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Summer Reading Program scheduled at the Library

May 27, 2014
The Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library is gearing up for our annual Summer Reading Program. As families begin their annual journey toward the time when there is 'nothing to do', we encourage parents to remember that the Summer Reading Program at the library may be the answer! Registration for the Summer Reading Program has begun. Children may begin checking out and reading books for this program on June 2nd. Participants will have until the programs completion on July 26th to reach their reading goals.

The 2014 summer reading theme "Fizz, Boom, Read" encourages participants to get a bang out of their summer reading experience at the library. Children through the eighth grade may participate at any PWRL location, including libraries in Alma, Alta Vista, Eskridge, Harveyville, Olsburg, Onaga, St. Marys, and Westmoreland. Pre-readers are invited to join the program with a parent or helper who will read to them as members of the Read-to-Me Club. Each child will be asked to check out library books at their reading level and record them to earn credit in the program. Participation in activities at the library will also be counted as part of the overall program this summer. All participants will earn prizes for their efforts.

Special activities and extra reading opportunities will be scheduled each week throughout the summer to help promote the summer reading program and give children an opportunity to exercise their creative side. Some locations will also have special reading activities for teens and adults. Ask your local library for details on upcoming events as the summer progresses. All programs are free and open to the public.

Studies show that children who continue to read during summer vacation perform better in the fall when school resumes. The library's summer reading program provides a chance for children to keep up their reading momentum, and have fun at the same time. Don't miss this great opportunity to sign your child up, and take some time to read along with them. Summer reading is fun for the whole family!

If you don't have a LIBRARY CARD, come get one today!! The card can be used to gain immediate access to PWRL's online library catalog with 100,000 items available to borrow. Patrons can search the online catalog, place their own reserves on any item they would like to check out, and staff will e-mail or call when the items are ready to be picked up at their local library. If the library does not own a particular item, it can be requested for use through a statewide interlibrary loan network. If you don't have computer access, the library has computers and free Internet for the public to use. If you would rather that staff take care of the computer work, just give the library a call and we will find the materials you want and get it ready for you to check out!!

Staff can also assist patrons with finding downloadable audiobooks, e-books, and magazines that can be transferred and read on most portable devices. This service is made available to library patrons through subscriptions to the Overdrive Sunflower eLibrary and Zinio digital magazine service.

There is a wealth of information available. The library really has something for everyone, so visit soon to join our 'Fizz, Boom, Read' party this summer!!

For more information about the summer reading program, or any aspect of library service, call the St. Marys Headquarters Library at 785-437-2778 or go to the Library website at http://www.pottwab.org.


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