Chatham libraries launch summer reading program

Jun. 13, 2013 @ 04:55 AM

Each library branch will offer story times, programs and performances designed to allow patrons to "Dig Into Reading" — the theme of this year's Chatham County Public Libraries summer reading program that starts next week.

Registration for the summer reading program at Goldston Library began Thursday, June 13. At Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro, registration for the summer reading program will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, followed by a performance by Pint Size Polka at 7 p.m.. Signups for the program at the Wren Library in Siler City begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19.

The summer reading program at all three library branches is free and open to children ages 5 and up. Each week, children's staff will provide an hour-long program that includes stories, games and crafts. Children will receive a reading log to record the amount of time they spend reading. Throughout the summer, participants will be given tokens for each program and performance they attend, and for every 30 minutes they spend reading. At the end of the summer, tokens will be drawn for prizes. The more tokens participants earn, the greater their chances of winning.

A variety of performers and activities have been scheduled, including afternoon movies, book club meetings, story tellers, jugglers, magicians and more. A complete schedule of events can be found online at www.chathamlibraries.org . For more information, contact children’s services at (919) 545-8085. Be sure to specify which library branch the child will attend.