This Is Us

A Summer Youth Program Coming in July!

You live in a very special place. It is called Mathews. Can you find it on a map? Actually, you live in many places – all at the same time. They can be described in various ways from your home address to your county, to your state, to your country and to the world. The world is made of water and land which are called features. Mathews was formed in part by a very exciting event which gave it rather special features. We believe it is a very special place and our family, friends and neighbors are very special people. This summer we’ll learn about them but also about people who lived here a long, long time ago and what made them choose this place to call home.

Opening day is set for Tuesday, July 11th when we begin a month of fun, discovery and new experiences as we explore our community and its place in the world. The theme for this year’s program, “This is Us” will help us understand and appreciate the many wonders that can be found in Mathews.

We are told the earth is round but we will “flatten it” to understand how we can find our way around and learn how we are related to other places. Our adventure will take us back in history to times when those who were here looked and lived quite differently. From there, we will move to the present to explore how who we are today has changed from the past and what we can do to make a better world for the future.

Armed with lots of information, you’ll make your own discoveries about Mathews and what it means to be here. Perhaps, you’ll even want to share this exciting information with others.

Beginning on the 11th, if you are between the ages of 6 and 14, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week during July through August 4th will be devoted to you. In addition to Lemonade Lectures on Tuesdays and Discovery Days on Fridays, each Thursday will be an opportunity to make your own discoveries through crafts and activities. Wednesdays are reserved for “Tales to be Told” for preschoolers through kindergarten who will hear stories centering on themes associated with “This Is Us.”

Scheduled activities will be held each day between 10:00 a.m. and noon, unless otherwise noted. Lemonade and cookies will be served after each program, except during Discovery Days when participants will need to bring a lunch.

Registration is required, along with parental approval, for all Discovery Day events. Children who do not attend the Lemonade Lecture but who wish to join in the field trips on Friday will be asked to cover the cost of their admission. Otherwise, participation in all activities is available at no charge.

Sponsored by Friends of Mathews Memorial Library