If you are not sure what to read next, you might find some inspiration at the Raytown Branch. In addition to our Most Requested Authors table, we have New Books and MRA shelves in adult fiction and non-fiction. There are also New Books shelves in the Young Adult and Children's sections.
The Summer Reading Program begins May 23! Register, read, and earn free books as you explore One World, Many Stories. Register your family online or at you local branch.
We’ll get you started on your adventure, and little ones will get a suitcase to post on our board. We’ll give them flag stickers from different countries to track their progress as they earn free books and prizes such as a book bag, a butterfly, or a Mr. Stinky Feet CD!
You’ve read the books, now it’s time to collect your prizes! It’s the 2011 Summer Reading Program at your Mid-Continent Public library. May 23rd is the first day you can officially claim your prizes; but if you’ve been reading books checked out from your library since May 1, those can count towards the program.
It’s a small world, and it is getting smaller with advanced communications and cultural awareness. This year's Summer Reading Program welcomes you to One World, Many Stories. How convenient and exciting: the whole world in one building! Travel, explore, dream, and learn!
Each nation has its own story, and we have them all right here at the Lone Jack Branch.
Come adventure around the world with Paddington Bear, Corduroy and all your other favorite friends!
Our Summer Reading program this year encourages all of you to explore our One World, Many Stories. The bookshelves are filled with many stories from around the globe for you to enjoy. Who knows? Maybe, you'll even learn something new about a place far, far away!
So make the short trip to the library, and start your amazing journey (through reading!) around the world!
This is my first year for Summer Reading Program in a long time. Both of my children are grown, but now, there is the first grandchild. So, since I work part-time at the library, I am reading to my grandson so he can get that first free book. After all, grandma is cheap and all about the free stuff.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Eva. She was just seven months old, but already enjoyed a number of hobbies including waving hello and goodbye, chewing on toys, pulling herself up to a standing position on various pieces of furniture, and babbling.
Kick-Off the Summer Reading Program with Water Ballons!
The Blue Springs North Branch is bringing back last year's popular Wet and Wild Water party. This year, we are celebrating the kick-off of the Teen Summer Reading Program. On Saturday, June 18th at 2 p.m., we will gather at the branch and head to the grassy knoll next door. There, we will have games including Horse, Spoon Balloon (my interpretation of the egg races), Hot Potato, and many more. In addition, if you have any water toys or guns, please bring them along.
I don't know about all of you, but I'm new to the library. So, this is my first year working with Summer Reading Program. What is SRP? We do a program every summer where children and teens can earn free books and prizes just for reading library books!
Parents Should Encourage Children to Read Over Summer Break
Parents should be involved in all aspects of their children’s education. Studies have shown (and are very obvious to teachers) that active involvement from the parents will result in higher achieving students. Parents can demonstrate and promote reading at home over the summer. Books of interest can entice children to want to read. The more children read the better readers they become. The library can be the best resource for finding interesting summer reading. Parents encouraging summer