Monday, June 7, 2010

SUMMER READING FOR EVERYONE @ THE LIBRARY

In these days of tight money, the Livermore Public Library continues to be one of the best summer bargains around. Whether you are doing a staycation or just looking for summer fun, the Summer Reading Program has something for everyone.

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Game for children is Make a Splash @ Your Library. As in the past, the game is designed for independent readers who read and report on books for prizes. However, the game itself has be revamped to keep up with the changing conditions at the library. Prizes this year are book charms, swimming or bowling coupons and a medal and City Council presentation for those who read 100 books over the summer. The game begins on June 11 and finishes on August 14.

Kids can attend several performance, storytime or craft programs at all facilities. This year the performance programs have again been generously underwritten by the Friends of the Livermore Library. Performers include magicians, jugglers, music, circus performers, wild animals, drummers, and glow-in-the-dark puppets!

Read To Me
Younger pre-readers, including babies, can enroll in Ducky’s Game. In Ducky’s Game, parents and their children complete reading and other fun activities and receive points and stickers along the way. Those who complete the game board win a special prize!

Teen Summer Reading
Teens this summer are invited to participate in the Teen Reading Program . Teens can win prizes by reading books and writing a short review on their game card. If they complete their game card by reading and reviewing six (6) books, they will win a “Make Waves @ Your Library” t-shirt!

Adult Summer Reading
In addition to Summer Reading programs for children and teens, this year the Library will hold its second annual Summer Reading program for adults – Water Your Mind - Read! Although families are encouraged to read together, an adult does not have to have a child in the summer reading program to join. In this program, adults read books, write short reviews on their entry form, and turn it in for a prize and to be entered in a drawing for one of the grand prizes, a “Book and Garden Lover’s Basket.”

Teen ‘Zine
The next edition of, Fusion, the Livermore Public Library “teen zine,” is available, providing a creative outlet for teen artists and authors of various ethnicities to share their talents and their unique perspectives on the world. This edition is again funded by a $2500 from the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore and a donation of $1500 from the Friends. Created by teens for teens, Fusion combines the artistic talents of Livermore teen artists, poets, and writers into a free table top publication throughout the community.Check it out at http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us/screens/Fusion2.pdf.

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