Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer Reading Fun

From Stephanie Simon, APL

All of our libraries are participating in the Summer Reading Program from June 25 to August 14. Kids and teens register and record their reading online. For every week they read during the program, participants are eligible for prizes. We've also got lots of fun activities for kids and teens! -- Kids get a chance to earn a prize for every week they read. They can post book reviews online, and visit their branch libraries for prizes, special activities, events, and parties. -- Teens also record their reading online and earn chances for prizes each week they read. There are also fun teen activities at branch libraries.
Baby Bookworms for Babies and Toddlers -- Parents read to their little ones for 15 minutes each day, and fill out a reading record. Each child gets a new book in July and August.
Adult Summer Reading Program -- Grownups can get in on the summer reading act too. In the Read It & Rate It program, they can read any book, give it a rating, and earn a chance to win a prize in the weekly drawing.

More than 100 special events and activities--like magic shows, movie showings, yoyo classes, jewelry-making sessions, Wii game nights, paper airplane derbies, bubble blowing contests, and parties--are planned at the library's seven locations. The full listing of activities is available online. This year's Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of Albany Public Library, Price Chopper, Stewart's Shops, and The Stakeholders Foundation.

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