Summer is almost here and the Rushville Public Library is kicking off its summer reading program in a big, big way!
Fizz-Boom-Read (for infants through 6th graders) and Spark a Reaction (for 7th-12th graders and adults) reading program begins Saturday, May 31 with a 10 AM event in Riverside Park.
Join us as magician CR Ryan enthralls us with some scientific magic. Then, stay for lunch. We'll have hot dogs, chips, and more! Plus, everyone can sign up for the summer reading program and start the summer fun.
The goal this summer is for readers to complete 600 minutes of reading (300 minutes for infants/preschoolers). Along the way, children and teens earn prizes, and at the end of the summer everyone gets a party of some kind for all their "hard" (fun!) work.
In addition, students from preschool through high school can earn minute points for their respective schools with the possibility of winning a trophy for their school. RES East and West, Arlington, Mays, Milroy, & St. Mary's schools will compete for a trophy. BRMS will vie against RCHS for a trophy. And area preschools will also compete for a trophy. Adult participants can also request their minute points go to a certain school to help boost chances of winning a trophy!
There are plenty of other summer events for all ages at the library as well including storytimes for preschoolers, weird & fun science experiments for school age kids, a summer-long Amazing Race event for teenagers, and evening programs for adults. The library's summer reading program is truly a family event.
Watch here for a list of our weekly events!
Fizz-Boom-Read and Spark a Reaction continue through June and end on July 5. Party week is July 7.
If you need more information about the Rushville Public Library's summer reading program, be sure to give us a call (932-3496), send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or stop in at the front desk.