Our Dig Into Reading summer reading program has begun, and here at the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library we’ve got a variety of fun events & activities for kids of all ages going on throughout June and July. On Saturday, June 22nd at 6 PM we’ll have our third annual summer reading program kickoff carnival in the library’s parking lot. Free carnival games & prizes for the kids, and refreshments available for everyone for a small donation fee. Thanks to Jean-O’s Pizza and the Friends of the Library for donating refreshments for the carnival. But the fun doesn’t stop there. On Tuesday, June 25th at 6 PM we’ll be hosting a free magic show featuring local teen magicians MandM. Visit their website at mandmmagic.com for a look at this talented duo and their mixture of traditional magic tricks and comedy.
The summer reading fun continues in July, as we invite children to plant a pollinator garden outside the library with the Tyrone Garden Club and Creature Teacher Jody Wallace on Monday, July 8th at 6:30 PM. The library’s next Family Fun Night will be held on Tuesday, July 9th at 6 PM. Kids ages 8 and up can use the Dewey Decimal System to dig up facts at our Dig it Up scavenger hunt on Tuesday, July 16th at 6 PM. For younger children, we’ll have a simpler hunt for gnomes in the children’s area at the same time. The Creature Teacher will return to the library on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6 PM for an educational and fun presentation that will give you all the dirt on dirt. And on July 30th, walk like an Egyptian to the library for Project Egyptian Runway, a chance for kids 6 and up to design their own ancient Egyptian sarcophagus. All summer reading program events are free and open to the public, and you do not need to be signed up for the program to attend the events, but we ask that caregivers stay with their children.
Of course, our summer reading program is all about fun, but Summer Reading is one of those rare things in life that is fun and actually good for you. Children who participate in library summer reading programs maintain their reading & vocabulary skills over that long summer vacation, which helps them avoid the dreaded summer slump when they go back to school. Sound good? Sign your kids up at our summer reading headquarters, conveniently located by the checkout desk.