Summerfest is just around the corner, and our summer reading program offers a perfect opportunity to keep kids’ noses in the books during their break from school. Plus, we make reading fun. The library plays a vital role in teaching children to read and enjoy reading.
Start your family’s reading adventure May 31 by visiting summerfest.tscpl.org. Register for the program and read for prizes through July. Track your progress (8 books for adults, 12 hours for kids) online. This is the second year for online registration. Technical difficulties pushed our schedule back a bit, but updates have been made and the summer reading software is ready for you to register your child or yourself. Go.
Here are four more things you can do to get ready for summer at the library:
- Sign up for a library card, if you don’t already have one. Summer reading participants will need one to register.
- Check out the summer line up of classes and events in the June/July connectnow magazine. In addition to our daytime events, we offer Saturday morning and Wednesday evening activities for working parents. Read about the summer events here. Plan ahead so your family won’t miss out on all the fun.
- Get your creative juices flowing with a homemade bookmark project (you’re going to need something to mark your place this summer). Participate in our Design a Bookmark Contest for a chance for your bookmark to be featured in our Bookmark Hall of Fame. Entries due June 1. Print your Summerfest Bookmark Contest Promotional form(pdf).
- Adults might find our Personalized Reading List service particularly helpful when creating a summer book list. Librarians can help you discover new authors, genres and titles. Fill out the form today, and your list will be ready for you in a couple weeks.
This year’s theme is Travel. For the kids’ program, it’s “One World, Many Stories.” For teen, the theme is “You Are Here.” And the adult theme is “Novel Destination.”
Questions or comments about our Summerfest program? Leave a comment below.