Friday, June 1, 2012

Summer Reading Fun!

Library's summer poster.
Yesterday, we talked summer plans.

Today, I thought I'd add talk about one of my favorite things to do--and a very exciting one.  It's the PG County Library System's Summer Reading Program. 

Now some people may not equate the library with exciting, but I tell you this program really is. It's for the entire family, with reading programs for the youngest children all the way up to adults. In the children's programs, kids complete activities or read books, their parents sign off on it and they get prizes. The teen program works similarly. Adults read books and get to feel proud they've spent some time reading.

That part of the program may or may not be exciting (especially if you pick a dud of a book--though, really, how likely is that? Books are usually pretty good). The exciting part is the programs they have. The library tends to go all out for it's summer reading program with entertaining shows and events. They bring in magicians, men taming crocodiles, scientists,  ice cream socials, puppet shows and more. Last year, my kids loved Reptile Man, who showed off crocs and anacondas. We had a ball at the magic shows, and we even did Legos. Lots and lots of fun and excitement. 

The summer reading program kicks off today. There's information about it here: http://www.pgcmls.info/srpwelcome12. The complete list of events associated with the summer programs are here: http://www.pgcmls.info/SRP2012A.  

That's all for today. Next week, I'll have a list of some fun upcoming family movies, along with my review of the first kid-friendly flick to hit this summer: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

-Hyattsville Mom

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