Library offers summer reading program

Posted June 02, 2017

"There will be a face painter there, a bouncy castle, a book sale", said youth services librarian Afton Hallauer about some of the offerings that would be available during the kickoff.

Four solar eclipse themed children's programs will be held on June 20, July 18 and 21, and August 3. This year's theme is "Build a Better World".

The Chicagoland-based performer will appear at 4 p.m.in the downtown library, 300 S. Second St., and at 6:30 p.m. outside the Dunlap branch, 58485 C.R. 13.

As part of the Cooperative Summer Library Program 2017 theme "Build a Better World", the Oakville Branch Library, 55 Davis Street, will be hosting a White Memorial Conservation Center program entitled "Build a Forest Community" at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6. "They strengthen the resources needed so we may reach more students", said APS Superintendent David W. James. "We're going to keep going with story time for toddlers and infants, but middle school and the upper elementary crowd will have a lot to look forward to".

This summer is all about building at the Enterprise Public Library. From 1 to 4 p.m. July 15 at Beat the Heat, vote for your favorite sculpture.

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Up to 50 people, ages 18 and over, can register for one of three escape room activities that will be taking place on June 24 from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m.

LittleBigRead is a reading buddies program for school-age youth. All attending can join in playing a variety of outdoor games. "We also plan to rent games from Family Video", she said. "If they're engaged and reading and learning over the summer, they'll do better in school in September".

To sign up for our Summer Reading Program, visit brucecclarke.beanstack.org. Scroll down and click the button that says "Register an Individual or Family".

Reading for fun builds literacy skills, expands vocabulary, helps kids explore their growing interests, and expand their horizons.

Those who like to be read to won't miss out either.

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"These kids can earn a prize for every five days they read those many minutes up to six prizes", she said. You'll earn a badge when you read enough minutes to complete a goal, and that means you can head over to the first-floor circulation desk at the library to receive your prize.

Hallauer said book club segues into movie club, where kids will get a chance to view some of their favorite movies for free.

An opening party, where participants can sign up, and participate in activities and crafts, is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

"Eulenspiegel is from West Liberty, and they will come and do a marionette version of 'The Snow Queen, '" she said.

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