READ at the Bay Village Library!

Spring has really just begun, but the Bay Village Branch Library is thinking summer! That’s right –we’re all set to go with programs for all ages and interests to keep everyone reading and having fun.

The Teen department will start us off on Tuesday, June 3, at 3:30 p.m. with Skunk Haven for teens and their families. Renee Pearlstein will talk about domestic and wild skunks. Then join us on Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for the Summer Reading Kick Off party! There will be crafts at 11 a.m., Celebrity Readers at noon, pizza at 1 p.m., and the Bubble Lady will present a program at 2 p.m.

The theme for the reading game this year is READ. Yes, it’s that simple. Just READ! Register and play online, and log your hours read online – this year you don’t have to keep track of a big game board! Registration prizes of a Chipotle meal or a scoop of Mitchell’s ice cream will be given out while supplies last. Mark in every 30 minutes you read, and you’ll receive an entry ticket for every two hours you read to attend an author event. After you’ve read 20 hours, you will have earned a free book to choose and keep.

Reading during the summer is so important for school children to prevent the Summer Slide and to retain the strides in reading they made during the school year. Registration has already begun so get registered and be ready to go on June 7! The game ends on Aug. 16, and we’ll have a wrap party on that day at 2 p.m. Join us to chalk the walk, tie dye a shirt, and enjoy a cool treat.

Storytimes will begin again the week of June 2 – please check the flyer or cuyahogalibrary.org for the changes in storytime names and times. All storytimes will begin at 9:30 a.m. except for Thursday at 11 a.m., and Wednesday evening at 6:45. Please join us for stories and songs and a fun way to start your day! Book discussions for all ages, science programs, storytimes and art programs are all lined up for the summer and we can’t wait to get them started! Please join us and most importantly of all – READ!

The library will be closed Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.

Joyce Sandy

I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 9:52 AM, 05.13.2014