On Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. till noon central time, the LaFayette Library will stage its kick-off for Dream Big, Read, the 2012 Summer Reading Program.
Children, teenagers, and adults are included in the program. Of special interest to children are the features of the kick-off: a giant inflatable slide, Phil Stephens’ ice cream machine, visit from Earth Fare, games, a container-garden project, tattoos, and more. All ages will be able to pick up a reading log, schedule of programs, and a bookmark and begin checking out books for credit toward awards. Each time books are returned, a staff member or volunteer will record the number of books read by each patron and award prizes as earned. Adults who have read 5 books will be eligible for a drawing each week for a gift certificate to a merchant in LaFayette. At the end of the summer reading program, recognition and awards are given to top readers.
In addition to encouraging patrons to read as much as possible this summer, the library has scheduled a series of programs that are entertaining, exciting, and educational. Among them, Roy Crowe of the Auburn Raptors will teach about hawks, owls, and other interesting birds that he brings with him. Rick Rakestraw will introduce his amusing animals, and Flow Circus will entertain with juggling and magic tricks. A complete list of activities and performances is available at the library.
The library will host several programs for tweens (9-12-year-olds) and teens this summer. The first-ever Tween/Teen Kick-off will be Friday, June 1 at 4 p.m. CST. All tweens and teens are invited to come and enjoy contests, games, good fun, and prizes. Three other events are planned. A detailed list of these programs and times is available at the library.
Rachel Johnson is in charge of youth programming, Betty Barrett is manager, and Sara Calloway is library assistant at the LaFayette Library. The staff would like to thank supporters, patrons, and sponsors who make the summer reading program possible and successful. For questions, please call the library at 334-864-0012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.