Friday, May 28, 2010

Teen Summer Reading Program

The Teen Summer Reading Program is back with lots of cool prizes and a special way of logging reading designed with our older readers in mind. The Teen Program starts June 7 and runs through July 19. Food coupons, movie rentals, pool passes, bowling coupons, and gift certificates are some of the rewards for logging your reading this summer. Turning in just one log will get you started with a packet of coupons. There will be weekly drawings for prizes and a grand prize drawing held on July 21. We have quite a number of new releases in our Young Adult section. Come visit us to see what is new and let us know what you would suggest we add to the collection!


Wow! Summer is Here!

It has been a while since the last post. We have been busy getting things ready for the Summer Reading Program! The Summer Reading Program theme for 2010 is "Scare Up a Good Book!" The Youth Services Department has been decorated (Ms. Marlene's haunted house is fantastic!), the logs have been made, the prizes have been bought, and the entertainers have been booked. I have visited all the schools to talk about the program and announce the school goals that were chosen by the teachers and principals. Ms. Linda and I have all the story times planned, and Ms. Cindy has all the craft classes ready. New book displays have been put together to help young readers get started toward their goals. We have some really great new books in the collection this year that you are sure to enjoy. The only things we need to do now is get started!

Kick-off Week is June 1 - 5 for readers 6 months through 12 years. There will be special games set up in the Youth Services Department for kids to play when they come in to sign up. Of course, if you can't make it in that week, come in as soon as you can so you can get started toward your summer goal. Be sure to think about how much time you will be reading this summer. If you have not been part of the summer reading program before, come in and let one of us tell you about all the exciting things that will be happening!

Come have a great time with us at the Library this summer, help your school win a trophy for the school library, read some really cool new books, and get prizes just for reading! We look forward to seeing all our friends this summer as we "Scare Up a Good Book!"