|‘Mix it up’ at the Millbrook Public Library’s Summer Reading Program|
|Written by News Desk|
|Wednesday, 21 May 2014 16:22|
By BRIAN HODGE
The Millbrook Public Library will soon be signing up readers for their Summer Reading Program. The theme of this year's program is "Fizz, Bang, Read." Picture a mad scientist that 'mixes it up' and reads all sorts of books to gain ideas for experiments. June 21st is the deadline to sign up for the program.
The Summer Reading Program is a summertime reading program for readers 4-12 years of age. Children are encouraged to read books at or above their reading level during the program. It keeps those early reading skills sharp through the school break; it also rewards the children with lots of prizes for their effort.
The "triumphant breakthrough," so to speak, with the MPL Summer Reading Program is the giant party at the end. Near the end of July, Angie Dewberry, Children's Librarian at MPL, coordinates a huge party at the Millbrook Civic Center to heap praise and goodies on the readers that took part. Every child that participates will get prizes and have a great time. However those prolific readers who read lots of books are further rewarded and recognized for their efforts.
All books read must be on the child's reading level or above and they must be library books to be counted. For every 10 books read the child's name is entered into a drawing for a bicycle. The deadline for books to be counted is July 18th. The awards ceremony will be held at the Millbrook Civic Center on July 23 at 10am.
Each week families also meet at the library to share in a kid-friendly movie, projects, games and other fun. Wednesdays are the day for a kid-friendly movie. Children and their families are welcome to come and watch a movie (see schedule below). Bring your drink, and the library will pop the popcorn as you settle in for the show. Movies scheduled for Movie Day include:
May 28 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
June 4 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
June 11 – Robots
June 18 – Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
June 25 – Epic
July 2 No programs due to holiday
July 9 – Despicable Me
July 30 – Up
July 6 - Turbo
Each Thursday is Pre-school Story Hour. Dewberry shares a story with the children each Thursday at 10am.
May 29 – Weather stories and craft
June 5 – Imagination stories and craft
June 12 – Robot stories and craft
June 19 – Science stories and craft
June 26 – Hubble Bubble stories and craft
July 3 – No programs due to holiday
July 10 – Inventive stories and craft
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