This Saturday, June 13th, the LPL will celebrate the start of our summer reading programs with a fun-filled outdoor festival! Join us in Levittown Veterans Memorial Park (directly across the street from the Library Lane entrance) from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for a jam-packed day that will include: musical performances for all ages, a comedic variety show, an Author Garden featuring book signings and discussions, a Craft Creators tent for DIY projects, meet and greets with everyday heroes (including police officers, firefighters, military personnel, Ambulance Corps personnel, and service dogs), the Vanderbilt Museum’s Discovering the Universe Van, light refreshments, fun giveaways, raffle prizes from at least 15 local businesses (Adventureland, Splish Splash, Westbury Gardens, and many more), and plenty more exciting activities that will keep your whole family entertained. In the event of rain, the festival will move indoors, but the fun will not dampen down!
Summer reading is always a big deal at libraries because it’s a big deal for readers; the lazy days of summer are perfect for sun-soaked paperbacks and plenty of trips to the library. For some of us, this means lots and lots of sun-soaked paperbacks (or e-books, audiobooks, and so on… they all count!) and lots and lots of trips to the library. If you’re going to be reading this summer anyway (and you know you will!), why not register for one of the reading programs here at the library to track your progress, share your thoughts on what you’ve read, and win some prizes while you’re at it?
Each year, new themes are chosen for the New York Summer Reading Programs. The 2015 themes are as follows:
ADULT: ESCAPE THE ORDINARY
YOUNG ADULT: UNMASK!
CHILDREN’S: EVERY HERO HAS A STORY
For further details, you should contact librarians in the appropriate departments and continue to check our website, as information will be updated. You can also find information regarding programs related to Summer Reading in our newsletter.
As for Checking the Shelf, I have some fun summer-themed posts planned to keep you entertained and motivated as you work your way through your summer reading piles and enjoy the sunshine and sand. Also, visit me on Saturday at the Young Adult table, where I will be assisting with registrations, providing book recommendations upon request, and hopefully chatting about all things book and library-related. I hope to see you there!