Newark Library Blog


Summer Reading at the Library! by missadina
Monday, June 13, 2016, 9:20 am
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries, Newark, senior, teen, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Summer is almost here!  School is gearing into its final stages, and parents are looking for opportunities for fun and enrichment for kids.

 

The library will have a lot of programs for kids, teens, and adults – keep your eyes open for special events, performers, and crafts.  The Summer Reading Game is an ongoing program at the Alameda County Library.

 

This year, you can sign up online and come in for programs and prizes.  The website – summer.aclibrary.org – has everything you need to play.  You can still choose to play using a paper game board, if you prefer.  Just come on in to the library and we will show you how.

 

The Summer Reading Game can be played beginning June 13 through August 13. This year’s theme is Read for the Win!  It’s not just about reading, it’s about activities, playing, exploring, trying new foods and experiencing new things.

 

Reading doesn’t just mean books; comics, magazines, the back of a cereal box – all of that counts as reading. For adults, anytime you read articles online, you get closer to earning prizes.

 

Children do not have to be able to read to play the game, and if an older child (or an adult) reads to a young child, both can count that time.

 

Library programs are always free, and the only registration involved is signing up online or picking up a game board. We only record the names of winners, how many people play and win in each branch, and their age group (for statistical purposes only).

 

Special events at the Newark Library this summer include petting zoo, a visiting planetarium, singers, storytellers, other performers, and special crafts and science programs.

 

Special raffles will be held for teens and adults who complete the game.  The prize for teens is a GoPro camera, and for adults is a FitBit.  Newark Library is having a special raffle for kids and pre-readers who play as well – a Razor scooter and a bubble machine

 

 

This program is presented by the Alameda County Library, with support from the Alameda County Library Foundation. Other sponsors include the Chabot Space and Science Center, GoPro, Oakland A’s, and the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Newark Library’s programs are supported by the Newark Library League and, this summer, we received special funding generously donated by Cargill Salt in honor of Mayor Al Nagy’s many years of service to the city.

 

The Newark Library is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Ave. in Newark, right behind city hall.

 

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