It’s that time of year again: time for the Summer Reading Program! Each summer, the library bursts at the seams with extra activity and this year we’re adding summer reading fun for adults, too. Plus we’re expanding to include more family-oriented programs.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM
‘Fizz, Boom, READ!’ will take place July 7 to Aug. 16, with registration beginning on June 23. Registration, which is required due to the small size of our Children’s Area, will be for the entire six-week program.
Each week there will be six story times geared to the developmental stages of specific age groups: Lapsit Story Time is for babies from birth to 14 months; Tiny Tots Story Time is for children ages 14 to 24 months; Parent/Toddler Story Time is for 2- and 3-year-olds; and Preschool Story Time is for 4-and 5-year-olds.
Other Children’s Programs include a School Age program for 4-to-7-year-olds and Afternoon Adventures for children ages 8 to 12. The Summer Reading Book Club is for children up to 12 years of age. Participants will record the books they read, and for every 10 books they will get to choose a prize.
Teen readers ages 12 to 18 can get out of the house and READ this summer. For every five books of 200 pages or more, the teen reader can choose from numerous books and prizes. Pick up the teen reader sheet and get started.
In addition to scheduled programs there will be many opportunities for reading fun in the library. Come every week to Find Ralph the Robot, play Non-fiction Bingo, Guess the Scientist, play Gummy Bear Guessing Jar, enter the Coloring Contest and travel with Sam and Jen to New York Museums.
There will also be evening programs for the family. Registration is required.
The Ross Park Zoo Mobile in Binghamton will visit at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. You’ll be treated to fascinating facts about animals in the zoo and you’ll even get close enough to touch them. This is a great opportunity for animal lovers to learn about the special care and housing of zoo animals and to touch animals in a safe environment.