It’s that time of year again…SUMMER READING!! Registration for the “Reading is so Delicious” Summer Reading Program starts on June 4th. Storyteller and author Brian “Fox” Ellis will be kicking off summer reading on Friday, June 8th at 6:00 pm by taking us on a culinary tour of the library through his stories. Reading and prizes begin the week of June 11th.
Reading and Prizes:
Our program is 6 weeks long, with prizes, stories, crafts and cooking activities every week! Children ages 0-3 years and school age children Pre-K- 2nd grade will be in the “Read to Me” category. For every 15 minutes that someone reads to these children, the adult will mark an X on the record sheet. After every hour spent being read to, the children can bring in their record sheet and claim their prize. The children in 3rd-6th grade are in the “Reader” category. A parent will record every 30 minutes they read and they will be able to claim a prize after 2 hours of reading. Once the children complete all six levels, their names will be entered to win the Grand Prize! The Read to Me grand prize for 0-3 years is a collection of board books. The Read to Me grand prize for Pre-K- 2nd grade is a LeapPad Learning Tablet. The Reader grand prize is a handheld video game system. Our teens (7th grade – 12th grade) and adults will record every book read to be entered into our weekly prize drawing. Every book entered gets you one step closer to winning the grand prize which is a Kindle for the teens and a Kindle for the adults.
Story time and Crafts:
We will explore healthy snacks, pasta, pizza, fruits and vegetables, sweet treats, and ice cream during summer reading this year! Monkey Joe will be joining us for story time on Tuesday, June 26th at the Matherville Old School Park, and on Thursday, June 28th at the Sherrard Public Library! We will be reading a few stories and doing a craft that coincides with the stories. We will be with the Mobile Library at Matherville Old School Park on Tuesdays and at Coyne Center Fire Station on Wednesdays. Story time and craft will take place at the Sherrard Library on Thursdays. All story times start at 11:00 AM. Sign-up sheets will be available starting June 4th , but it is not required.
Chef Brandon from Hy-Vee will be at the Sherrard Public Library for a cooking presentation for the kids on Friday, June 15th at 2:00 pm and Friday, June 22nd for the teens. Other cooking activities include:
June 29th – Mini Pizzas July 6th – Fruit and Veggie Pizza
July 13th – Decorating Cupcakes July 20th – Make Ice Cream
Final Party and Grand Prizes:
The magician Richard Landry and his magic rabbit Snowball will be entertaining us at our final party on Saturday, July 21st at 1:30 pm. The Grand Prize winners will be announced after the show!