Wednesday, May 18, 2016

LME Library's Summer Reading Programs

Summer is the time for relaxing and what better way to relax than to read a good book! This summer’s theme is “Read for the Win!”, and we have lots of programs and activities to go along with reading. There’s something for everyone – this year we again have programs for all ages. Sign-up at the library or online at

The ever-popular “Read-to-Me” summer program for birth through Preschool age (entering Kindergarten Fall 2016) is back. Color in a square on the log sheet for every activity you and your child do together. For every horizontal row completed, your child will get a prize. When the entire sheet is completed (15 activities) your child will get a book to keep (the library will have on hand a special collection of books from which to choose; limit one free book per child). Activities can be completed between June 6 and July 9.

Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 will be held at 10 A.M. on the following Tuesdays: June 7, June 21 and July 5. Children must be 3 before June 7 to participate. Storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, crafts and games. Please contact the library to sign up so that adequate materials are available at craft time.

Toddler Time for children ages 18 months up to 3 years will be held at 10 A.M. on the following Tuesdays: June 14 and June 28. Toddler Time lasts approximately 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, games and “free play.” This is a drop-in program and no sign-up is necessary.

NEW THIS YEAR - Readers in the K-5th grade program will set their own reading goals! They, with the help of an adult, can decide whether they want to read a certain number of books, read for time, etc. When any progress is made toward their goal, they may check in by bringing their log form to the library. They may check in once per day (up to 6 times in a week). Each time they will have the choice of a mystery prize pack or putting a ticket in the drawing for the “prize of the week.” They may also donate 1 book per week to the Princeville Grade School for use in the library or classrooms. Books will be placed at the school’s discretion. The library will have a collection of books from which to choose. When readers complete their goal, they may attend the library’s pool party at Princeville Aquatic Center on Sunday, July 17 from 6-8PM for free. Their immediate family members may attend for a discounted admission. Completed logs should be turned in by July 13th.

The 2016 LME Library “Summer Challenge” is for 6th-12th grades. Complete six of the nine challenges (either by reading a certain genre or attending a program) by July 13th to be entered to win a new tablet. The 6th-12th programs will be held from 3:15 – 4:45 PM on Mondays, June 6 – July 18. Books must be read or programs attended between June 6 and July 13.

Our adult summer reading program returns this year! For every two books you read and log between June 6 and July 30, you will earn one entry into the Adult Summer Reading prize drawing (limit 3 reading entries per patron). Read 6 books in 9 weeks to complete Summer Reading and be qualified to win a prize. Logs must be returned to the library before close on July 30. For complete details see the Adult Summer Reading Log or ask our library staff. Only books read between June 6 and July 30 count. You must complete the log to be eligible for the grand prize. Also, if you walk through the Princeville Heritage Days Art Show exhibit between June 17 and July 9 and sign the guest book, you will get a bonus entry into the Adult Summer Reading prize drawing.

In addition to reading, there are many special programs planned for children and teens. To learn more, visit the LME Library website (, Facebook page ( – go ahead and give us a “like” while you are there – or call the library at 385-4540. Let’s have a winning summer together!