Wow! It's hard to believe its already the end of July! Where has the summer gone? Yes, we still have August, but with school starting within a couple weeks, it hardly feels like part of summer anymore. One other sad part of summer ending, means the annual Summer Reading Program is ending too. You still have the first week of August to claim your books or other prizes. So don't delay, come to the Red Bridge Branch or whatever branch is closest to you to claim your rewards for all the reading you have been doing this summer. I hope you had fun partici
Briana Solis won the Slip and Slide, one of the two drawing prizes for the Lee's Summit Branch's Summer Reading Program. She spent over 11,000 minutes reading this summer. Thanks again to all of the kids who participated! There were over 21,000 kids, teens, and daycares participating at Lee's Summit this year, making our program a great success!
One World Many Stories: Beyond Summer Reading Program
This summer, we’ll be doing some "traveling" abroad -- without having to go through customs or security checks! Our summer reading program theme of "One World-Many Stories" (beginning May, 2011) encourages young readers and listeners (birth – 5th grade) to enjoy stories about other places and cultures. "You are Here" is the theme for teens (6th – 12th grade). Why wait ‘til summer though? You can start reading about other places and people now.
It’s funny how traditions get started. When my children were small, we would hunt Easter eggs in the spring. We never missed the Platte County Fair. The apple orchard on a warm fall day (or even when it was cold) was a must, and Christmas Eve Candlelight Services were just some of the things we found ourselves doing year after year. Thus, traditions were born. We continue to do those things even now that the children are grown, and they have children of their own.
It’s that time of year again….MCPL’s Summer Reading Program! The program runs from May 23 to July 30, 2011. To get a head start on their reading goals, eager readers may register online starting May 1st.
The theme for the children is "One World, Many Stories", and for the teens, it is "You Are Here." Readers must complete the required reading amounts in order to receive free books. For the third completion, they can earn a cool prize.
Summer Reading Program - One World, Many Stories @ Your Library
Summer Reading is here again! Starting May 1st, sign up at online or visit your local branch to begin logging. You can receive prizes at the official start of the Summer Reading Program beginning May 23. This summer, you’ll travel around the world without having to leave the library!
Listeners (ages 0-6): • Earn prizes for every 24 books you read. • Redeem up to three reading logs. • On the third log, you can choose a book or prize!
The time of year I always look forward to is finally here! No, not finals ... summer! With summer comes the MCPL Summer Reading Program, and I hope you know what that means ... FREE STUFF! That's right folks; we are giving away books and prizes just for reading. It may seem wacky - crazy even - but we are seriously excited about reading. We want you to be excited too, and that's why this year we have a special treat.
Ever get to that point where you are just desperate for something to do? Maybe you're waiting for your mom to pick you up from school, or you're in the longest line ever! Maybe you are bored to tears and refreshing Facebook just isn't cutting it, or you've been studying for your ACT for 5 straight hours. Maybe you're stuck at home on a Friday night with a busted up leg, or you're down with a wicked cold. We've got you covered; with a book, you can be wherever you want!
Are you a summer school teacher or daycare provider? Come join MCPL's Summer Reading Program! If you read twenty books to your children, each child will earn a free book of their choice! If the children can read by themselves, they’ll log their time-read. When they reach 360 minutes, they’ll qualify for a free book.
Since I am a retired high school teacher, I find myself becoming very nostalgic at this time of the year. Students are completing another year of school, and seniors are graduating and moving on with their lives. As a library employee, it reminds me of the part the library has played in many of their lives. Some of the students started using the library at an early age. We first knew them as toddlers attending storytimes and summer programs. They became elementary students excited about the summer reading programs. As they progressed to middle school and h