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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Get Ready for Summer

All of the Departments here at the library are busy preparing for our summer reading programs.  There will be the usual Childrens, Teens and Adult programs but there will also be a separate program this year for Tweens or children between the ages of 8 and 12.   All of the programs start on June 18 with registration for the Children's and Tweens' programs at the Children's Desk and registraton for the teen program online on the library website under Summer Reading at   Adults don't need to register but can pick up the Book Review Entry Forms starting on June 18.   Submit an entry form for every book you read. Every entry entitles the reader one ticket in the prize drawings at the end of the summer to be held at the end of summer wrap-up party on August 18 at 3:00. The annual Summer Family Fun Festival will be held on July 7 at Reichler Park.

The South Brunswick Public Library participates each year with the New Jersey State Library in the  Collaborative Summer Library Program, "a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide public libraries with high-quality summer reading program materials for children, teens and adults at the lowest cost possible." (From the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Manual).  This year, the theme chosen by CSLP is all about the night and dreaming.  The theme for children, tweens and teens is Dream Big - Read and the adult theme is Between the Covers.  Each program will select genres and create programs that will fit the theme and appeal to our patrons here in South Brunswick. 

May is "Get Caught Reading" month sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, although reading is a good thing to do year round!  Why not come to the library and get a head start on your summer reading.  We are planning some great programs around the night theme and promoting books that are best read at night like ghost stories, undercover detective stories, true crime and true survival books, romances and memoirs.  Look for details on all of the activities online on our website and in the Event Calendar, in our bi-monthly newsletter The Compass and on flyers posted in the library.  Let the South Brunswick Public Library be your "Guide to Discover" the fun of Summer Reading. 

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