It’s that time of year again - bulletin boards are blank, desks are stacked with chairs…it’s time for summer break! We here at the Howard County Library System hope that you have had a successful school year full of achievement and growth. When you come back in the Fall, we will be here again, giving you weekly information about classes, events, and other resources we offer here at HCLS to benefit your students. Until then, have a great and safe summer break!
Amy Stephens, Howard County Library Glenwood Branch
We’re offering your students the chance to get set for the beach with a one-of-a-kind pair of custom flip-flops that they have designed and created themselves. Please encourage your students to join us at the Savage Branch at 7 pm on June 29 to customize a pair of flip-flops to showcase their unique style.
All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Students can register online or call 410.880.5980 beginning June 15.
Image by Steve Johnson
Would your students like to start the weekend with a movie? Invite them to join us at the Savage Branch throughout the summer on alternate Fridays at 3:30 pm. We’ll screen family-friendly movies to kick the weekend off in style.
- Jun 24 – How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
- Jul 8 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
- Jul 22 – Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)
- Aug 5 – Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga’Hoole (PG)
No registration required.
Invite your students … the ones who are always humming or singing in the hallways … to sing their way to stardom at Howard County Library’s seventh annual Idol contest, open to all Howard County middle and high school students. The winner receives a $100 cash prize, music lessons from Mike’s Music, and an invitation to sing the national anthem at a Bowie Baysox game.
Two runners up receive a $75 cash prize. All finalists receive a music lesson from Mike’s Music. Registration is required to audition. Five finalists will be chosen from each audition session to compete in the finals. No registration is required to attend as a spectator. Registration for auditions opens on June 7.
Auditions: June 21 & Jun 22, Miller Branch, 7 – 9 pm.
Finals: June 23, Howard County Center For The Arts (8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City), 7 – 9 pm.
Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.
We like to find cool and interesting ways to keep students motivated to read, as well as refer back to time-honored classics. Scavenger hunts have always been popular, but have your students check out our updated version. Students can answer questions about their favorite books for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a favorite bookstore.
Here’s how it works:
Visit hclibrary.org/hunt for the list of selected titles and trivia questions.
Read any of the books.
Complete the questions for that book.
Submit answers to any Howard County Library branch.
Entries with at least eight correct answers will be submitted to the national contest for monthly drawings. This is a country-wide hunt, but students can come into any Howard County Library branch to submit entries.
If any of your chef-talented students would like to learn the art of sushi, without all the fishiness, they can participate in Candy Sushi Time! on Tuesday, June 14 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Glenwood Branch. In this class, we will teach the traditional Asian art while incorporating Western Candy (think fruit roll-ups, swedish fish, and tootsie rolls). No fish will be harmed in the making of this sushi!
Registration Required. Ages 11-17.
Amy Stephens – Howard County Library Glenwood Branch
Ask them to drop in to the Savage Branch on Thursday June 9 at 7pm for our Uno Tournament. We’ll play friendly knock-out rounds of the popular card game, and recognize the winners at the end of the evening.
June 9, 2011
No registration required
John Jewitt – Howard County Library Savage Branch
Teacher Notes From Howard County Library - Archive for June, 2011