Wednesday, May 4, 2011

One World, Many Stories: Summer Reading Passports!

The flags of Cherrytopia, Juantapolis, & Taylorvania.

Our 2011 Summer Reading Program is gearing up to start in just about a month-the program will run from June 3rd-July 30th-& I, for one, am raring to go!  This year's themes will be One World, Many Stories for kids; You Are Here for teens; & Novel Destinations for adults. There will be weekly prizes for kids & babies.  There will be weekly prize drawings for teens & adults. There will be grand prizes for teens & adults at the end of the summer. There will be programs for all ages.  We'll have fun, fun, fun until the final reading log/card is rounded up!

Part of the fun of One World, Many Stories will be the addition, this year, of Library Passports!  This year you'll be encouraged to get to know your world through books, but you can also take this time to get acquainted with some different branches in your library system!
See the city this summer! Get stamps in your One Library, Many Stories passport!

If you are interested in a Library Passport, all you will have to do is request one.  You will then take the passport to each ABC Libraries' branch that you visit-each branch is considered a "country"-& get a stamp from each one, such as Cherrytopia (Cherry Hills), Juantapolis (Juan Tabo), & Taylorvania (Taylor Ranch).

If you have have visited at least four countries (libraries), you will be given a “World Traveler” entry form to fill out, & you will be entered to win a prize at the end of the summer!  If you complete your entire passport by visiting all libraries, you will have your photo taken and added to our website!

abcreads knows deciding which "countries" to visit can be a tricky decision.  Maybe you just want to visit ones near you; maybe you'd like to make a special trip, & visit somewhere a little off the beaten path.  To help you decide, in the next few weeks I'll be posting "A Library Tour"-I'll be going to all the branches, taking a few pictures, rounding up some interesting facts for you.  It'll be an adventure for me too-in the 6 years I've worked for ABC Libraries, I've been to most branches at least once, but there are a couple I've never visited. 

If you are interested in participating in the Library Passport program, keep checking back for more details!

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