Guest Column

June happenings at the library

By Karen Horner
Posted 6/1/23

June has arrived and that always means the start of Summer Reading fun at the library. Summer Reading kickoff will be celebrated on Thursday, June 1 at the Powell Library with a visit from Pearl …

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Guest Column

June happenings at the library


June has arrived and that always means the start of Summer Reading fun at the library. Summer Reading kickoff will be celebrated on Thursday, June 1 at the Powell Library with a visit from Pearl Observatory Planetarium. To learn about planets, stars and more, please sign up for a 15-minute session. This program is for ages 3 and up, adults, teens and kids are welcome. We are excited to announce some fun art inspired Summer Reading activities; a representative from Tippet Rise Art Center will be visiting the Powell Library on Tuesday, June 20 to host several art programs for all ages. At 10 a.m. kids can sign up for Art with Tippet Rise to do wax resist painting, teens can sign up for a class at 1 p.m. to learn copper embossing and adults can sign up for a 3 p.m. class to do copper embossing. On Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m., join us for a fun visit from Park County Search and Rescue as they explain what they do and give tips on safety.        

Friday Morning Card Games are back at the library. Please join us at 9 a.m. every Friday morning to play cards, cribbage, puzzles and other fun card games. 

Trivia Night has a new day, to accommodate other community events, it will be held the first Wednesday night of the month. Plan to come to the Powell Library for Adult Trivia Night, join us on June 7 at 7 p.m. for a fun and challenging evening.            

Sign up for our Tuesday Book Discussion and join us on June 9 at 2 p.m. where we will be discussing “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes.

Stop by for an Evening Book Discussion group. On Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m., this month’s book is “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed, sign up at the circulation desk.         

Join us for Adult Craft Night on Thursday, June 22 at 6 p.m. to make a fun clay pot mushroom.          

We have plenty of fantastic Summer Reading activities for teens at the Powell Library. Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. hang out and chat with the Young Adult Librarian.  

On Thursdays at 2 p.m. join us for Reading Aloud with Charis, as we enjoy the classic novel “The Hobbit” by J.R. Tolkien. On Friday, June 9 at noon, we will be having a fun Minute to Win It Challenge for all ages. Friday, June 16  at noon we will have a Friendship Bracelet Craft for teens. Friday, June 23 at noon we will be having fun with flower pot painting crafts and also on Friday, June 30 at noon we will be having a fun book-face photo booth and trail mixing program.   

Powell Library has lots of fun-filled activities for children during the summer. Join Ms. Renee every Monday at 10:30 a.m. for Baby and Toddler Time and every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for Story Time. Every Thursday at 10 a.m. we will offer Lego fun for the whole family. On Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m., Lone Wolf Martial Arts will be providing a demonstration with martial arts students. On Wednesday June 14 at 2 p.m. join us for kindness rock painting. Then make sure and sign up for wax resist painting with Tippet Rise Art Center. 

In June stop by on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. for the Powell Library Friends Book Sale. Stop by and take home as many books as you can and support the Powell Library.                   

Do you want to help support the library and help create a new Powell Library then please consider joining the Park County Library Foundation. We are looking for Powell representation and would love to have the Powell community well represented. The Foundation only meets a few times a year and we can even meet in the Powell Library. If interested in learning more and want to join, contact Karen Horner at 307-527-1881 and help strengthen the library.  

We have seeds from our seed library as you start your gardens, and we have nature backpacks filled with items to enhance your local hike around Cody. As always, we have binge boxes, Switch games and consoles, health kits, puzzles, Rokus, blood pressure kits and much more to borrow.