This past Friday, the Montauk Library kicked off it's Summer Reading Club 2016 with a puppet performance by Liz Joyce from A Couple of Puppets, the resident puppet company of the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre. Ms. Joyce entertained children with The Princess, the Frog and the Pea puppet show in the lower level of the library. Prior to and after the show, children were able to sign up for the Summer Reading Club 2016, where they can record the books they read during the summer and earn prizes and raffle tickets. Many children signed up for the reading club and attended the wonderful puppet show!
After the conclusion of The Princess, the Frog & the Pea, Ms. Joyce led a puppet making workshop for the attendees which took place outside in our side yard by the Serenity Garden. Children made puppets using popsicle sticks, glue, yarn, sequins, paper, feathers and more! Some children made the characters from the show and others got really creative and made their own characters - one boy even made a ninja! Everyone seemed to have a great time at our first official summer program. Thank you to all who celebrated the summer kickoff with us! If you were not able to attend, children can still join the summer reading club as registration is ongoing. Please see Miss Jackie in the children's department to register today!