Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Reading Program

 By Victoria Saley from obSEUSSed

Salt Lake City has six libraries we heart! On Saturday, June 4, The City Library will kick off its annual Summer Reading Program with a variety of fun activities scheduled at each library. This year kids get to pick up a reading passport at their local library to track their reading adventures over the summer.

The City Library's One World, Many Stories Kids' Summer Reading Program runs through August with plenty of events to get kids excited about reading. Make sure to check out their puppet shows, science experiments, magicians, movies, crafts, Zoo Mania, stuffed animal sleepover, reptile exhibits and more.

We are so lucky to live in Salt Lake City with so many free activities to encourage literacy and learning.

Anderson Foothill Library, Pirate outside Sprague Library

We were recently able to see author Marc Brown, of the popular Arthur Adventure Series children's books, at the Anderson-Foothill library.  The library did not heavily promote it due to limited space so I'm glad that we heard about the event on one of our frequent stops at the library.  Our family visits the library at least once a week.  Here are a few of our favorite tips for visiting the library with kids.

Every week throughout the year, The City Library hosts events for kids and families, including Book Baby, Preschool Storytimes, Family Storytimes, Bilingual Storytimes, Wednesday Crafts, and Friday Afternoon Movies. Click here for the schedule of recurring kids' events.

Pirate Story Time with the Children's Librarians from the Main Library at Sprague Library.

Remember to stop by your local library to pick up your summer reading passport.