Youth Programs

The Theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Imagine Your Story” and it will be a little different!  It won’t be like SRPs of the past, and no, it isn’t like the Oxford School’s Summer program.  We do ask that if you bring your child to the Library, you keep an eye on them; please do not leave them unattended!

Sign ups officially began on Monday, July 6th, and will be as they have been in the past: sign up for this reading program at the main circulation desk of the Library, at which time you will receive a goodie bag with lots of fun things inside!  The emphasis is on READING!  Read as many books as you can over the summer – that’s it; that is all it takes to be a part of the SRP!  You are not required to do anything else to participate in the SRP if you don’t want to.  You will keep track of the books you read on the log in the bag, and it will be tallied up at the end of the summer.

In keeping with the “Imagine Your Story” theme for the SRP, we’ll have a Writing Contest, with those participating doing so in their age-related category: Kids (Primary School); Youth (Middle School); Young Adult (High School); and Adult (18 years and up!).  Our Youth Services Staffer Jess will give you prompts during the month of July (including guidelines on length) to write stories and submit them to us for judging.  Judging takes place during August by vote, and short stories will be published in the Literary Magazine format that we have featured in the past.  Winners in each category will receive a special prize and any one who submits a piece receives a free copy of the Magazine.

Jess will also have a Story Time Live every Tuesday around 1 pm on the Youth Services Facebook page – it’s not just for kids!