Summertime and the reading is easy—May 17, 2013
We’ve reached the end of another school year, which means that it’s time to start thinking about the Summer Reading Program at the Hastings Public Library. Kids of all ages, preschool through high school, are encouraged to “Dig Into Reading” this summer!
Our program will begin on Monday, May 20, and run through Saturday, July 20. During those two months, I hope that everyone will spend some time reading each day. It’s a great habit to form!
Beginning on May 20, kids may come to the library anytime that the library is open and ask for a Summer Reading form—getting started is that easy. Take the form home and use it to keep track of your summertime reading, and then bring it back to the library to receive your rewards.
Our super summer readers are also invited to attend some special programs on Tuesday afternoons. Comedy magician Adam White returns this summer, and we will also have music with Conductor Jack of the Zinghoppers and with Mr. Billy. Russanne Erickson of the Hastings Museum will tell us about rocks, minerals and fossils, and the Boxcar Youth Theatre Company will present scenes from their summer production of “Oklahoma!” We will also have two special programs funded by the Nebraska Humanities Council: Joan Wells, trick roper, will perform, and Dale Clark will present “A Young Man’s Journey on the Oregon Trail.”
Thursday afternoons will feature our “Dig Into Reading” Movie Matinees – a series of movies, all rated G, that children may attend at the library. A flyer listing all of the Tuesday programs and Thursday movies will be available to pick up at the library.
There will also be special programs offered for 5th-12th grade participants, so I hope that they will pick up the flyer with these listed and plan to attend as many as possible.
The Summer Reading Program is funded again this year by the Hastings Kiwanis Club and is free of charge, so take advantage of this summertime opportunity for your children!
An adult summer reading program is also offered at the library, so the whole family can get involved. Ask at the library for more information about this opportunity for adults.