Summer reading program: ‘Groundbreaking Reads’ begins
Apr 21, 2013 | 861 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Children’s Book Week is May 13-19. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

Special activities are planned for this weeklong event in our Children’s Department including a visit from the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra String Quintet on May 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Join ventriloquist Asa Diamond and his friend Charlie for “Go Fetch a Book” to close our celebration out on May 18 at 3 p.m. in the Community Room. This fun program is for the whole family.

Upcoming Children’s events this week include; Family Game Night in the Community Room April 22 at 7 p.m., and ArtZone for Tweens on April 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Story Time Room.

Reservations for the Mother Daughter Tea on May 11 are being accepted at the Children’s Room Desk or by calling 472-2163. After Hours for teens will include food, fun and improv games in the Teen Zone April 27 beginning at 7 p.m.

The Adult Summer Reading Program, “Groundbreaking Reads,” will begin signup on April 22 and continue throughout the summer. This will be the third year of an established summer reading program for adults. Friends of the Library will support the program again this year. All participants will receive a bookmark and reading log at registration. Last year 243 adults registered. The goal this year is to have 300 adults participate.

Each person who reads 12 books and submits a reading log will receive a chance for prizes awarded by a drawing at the end of the program on July 31. Patrons can receive other chances by attending programs held throughout the summer. A complete list of the programs will be available soon and will be listed on our website.

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