Published On: Sat, May 11th, 2019

Boca Library Launches Summer Reading with Kick-Off Party

Boca Raton Public Library Launches

Summer Reading Initiative, “A Universe Of Stories,”

With A Kick-Off Party, June 8, 10:00am–12:00pm,

Spanish River Library

Boca Raton, FL – The Boca Raton Public Library, along with public libraries in South Florida and around the country, is launching its annual Summer Reading program, “A Universe of Stories.” Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, this year’s space-themed activities and classes will inspire all ages to become reading stars. The festivities blast-off with a free Kick-Off Party on Saturday, June 8, from 10:00am−12:00pm at the Spanish River Library, 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd. The whole family is invited to play games, enjoy food, listen to a live DJ, enjoy a Galaxy Bubble Party, and much more.

Summer Reading enrollment begins on June 3 for kids, ’tweens, teens, and adults. Children (ages 9 and under) receive a free reading log, bag and bookmark when they enroll and can collect a new prize each week for reading. ’Tweens (ages 10–12) and teens (ages 13–17) receive a prize upon enrollment and are placed into drawings for gift cards at the end of the summer when they log their reading time online. Adults get a free book bag when they enroll and are eligible for an end-of-summer drawing for local attraction tickets when they log the books they read at bocalibrary.org.

“Our Summer Reading program offers kids, ’tweens and teens some awesome prize incentives to encourage them to read throughout the summer. And our classes, programs and events will provide education and fun for all ages,” notes Kristine Kreidler, Youth Services Librarian. “Our goal is for children and teens to keep reading during the break because it is a scientifically proven way to stop the ‘summer slide,’ when academic gains made during the school year are lost during the summer. Our professional library team is here to help by providing reading recommendations for students at all reading levels, from preschool through high school.”

For a full listing of summer classes and activities, pick up a Summer Reading brochure or The Recreator at either library. Visit bocalibrary.org to enroll in Summer Reading and log your books from June 3–August 9.

 

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