May 26, 2019

Author Karen Rose Reads Stories at Chester Library, June 18

karen e rose 3CHESTER Chester Public Library’s summer program for children of all ages kicks off on Saturday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. Author Karen Rose will read her funny stories of chickens at Two Mountain Farm and will then answer questions about how she became a writer and why she uses children for illustrators. This will be followed by relay races (can you carry a book on your head?), a contest to win a slip ‘n slide, and refreshments.

Then, on Monday, June 20, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday Stories & Crafts for pre-K to 2nd grade begin, with “Down by the Sea.” Kids will make a seashell mobile and take home the ocean in a bottle. Each week will have a special focus.

Older kids are invited to enjoy Wednesday afternoon programs, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The first one, on June 22, for grades 6-8 will be “Testing The Waters,” presented by the DEP. Be a scientist. Identify microscopic creatures living in our water ways, test and measure biological and chemical elements. Create a “clean water” sample. The following week, on June 29, grades 3-8 are invited to learn about “ham radio” from Carl Nord.

Pick up a full schedule of summer events for all ages at the library. Registration is required for all programs. Chester Library is at 21 West Main St., near Chester Center. Call 860-526-0018.