Summer Reading 2013
The annual East Baton Rouge Parish Library Summer Reading Programs kicks off in May! This summer is sure to be packed with great books, exciting programs, and fabulous prizes. With a program for every age group, the entire family can participate!
The fun starts on Tuesday, May 21. All locations of the Library will have reading logs for each age group (Children, Teens, and Adults). These logs will be available until the end of July. While each group has a different theme and guidelines - the goal is the same - to READ!
Dig Into Reading is this year’s theme for the Children’s Summer Reading Program – logs may be picked up beginning Tuesday, May 21, and will be handed out through Wednesday, July 31. Summer activities will feature events that spotlight the performing arts, visual arts, literature, and science – all showing children how to tap into their creative sides. Children will receive a certificate, a book, and special incentives just for reading!
Children who are unable to read may join the read-to-me program and have an adult or older child pledge to read to them. Children’s summer reading logs completed and turned in through August 15 will earn them a reading certificate, coupons from area vendors, and a chance to win a special prize from a local business or school supplies. The program is open to all children, from birth to age 11. For more information, call (225) 231-3760.
The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program this year is Beneath the Surface. Teens ages 12 to 18 may start their journey by signing up at any library location to begin their quest starting Wednesday, May 22. You have until Thursday, August 1, to turn in your book logs for prize drawings.
For every three books read, teens will score an entry into the weekly prize drawing. Once you read six books, you’ll get a prize pack which includes more library bucks, a Beneath the Surface backpack, and aluminum water bottle. Prize packs available while quantities last. Hurry in to claim your pack!!!
Winning tickets are drawn each Monday for cool prizes like wrist band flash drives, media charging stations, gift cards, lava lamps, and more! For more information, call (225) 231-3770.
The Adult Program, Sweet Reads, for ages 18 and up, will be filled with a variety of interesting events. Adults may pick up a reading log beginning Wednesday, May 22, and are asked to read three books in order to receive a summer prize pack.
This year’s prize pack will include a library tote and coupon to the Library’s gift bookstore, Recycled Reads, OR the option to have $3 taken off an existing Library fine. One of the three books can be substituted by attendance to any adult summer program. There will be weekly drawings for various prizes.
The last day of Adult Summer Reading is August 1. At the end of the program, a special drawing will be held for all participants. For more information, call (225) 231-3740.