StoryWalk® Sundays-May 2022, The Institute

StoryWalk® Sundays-May 2022, The Institute

Sunday May 8th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in May.
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of each month.
May’s StoryWalk® Sunday is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and enjoy a campfire and yummy s’mores!
May’s storybook is “My Busy Green Garden” by Terry Pierce, a perfect choice as the season of gardens begins.
This charming book is a lyrical tribute to the bugs, bees, and birds that make a garden such a busy place.
More garden visitors appear on with each page, and all the while the “surprise”―a chrysalis―changes unnoticed until, on the last page, a butterfly emerges and flies away across the garden’s well-tended borders.
A lovely and lively portrait of backyard nature, which is also a gentle meditation on the rewards of paying attention.
Richly colored illustrations by Carol Schwartz bring the story to life. A chipmunk hides on every page to divert and engage young readers.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by May 2. To register, email to: or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
The book for June is “And Then Summer Comes” by Tom Brenner.    
Current Covid safety guidelines are being followed.
Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program with The Bug Man, The Fendrick Library

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program with The Bug Man, The Fendrick Library

Wednesday July 21st, 2021 * 10:00 AM
Join us at 10:00am at the Mercersburg Lions Club pavilion to watch a live presentation from Ryan Bridge, The Bug Man.
“This all-ages event will focus on Tails and Tales.  
Why do insects have tails?  Are they REALLY…. tales?  And why does Kevin have a STINGER on his tale?
Hoping to bring a TON of cool bug fun to your location, everyone will have the chance to pet and hold live bugs, including Kevin!
As the warm weather is fast approaching, we are asking that you please bring your own water bottles. Rain Location will be at The Fendrick Library.
Naturalist Discovery Series: Blacklight Bug Discovery

Naturalist Discovery Series: Blacklight Bug Discovery

Renfrew Park

Friday, September 25, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Discover nocturnal insects at Renfrew Park! The program introduces participants to insects not normally seen during the daytime. The instructor will talk about the special attributes these bugs have to live at night, and the group will examine the ones they can catch up-close. Bring flashlights, and a blanket or folding chairs to sit on. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Age: Families with children, 6 years and up
Cost: $10 adults/$5 children (members of Institute at Renfrew); $12 adults/$6 children (non-members)
Limit: 25.