Date: 06/11/2013 - 07/23/2013
The Global Travelers series is bringing world cultures to kids this summer. Whether it’s Mexican folk dances, creating a tap-tap bus, or armchair traveling with a good book, Anoka County Library offers great adventures for kids.
Passport to Haiti Camp
During this 3-day camp we’ll be on an adventure creating art and learning dances of the magnificent island culture of Haiti nestled in the Caribbean Islands. Make a large scale tap-tap bus, a special vehicle found all over the islands where riders “tap” on the door of the bus to indicate they want a ride. Then learn Latin dances from the Conga to Salsa. On the last day of your visit to this island, celebrate and show off all you have learned to family and friends. For kids in entering grades 1-6, register online or call the library.
June 11-13, 2013, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Northtown Library 711 County Rd 10 NE, Blaine, 763-717-3267
Passport to Mexico Camp
Explore the ancient and modern arts of Mexico during this 3-day camp. You begin your journey with Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, learning about the myths and facts of this ancient living culture and the importance of nature to the Mexican people. Learn special Mexican dances, about the significance of their traditional dress, and how to drum. On the last day of your visit to Mexico, celebrate and show off all you have learned to family and friends. For kids in entering grades 1-6, register online or call the library.
June 17-19, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Rum River Library 4201 6th Ave NW, Anoka, 763-576-4695
Globe Trekker Kids Book Club
Travel the world (or universe!) this summer. Read & discuss books then enjoy related activities, even meet a few of the authors. For kids entering grades 4-6, register online or call the library.
June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23 1:00-2:00 p.m. Centennial Library, 100 Civic Heights Circle, Circle Pines, 763-717-3294
"Global Travelers introduces children to a variety of literature and multicultural traditions and provides a recreational outlet for readers,” said Library Board Vice President Melanie Keister. “It makes it possible for kids of all reading levels to participate in a public library activity that promotes reading as a pleasurable lifelong experience."
“This is the beauty of our libraries! When you can’t travel the globe, the world can come to you in the form of a quick camp or the pages of your favorite adventure tale!” said Anoka County Commissioner Julie Braastad.
These free programs are funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information about this and other library programs or visit your local Anoka County Library.