Summer Reading 2017: Reading by Design
Category: Kids News
Created: Saturday, 15 April 2017 09:21
Excitement and fun await those who journey to The Hayner Public Library and participate in the summer reading program, Reading by Design. The kick-off begins Saturday, June 3, 2017, at our Alton Square location at 9 a.m. Those who venture in on kick-off day will be entered to win a great gift basket valued at one hundred dollars. In addition to the weekly prizes and reading great books, library patrons can participate in exciting programs.
Here are just a few of the events planned for you to enjoy: Animal Tales and their Animal Architects Wednesday, June 7; Mad Science Wednesday, June 14; Josh Routh Wednesday, June 21; Celia and Her Puppets Wednesday, June 28; and Stage Play Wednesday, July 5. Participants will also enjoy story times, puppet shows, crafts, and prizes that reflect the theme.
Each week, participants will be asked to read at least five books, magazine or newspaper articles, or listen to five books on audio to earn some awesome prizes. For this year’s program, we will partner with Marquette High School, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Gateway Grizzlies.
All participants who complete the five-week program will be invited to our End-of-the-Summer-Reading-Program Party at the Alton High School Commons on Thursday, July 13. There, for all their hard work, they will enjoy a free book, a reading certificate, snacks, and entertainment from the hilarious antics of ‘Mazing Matthias from Circus Kaput!