A Universe Of Summer Fun Begins At Pond June 3

Clan Tynker takes the stage Monday at Ashley Pond Park as the Library hosts its annual kick-off to summer reading. Courtesy/LAC

Library News:

Universally beloved entertainers Clan Tynker will juggle, stilt-walk, unicycle, strum and hum Monday, June 3 at Ashley Pond Park, as the Library hosts its annual kick-off to summer reading.

Beginning at 5 p.m. you can visit with all of those good people who put on summer programs for kids and families, and then Clan Tynker will take to the stage at 6 p.m. for their vaudeville-style show. Have a picnic in the Park and enjoy the show!

This year the Community Services Department (CSD) – Library, Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails, is banding together to present all of the County offerings for summer fun- recreation programs like swim lessons, trails, parks, golf tournaments and so much more. The “100 Days of Summer” booklets will be on hand. The booklets are also available to download now on the Community Services home page on the County Website.

The Pajarito Environmental Education folks will be at the Pond to tell you more about Nature Camps and Forest Explorers. Fuller Lodge Art Center plans to have art activities at their table, along with information about Art Camp. The YMCA is coming, along with information about how to sign up for the Firecracker Fun Run. People will also be able to find out more about the summer programs at the Teen Center and Youth Activity Centers at Monday’s event. Family Strengths will showcase summer programs   ScienceFest.

The Library’s summer reading program is called “A Universe of Stories” this year. All ages will be able to participate- kids can earn beads and prizes, and adults can be entered into a drawing for even more prizes. New for adults this year is a reading challenge, designed to take people out of their comfort zones and lead them to read new genres.

There are lots of new programs this summer, too- everything from a Pig Party to Family Campouts with blanket forts in the library. Also new this year is a Moon Landing Party for all ages and a live theater presentation of Robert Benjamin’s play “Smiles.”

For more information about library programs, visit the Events tab on the library’s website www.losalamoslibrary.org.