Thursday, July 29, 2010

Program Canceled; Floating Classroom Outing Full: Summer Reading Fun Continues!

The August 2nd program for girls, about self-esteem and dealing with bullies, has been canceled.

We hope to offer it again, at a less busy time of year, if we think there is an interest. If you would like to see this program happen, please let us know!

We hope you are enjoying your summer days- with a good book in hand! Our adult summer reading prize drawings start tomorrow. Enter to win gift certificates to Village businesses Wax 'n Wicks Candles, Sadie's Pharmacy and Gifts, and one TBA. Simply come to the library and write down a book you've read, with your contact info, to qualify. (More about adult summer reading: click here!)

Our Floating Classroom outing is already full. Kids can still sign up for our summer reading program, though, and if they read ten books they get all sorts of goodies. (More about kids summer reading: click here!)

We will post details on our August 11 program for children soon.

Stay Cool & Enjoy the Heat!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Reading for Grown Ups...with Prizes!

Summer reading is for grown ups, too.
Below, two ways for adults to celebrate
summer reading, and win prizes,
at the Caldwell-Lake George Library!

In keeping with the NYS Adult Summer Reading theme,
"Water your mind: Read"...

Bring in a photo of your garden
for us to display
& enter our
Green Photo Contest!
Winner will be announced August 20, 2010

Summer Reading Prize Drawings

Enter your name, contact info and book title to win gift certificates from these local businesses:

Wax n Wix Candles & Candlemaking
38 Montcalm St. Lake George
Sadie's Pharmacy & Gifts
222 Canada St. Lake George

...and a third business TBA

Drawings to be held July 30th, August 13th & August 27th.

Looking for a book? Why not try Book Club's summer pick:
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Reading and the Lake George Monster

Sign-up for our summer reading program!

 Children registered at the Caldwell-Lake George Library will be eligible for gift certificates and prizes (some reading required!).

In keeping with the statewide summer reading theme
Water: Make A Splash, Make Waves, 
kids who are:
7 and older
signed up at the library for our Summer Reading program

are invited on a voyage of the LGA's Floating Classroom!  

More events for all ages to be announced
The water theme also gives us a chance to celebrate Lake George's very own monster, Georgie.
image from the Lake George Monster Investigative File (click here)

Georgie was 'born' in the summer of 1904, in Hague, NY. He popped up all over Lake George, and seemed to like teasing people. Later he was the star of a local carnival, escaped a fire, and traveled all the way to the Virgin Islands and back.

To celebrate summer reading and our beautiful lake waters, we have Georgie-related handouts and make-your-own lake monster puppets in our children's room. We encourage kids and parents to learn more about Georgie's colorful life: pay him a visit at the Lake George Historical Association Museum. (Hours: July - August, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 11am to 4pm.Wednesdays, Thursdays - 3pm to 8pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.)