Reading Public Library wins national award

Friday, 25 May, 2018

We'll provide the popcorn.

Hazel Myers is devouring books. Readers who surpass the 20 hours are entered to win prizes through the beanstack site. Patrons can enjoy this game until the summer reading program ends on July 30.

It's taken her to the first zoo, the early slums of Chicago and John Deere country, guided by her mom, Natalie Myers of Urbana.

The kick-off date for summer reading is Tuesday, May 29.

Muhlenberg County Public Libraries will host a free movie matinee each Wednesday in June and July at the Central City library, except for July 4.

Turner said the prizes encourage kids to spend more time reading, which can be challenging in an era where most kids are surrounded by technology like TV and video games. As you turn in time you will learn more about these prizes.

For more information, contact the library at 270-338-4760.

The summer reading program will last eight weeks, ending with a pool party July 22.

-Magician Rick Eugene will amaze us on Monday, June 18 at 9:30 the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium. Children 5 and under must have an adult present. River Forest's program begins June 8 and runs through August 3.

Participants in the adult division can receive weekly incentives by reading at least one book per week.

You can register at this site. The program incentivvizes reading with prizes and events set throughout the summer.

"He also gives the kids the opportunity to play on the drums", she said.

"I think a lot of kids came away with a really positive interaction with the library", Grove said.

The teen program is open to grades 6-12.

For details about summer reading programs, visit

According to Reading is Fundamental - or, RIF - a nation-wide organization dedicated to childhood literacy, all children are at risk of losing some of the learning obtained during the school year if they go without reading.

Three-year-olds through high schoolers will track their reading and accrue beads on a necklace.

"It'll be summer. Everybody will be out of school".

"Whether it's songs, or instruments, or the sounds of nature", she said. You will at some point be reading the words: "Boo Boo Butt".

"We think it's a very important part of our mission to promote reading and getting young children interested in coming to the library", said James Moore, supervisory librarian.

"We believe our patrons will be pleased to have access to faster computers and updated software, including but not limited to Microsoft Office 2016, updated PDF reader software, photo-editing software, and updated internet browsers", the release said.