The warm weather may have you thinking that summer is already here, but at the Pratt Library, summer starts tomorrow. Saturday, June 2 is the official kickoff of our Summer Reading Program, so if you’re 3 or 93, we have a program for you.
This summer, we are inspiring kids to “Dream Big…READ!” and challenging teens to "Own the Night". In both of these programs, you win prizes just for reading! Reading four books or for four hours entitles you to your first prize, and after completing eight books or eight hours total of reading, you receive a free T-shirt and are invited to your local library’s End of Summer Reading party. Throughout the summer, kids and teens can attend fun programs (with maybe a little learning thrown in!) to help combat summer slide.
Don’t think we left our adult customers out of this fun! This summer, we’re encouraging our adult patrons to spend some time "Between the Covers". Model good reading habits for the kids and teens in your life and be entered to win some fun prizes for yourself. Each completed entry will be placed in a drawing for one of four fabulous prizes awarded at each Pratt Library location. We’ve added something new this year; all adult readers are also eligible for a chance to win the GRAND prize, a Nook eReader. We know you’re busy, so you can pick up entry forms at any Pratt location or you can submit your entries online.
Finally, if you’re searching for some book recommendations for the sweltering summer ahead, we’re hosting our first ever live “What Should I Read Next?” event tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the main hall of the Central Library. If you can’t be with us in person, you can also participate via the Library’s Facebook page or Twitter account. Give us a title you enjoyed, and we’ll give you some suggestions for what to read next. If you’ve ever wanted to catch Librarians Between the Covers... of Books, here’s your chance!
Remember, summer reading is for everyone (yes, that means YOU)... sign up today and get inspired, challenged, and captivated by books this super summer!