MEXICO — “Reading is a Thrill: Join the Library Carnival!” is the theme for this year’s children’s summer reading program at the Mexico Public Library. The program will run from June 21 until Aug. 10.
The library will offer the program and reading incentives to readers ages 2 to 14.
Readers ages 2 to 5 will receive a prize for every two hours they spend reading or looking at books with an adult.
Readers ages 6 to 10 will receive a prize for every three hours spent reading with an adult or by oneself.
Readers ages 11 to 14 will receive a prize for every five hours spent reading.
Prizes include coupons for free ice cream, pizza, and kids’ meals. A variety of nonfood prizes will also be offered.
To sign up for the program, children may visit the library any time to register. All children who sign up will receive a free book bag with carnival theme-related items inside, a recommended reading list, parent letter and a schedule of summer events.
Again this summer, the library will offer “Terrific Tuesdays.” Most weeks throughout the summer (mostly on Tuesdays), there will be a special program for kids ages 2 to 12. All programs are free and open to the public. Many will be held at the Calvin Lyons Hall, next door to the library.
The following is the schedule for Terrific Tuesdays:
Tuesday, June 22, at 10 a.m.: “Earth Jam” with Matt Loosigan. An interactive music program for kids.
Tuesday, June 29, at 10 a.m.: “Conjuring Carroll” magician.
Tuesday, July 6: “Snake Man,” Rob White, with his snakes.
Tuesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. “Lovely Librarian” story time with Michelle Boucher-Ladd and Brenda Sassi.
Tuesday, July 20, at 10 a.m.: “Show and Tell” pet show. All pets must be either on a leash or in carriers.
Tuesday, July 27, at 10 a.m.: “Bananas” the clown, aka Jacob True, and Carnival Craft Day.
Tuesday, Aug. 3: “Stupendous Science Fun!” with Bitsy Ionta.
Friday, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m.: American Girl Tea Party for girls ages 5 to 12. All girls are invited to bring American Girl Dolls and/or come in period costume, if they wish. Activities will focus on American Girl Doll, Felicity.
Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m.: End-of-summer reading celebration. A pizza and soda lunch will follow.
For more information about the summer reading program, call the library at 364-3281 or e-mail [email protected]