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Summer Reading Club

06/01/2014 - 2:04pm

It's time for the annual library Summer Reading Clubs, which run from June 1 - August 31. They are free to join and a great way to discover new favorite books, win prizes, and have a blast reading all summer long. Kids of all ages and teens will earn prizes based on the number of minutes that they read and enter into their online logs. Special summer events include nature classes, drop-in STEM activities, and fun festivals to wrap it all up.

Adults can submit book reviews and be entered to win movie passes and other goodies. A grand prize winner at the end of the summer will receive a new Nexus 7 tablet!  Programs feature the Believe Write Share community project based on This I Believe and our popular Music on the Steps music series.

Sign up online or in your local branch!

06/01/2013 - 3:31am
Groundbreaking Reads

Groundbreaking Reads is the theme for this year's Teen Summer Reading Club. And what is more groundbreaking than the fists of zombies as they claw their way out of the soil? Nothing.

That is why we decided to make a zombified promotional video highlighting the details, prizes, and fun of the Teen Summer Reading Club. Librarians from our Headquarters, Salem Church, and England Run locations worked with some of our talented teens to make this funny, informative trailer.  Even the most vacant, drooliest zombie can become a productive member of society with the power of reading!

Be sure to check out our video below and sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Club!

05/08/2013 - 3:44pm

Camp NaNoWriMo:  “An Idyllic Retreat, Smack-Dab in the Middle of Your Hectic Life”

06/07/2012 - 6:22pm
Own the Night Teen Cafe

Look who's lurking in the teen cafe @ Salem Church Library. Artist and library staffer, Erin Pursel, created a few cool, creepy characters to join us for "Own the Night," the teen Summer Reading Club. Stop by to check them out!

05/24/2012 - 1:10pm
Summer Reading Clubs Coming June 1

The library's summer reading clubs mean great books, programs, and prizes for readers of all ages. Sign up for the clubs online or at our library branches starting June 1st! 

Find the program that is right for you:

Kids ages 0 - 12 years: "Dream Big: Read"

Teens ages 13-17 years: "Own the Night"

Adults 18 years and up: "Midsummer Madness"

Read what you want, when you want! No meetings to attend - just visit the library any time. Check out the free programs for the summer for all ages.

While you are having fun reading all summer long, share reviews online for a weekly chance to win a free book from a Friends of the Library book sale. 

Why Join? Children who are read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary and better language skills when they start school. A recent study by The Dominican University* has shown that children who joined public library summer reading clubs did better on fall standardized tests than their classmates who didn’t!  *"Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap"

05/23/2012 - 4:15pm
Books! The Magic is Real! with Joe Romano

Witness breath-taking feats of magic using characters and plot lines from well-known books.  Joe Romano's exciting production brings books to life through the art of magic and illusion. Grades K-6.  Sign-up now!

Saturday, June 9:  Newton Branch 10:00, Montross Branch 12:00

Saturday, June 16: Porter Branch, 10:30 and 11:30

Monday, June 18: Headquarters Library, 9:30 and 10:30

Wednesday, June 20: England Run Branch, 2:00 and 4:00

Thursday, June 21: Salem Church Branch, 1:00 and 2:00

Thursday, June 21: Snow Branch 4:30

Friday, June 22: Cooper Branch, 1:00

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