Children ages birth through 12 can participate. Various activities will be planned for each age group related to our theme, Fizz Boom Read! The sessions will be educational but FUN! Each meeting will include stories, games, videos and other incentives to show children you can enjoy reading.
“Encouraging children to read, especially during the summer when they are not in school, is one of our goals,” says Keisha Parks, children’s librarian. “Children who read throughout the summer can improve or maintain their reading, memory and learning skills. That is important for children of all ages.”
Teens, ages 13 through 17, will kick off “Spark a Reaction” on June 14 with an After Hours Kick-Off Party from 7 to 11 p.m. All teen activities will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. Sign-up is required.
National Teen Lock–in 2014 will be held from 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, until 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 Join teens for food, fun, gaming, author chats, crafts and movies. This all-night party is limited to 35 participant,s so sign up today. Parents and teens must attend an informational meeting.
The adult summer reading program, “Literary Element,” starts June 9 runss through July 31. Adults are asked to read eight books during this time period. For all those who turn in their Reading Logs by July 31, there will be a drawing for prizes on Aug. 1.
The Summer Reading Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library Association. To see all programs, check the library’s website: www.clevelandlibrary.org.