Friday, May 1, 2009

Summer Reading Starts Today!

Today is the official first day of summer reading. This year’s summer reading theme for children is Be Creative @ Your Library. For Teens, it is Express Yourself @ Your Library. We have a lot of great plans for this summer, including wonderful programs, crafts, and performers for children, teens, and the whole family!

How The Program Works

1. Children and Teens ages 0-17 register for the reading program at your local library. At Takoma Park, children 0-14 sign up with Either Ms. Lindsay or Ms. Rachel. Teens register with the YA librarian. Those participants 12-14 are able to sign up for both the children's and the teens program if they so desire.

2. Once you register you will receive a book log to keep track of the books you read. Set a reading goal for yourself and ask a librarian if you have questions how to keep track of your books.

3. For every 3 books you read, you can show your reading log to a librarian and receive special prizes and incentives. The first 3 books read earn a level I prize, the next 3 read earn a level II prize.

4. Throughout the summer DC Public Library will be offering various presentations, programs, contests, and performers. Pick up a list of events from the library or check back to the blog for performer and program updates.

5. Everyone who completes the program by finishing their reading goal/submitting a complete book log will be entered into a drawing for more prizes and rewards, including the huge prize pack awarded at the end of the summer. You can earn more entries into the prize pack drawing by reading beyond the initial 6 books.

Participants are reminded to only sign up at one library. While you can attend events at any public library, it is encouraged that you only sign up and return your book logs to one location.

Just a reminder that our Summer Reading Kick-Off event is on May 5th at 3:30 in the children’s room. Stop by to get creative and help us make our summer reading display board!

For more information on upcoming programs or if you have any questions, please contact the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, visit, or check back to this blog.

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