ATCH THE READING BUG @ THE GRAND ISLAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

 

The Grand Island Memorial Library is offering several programs that encourage children to read and enjoy books this summer.  The library is participating in Catch the Reading Bug @ the library, a nationwide summer reading program.

 

LITTLE BUG READ-TO-ME CLUB is for children 1 to 6 years of age and their families.  It begins Monday, July 7 and has no regular meeting time.  Children and an adult visit the library each week to select books to read at home.  On their first visit, they will receive a reading log to fill out and return each week to earn stickers for the books read.  Activity and coloring sheets will be available each week for children to do at home.

 

BOOKWORM CLUB is for independent readers who have completed grades 1 to 5 and also has no set meeting time.  Beginning Monday, July 7, children may visit the library at any time to select books and pick up their reading log.  Participants will earn stickers for each book read on a weekly basis.  Activity and coloring sheets will be available each week for children to do at home.

 

GRAND ISLAND GRASSHOPPERS is open to children entering Grades 1 & 2 in September.  Programs will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays from July 8 to August 12 and will include stories, songs, games and crafts.  Children will receive a reading log to complete and other giveaways for participating in the programs.

 

LIBRARY LIGHTNING BUGS is open to children entering Grades 3 6 in September.  Programs will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursdays from July 10 August 14 and will include stories, songs, games and crafts.  Children will receive a reading log to complete and other giveaways for participating in the programs.

 

Registration for these programs begins Friday, June 13.  Participants may sign up in person at the library or by calling 773-7124.

 

All children participating in these summer programs are eligible to attend our Summer Celebration on August 14th at the Library which will feature Nels Cremean of In Jest.

 

Once again, we are pleased to announce that Glenn Colton will present a musical program on Tuesday, July 22  at 2:00 p.m.

 

Funding for our summer program is provided by the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library and by the Development Office of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.