Friday, July 09, 2010

Summer Splash Saturday

Purloined from Stephanie Simon, APL:

It may be hot in the city, but there's lots of cool fun just around the corner at your favorite Albany Public Library this summer.

Summer Splash Party Saturday
It's going to be one wet and wild afternoon Saturday, July 10, as the Delaware Branch hosts Summer Splash. This free outdoor party runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and features water and beach-themed rides, games, prizes, activities, and more. The branch is located at 331 Delaware Avenue.

The July 10 Summer Splash party is a kickoff event for the Summer Reading Program, which encourages literacy by rewarding kids for reading. From 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday afternoon, the outdoor patios and backyard at the Delaware Branch will be transformed into a beach-themed festival of free food, music, and activities for children and their families.
Activities are expected to include:
• 2 bouncy bounces and a giant inflatable slide
• 3-hole mini-golf
• Misting tent
• Magic and face painting
• Sponge toss relay, ping pong squirt, and other water games
• Frog jumpers, snake pit, and other sand games
• Prize booth for game winners
• Snow cones and popcorn
• Summer snacks provided by Price Chopper

The party is so big that the library is closing all branches--except for Delaware and the Main Library--on July 10. The Delaware Avenue neighborhood is also participating in the festivities: many Delaware Avenue businesses are hosting "show your library card and save" specials that day, and the neighborhood garage sale is taking place too.

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