Summer Reading Program 2018
Summer Reading Program (SRP) 2018 begins the day after Memorial Day. This year's theme, Libraries Rock! celebrates music and creativity. The 2018 SRP features one reading round, where each participant reads 20 minutes a day for 20 days. Those who complete the challenge will receive prizes and be entered into the drawing for other prizes.
Readers of all ages may register any time between May 29 and June 12.
As in years past, a $10.00 Summer Reader Library Card is available from May 29 through August 31.
Weekly Programs for Children
Weekly Programs for Children - No Registration Required.
*Baby Talk and Toddler Time will not meet during April and May in order to allow opportunities for local school groups to visit.
Baby Talk: 30 minute program for babies up to 18 months. Parents and caregivers will participate with the baby. Stories and activities will be brief, and time will be left at the end for free play. Thursdays @ 10:30 except during the months of April and May.
Toddler Time: 30 minute program for toddlers 18-35 months. Parents and caregivers will participate with the toddler, and siblings may attend. Toddler Time will share themes each week, so keep this in mind when choosing programs that best suit you and your children. Wednesdays @ 10:30 except during the months of April and May.
Youth Writer's Club: For tweens and teens, covering different writing topics. Every 2nd Friday
Preschool Story Time: For ages 3-5, featuring 30 minutes of stories, finger plays, and other activities. Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10:30, Tuesdays @ 2:30
Teen Techscape: For tweens and teens, featuting unique topics each month. Every 4th Thursday
Collegedale Kids Club: For school-aged children, featuring 1 hour of stories, craft, film, and activities. Wednesdays @ 4:00
Therapy Dog Visist: Therapy dogs visit the Library once per month in Collegedale Kids Club, Baby Talk, and Toddler Time.
Kid's Sew: For school-aged children, featuring a new theme each month. $5.00 fee. Every 3rd Thursday and Friday
2018 Reading Challenge
Library staff members, Paul, Kelly and Malissa have developed a Reading Challenge designed to help readers choose materials from outside their typical reading “bubble” in order to find new literary likes and interests and encourage discussion among participants.
Pick up a paper copy of the Reading Challenge at the Library or link to the Library Goodreads Page and click on the link for 2018 Reading Challenge to follow or join the discussion!
Adult Book Clubs
Crime Reads – Mystery Book Club: Saturday, July 21, 3:30 PM
"Death at La Fenice" by Donna Leon
Sunday Book Club : Sunday, August 5, 2:00PM
"Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
Thursday Book Club : Sunday, July 5, 12:00PM
"Defending Jacob" by William Landay