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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Have a Whale of a Time at SML During Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program

Have a Whale of a Time at SML During Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program

Shreve Memorial Library is inviting readers of all ages to have a whale of a good time this summer at the library. Children, teens, adults and families will explore the animal kingdom and amazing tales this summer as Shreve Memorial Library presents “Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program.” Registration for the annual Summer Reading Program begins Saturday, May 1 on Beanstack, and “Tails and Tales” will take place June 1 through July 31, 2021 both online and in person. 

“Tails and Tales” is open to all ages, and patrons can participate by logging books online, enjoying virtual programs, and attending live outdoor events. 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 2021 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. In addition, Shreve Memorial Library will hold weekly prize drawings for participants. Prizes include book bundles, posters, tabletop coloring sheets, banners, and more.

Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins Saturday, May 1, and can be completed online through the library’s Beanstack site at Registered participants can begin logging books on June 1. The deadline for completion of the Summer Reading Program is Saturday, July 31. There is no cost to participate in the “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program.

Throughout the summer, Shreve Memorial Library patrons can enjoy a variety of programs inspired by “Tails and Tales” including interactive virtual programs, online performances, and outdoor events. Via Zoom, patrons can take a journey through the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA), sing along with musician Will Parker, sculpt Among Us characters in clay, create origami creatures with award-winning magician Yasu Ishida, take part in the Great Chicken Melodrama with Professor Universe, and learn to identify local snakes with Snaketuary. In addition to live virtual programs, patrons can enjoy video performances of summer reading favorites like Professor DoDad, Talewise, Tommy Terrific, Alex Thomas Puppet Show, and Didgeridoo Down Under. Local favorites DAT Does the Trick, Little You Yoga, and Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park will delight patrons by hosting live outdoor programs at select Shreve Memorial Library locations.

Click here for a list of program dates, times and registration links.

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