Monday, June 1, 2009

Library Kicks Off Summer Programming!

2009 Summer Programming officially kicks off at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the Central Library, 600 Soledad. To jump start this special summer for children, the Magik Theatre will launch their library run of the hit show If You Give a Mouse a Cookie with performances at 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. at the Central Library. Based on the book by Laura Numeroff, this is a show kids will love. It’s funny. It’s silly. It’s Magik!

Throughout the summer, the library will offer events, crafts, prizes and other fun activities to encourage kids and teens 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 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. Following its premier performance at the Central Library, the Magik Theatre will take the show on the road with showings of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie at branch libraries around the city. Azul Barrientos will perform songs loved by generations of children, 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.

For more information on joining the Summer Reading Program, and for a complete calendar of children’s activities, visit mysapl.org. The San Antonio Public Library Children’s 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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