Area teens age 12-17 are invited to participate in the summer reading program at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library. The theme this year is Beneath the Surface. Teens will have the opportunity to explore what is beneath the surface of themselves as unique individuals with the sub theme of self-expression.
Registration begins on Tuesday, June 11 and recording of books read on reading logs begins on Tuesday, June 18 and must be done in person. Teens who return a completed book review form will receive a raffle ticket to be entered in a prize drawing for gift certificates to area merchants. The more you read, the better your chances to win!
A completed book review form must be returned at the library to receive proper credit on the teen reading log. Completed book reviews will be displayed in the Young Adult area of the library. Teens who would like to share their book reviews on the library website can do so by going to www.kirbylib.organd click on Young Adult Services, Teen Book Reviews. Books must be read between June 1 and August 3 and be checked out from the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library. Brochures will be available at registration listing all the programs and activities in detail.
Programs that teens can participate in this summer include meditation, yoga, writing workshops with published local authors and an “Express Yourself!” art contest. The American Red Cross will also conduct two sessions of the baby sitters class in June.
The Teen Book Club will meet on July30 at 6:30 to discuss the book If I Stay by Gail Forman. Anyone age 12-17 is welcome to attend. Meet up with other teens who love books and reading!
The summer program will wrap up on Wednesday, August 14 with an Open Mic Night for teens only. The prize drawings for the Teen Summer Reading Program will be held at this closing event and the art contest winners announced. Registration is required for all programs and space may be limited. For more information contact 474-9313.
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) welcomes new members. TAG is the voice of teens regarding materials and programs in the library of particular interest to them. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 in Community Room 1. TAG will display a “Wall of Words” during the summer as a form of self-expression through meaningful quotes.
Watch the library website at www.kirbylib.orgfor a full list of upcoming summer events and activities. You can also like the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library on Facebook.
New library hours take effect on June 1: Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00-8:30, Thursday & Friday, 9:00-5:00, Saturday, 9:00-4:00. Closed Sunday & Monday. The Marian Sutherland Kirby Library is located at 35 Kirby Ave., Mountaintop.