Take the stage during "Summer @ Your Library"

Kirsten Jackson(STILLWATER, OKLA. / July 14, 2015) Next week, “Summer @ Your Library” is all about the stage! Whether they are getting a chance to perform on stage, watching a blockbuster movie or creating stage-worthy costumes, kids and teens will get to show off during the library’s reading programs.

On Tuesday, July 21, “The Queen and the Bard” visit the children’s program at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Performers Kirsten Jackson and David O’Dell will be putting on three 15-minutes shows in one interactive musical theater bonanza. The Queen will be inviting children up to the stage to act out parts of the stories.

“This performance will be a real treat for those kids who love being the center of attention,” said Elizabeth Murray, children’s librarian. “But anyone who just wants to kick back and be entertained by their friends and fellow readers will have a great time too.”

The next day at 2:30 p.m., teens take over the auditorium when they get to watch a popular film about a galactic adventurer with a ragtag group of misfits who fight against an evil villain. The zany sidekicks in this PG-13 film include a raccoon and a talking tree.

While watching the film, the teens will be constructing their own no-sewing superhero costume elements, such as masks, arm cuffs and other designs. The library will provide materials and patterns.

“The library is getting ready for its first mini-con for scifi, fantasy, gaming and anime enthusiasts,” said Emily States. “We’ll be holding a costume contest at Lexicon, so this is good chance to get a start on a costume.”

On Thursday, “Summer Cinema” will show at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The week’s PG rated film features robotics prodigy, Hiro Hamada, who solves a dangerous mystery with the help of his robot, Baymax.

Participants of all summer reading programs are encouraged to begin turning in their reading logs to qualify for the end of summer drawings.

Children’s reading logs are due Friday, July 24, at noon. Entries will go into a drawing for an array of prizes, including a yearlong Wondertorium pass.

Teens should turn in their logs by program time on Wednesday, July 29. One lucky winner will get to choose a Play Station 4, Xbox One, laptop or gift certificate to Daddy O’s. The top thirty readers will win an invitation to an exclusive laser tag party on Aug. 1.

Adults have until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, to submit their six activities cards and qualify for the Nook and OLLI drawings.

Major “Summer @ Your Library” sponsors include Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater Public Library Trust, Chris’ University Spirit, KOSU, OK Quality Printing, Inc., U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Arvest, Cockrell Eye Care Center, Monty Harper, Sonic, Sylvan Learning Center, Young Professionals of Stillwater and Wal-Mart. Please visit the library website for a full list of sponsors.

For more information about upcoming summer programs, contact the Stillwater Public Library by phone at (405) 372-3633 or by e-mail at askalibrarian@stillwater.org, or visit the web site at http://library.stillwater.org.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).