Monthly Archives: July 2023

We will be returning to weekly summer Makerspace activities next week, with
“Miniature Basketball Hoops” on Wednesday, August 2nd, 12:30 – 4:30 PM,
and “Design Your Own Pennant” on Saturday, August 5th, 12:30 – 4:30 PM.
Children will create mini basketball hoops with decorated backboards on Wednesday,
and design their own custom sports-style pennants on Saturday.

Pictures of a tower built with wooden Structures blocks and a checkerboard with pieces arranged for a game on the new activity tables.

Have you checked out our Teens & Tweens area upstairs?
In addition to reading chairs, we have two activity tables and an assortment of games and pastimes for older children and teenagers, including checkers and chess, dominos, Structures building blocks, and board games like Scrabble, Clue, and Sorry!

July 19th – 29th
The All Together Now! Clarkville House-Building Project
is a Makerspace program for children of all ages.
Participants will build model houses out of paper
and craft materials that will then become part of “Clarkville”!
Take a look at the houses in this model town for inspiration!

Clark Memorial Library is celebrating the summer with displays featuring all sorts of outdoor activities and sports. Come learn about sports history or famous athletes and trainers, and follow the stories of people overcoming their limits to succeed both on and off the field!

Our Children's Room book display
The Adult, YA, and Teen/Tween displays

Next week’s summer Makerspace activities will be
“Giant Tissue Paper Lollipops” on Wednesday, July 12th, 12:30 – 4:30 PM,
and “Magic Scratch Mania!” on Saturday, July 15th, 12:30 – 4:30 PM.
Children will create paper lollipops with colorful tissue paper designs on Wednesday, and make rainbow-colored drawings with Magic Scratch paper on Saturday.

A special new summer storywalk is here: make your way around the outer edge of the Library’s front lawn to find the hidden objects in six unique “I Spy” images! Good luck!

Looking for community service hours, or just want to learn a new skill? Clark Memorial Library is partnering with the Warm Up America Foundation to provide warm blankets to those in need. The goal is to create 7″x9″ knit or crocheted squares that can later be joined together to make blankets of various sizes. These squares are a perfect size to practice your needlework! No prior experience is necessary – we will provide instruction and materials. Drop in to work with us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM in July and August. For ages 10 and up.

Clark Memorial Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, for Independence Day. We will open at 10:00 AM as usual on Wednesday, July 5th.
We hope you enjoy the holiday!

Next week’s summer Makerspace activities will be
“Fish Windsocks” on Wednesday, July 5th, 12:30 – 4:30 PM,
and “Make Your Own Rainstick” on Saturday, July 8th, 12:30 – 4:30 PM.
Children will create paper windsocks in the shape of fish on Wednesday, and create rainsticks from paper tubes on Saturday. We hope to see you there!

All Together Now! House-Building Project, July 19-29. A special Makerspace program for all ages - build a dream house and watch it become part of "Clarkville"!

We have an extra-special summer Makerspace activity planned for July:
The All Together Now! House-Building Project is an all-ages program that will take place from July 19th to July 29th; stop in during Library hours and create a model house to add to the growing town of Clarkville. We can’t wait to see all of your creations!