2012-06-07 / News

Summer reading programs begin this month

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites young readers to join this year’s summer reading program titled “Dream Big: READ” – for youngsters in prekindergarten through sixth grade – and “Own the Night,” for teens in grades seven through 12. The statewide reading programs include many free events and performances open to the public.

Participants of “Dream Big: READ” are asked to create a reading contract with their guardian and Lisa Sheley, the children/ young adult librarian in Jamestown. The contract states that children will read – or be read – a certain number of books or minutes per week during the duration of the program. At registration, participants will receive a reading passport in which to record their progress.

Registration for “Dream Big: READ” begins on Monday, June 18. However, registration will be ongoing throughout the summer in order to accommodate as many readers as possible. Children who reach all of their weekly goals by the Aug. 22 deadline are invited to a party at the library on Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.

Participants in the “Own the Night” program will also receive a passport from Sheley. The passport indicates the nine items to be completed – three items from each category: books, programs and movies. For every item that teens complete, they will get their passport stamped. The library will host five programs and six movies for teens to participate and get their passport stamped.

Registration for “Own the Night” begins Monday, June 25. However, registration will be ongoing throughout the summer in order to accommodate as many readers as possible. Teens who complete the mandatory nine items by the Aug. 15 completion date will be automatically registered in a drawing to win a Kindle Touch, iPod nano or Sony Reader.

More information regarding the summer reading program will be announced in the future at the library and in the Jamestown Press. For more information – or to learn about other summer activities at the library – visit JamestownRI. com/library.

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