Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2009 Summer Reading = Summer Fun

Every summer, thousands of San Antonio parents are faced with the same old question: “What do I do to keep my kids busy this summer?” The San Antonio Public Library has the answer: “Get them reading!” At 24 locations across San Antonio, the library will host summer reading programs for children and teens. The library will offer events, crafts, prizes and other fun activities to encourage kids to read a good book.

Children can join the 2009 Summer Reading Club at any library location or online at mysapl.org beginning June 1. They’ll receive a Summer Reading Log and a calendar filled with library programs designed just for them. When they’ve completed fifteen books, they can bring their Reading Logs back to the library and choose a book to keep for their own.

The library’s summer programming kicks off June 6 and will keep San Antonio’s children entertained with everything from Baby Time to BACK Pack (Books, Activities and Crafts for Kids). In addition to weekly library programs, several special performances are also planned. This summer, Magik Theatre returns to the library with the hit show If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, based on the book by Laura Numeroff. Azul Barrientos will perform songs loved by generations of children from Mexico and South Texas, from gentle lullabies to rowdy playground rhymes. And Spikey Mikey, San Antonio’s favorite magician, brings his bag of tricks back to the library as well.

The San Antonio Public Library Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, CPS Energy, First Book, Scholastic, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, and the San Antonio Public Library.

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