Family 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!

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.

Here are just some of the prompts. For Pre-K to 4th Grade: You find a Genie in a bottle, and they grant you 3 wishes.  What are they? And what happens when they are granted?  For 5th to 8th Grade: Your character is in a futuristic world 1,000 years from today.  For 9th to 12th Grade: “Well, I thought it was going to be a regular summer, doing all our regular things….” And for Adults, 18+ years: Write a story that includes the line: “Smoke hung so thick in the library’s rafters that she could read words on it.”  We have lots more!  And a list of the Guidelines at the Circulation Desk.

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!

As a Finale to our Summer Reading Program, the Bubble Man Street Show will be here on Saturday, August 22 from 10 am to 1 pm!  More details to come…..This will also be the day to turn in Reading Logs and Bingo Cards.