Friday, June 8, 2012
Library Summer Reading Program
Ahoy, Library Lovers! Have you ever heard of Super Sign-Up Saturday? It's the first day of sign-ups for both the Young Adult Summer Reading Program and the Children's Summer Reading Program, and it's tomorrow! Sunday, June 9th. Teens going into 6th-12th grade can sign up for the teens program at the Lakeport Library. Children of pres-school-6th grade can sign up for the children's program. 6th graders get to choose which they'd be more comfortable attending. Super Sign-Up Saturday events will be going on for both the teens and children from 10AM-1PM (yes, there are prizes).
This post is mostly about the teen program because that's what I'm involved in, but the Children's program has been running for years--it's a definite favorite! This year's teen theme is "Own the Night."
What events will we be having this summer? A photography class (this Tues June 13th @ 6:30PM ), a night-photography contest to win a digital camera, a night field trip to the observatory (Wed. Aug. 1st from 8-10PM), a steam-punk craft (Sat. June 23rd from 2-4PM), and a fancy wrap-up party celebrating the teens (Wed. Aug 8th from 6-7:30PM). At this party, we'll also have a cupcake decorating class! (Can you guess who pushed for that idea?). There are other events going on for teens, also, and they will be happening all summer, so get your teens to the library on, or even after Super Sign-Up Saturday to sign-up of or just for more info. There are prizes for everyone who signs up, as well as prizes for teens who read 3 or more books at the Young Adult level of reading. A drawing will be held for another digital camera, as well; any teen can enter the drawing by signing up for the program and turning in short book reviews. The best way to try to win is to put in a review a week.
The Library also hosts monthly events and displays for people of any age.
If you want more information about either program, call the Lakeport Library at (707)263-8817, check out their website here, or visit at 1425 N. High St. Lakeport, CA 95453.
Next week on the blog, we'll have a special guest blogger: Teresa Loesch, a Creative Writing Major at San Francisco State University, will be writing on a very important part of writing craft. Several of her plays have been chosen out of large pools of contenders, and performed at Mendocino College. You can also check out her blog, http://freekindle-ing.tumblr.com/. She reviews free kindle ebooks and short stories. And, you know, she's just a rad person to know. Come back and Enjoy!