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Library programs assets for young and old
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Children participate is the youth program at the Great Bend Library. The children made ninja swords during ninja day out of paint stir sticks and other crafting material on Tuesday. - photo by RUSSELL EDEM Great Bend Tribune

Summer is a great time to hang out with friends and family, and what better place to hang out than the public library.
The Great Bend Public Library is offering summer programs for all ages from June 1 through July 17. Even though registration has already started its not to late to sign up and attend these programs.
“These programs are a great asset for the community and the youth, Its keeps the youth active and something to do during the summer,” Young Adult Marketing Librarian Jennifer King said.
Every Hero Has a Story is the theme for this summers children program, King said. Some of the events for the children include visits from Flying Debris, Dan Dan the Magic Man, and the Wetlands Education Center. Other events includes movies, ninja day, a water party and more.
According to King, the children’s program will also have special story times that will take place throughout the community. The kids will keep track of how many minutes they read and at the end of the program for the children that reach their reading goal they will receive a prize.
“The programs help children learn and become part of the community,” Youth Coordinator Dayna Ball said.
Teens are welcome to join the Unmask Program that allows then to find out who they are through literature this summer. This program offers movies, game days, comic book crafts of all kinds, henna, wrist cuffs, a super food program, a spy training lock down, and a food fight.
For the teens they can receive points from reading, they can also receive community points for playing summer sports, volunteer, and hold a job. These points can be used toward prizes.
For the adults, the program is called Escape the Ordinary. This program is picking up where it left off last year with book bingo. Other events include movies, adults’ night out crafts on select Thursdays evenings or adults only craft noons on select Saturdays.
The programs are free and are sponsored my many local business, groups and individuals.
For more information and a calender of events you can visit the library web site at