When I think of summer, I think of lemonade stands, road trips, sunscreen, and of course, summer reading club at the library! This year we again have something fun for the entire family. We’ve got clubs for kiddos, teens, and adults, so no matter your age, there’s no reason not to be reading this summer and getting rewarded for it. The clubs officially began today, so be sure to come and sign up over the next few days and weeks.
And for adults, we have something special planned for you! Our theme this year is “Between the Covers,” so we’re focusing on the infinite variety and beauty of the physical book. The prize structure will be generally the same as last year’s club: At 5 hours, you’ll receive a special tote bag with goodies inside; at 10 hours, you’ll choose a free paperback book and button, and at 15 hours, and every 5 hours after that, you’ll be able to enter your name in to win one of our many fabulous raffle prizes. This year we have a Nook, gas cards, Chili’s gift card, electric toothbrush, and much, much more.
We’re hosting a fun night of book crafts for adults on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m., where we’ll be making our own candle holders and gift bows. We will also be demonstrating how to cover hardback books, so we’re asking you to bring a hardcover book with you (one with a dust jacket).
On Thursday, July 18th at 6:00 p.m., we’ll be hosting The Shakespeare Man, a Shakespeare impersonator who will tell us more about the bard’s plays, sonnets, and life in Elizabethan England.
And back by popular demand is our Finale Party Quiz Show to cap off what is sure to be an awesome summer filled with exciting reading! This will take place on Thursday, July 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. We’ll have lots of cake, food, and literary trivia questions. And of course we’ll draw prize winners (and for those of you who attend, we’ll have some great door prizes for you to win, as well). You do not have to be present to win the big raffle prizes, though we highly encourage it! You won’t want to miss out on all the fun!
For the kiddos, Miss Nancy has Terrific Tuesdays with two performances per day in June at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Wonderful Wednesdays Storytime every Wednesday in June at 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. We’ll also be hosting a family film every Friday at 4:00 p.m. with free popcorn.
The teens have a lot to look forward to this summer, as well! They have the same prize structure as the adult club, plus there is Teen Movie Thursday, with a movie every Thursday in June at 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Room. The finale party will be a Zombie Prom with lots of fun games, and the winners for the raffle prizes will be announced.
With all the fun to be had this summer, how can you possibly stay away?