This Week at the Library: Dream Big This Summer!

We're just a week out from the both the adult and youth summer reading programs starting up!

The past week, I’ve been making my way through all the East Penn elementary schools, so hopefully, if you have an elementary school age child, I’ve seen your student! I know the highlights of my little 3-5 minute announcement about the summer reading program that usually stick in their heads are words like "," "Texas Roadhouse" and "prizes."

But this year, I gave them a challenge to remember the sentence “The librarian came to visit today” to tell their parents when they get home from school… that’s your cue to check out our programs!

Programs are continuing to fill up, and just one week from today, next Monday, we have our Summer Reading Kickoff event!! Now, as I’ve mentioned, you can sign up for anything at any time during the summer… so long as spots remain available. But some of the programs are filling up. The Star Wars program has long since gone to a waiting list!

So you shouldn’t necessarily wait until next week’s kickoff to come signup in case you want your child into a popular program. When I mentioned the free book giveaway book discussions to some of the kids the past week, their eyes lit up, so I don’t know how many more copies of Hunger Games or The Lost Hero will be available by next week!

At the kickoff, we’ll have Rita’s thanks to awesome people at Ai Orthodontics, bookmarks for free kids meals at and , Crayola giveaways… and a raffle for kids who come dressed up as whatever they want to be when they grow up!

Because in case you haven’t heard, our theme this summer is “Dream Big @ Your Library." It’s a night/dreaming/wishing/space/whatever-crazy-tangent-related-to-night-we-can-think-of theme. So contact us or stop in if you’d like to sign up for next Monday.

This week at the library:

Friday: Baby Lapsit, 9:30am, a “beginner storytime”/introduction to the library for children who  will still be 11 months old or younger as of 9/12/11; advanced registration required.

Ones Storytime, 10:30am; a “beginner storytime”/introduction to the library for children who will still be between 12-23 months  as of 9/12/11; advanced registration required.

So it's a light week at the library as we get ready for summer!

Speaking of which, summer's already started for some students! Congratulations to the class of 2012! For those high school students who still have a few more years to go, come see us soon for your required reading! Trust me, our hold lists for those titles gets long! I'll post an updated article on required summer reading books this week yet.

There’s something for every age group this summer. We keep the baby programs going (ending with “graduation” in August), there’s an adult summer reading program you can sign up for starting next Monday and our youth program runs from preschoolers to teens. If you have any questions on Summer Reading for the kids, please check the Parents tab of the Children’s Homepage or our online program calendar for more information and stay tuned through our Facebook page for up-to-the-moment announcements! On one final non-summer note, in case you missed last week, we got new computers, both for adults and special kid-computers, so check them out if you haven’t yet! We hope to see you in sometime soon at the library!

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