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October 18, 2019

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“Libraries Rock” is the 2018 theme, and it did rock Saturday at APL


It was a zoo, latterly, at the opening of the Ada Public Library summer reading program. There were goats and sheep, giant rabbits, a calf, bagpipers, steel band drummers, used books for sale, a fire truck, ambulance, police cars, and more. Here are Ken Collins photos, capturing some of the fun people, of all ages, had on Saturday. Oh, yes, and lots of people signed up for the summer reading program, too.

(All photos by Ken Collins)

Summer reading kicks off Saturday

Sign up and lots of events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By Monty Siekerman
The Ada Public Library summer reading program kicks off on Saturday, starting with music. The sign up for the program will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bagpipers will perform at 10 a.m. and a steel drum band will play at 11 a.m. There will be face painting, 4-H animals, Touch-a-Truck, and the Friends of the Library used book sale.  

Ada summer reading program begins Saturday

There will be a rockin’ good time at the Ada Public Library this summer with the kickoff planned for 10 a.m. until 1:45 p.m.on  Saturday, June 2. The program continues until July 14. The summer reading program includes weeks of entertainment, learning, STEAM (Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math.) activities, and prizes. 


What's cooking at the library?

Ingredients include liquid starch, school glue, food coloring, water, and, for good measure, some small foam balls

By Monty Siekerman
What are these teens cooking up?

The ingredients include liquid starch, school glue, food coloring, water, and, for good measure, some small foam balls.

When done, their concoction is called Slimey-Wimey Goo, which turns out to make a type of foam that can be molded.

It’s one of the Ada Public Library’s after school activities for teens. Oh, and they were served waffles (the real kind) made by Natalie Walton, library youth activities director.

“Chefs” are Elsie Allen, Madison Archer, Alden Boulanger.

Library visit

Ada kindergarten students ventured to the library on Monday.

Reading Carnival planned for May 4

Star Wats is the theme of this year’s Reading Carnival sponsored by the Ada Academic Boosters to encourage reading. The Carnival, for students from kindergarten to 5th grade, will occur on Friday, May 4, in the 86 Gym.

There will be carnival games, pop corn, and a bulldog shop. Wilson the Ada Bulldog will be around for pictures with students. 

The event is organized by parent volunteers with Amber Simon and Lori Poling as this year’s co-chairs.