What do storytelling, clowning around, yoga, sign language, scrap art, photonics, animals, Peace Corps, Heroes, Building Buddies & LEGO Club, nutrition, music, and NYS wine all have in common? They’re all events being offered this summer at the Mendon Public Library. The 2017 Summer Reading Program, “Build A Better World,” kicks off on Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. with “Just Clowning Around,” a comedy/magic show that encourages teamwork and reading.
Throughout the day on June 22 and until August 17, 2017, patrons are encouraged to stop by the library to pick up their summer reading logs/entry forms. Babies, Toddlers & Kids, Teens, and Adults will all have reading incentives to keep them engaged in reading through the summer. Research clearly shows the benefit of this—kids maintain the reading level they’ve achieved during the school year, or, in many cases, actually improve their reading skills over the summer. Teens and adults, likewise, expand their world by reading!
Babies will have a Summer Reading Activity Sheet to help them track their reading readiness and earn a free book. Kids up to 11-years-old will have the chance to track their summer reading and earn a free book and other prizes by completing the Summer Reading Log. Kids can also participate in the Red Wings “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” contest. Teens can enter a drawing for a $100 Visa Card by writing their name and book title that they’ve read on a Summer Reading Teen Book Review Slip. Adults earn a chance for a $50 HFMP Gift Card by filling out an entry form for each book they read on a Summer Reading Adults Book Review Slip.
All reading incentive programs and activities are free. Some events do require reservations, and some events are targeted toward specific audiences. To learn more, stop by the library to pick up a brochure or look online at mendonlibrary.org/Summer Reading Tab. Mendon Public Library continues to be able to offer the Summer Reading Program thanks to a generous grant from M&T Bank and support from the Friends of the Mendon Public Library.