Shreve Memorial Library is inviting readers of all ages to imagine their own story this summer. The library’s annual Summer Reading Program will encourage everyone to use their imaginations and promote reading through fantastical stories, fairy tales, and magical adventures. The Summer Reading Program runs June 1 through July 31, 2020, with registration beginning on Tuesday, May 26.
The “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program is open to all ages, and patrons can participate by logging books online and following @shrevememorial on social media. Children, age birth to 10, are encouraged to read five books over the summer, teens age 11 to 17 are asked to read at least three books, and adults are tasked with reading two books. As patrons log books online, they will receive digital badges for each book read. Children who complete the 2020 Summer Reading Program adventure requirement of five books will receive a free book, while teens and adults who complete their reading challenge will receive book bucks.
Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday, May 26, and can be completed online through the library’s Beanstack site at https://shreve-lib.beanstack.org/reader365. Registered participants can begin logging books on June 1. The deadline for completion of the Summer Reading Program is Friday, July 31. There is no cost to participate in the “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program.
Throughout the summer, Shreve Memorial Library will provide virtual programs full of magic, mystery, fantasy, and fun in conjunction with the “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program. The Sciencetellers will provide a virtual performance of “Dragons: The Return of the Ice Sorceress,” while Professor Universe explores space and fantasy with the “Magic of the Universe” featuring Merlin the magician who uses gravity to do magic, a magical unicorn that travels at the speed of light, and a dragon with a broken wing. Conduct amazing science experiments at home with DoDads Lab and go on adventure quests with Page Turner Adventures each week. Programs also include video performances from singer/songwriter Brian Sivils, musician Will Parker, the Kabuki Dancers, magician DAT Does the Trick, and Little You Yoga. All performances will be made available through the Shreve Memorial Library Facebook page and website (www.shreve-lib.org).