Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Summer Reading Program Is Here!

School may be out, but never fear--kids can keep honing their reading skills with the library's Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is "Dig Into Reading," and there are many ways for you and your kids to get involved. Here are just a few:

  • DO SOME READING! Stop by the library to get a reading log for your child/children. The more kids read or are read to, the more fun prizes they can earn, including free passes to many Wisconsin state parks.

  • COME TO THE READING PROGRAMS! These fun and activity-filled events take place every Thursday from July 11 to August 8 from 9:30-11am at the Augusta Lions Hall. All children are welcome to attend, although programs are especially geared for children ages 4-11. Children who attend should be supervised by a parent or guardian. 

  • VOLUNTEER! Students ages 12 and up can sign up to help out at each Summer Reading Program event. The student volunteers' duties include helping younger children with crafts, setting up and taking down for events, and performing skits. Volunteering produces a number of benefits--the satisfaction of helping the community, the increasingly impressive resume, AND the forgiveness of fines for overdue items. Interested students should stop by the library during regular hours to fill out a volunteer application form.

  • FEED THE CHILDREN! Adults can also help out at the programs and/or volunteer to provide snacks for the sessions.

  • GET CRAFTY! The library will have free craft and activity ideas each week from July 8-August 16. Activity information will be available at the library's front desk.

  • HELP GET THE LIBRARY READY FOR SOME DIGGING! If you have any items that relate to the "Dig Into Reading" theme (toy trucks, construction toys, items related to gardens, caves, or dinosaurs, etc.), please lend them to the library for display. Participants in the Teen Reading Program will be decorating on June 27. Items can be dropped off at the front desk during regular library hours. Please label them so they can be returned to you at the end of the program.

  • WATCH SOME MOVIES! "Popcorn and a movie" nights will take place at the library each Saturday from July 13-August 17. These family-friendly movies will begin at 6pm.

  • SEE SOME AMAZING PRESENTATIONS! Professor Marvel's Amazing Archeological Adventure will take place on Wednesday, July 17, at 2pm. Join Professor Marvel on an archeological quest through books! Storyteller Tracy Chipman will be at the library on Wednesday, July 31, at 3:15pm to present Earth Tales for Everybody.

  • BE PART OF THE GRAND FINALE! The Summer Reading Program finale will take place at Lake Eau Claire Park on Thursday, August 15, at 9:30am.

There's a lot going on at the library this summer, and we hope that you and your family can be a part of the fun!

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