Sign-up starts May 15 for 2017 Summer Reading
A juggler, birds of prey, science experiments, fun music and one exuberant snake handler are just some of the highlights of a packed calendar of activities for the 2017 Summer Reading Program at Rolling Hills Library.
“Build a Better World” is the theme of the annual reading extravaganza for youths and adults from June 5 through July 28. Participants will win prizes for reading, with the grand prize being three $100 Walmart gift cards.
Sign-up begins May 15 at the Belt Branch, Savannah Branch and Bookmobile. Participants will set their own reading goals for the number of pages, minutes or books read and keep track of their progress on reading logs.
A four-page calendar brochure also will help them keep track of the many programs and events being offered. The events can be found online at http://rhcl.libcal.com/calendar/events.
The summer gets off to a flying start on Monday, June 5, when Operation Wildlife, a wild animal rescue and rehabilitation organization from Linwood, Kan., presents a program about raptors and brings live birds to the library. The presentations are set for 11 a.m. in the Belt Branch Upper Story and 2 p.m. at the Savannah Branch.
Other major events include Touch-a-Truck events on June 12, juggler Brian Wendling on June 19, Mad Science of Kansas City on June 26, singer Rockin’ Rob on July 10 and reptile handler Serengeti Steve on July 24.
Rolling Hills will be going out to the ol’ ballpark on Friday, June 9, when we set up a table at the St. Joseph Mustangs game at Phil Welch Stadium to sign up fans for the Summer Reading Program and library cards. Fans who show their library cards will be able to play Plinko to win prizes.
Teens and adults have their own programs during the summer. Some of the events planned for teens include craft classes, a kite class, a cooking class and a book discussion for the novel “The Last Light.” Adult events include nights for playing mahjongg or chess and checkers, board game nights and a computer class for creating personal websites.