Over the course of the
summer, through the wonderful world of reading, we will explore a
limitless world of information, entertainment and adventure at your
library - and in books!
The theme for this year's Summer Reading Program is
Build a Better World.
Purpose of the Summer Reading Program
We want to encourage
children to read and use the library resources during the school
vacation times to meet their own learning and recreational needs.
The experience should be relaxing and pleasurable. We want children to share books
and stories in the company of others and to discover the satisfaction of
reading alone or being read to. While the library does not provide
formal reading instruction, it does provide numerous opportunities for
children and their families to discover the joy of reading.
Who can participate in the SRP
Youngsters from toddlers to teens can
read books, listen to stories, attend programs and participate in any of
the many free programs. Some programs have limited numbers and ages, so
look at the schedule for details. A valid library card is needed to
check out books, but it is not needed to attend programs.
How the SRP Works
check out library books, read them at
their leisure and record the reading times on the reading log provided by
Guppies is for
children ages 5 & under. Prizes will be awarded after reading 10, 20,
30, 40, 50 books.
Sharks is for
children entering 1st - 4th grades. Prizes will be awarded based on the
amount of time read. Recommended goal: 10-15 minutes a day.
Stingrays is for
children entering 5th - 12th grades. Prizes will be awarded based on the
amount of time read. Recommended goal: 30 - 60 minutes a day.
readers will be able to attend the end of the SRP party on July 28.
10 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a responsible
individual 16 years of age or older at all times.
the marquee, the foyer chalkboard, the circulation desk and the website
(www.maebrucelibrary.org) for information about each upcoming event.
DO save your Arlan's receipts for the library
SRP Dates to Remember
beings May 12
SRP Kick Off Celebration with Bob the Builder:
May 31 @ 10:30 am
Pick up reading logs on May 31
End of the Summer Reading program
party: July 28