Thursday, June 10, 2021

Programs, Activities, and the Summer Reading Program -- Tails and Tales

Now that school is over for this year and the summer is beginning, the library is rolling out this year's summer reading program: Tails and Tales. This program is centered more around animals this year, moreover, we'll have some animal themed activities throughout the program's length, June 7th to July 31st. The summer reading program works like this, for every book you read, you'll receive one entry in the drawing towards one of the prize baskets. The prize basket winners will be drawn at the end of the program, July 31st, and that will be the last day to submit your summer reading entries. What are these baskets you ask, well there are 7 baskets to choose from with prizes being:

1. Cute fruit squishy ball pack, chocolate chip cookie candle, Chipotle gift card, TASTY Desserts cookbook, avocado keychain, Jorbest Burritos blanket.

2. Kaliruba Thumb piano, set of drumstick pens, Music Genius playing cards.

3. Gift cards to AMC, popcorn, candy, Mario socks.

4. Harry Potter spell book, Fantastic Beasts book and model set, Harry Potter bookmarks, Harry Potter time turner sticker kit, Harry Potter charm, Harry Potter keychain, Wand, Fantastic Beasts stupefy journal.

5. Gift card to Strikes & Spares, Pac Man socks, mini skeeball game.

6. Kodak Printomatic Camera with case, pack of photo paper.

7. Calligraphy Set, Lettering handbook, Bob Ross Bookmarks, notepad.

These aren't the only prizes available to those who participate in the summer reading program. Every Friday, a winner will be drawn for a small prize, and anyone who signed up for the program will be automatically entered into the drawing. Also, each Wednesday, you can take a quack at our duck tub for a chance to win a prize. And sometime during the summer, we will have a "guess how many" jar that will give you the opportunity to win a prize.

Some specific animal themed activities/events we will be hosting are: send in a photo of you reading to your pet and it will be featured in our lobby display and decorate feathers to add to our wings mural. Decorating a feather to add to our wings mural will start on Saturday, June 5th, and go through the entire summer reading program. At the end of the reading program, Saturday, July 31st, you can get your photo taken with the wings mural. These are not the only events that are themed after animals, we will also have a day where you can Pin the Tail on the Donkey on Monday, June 7th. On this day, everyone checking out materials gets the chance to pin the tail on the donkey for a chance to win a Shrek DVD set. We will also have an Animal Origami program on Monday, July 27th at 5:00 p.m. Another somewhat animal themed activity is on Thursday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m., where there will be a movie showing of The Aristocats with snacks. These animal themed activities aren't the only activities the library is hosting during the summer season, we will also have:

  • We will be in the parade, and all over town during the Fireman's Festival, Thursday, June 15th, which is also the parade day, to Saturday June 19th and we will be dressed as your favorite book characters.
  • There will be a scavenger hunt on Saturday, June 19th from 9:45 a.m. to noon where there will be activities around the town, pizza, and prizes.
  • The Brick Club also has an event on Monday, June 21st where they will use LEGO bricks to study concepts, develop math and science skills, work in teams, and have fun.
  • On Monday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m., there will be an activity where you can get a step-by-step tutorial on how to create pony-tails.
  • On Thursday, July 1st from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. there will be a karaoke night at the library.
  • And on Friday, July 23rd from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. there will be an after-hours game of book dominos throughout the building and Domino's Pizza.
This summer, the library will be the place to be for solid summer fun with our animal themed activities and summer reading program. So, don't miss out this summer on what the library has to offer for an exciting and fun summer.

This writing brought to you by BPL volunteer and Student Advisor, Braden Unruh