It’s that time of year again! The 2012 MCPL Summer Reading Program theme is "Dream Big...Read!" Beginning May 21, children are able to earn free books and prizes at their local Library. Children, ages birth to 6 years, listen to books being read to them and ages 6 to 11 read on their own.
"Own the Night" is the them for teens. Teens can earn library bucks by reading and reviewing books. Bucks can then be redeemed for prizes and library services.
Where were you on Friday, May 18th? I was surviving the zombie hoard. Lee's Summit teens kicked off this year's Teen Summer Reading Program (entitled "Own the Night") with a 3 hour Zombie Apocalypse Survival Camp. Teens from all over the city joined us for Zombie trivia, Zombification, and assorted zombie survival exercises.
As most of you probably know, the Summer Reading Program has officially begun! Library staff at every level work hard to make sure it's a blast every year. Pages reshelve the massive cartloads of books that get returned. Circulation staff check materials in and out, manage accounts, and help with program registration. Reference staff answer questions that range in complexity. Branch managers coordinate schedules to make sure everything gets done in an orderly fashion.
Teens, are you ready to Own the Night? The Buckner Branch is pleased to offer two very special, extraordinary, super-duper, kick-butt programs for teens this summer: after hours lock-ins! That’s right! For two nights this summer, the Buckner Branch will be open late, exclusively for teenagers. Want the details? Keep reading!
Looking for something EXTRA fun to do this summer? Wish you could get out of the heat and into a place where you can hang with friends away from parents and younger siblings? Just want some free food? Well, look no further; Mid-Continent Public Library has exactly what you need!
School is out, and as far as many kids -- er, boys -- are concerned, so is reading. I know that sounds like a generalization, because many boys do like reading. But studies show that, from elementary through high school, boys in America are reading at lower levels than girls. The fact is many boys are reluctant readers, and we need to do all we can to encourage their reading.
Thanks to everyone that came and participated in our Summer Reading Extravaganza last Saturday! It was a huge hit! We couldn’t have done it without you! Remember, you can still enter the Summer Reading Program and earn fun prizes by signing up on our website.