Summer Reading Fun at Crofton Library
School is out and the county libraries are ready to help keep kids turning the pages this summer with fun activities and programs.
The textbooks may have closed for the summer but the reading continues for area youth as the county libraries welcome students to the 2012 Summer Reading Club.
This year's theme is Dream Big – Read! for kids in grade 12 and younger.
The annual summer reading program started decades ago, said Laurie Hayes, spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County Public Library system. The participation hovers at about 14,000 each year, she said.
"We are excited and looking forward to hopefully breaking the 15,000 mark this year with kids signing up for program," Hayes said.
The reading program runs for six weeks and there will be prizes for teens and adults who complete activities posted on their Facebook page.
Participants may sign up now at any branch, where they can find suggested reading lists with award-winning books that have been identified as suitable and appropriate for all grade levels.
The library’s club-related programs and activities start June 18 and run through July 28.
For a schedule of events and locations as well as a description of all programs offered by the library this summer, check out Library Happenings! at all library branches, or view the magazine online at www.aacpl.net.
Here's what's happening at the Crofton Library this summer:
Teen Kick off - Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Reenactment
Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
Come dressed in zombie grubbies or arrive early and get zombied up!
Preschool Kick Off - Dream Big
Wednesday, June 20 at 9:30 am, repeated at 11 a.m.
Kick off your summer with a special Dream Big story time complete with stories, songs and crafts.
Kick Off - Gather ‘round the “campfire”
Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m., repeated Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m.
Gather round the "campfire" for a toasty good kicking off your summer reading.
For elementary school age children
Dreams and Magic!
Thursday, June 28 at 11:30 am, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3, 7 to 8 p.m.
Sign Language Dreams
Tuesday, July 10 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
By the Sea
Tuesday, July 17 at 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m.
If Pigs Could Fly
Thursday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.