Bowie Library readies summer reading fun

At the Bowie Library's Summer Reading program in 2021 the magical balloon show told stories with balloon creations like this one that showcases three little pigs and the wolf. (News photo by Barbara Green )

Summer reading programs at the Bowie Public Library will get underway on June and continue through late July.
Theme for this summer’s program is “Oceans of Possibility.” Activities kick off on June 3 as the library sponsors a free bounce house from 7-8 p.m. prior to the movie showing from Bowie Community Development at 303 N. Mason.
Summer reading is open to children ages 0-12 and programs will be at the Bowie Community Center at 10 a.m. every Tuesday in June and July excluding July 5. Children will be given a reading log to bring with them to each program. If they bring their log they will be entered into a drawing for tickets to Castaway Cove courtesy of The Bowie News. Each child also receives a book at the end of the series.
The program schedule will be as follows: June 7, Rise Performing Arts Under the Sea Party; June 14, Touch a Boat, children will have an opportunity to look at many different watercraft and the Boy Scouts will teach knot-typing; June 21, make your own aquarium craft; June 28, movie day; July 12, Shark Week featuring the Creature Teacher; July 19, build a boat craft; July 26, Raingutter Regatta, children will race their boats down inflatable rain gutters using straws.
Library Director Beth Hiatt said there also will be two teen programs for those ages 12-18. At 1 p.m. on June 17 there will be an interactive movie day and at 1 p.m. on July 22 bottle lid art day.
The Summer Learning Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Bowie Public Library and a humanities grant.