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Library rocks summer reading

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The Summer Reading
Program is here. On Friday,
June 1
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the library hosted
the annual Summer Reading
Kick-off. Children enjoyed
a slide and train ride pro-
vided by BSTJ Inflatables,
games, activities, snow
cones, and watermelon. The
LaFayette Fire Department
brought their fire truck and
gave tours to children in
attendance. Aubie the Tiger
enjoyed riding the train,
reading with young library
patrons, and taking pictures.
The library would like to
thank all of the volunteers
and everyone that helped
make this event a success.
If you have not regis-
tered your children for the
Summer Reading Program,
please stop by and do so.
The reading program is fun,
educational, and reward-
ing.
Summer reading helps
to reinforce reading skills
learned throughout the
school year, helps
build
literacy skills outside of
school, aids in setting
a strong foundation for
the next school year, and
provides reading confidence
for children as they prepare
for the next grade. The
reading program is free of
charge and easy to partici-
pate in.
“The best candy shop a
child can be left alone in,
is the library.” “This quote
by Maya Angelou is my ab-
solute favorite. Comparing
candy, something a lot of
children love, to the library
is a wonderful thought.
Reading is so important for
our young people. It devel-
ops a love of learning and
imagination. We hope that
our summer readers enjoy
reading and spending time
with us this summer,” said
Library Manager, Rachel
Johnson.
The library has several
new children and juvenile
books available just for the
Summer Reading Program.
All you need is a library
card to start checking out
these fun books.
Children can read from
the “short” shelves and
tweens/teens can read from
the “tall” shelves at the
library. For every 20 (short
shelf) books and every 10
(tall shelf) books; read-
ers pick a prize from the
treasure chest and receive a
free food coupon. Free cou-
pons include: donuts, tacos,
milkshakes, grilled cheese
sandwich combo, kids meal,
and a pizza. Readers will
also have their name on the
“Rocking Readers” wall of
fame.
Short shelf readers that
read 100 books and tall
shelf readers that read 50
books will receive a free
pizza, back pack filled with
grade level school supplies,
and an invitation to a bowl-
ing party.
The library will also have
the “Book Bucks” store
again this summer. Read-
ers will receive a “book
buck” for every book they
read. These bucks can be
redeemed at the library
store on designated days.
The store will be filled with
lots of great prizes.
In addition the reading
program, the library will
host fun and entertaining
performers. Some of these
performers include LEW-E
the Clown’s Laugh Factory,
Mad Scientist Doc Atoms,
Freedom Ranch Animal
Program, and Ats Magic.
Performer programs are on
Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. Stop
by the library for a schedule
of days and times for each
performer.
Join library staff for
StoryTime on the Go at
Monte Alban and Jack’s.
Enjoy a story and free
food! Race Car Party, Super
Slime Party, Lego Creation
Day, Art and Music Day,
Pinkalicious and Peterrific
Movie Day with cupcake
decorating, and Tween/Teen
Food Fear Factor are some
of the other fun and hands-
on programs offered at the library this summer. These
programs require registra-
tion by calling the library
at 334-864-0012, emailing
lafayette@chamberscoun-
tylibrary.org, or by stopping
by the library in person.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
is coming to the library on
Friday, June 8
th
at 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy listening to a Clifford
story, creating a picture
frame craft, and taking pic-
tures with Clifford. Join the
library for this fun event.
Adult Readers can also
participate in the Adult
Summer Reading Program.
Stop by the library for more
details.
Adult Game Day is every
Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Bring your favorite games
and snacks and enjoy an
afternoon of fun. Registra-
tion is not required.
For further information
about the Summer Reading
Program, call the library at
334-864-0012, visit www.
chamberscountylibrary.org
or stop by today.
Happy Reading!