Blast Off into Summer Learning at the library

Summer logoNorman Public Library Central is taking readers on an “out of this world” trip into space and beyond as it gets its Summer Learning Program started with the program “Lift Off to Summer Learning,” taking place from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in the Lowry Room.

This will be an afternoon of “Astronaut Training” for children, with various stations set up throughout the Lowry Room to help get children prepared for this summer at the library. Activities are best for ages 5 to 10, although younger children also can train but may need some assistance from their grownups.

It’s also a chance to get signed up for the Summer Learning Challenge, which can be completed at the library or anytime through the PLS website or through the Pioneer Library System Connect App, available for iPhone and Apple users at the App Store or for Android users via Google Play. The Summer Learning Challenge is available not only for children but for readers of any age.

And a special kickoff event for teens will be Taste of Books, scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, also in the Lowry Room.

This has been an annual event at the library and will include thematic tables with books, genres and related tasty treats. Supplies for the event are provided thanks to the support of the Friends of the Norman Libraries.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.