SUMMERDALE — The 2022 Summer Reading Program, themed Oceans of Possibilities, is underway at the Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library in Summerdale. The theme represents the idea that “possibilities are as endless as the oceans.”
“Empowering children to expand their knowledge by using the resources that their community library offers comes with endless possibilities. The Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library has a great selection of stories for the children to choose from and is offering an opportunity through the Summer Reading Program for the children to expand their minds while keeping up on their reading skills while school is out,” according to a release by the library.
The 2022 reading challenge began on May 1 and will go through June 28. The children’s goal is to read 15 books and write/draw a five-page story. All 28 participants have the chance to win one of the top three cash award prizes.
Every Tuesday in June, the Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library will have live entertainment, a featured reader, arts and crafts and refreshments for the children lasting from 10 a.m. – noon.
June 7 – Alligator Alley
The Summer Reading Program kicked off when Alligator Alley visited with Gatorade, a two-year old alligator. Children were able to interact with the volunteer and ask questions about alligators, and learn Gatorade’s story.
June 14 – Animal Tales with John Hamm
On June 14, John Hamm will bring in several animals for the children to see. Animal Tales allows the children to learn about the animals and see them up close.
June 21 – Baby Shark
Baby Shark will entertain the children with a song and dance routine, and mini shark beach balls will be given to each child.
June 28 – Grand Finale Party
The children will end the 2022 Summer Reading Program with a party to commemorate the fun event.
Following entertainment, children are divided into three groups and split up to enjoy arts and crafts, refreshments, or story time with a guest reader. Groups rotate every 20 minutes.
Baldwin County Sewer Services is the 2022 sponsor, and will provide the weekly snacks, juices and a giveaway to put in the children’s goodie bags.
The 2022 Summer Reading Program was made possible by grants and donations from: The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Foley Chapter, BCSS (Baldwin County Sewer Services), Friends of the Summerdale Library and volunteer guest readers.
“We are grateful for the support to keep the children of Summerdale connected to their community while school is out and to help prevent the summer reading slide that occurs during summer vacation,” said a release from the library.
The Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library is located at 202 W. Broadway Street, Summerdale. It is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the library at (251) 989-2011 or visit SummerdaleLibrary.com
for more information.