Camping out in library is just a little bit scary

BEST BETS

May 30, 2002|By Sandy Alexander

The Eastport-Annapolis Neck Branch Library will offer all of the fun of campfire songs and stories in a cozy indoor setting at its Summertime Family Nights series, beginning Monday.

Targeting preschoolers and their families, the events will feature librarians telling tales and reading books that are scary enough to be fun, but not too scary for little ones. And, they will lead the audience in singing popular children's songs such as "On Top of Spaghetti" and "Bingo."

This week's program will include the reading of Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley, an empowering storybook in which children assemble a monster's face feature by feature by turning the cut-out pages. Then they take him apart and tell him not to come back until they say so.

Librarians will also share A Dark Dark Tale by Ruth Brown, which will take listeners on a journey through a dark, dark wood, into a dark, dark house and beyond to a surprising ending.

Similar Summertime Family Night programs will be held July 1 and Aug. 5. All three programs start at 7 p.m. at the library, 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. They are free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 410-222-1770.

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