The Oley Valley Community Library has an exciting Summer Learning Program planned for the Oley community this summer, thanks to a sponsorship from the Oley Valley Community Education Foundation! The foundation has been sponsoring our Summer Learning Program since 2019.
Join us at the library on Fridays during the summer from June 9 – July 28 at 10:30am. Friedens UCC is once again generously allowing us to use Weidner Hall for these programs. Weidner Hall can be found by following the sidewalk around to the back of the church. The double doors at the end of the path are where you will enter.
The library opens at 10:00am, so feel free to stop by the library before or after the Summer Learning Program each week to borrow books, games, puzzles, coding kits, cake pans, a telescope, DVDs, a metal detector, and more.
Weekly Program & Book of the Week Descriptions
Program: Berks Conservation District
The participants will discover all that a plant needs to survive and learn that anyone can make a change. You will have the opportunity to plant a seed that could start your own garden.
Book of the Week: Steve the Dung Beetle: On a Roll by Susan R. Stoltz
This is a very informative book about the Dung Beetle. Lots of facts about its life and many animal friends.
Program: David Darwin from America’s Got Talent
David presents a circus of juggling, unicycling, and audience participation. His talents will delight people of all ages.
Book of the Week: The Juggling Pug by Sean Bryan
This is a funny, rhyming, easy-to-read story. It has cute illustrations.
Program: Eyes of the Wild
Exotic Wildlife Education and Entertainment – teaching audiences of all ages to L.E.A.P. into wildlife… Learn, Enjoy, Advocate, Protect.
Book of the Week: Touch & Feel Wild Animals by Anna Jones
This is a good book for younger children to learn some facts about animals. We also liked the textures to feel and the rhyming story.
Program: Music Play Patrol
Participants will learn how to create music from ordinary buckets. You will explore different rhythms and participants will create their own drumbeats.
Book of the Week: First Notes of Spring by Jessica Kulekjian
This is a good book to read aloud with children. Lots of fun noises to make.
Program: Tanya’s Circus Skill Workshop
Have hands-on experience in learning how to juggle, feather balance, and more. You will see a demonstration of circus skills and get the opportunity to try the skills. Bring on the fun!
Book of the Week: Peter Spier’s Circus! by Pieter Spier
This book gives you a great idea of the inner workings of a circus. Very detailed illustrations!
Program: Yoga with Karen
Experience the benefits of yoga for all ages. Yoga helps to strengthen your body and increase your flexibility for better movement. Enjoy a fun time with your whole family. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Book of the Week: Yoga Animals on the Farm by Christiane Kerr
A cute book for all ages that teaches you simple yoga poses and the benefits of each pose. Easy to read with step-by-step instructions.
Program: Yocum Institute
The Yocum Institute is Berks County’s leader in community arts education. Enjoy a theater experience right here at the Oley Valley Community Library.
Book of the Week: How Does the Show Go On?: An Introduction to the Theater by Tom Schumacher
This is a cool theater reference book for older children and teens. It teaches you many theater terms and incorporates all the characters in Frozen. Beautiful photography!
Program: STEM Day
Come to the library between 10:30-11:15am to be creative using various STEM supplies. You will have the opportunity to create a balloon popper, stethoscope, boat and more! You may take home your STEM kit or work on your STEM kit at the library in Weidner Hall. First come, first serve.
Book of the Week: Emme Ren: Robot Engineer by Jenny Lu and George Sweetland
This is a nice story that teaches you about a STEM robot project. It also shows you that boys and girls can both do the same things.
We hope to see you and your family at our Summer Learning Programs at the library!