By Press Release, www.warrenpl.org
Monday, June 4th, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Readers of all ages are invited to shoot for the stars this summer as Warren County Public Library presents its Summer Reading Program: “Dream Big—READ!”
Free activities for all ages will take place during June and July at all library locations. The kick-off event -– a spectacular laser lights show — will take place Thursday, June 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School’s gym. All events are free of charge and open to the public.
The 2012 Summer Reading Program line-up includes weekly programs, special presentations, and a reading incentive program with great prizes. The program is open to young people, preschool through high school, as well as to adults.
“Reading is the best way for children to learn and for students to keep their minds engaged during the summer break,” says assistant director Ashley Fowlkes. “Visiting the library is also a bargain-friendly way for families to plan fun events and keep kids engaged while they’re out of school. And summer reading is not just for kids –- adult readers can read for prizes and enjoy a variety of author events and various workshops, as well.”
New to this year is the opportunity for kids to take their own personal Flat-Stanley-styled book characters on reading adventures with them. Reading logs will provide uploading instructions that will allow them and their parents to post and view pictures of the characters in various settings in an online photo gallery.
Grand finales will take place the last week of July, and reading logs should be turned in by July 28. The final event of the summer will take place Sunday, July 29; young readers can earn tickets and family members can purchase discount tickets to a special “library night” Hot Rods game that day, featuring a summer reader pre-game parade.
For additional information, contact any library location or go online and check out the calendar of events at www.warrenpl.org.