SRP registration begins May 18th and runs through the first day of school. Children birth through 5th grade can read/listen for prizes:
5 books – Bookmark/Sticker
10 books – Subway Coupon
20 books – Dairy Queen Coupon
30 books – Commerce Pool Pass
40 books – Sonic Coupon
50 books – Commerce Drugs Ice Cream Cone
70 book – Choice of Book
90 books – Chik-Fil-A Coupon
100 books – Little Italy Pizza Slice
***All events are free, open to the public and no registration required. Unless otherwise noted, programs are held inside the Library.
Thursday, May 30th at 3PM
A brand new entertainer to the Commerce Library, we kick off the SRP with Magician/Naturalist Chad Crews’ Dig Into Reading Safari. As well as being entertaining, Mr. Crews has experience teaching middle and high school science and is a youth pastor.
Lillie and Roxie’s Puppetry Workshop
Monday, June 3rd at 10:30AM
Back by very popular demand, Lillie and Roxie will present another great puppet craft project for kids of all ages – all materials provided. These teen volunteers have received training from the Center for Puppetry Arts and have conducted numerous programs for both the library and church groups.
Four in a Row Puppet Show
Tuesday, June 4th at 3PM
Preschool and Head Start groups have enjoyed Miss Catherine’s puppet shows for years. She will be presenting four favorites for younger kids with a popcorn intermission.
Aaron from Throwingstuff.com
Thursday, June 13th at 11AM
The name says it all, Aaron Antonich juggles all kinds of objects. He also performs magic tricks, stilt walks and creates balloon animals. With over eight years as a professional entertainer performing for notables such as Cirque Du Soleil, Coke, Pepsi, the High Museum of Art and the Georgia Aquarium, he’s sure to keep kids mesmerized and in stitches.
Willoughby Water Fun Day
Tuesday, June 25th at 4PM
It’s not summer without the annual “Water Fun Day” at Willoughby Park. Come play in the spray of the Commerce Fire Department’s Tank Truck. Bring your water guns, water bombs and pool toys and beat the heat of summer. Kiddie pools and toys will be available for toddlers and preschoolers. Water shoes are encouraged and be sure to bring a towel, you will get wet! Refreshments will be served following.
Dig Into Archaeology
Tuesday, June 25th at 4PM
Kids all ages can experience the excitement of an archeology dig with this interactive “Science-in-a-Box” kit from the Georgia Museum of Natural History. Kids will learn how to use tools of the trade while searching for arrow points, pottery chards, bones and fossils.
Fuzzy Furry Felt Art
Saturday, June 29th from 1-3PM
Offered through the “Just My Imagination” outreach program of the Georgia Museum of Art, lead by a professional fiber artist, this class is for children ages 7-14. The program is first come first serve for 24 students. Miss Tami will have an alternative felt project for children under 7 and those arriving late.
Pet Parade in the Library Garden
Tuesday, July 2nd at 11AM
Another annual favorite, we are happy to announce will be in the Library Garden this year. Bring your favorite pet (on a leash, in a cage or in a bowl) for show and tell. Or if you don’t have a pet bring a stuffed animal and share your idea of a dream pet. There will be a guest appearance by Nanuk the READing PAWS dog. Our apologies, Corporal Bell and Police Dog K9 Corporal Roscoe will be unable to attend due to important duty commitments. And Miss Tami will bring her miniature goat.
Tuesday, July 9th at 1PM
Enjoy a summertime favorite from bygone days. Kids will decorate their own “box” cars – all materials provided. Then curl up inside to watch a “Drive-In” movie. Refreshments provided, bring a pillow!