PALERMO — The Oak Grove School Foundation presented the Palermo Community Library with a generous grant to fund its summer programming. The Grant covers every thing from water, snacks, copying, to purchasing specific items for the programs. There is no charge to attend the summer programs. The library is located at 2789 Route 3.
Fairymainia, part two, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, June 21, will feature building fairy houses on grounds surrounding the library. Children of all ages from Palermo and surrounding communities are invited to join in the fun. Kristen Bishop, facilitator, is a library specialist at Palermo Consolidated School.
LEGOS The first meeting of students for Legos is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning Wednesday, June 25. The meetings will be on the last Wednesday of each month. Students will meet monthly during the summer for Legos. Through the generous grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation, the library purchased an assortment of Legos. A freshman from Erskine Academy will assist Kristen Bishop in facilitating the meetings.
Fizz, Boom, Read is the theme for the nationwide 2014 Collaborative Summer Reading Program. With the greater emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), this is a great opportunity to introduce students to age appropriate science activities and books. Through the generous grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation, the library purchased a great assortment of science books for children.
The Fizz, Boom, Read, open house is from 10:30 a.m., beginning on Saturday, July 5. Bring a T-shirt to stencil. Irene Mortko is a retired teacher in early childhood education and a summer resident of Palermo. This is her fourth year as facilitator for this nationwide program. Please try to attend the open house, in order for students can be grouped by age. Children from toddlers to eighth grade from Palermo and surrounding communities are invited to join in the fun. Toddlers will have special times, as will K-3, and 4-8 grades.
Family history, genealogy and ancestry.com this course will feature numerous handouts and family forms with instructions and a high degree of hands on experience. It will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., beginning Tuesday, July 15, and will continue for five weeks. A retired teacher, Greg Brezicki has presented this program in Maine and Florida and has completed his extensive family history and assisted many in working on their own. He is experienced in using ancestry.com, and Family Tree software. This course is a must for anyone interested in their family history. It is suitable for both beginners and those who have started their research and is appropriate for middle and high school students and adults. A library volunteer experienced in using ancestry.com will be available during the week by appointment to work with individuals on ancestry.com, which is provided free at the library.
For more information, visit palermo.lib.me.us or call 993-6088.

Students with their fairy container gardens, from left, are Isavel LuxSoc, Ella Saphia Moore, Addison Turner, Emily Nichols, Kate Nichols, Emily Kynn Carlson and Lilian Rispoli. The Nichols girls are from Winslow, the other children live in Palermo.


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