Friday series continues in May

PencilsThe Newcastle Public Library welcomes school-age children to spend part of their Friday for various afternoon activities, each starting at 2 p.m. 

In May, activities will be:

May 4Art for School-Age Kids: Create a masterpiece in the style of artist Josef Albers after hearing the story “An I for Color: The Story of Josef Albers” by Natasha Wing.

May 11STEAM It Friday: Explore science and technology in an experiment with wind turbines.

May 18Book-N-Cook: After reading “Should I Share My Ice Cream” by Mo Willems, participants will make ice cream using the “roll a can” method. Supplies are provided thanks to the Newcastle Friends of the Library.

May 25Crafts for School-Age Children: Create crafts with duct tape using supplies provided by the Newcastle Friends of the Library.

Registration is required separately for each of the programs.

Start a rocking Summer of Reading May 30

SRP logoSummer is almost here, and that means the annual Summer Reading Program bringing a jolt of activity to the community through the activities at the Newcastle Public Library.

This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!” is giving a chance to explore literal rocks with the Museum of Osteology or PLS Maker Mobile staff to “rocking” with music and art programs led by a variety of local performers.

The library kicks off this year’s Summer Reading Program from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 30, with a variety of activities including line dance lessons, SRP signup and much more for all ages.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Newcastle Friends to host book sale, craft show

BooksThe Friends of the Newcastle Public Library group will host its annual Book Sale and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the library.

The sale will feature a variety of books for children, teens or adults in both audio and paper format. It also will include numerous food and craft vendors plus activities for children.

All ages may attend and registration is not required in advance.

Science isn’t just for kids – join SMO for escape room activity for adults

Lock and keysThe science experts from Science Museum Oklahoma are bringing their show to the libraries of the Pioneer Library System for readers of all ages, including Mom and Dad.

The Newcastle Public Library will welcome SMO at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, for the program “Dial E for Escape.”

This will be an escape room-type of activity, with participants having to race the clock to solve a clever crime before time runs out.

Ages 18 and up are welcome to participate. Space is limited so registration in advance is recommended.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.