Library announces summer programsWritten by Aya Khalil | | email@example.com
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is preparing for a fun-filled summer for young readers.
This year’s summer reading club, Read! Create! Participate! @ Your Library, will run June 8 through August 1. Nancy Eames, library youth services coordinator, said three individual reading clubs will cater to children, teen and adults.
“They can join at any library location in Lucas County and earn prizes just by reading,” Eames said.
Children up to fifth grade who read 12 hours will receive a free book. Teens, sixth-to-12th-graders can enter drawings after they finish a book. The drawings will include gifts like flash drives, movie gift cards and Cedar Point tickets. Adults will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to Myrtle Beach by Direct Air.
Other reading activities for kids under 17 include “Read Off Your Fines.” For every 15 minutes spent reading in the library, a dollar is knocked off the child’s overdue fines.
“This is year-round, but we emphasize it in the summer to encourage children to read in the summer,” Eames said, noting that “Read Off Your Fines” also counts toward the summer reading club.
The library’s different branches are looking for volunteers during the summer. Volunteers have to attend training before they begin.
Directions Credit Union is hosting several programs throughout the summer. Magician Andrew Martin, performer Dave Kaplan and Banjo the Clown are scheduled to perform at different branches, Eames said.
Several “Baby Time” events will take place for ages 12 to 30 months and an accompanying adult.
“We have programs for babies through adults and there’s a lot going on in the summer,” Eames said. “Summer reading is fun reading so you can read anything.”
The annual Brown Bag Concert Series will take place this year from June 3 through July 29, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., on the north lawn of the Main Library. For more information,visit www.toledolibrary.org or call the library information number at (419) 259-5207.