This year we are changing our Summer Reading Club. We are inviting you & your child to join the Summer STREAM : Science, Technology, Reading, Experience, Arts, and Math. The Summer STREAM can help your child enjoy a summer of learning while earning fun incentives. The activities can be done right here in the valley, or on vacation. Our library branches will be offering free programs around this theme, and we’ve got a website full of ideas for science, technology, art, and math for you to explore.
We’ve added more experiential learning into this year’s program so that it will appeal to a wider audience. We hope to show that summer reading and learning can be fun, and we’ve got lots of special programs planned, including Mad Science, Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, and musicians Jamie Junger and Andy & Ariana. We’ve added two Library Days at Oaklawn Farm Zoo – anyone 18 and under with an AVRL library card gets in free on July 15 and August 12. We’ll be partnering once again with Upper Clements Parks to offer a free Fast Pass to those that complete the program, and the library will be at the park on August 16 & 17 for Word in the Park. Teens have the chance to win great prizes, including a $100 VISA card. We’ll be giving away books and kittens* this summer, so the library really is the place to be.
Last year our GoBots were so popular that we are trying something similar. This year, you can print your own FINNY the Fish and send us pictures of Finny’s travels. Where in the world will Finny go?
Sign ups for the Summer STREAM begin on June 24, and you have until August 12 to join the program. The program ends on August 22. Find something fun to do this summer, and Jump into the Summer STREAM!
*toy kittens & pandas, that is