Sinclairville Library summer program closing picnic is Thursday; science kit use continues into September

Reading minutes are piling up at the Sinclairville Free Library! Participants in this year’s “Fizz, Boom, Read!” program are recording the number of minutes read each week by adding colored sand to their individual “test tubes.” Those who read the most minutes will be awarded prizes at the closing picnic on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

Prizes for the top readers include hand-knit spaceships and robots crafted and donated by library volunteer Nicole Broughton. Participating children will also receive gift certificates provided by McDonalds and Wendy’s as well as a free book.

The library would like to thank the following sponsors for their donations in support of our children’s programming: NYSCOPBA at Lakeview, Sinclairville Superette and the Ross Grange.

In addition to racking up their reading minutes, this year, children have access to science kits provided by the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. Each week, a new kit with supplies and instructions arrives at the library.

Children ages 8 and up may check out a kit at the front desk and take it to our decorated “laboratory;” children under 8 may use the kit if accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

The schedule for arrival of new kits is: today: Weights and Measures; Aug. 18: Marble Run; Aug. 25: Optical (includes Fly Eye glasses!); Sept. 3: Electrical Circuits; Sept. 8: Shapes Logic; and Sept. 15: Color (includes color mixing glasses and prisms).

The Sinclairville Free Library requests donations of new or gently used Lego kits, building kits and learning toys to create science and activity kits that will remain at the library and be available for children when they visit the library.

The library’s Adult Summer Reading Program will conclude with a showcase of local talent, including writers, musicians and artists, to be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Reading logs will be collected at this time with a drawing for book prizes.

Tickets are now on sale for the opportunity to win a Kindle Paperwhite with a drawing to be held during Sinclairville’s annual History Fair on Sept. 13.

Tickets cost $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available for purchase from library trustees as well as at the library and at the Sinclairville Superette.

For additional information about library programs and services, please visit our website at or call the library at 962-5885.