Attention, adventurers! The Community Library will help young readers circumnavigate the globe through reading this summer.
The theme of this year's summer reading program is "One World, Many Stories." Readers will explore countries from Oceania to Russia through stories, crafts, music, dance and other activities.
Children's librarian Kerry Bozza Funkhouser said children are eligible to compete for prizes by recording the number and titles of which books they read. Programs will follow an international theme.
The 2011 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through high school, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, a reading club and more.
Families are invited to sign up for the "Read-To-Me" portion of the program. In addition, the library will continue its weekly Science Story Hour every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for children ages 3 and up, as well as its weekly story hour on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins on Monday, May 30. The Summer Program will run from June 6 to Aug. 5. There will be a celebration party following the end of the program for readers and their families, and all participants will receive certificates after completion.
For more information, call The Community Library at 726-7355 or visit its website at www.thecommunitylibrary.org. All programs are free.
Hailey summer program
The Hailey Public Library (788-2036) is also making waves with its summer reading program theme of "One World, Many Stories."
Participants entering grades 1-8 this fall will receive their packets during the June 13-18 registration week. Readers will earn prizes and enter raffles as they complete portions of their reading assignments.
The reading logs will be started on June 20 and continue into August, and there will be a family fun party at the end to celebrate successful completion of the program.
Story hours are held frequently. For pre-schoolers (ages 3-5) they are Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. "Toddler Tales" for 18 months to 36 months (parent supervision required) are Fridays at 10:30 a.m. The library also hosts a bilingual story hour every Tuesday evening at 5 p.m.
Hailey Library hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.haileypubliclibrary.org.