The Summer Reading Program has already started! To celebrate its beginning, we are going to have a party! Join us THIS Saturday, June 1st from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for games, prizes, face painting, and more!
Kids can join Jordyn outside to make some fabulous art with sidewalk chalk! Then come inside and find Philip to get your face painted! We will also have a special area reserved to dig for buried treasure!
I love summer. I love taking picnics up to Smithville Lake. I love going for hikes in Weston Bend State Park. I love HOT weather. I love going for runs in the afternoon sun, catching a few not-good-for me rays. It’s June and the Summer Reading Program has started, so where is my hot weather?
So, you’ve signed up your little ones for MCPL’s Summer Reading Program, and they’ve read 100 minutes, but now you’re out of ideas. There are only so many Dora the Explorer and Barbie Princess books you can handle, right? Well, we can help you find something new with our Reader’s Advisory resources.
Have your heard of Pierre the Parrot? I know some of the kids have heard about him while we were out promoting Summer Reading Program at the schools. But in case you haven't, please meet Pierre the Parrot. He will be hiding in various areas in our Library during SRP. So, when you come in to sign your children up for SRP, have them walk around the branch with you and find where he may be nesting for the day.
Summer is officially here, and our annual Summer Reading Program is well underway. Many children and teens have already won their first and second prizes! This recurring event has reached kids and teens in Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties since 1975. Our library is proud to help encourage reading skills that students have developed during the school year to continue to grow over the summer.
We are having tons of fun this summer in Grain Valley. The Summer Reading Program is in full swing, and we are having some amazing progams here at the Library. Just today, we hosted a program by the Kansas City Zoo. The presenters were awesome, and the kids had a great time. They were even able to pet an alligator.
We have plenty of other fun stuffed planned this summer, so check our Events, and come join in the fun.
Only two more weeks to get those books read and logged for the Summer Reading Program. You will still be able to collect your books and prizes until August 3rd. We have had a large amount of kids participate this year. Thanks for allowing us to share with your kids our love of books and learning and for allowing them to participate with us.
Summer is coming to an end, and another school year is just around the corner. But just because there are only two weeks left in the Summer Reading Program, it doesn’t mean there isn’t time to get in a little more library fun. So, here are my top five lists of things to do before July 31st:
It’s the end of July, and that means, it’s the end of the Summer Reading Program. July 31st is the last day to log books, minutes, or reviews towards your summer reading goals. You have until August 3rd to pick up your prizes, and then we’re done!
So, what was your favorite part of the Summer Reading Program? Did you find a new favorite book? Which special summer presentation was the best? Are you already using the new art kit that you earned? Share your summer reading experience with us below!