Thursday, June 12, 2008

Summer Reading Program Kicks Off Today

The Chelsea District Library begins their summer reading program for kids today at a big kick off party from 12pm til 3:30pm. Bring the family for crafts, snacks, entertainment and a big bouncy tent ... oh and to sign up for the program too. LOL. If you miss the event, don't worry! There are fun things to do all summer long.

In all honesty, the kick off is a big party, but the program itself is also a lot of fun for kids. They keep track of the books they read (or that are read to them) and return to the library periodically to collect fun little prizes. Throughout the program, the library is showing movies, doing really cool crafts, demonstrations, storytimes, games (Guitar Hero, DDR, Magic the Gathering), a fairy tea party, and more. I remember giving my mom the big eye roll when she signed us up for our community reading program, but I really don't remember it being as interactive and fun as they are these days.

The adult reading program is also in full swing, with the opportunity to win great prizes. I'm all signed up, but in the middle of reading a 1,200 page book that might take me til the end of the summer at this rate....... :)

Library events are listed on the Things To Do In Chelsea website thanks to the hard work of library volunteers who take the time to submit them all. And of course, you can always go right to the source, and visit the McKune Memorial Library website for complete details.


P.S. Kids and teens get points for books or attending a library events. Grown-ups get a bit of a break (whew!) — we get credit for books, newspaper, magazine, watching a movie, listening to an audiobook or music CD, using the library's online resources, or attending a library event.


Sarah said...

That's my friend and fellow Smith College alumna Edith Burney in the plaid jumper in the Reading Bug videos. She's one of the youth & teen librarians at the Chelsea Library.

Leslie said...

Edith is great! I'm so glad she is part of the Chelsea Library. The kids all love her.