Did you know that there is a special prize given to the kid who reads the most minutes during our entire Summer Reading Program? That's right! All you have to is this:
1. Read your 100 minutes and turn in your weekly reading slip so you can claim your weekly prize.
2. Then, if you plan to read more that week, ask us for some Bonus Super Reader slips. Keep track of how much you read and mark it down on the slips. (Each Bonus Super Reader slip has 60 minutes on it and you can have as many as you need.)
3. Turn in your slips as you go along all summer.
We'll tally everyone's minutes and award a special prize to whoever read the most at our Summer Reading Finale Party on July 29th at the Atchison Family YMCA/Cray Community Center.
We encourage every child in this competition, though it really doesn't matter if you win or lose. Every minute spent reading this summer is time well spent. However, if you're looking for a little extra motivation, here is the total minutes read by last year's winner:
Over 68 hours, nearly 3 full days! Now that's some serious reading! And it was a close race too, so let's see if someone can top that this year! Maybe even lots of you can. All you need are some good stories to really suck you in, and we've got lots of them to choose from.
Summer Reading officially begins on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:00 am, at our Summer Reading Kickoff Party. So come on down for a great time and browse our shelves for the right book to kickstart your summer!
On June 12th at 6:00 McLouth quilter Patti Poe will share quilts she has made over the past 40 years-including the very first quilt she made in 1978, a baby quilt. In 1986 she received an NEA apprenticeship grant and studied quilt making with Master Quilter Enola Gish. Each of the 35 quilts she will share has a different pattern, from a different period, with very different fabrics and lots of techniques. Hope to see you there.
Join us as we celebrate the start of Summer Reading 2018! The theme for Summer Reading 2018 is Libraries Rock, and we plan to prove it on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:00am! Sign up for Summer Reading (children and teens will receive a sign-up goodie bag) and then have a blast! We'll have refreshments, music, games, prizes, and a variety of activities for all to enjoy. And when you've tired yourself out from partying, check out some books to take home and get a start on Summer Reading. This event and the Summer Reading program are free and open to all ages. So make sure you save the date and join the Library for a rockin' good time!
Join us on June 21st for Food Freaks. The theme for the month is Picnic Food. Bring your potato salad, fried chicken, or sandwiches and have a good meal with good company. The program starts at 6:00. Remember to bring enough for 10, the recipe, and your own table service. Hope to see you there.
The library is partnering with Catholic Charities to provide meals for kids through a USDA program. All kids 18 and under can have a lunch at the library on Saturdays this summer from June 2nd through August 11th.The meals will be served from 12:30-1:30 and volunteers are needed to help from 12-2 with set up. serving, and activities. There will be a training session at the library on May 24th from 4-5. For more information and to sign up www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4aa4a628a4fc1-2018
The Summer Reading Program is about to begin, and adults, teens, and children are encouraged to join us this summer in spreading the word that Libraries Rock! Log your reading time each week and turn it in to win great prizes. Attend the programs scheduled for all ages, like Teen Life Hack Testing, Adult Presentation Pieces of my Life, Children's Lego Contest and More! Those who participate 6 weeks or more get a ticket to the Finale Swim Party at the Atchison YMCA! Go to http://www.atchisonlibrary.org/summer-reading.html to learn more!