Register now for the Summer Reading Program
Dancing puppets, magic tricks, slithering snakes, silly stories and musical beats are the highlights of the 2016 Summer Reading Program that runs June 6-July 29.
Registration is now open for all ages – from babies to adults – to win prizes for reading. Participants will set their own reading goals by the number of books, pages or minutes they read. They will be entered into the grand prize drawings for three $100 Walmart gift cards when they sign up, are half-way to their goals and when they complete their goals.
The summer’s featured performers will visit the Belt and Savannah branches on Mondays, beginning June 6 with performances by the Clement McCrae Puppet Show at 11 a.m. at the Belt Branch and at 4 p.m. at the Savannah Branch.
Other performers include magician Korso the Curious on June 13, reptile handler Serengeti Steve on June 27, storyteller Priscilla Howe on July 11 and Miss Andrea’s Musical Menagerie on July 25.
Family movies will be shown on Fridays at both branches, and teen programs are planned for Tuesdays at the Belt Branch and Thursdays at the Savannah Branch. Adult programs include coloring breaks to relieve stress at noon-1 p.m. Thursdays in June at the Belt Branch and group walks at 10 a.m. Saturdays, June 11 and July 2, at Mark Youngdahl Conservation Area in St. Joseph.
Many more events are planned, including craft classes, a fishing outing to Duncan Park in Savannah, Lego marathons and Storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.