08 12, 2017

Celebrating a stupendous summer with a prehistoric guest

By |2017-08-12T06:00:45-04:00August 12, 2017|

Roxie the Dinosaur gives one of our Super Readers a hug during our Summer Reading Finale Party.

Roxie the Dinosaur gives one of our Super Readers a hug during our Summer Reading Finale Party.

We celebrated the conclusion of our biggest Summer Reading program ever by inviting a dinosaur to the Read House yard.

About 300 kids and adults came to our Summer Reading Finale Party and met, touched, and learned about Roxie the Dinosaur—a not-quite living and breathing Tyrannosaurus from Imaginos Productions.

This summer, you helped us celebrated all the ways people can build a better future. You built forts and box villages and breathtaking Domino runs. You stretched your mind and body with Fairy Yoga and globe-hopped from the comfort of our Read House backyard.

More children than ever before—1,506, to be exact—signed up for oursummer reading program. And they read or were read to for 21,038 hours. (Also, a record high for us.)

Additionally, nearly 700 teens and adults signed up for summer reading, and they read more than 3,400 books.

While summer reading may be finished, there are always more programs and events coming at the library.

07 11, 2017

Become a Library Champion

By |2017-07-11T06:00:05-04:00July 11, 2017|

Congratulations to Adelaide and all of our library champions.

Congratulations to Adelaide and all of our library champions.

Have you noticed the Library Champion signs popping up in your neighborhood this summer? And when you saw them, did you think, “That’s a snazzy sign. How can I become a Library Champion?”

The bad news is that these signs aren’t for grownups. However, the good news is that, if you’re a kid, you already possess the innate potential to be a Library Champion.

Every child that signs up for our Summer Reading Program and reads (or is read to) for 15 hours gets a Library Champion yard sign and window cling.

AJ and Bo

And that’s just one of the prizes you can get for participating in our summer reading program.

For every hour a child reads or is read to, they receive a raffle ticket that can help them win one of dozens of cool prizes. The more someone reads, the better chance they have of winning.

If a child reads 20 hours by July 30, they will be entered into a special raffle to win one of two $50 gift certificates from Toys ‘R Us.

We also have a summer reading program (and prizes) for teens and adults, as well. If you’re reading anyhow this summer (and you undoubtedly are), you should sign up and win something.

To be clear, the girl and not the dog is the library champion. The dog is a good dog but Elizabeth is a CHAMPION.

To be clear, the girl and not the dog is the library champion. The dog is a good dog but Elizabeth is a CHAMPION.

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