Readers from 0 to 17 will be exploring space and science this summer as the Hudson Library presents “A Universe of Stories” summer learning program. Activities will include programs presented by Science Tellers, Professor Whizzpop, singer/storyteller Aspen Black, Western North Carolina Nature Center, Highlands Biological Station, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, planetarium shows, and more! The 2019 Summer Learning Program is free to all participants, and starts June 1.
Children will be awarded prizes for reading (or being read to) 20 minutes per day. For every 7 days that your child reads at least 20 minutes (or that you read to him or her), your child will earn a prize. Prizes include a free DVD check-out, gift certificate to The Bookworm, a free book, and the final prize for finishing 7-full weeks of reading is a pass to the Highlands Aerial Park. Come to Hudson Library to get your kids signed up for the summer reading program.
Special children’s events will be on tap most Friday mornings at 10:30 in June and July, including visits from Professor Whizzpop, performer Aspen Black, Western North Carolina Nature Center’s live animals, and much more. No registration is needed for any of these programs.
Children’s/family movies will be screening each Friday afternoon throughout the summer. In keeping with the “Universe of Stories” theme, all our movies will have a space-related element. Family movies also screen on the first Wednesday of every month throughout the year.
Kids Zone afternoon programs each Thursday at 3:30 pm continue through the summer months. We have lots of fun activities planned, ranging from rock painting to building marble rolls, Perler beads to 3D pens. And Lego Club continues to thrive on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Kids Zone slot.
For more information about any of these summer activities, contact Hudson Library at 828-526-3031, or stop by the library during open hours. Hudson Library is located at 554 Main St. in Highlands, and is open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Hudson Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library, click HERE for more information.