Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2016 Summer Reading Program @ Decatur Public Library

Summer is almost upon us and we are gearing up for another fantastic summer reading program at Decatur Public Library.  DPL's 2016 Summer Reading Program will be open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, and more.  This year, we will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as Decatur Public Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.”  Activities will include movies, crafts, martial arts, animal fun and lots of reading!

The public library cares about children and has planned programs to keep them reading and learning all summer. Whether parents keep track of the amount of time their children spend reading or the number of books they have read this summer, children who join the summer library program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed.  We also make sure they have a lot of fun while they’re learning!

Teens are also encouraged to participate in “Get in the Game: READ!” Teens are invited to come to the library and read for prizes, as well as to take part in special events offered throughout the summer.  Special events this summer will include giant Jengaรข, YA Literature Jeopardy!®, life-size Angry Birds, and Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings. Teens in junior high and high school can attend these free events at DPL this summer.  No library card is required to attend, so visiting children and teens are welcome to join us!

Registration forms for Summer Reading can be turned in any time in the month of June but we will also have a couple of special opportunities to get started.   Ms. Mary and Ms. Anna will be at 3rd Friday on May 20th so you can go ahead and sign up!   We will also have special Summer Reading Program Signup events on June 3rd from 1pm – 4pm and June 4th from 9am – 11am. 
Check our website or stop in to our Youth Services department for more information and a schedule of events.   All programs are free of charge.  We hope to see you this summer!