Pelham Library starts summer with a boom

The Pelham Public Library is kicking off summer with a boom, hosting fun science experiements and a drum show in early June. (Contributed)

The Pelham Public Library is kicking off summer with a boom, hosting fun science experiements and a drum show in early June. (Contributed)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

PELHAM—The Pelham Public Library is kicking off summer with a boom, bringing mad science and drums to the library in early June.

The Pelham Public Library will turn into a mad science lab on June 3, kicking off the “Fizz, Boom, Read!” children’s summer reading program with experiments and projects. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. children can stop by the library to make flubber, mad scientist hair, get their pictures taken in a photo booth and sign up for the reading program, Children’s Librarian Mary Campbell said.

“Its just a few fun things” to start off summer and the summer reading program, Campbell said.

On June 10, the Pelham Public Library will host its annual interactive kid’s drum show by Mark Seymour of BE-AT Your Best.

“He’s been doing this show for us for (six) years now,” Campbell said of the 45 minute show that features “drums from all over the world” and even a didgeridoo.

Seymour will play a variety of original songs and new popular sings, although it is “not really a concert,” Campbell said, explaining that Seymour invites kids to participate in a “silly skit.”

“It’s very popular,” Campbell said. “It’s always a favorite.”

The free show will be held in the library’s program room at 10:30 a.m.

“Just show up,” Campbell said. “We’ll fit as many as possible (in the program room).”