Library launches summer reading next week

 

This year the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library urges residents to help build a better world by making it this year’s Summer Reading theme.

The Summer Reading Program kicks off on Wednesday, June 21 for the all three age groups.

Children’s Reading Program

The Children’s Reading Program for kids from preschool to grade six will start off with a bang and bash. They will hold the Build a Better World Bash and Chalk It Up on June 21, where kids can make chalk creations on the sidewalks around the library. In addition to the chalk art, kids can participate in games, crafts, storytime, a scavenger hunt and even a puppet show by the Toe Jam Puppet Band. The event is free and will run from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., however the library asks residents to bring their own chalk.

The reading program also counts for the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge. Kids will earn a raffle ticket toward a prize for every game board challenge they complete through Aug. 8.

Teen Reading Program

Teens in grade seven through 12 can a raffle ticket for every 50 pages read and every challenge they complete on the Teen Summer Reading game board. Books read before registering for the challenge do not count toward the tickets and all summer reading must be logged by Aug. 16. The library will also be hosting a series of programs for teens throughout the summer.

Adult Reading Program

Adults can a raffle ticket for every 100 pages read and every challenge they complete on the Adult Summer Reading game board. Books read before registering for the challenge do not count toward the tickets and all summer reading must be logged by Aug. 16. The library will also be hosting a series of programs throughout the summer including Art for Adults, an Author Talk and Birding in Connecticut.

For more information about the Summer Reading Programs or the library’s programming visit www.ewml.org.

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TinaMarie Craven is the editor of the Monroe Courier. Prior to working for the Courier she was the editor of the Lewisboro Ledger. She graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in Journalism and Politics in 2015.

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