“Be Creative” and “Express Yourself” @ Your Library

The Mercer County Library System will once again be hosting a fun-filled summer of reading and entertainment. The 2009 Summer Reading Program themes are “Be Creative” for children featuring the artwork of illustrator David Catrow and “Express Yourself” for teens featuring the artwork of Brad Sneed. The six-week program begins Monday, June 29, 2009 at all nine branches of the Mercer County Library System and runs through Friday, August 7, 2009. Those who wish to participate can register at their local branch beginning Monday, June 22, 2009.

Upon registering children will receive a log book in which they will record all the books they read throughout the summer. Each week participants can return to their branches with their log books and receive a prize whether they read one book or 100 books! These books can be library books or books from home or the book store. The main focus of the summer reading program is simply just to keep kids reading during the summer months when they are out of school. During the summer of 2008 the Mercer County Library System had 5,138 children and teens register for summer reading program and there was a total of 92,012 books read! Please join us this summer to see if we can increase these numbers for 2009.

In addition to the reading element of the summer program, the branches of the Mercer County Library System will also be offering a variety of programs such as musical entertainers, storytellers, puppet shows, magic shows, live animals, science demonstrations, crafts, parties and more. The best part is that involvement in the summer reading program is completely free! Please check at your branch for specific details about registration and a complete schedule of events or by visiting our website.

-Andrea L.


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