marvel some more at the animal kingdom as we learn about the ways animals use camouflage to hide from their enemies. We’ll also spend some time making our own camo patterns. “Animal Camouflage” takes place Thursday, Aug. 18, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. in the community room.

Summer reading is going strong through the end of the month with programming, prizes and more. Don’t forget to report your reading progress.

Take us with you!

How do you improve on a vacation? Bring the library along for the ride. We’ve got a lot of cool special collection items that can add excitement to your summer adventure. Borrow one of our Orion StarBlast telescopes and get a whole new perspective on the night sky.

Or check out one of the metal detectors (we have them for adults and kids) and turn your next beach outing into a treasure hunt. We’ve also got GoPro cameras and accessories so you can capture your summer YouTube moment, and fishing poles for all ages if you are looking for a more contemplative way to pass the time.

You’ll find these items and more on our Special Collections shelf behind the information desk.