Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Build a Better World - Summer Reading Program 2017

This year's Summer Reading program runs from to June 3rd to July 29th. Join us for fun activities and prizes for the whole family! All ages are welcome to participate. Summer Reading is a free 8-week program at branches of the Public Library ABQ-BERNCO that encourages babies, children, tweens, teens and adults to read throughout the summer. The books you read and any reading goals you set are chosen by you, but the library offers fun incentive prizes - babies, kids, tweens, and teens get weekly incentives, and adults turn in completed reading logs (10 hours per log) to be entered to win weekly prizes and to be entered in the system-wide grand prize drawing (prizes for adults include a Kindle Fire, as well as gift certificates to Southwest Airlines, Amazon, and Bookworks) at the end of the summer.

In addition to prizes, the library is featuring special events for all ages during the program! Magic, music, dance and stories with Princess Unicorn, Keshet, Recycleman, and more for the children and family. Programs from ¡Explora!, a Lego movie extravaganza, and a variety of craft programs for tweens and teens (book art pages, duct tape wallets, Minecraft. rocket cars, pipe-cleaner ninjas, and others) - plus, tweens and teens attending the programs for their age group will be entered to win a special grand prize! For adults, there will be a bevy of concerts for your listening pleasure - Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band! Le Chat Lunatique! Watermelon Mountain Jug Band! Jill Cohn! - as well as two lectures about architecture in ABQ, presented by the New Mexico Architectural Foundation (the theme this year is building a better world!).

We hope to see your face in the place! Check out the branch near you - there will be kickoff parties on June 3rd where you can sign up, pick up an event schedule, and have fun! If you like to visit multiple branches, don't forget to pick up your Library Passport - for each different five branches visited and stamped in your passport, you will receive an entry for a Passport Prize (a party for 10 children and 2 adults at Fuddruckers!). You can also find more information, including an online signup option (available already), using our handy-dandy guide.

All of the great Summer Reading prizes, performers, and events are paid for with the generous support of the Friends for the Public Library, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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