Read On…

Hittin’ the Books

I know for many of us with school-aged kids, our kiddos are looking forward to their summer and no school.  While there are many summer programs and camps available, there is still a lot of time to replace the time our kids spend at school and on homework.

Thankfully, our public libraries across the region know and have announced the following.  Read more…

The Kenosha Public Library has a great summer planned for kids and families! The Library has added programs for teens and for families with infants, birth-35 months, promoting early literacy. Back are some of the most popular kids’ programs with some new and exciting ones added. Summer program information can be found in the Kenosha Public Library Summer Event Calendar available at all Library branches and on the Bookmobile as well as here: and on the Just Add Kids’ website’s Happenings Calendar of Events.

The excitement will kick off tomorrow, Friday, June 1st,  at the Southwest Library branch ( 7979 38th Avenue) with an afternoon of fun. Pick up your reading records and enjoy a variety of crafts and activities throughout the afternoon. Curious George will be there to help in the celebration!  This FREE family event is posted on our website’s calendar and runs from 3:30 – 5:30pm.

At the Community Library‘s branches (Salem, Twin Lakes, and Silver Lake) in Kenosha’s western county, the Dream Big, Read! program will start on June 8th.  Over the summer, participants will read and earn out-of-this-world prizes.  Check out their website page, as well as the Just Add Kids calender for the fun programs scheduled at the Community Library’s this summer!

The Racine Public Library will start summer storytimes with Baby and Me Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes (for ages 3-5) on June 19th.  These storytimes are posted on the Just Add Kids Happenings Calendar of Events as well as available via this link.

While Racine Public Library’s Summer Reading Program has yet to be announced, via their Facebook posting, they “Encourage your students to read all summer long! If you don’t have a library card, get one! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you’re at the library. More information about the Summer Reading Program will be available soon on the Racine Public Library’s website.”  So, stay tuned….JAK will share the info on our Facebook and Twitter pages upon announcement, and update this blog entry, as well.
Summer Reading Club at the Burlington Public Library begins June 18 with lots of events and fun things to do at the library!  Register for the Reading Club during the week of June 11-15, then start earning prizes for reading and other fun activities on June 18.  Some of the events planned for the summer campaign titled Dream Big: Read! are posted on our website’s calendar and accessible on the library’s webpage, via this link.
June 9th marks the start of the Waterford Public Library. Local businesses have donated incredible prizes for both adults and kids. Online registration for some programs is now available on their website. Summer packets with all of the information will be available starting June 9.
Rochester Public Library‘s Dream Big~Read summer reading program begins on Saturday, June 9th at 9:30am and is open to children of all ages. Each child will receive a book bag, a surprise, info about the programs and their first week’s reading record. Complete several challenges each week which include reading, checking out books, attending one of their programs, outside activities, writing or word games.  Each week, participants bring their Reading Record back to the library to receive a prize (which is different each week). The program concludes on August 2nd with a party.  Read more about their special events and activities listed on our calendar and on the library’s website.
Graham Public Library Summer Reading program also named, Dream Big…READ! begins tomorrow, Friday. Stop at the library (located at 1215 Main Street in Union Grove)  and pick up reading records for your children! Completed reading logs returned by July 31st receive 10 prizes and are entered into a drawing for a telescope. Teens can also complete a log by reading 1000 minutes and be entered into a drawing for an MP3 player.
In the words of RPL, JAK supports the statement…“Dream Big! Keep reading all summer!”

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