Summer Reading Program

Building a Better World

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is around the corner! " Kingwood Library is having a super SRP Summer Kick-Off on Monday, June 5th at 6 PM that will feature the screening of a movie outdoors.

The theme of this year's SRP is "Build a Better World." In order to build a better world must we not begin with ourselves? This article from bestcounselingschools.org features the 50 best self-help books of all-time. Included in the list are some classic self-help reads together with some newer titles. Check out the list and then check out our online catalog to request some titles in print, audio, or electronic formats.

Have fun this summer and happy reading!

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

 

Open House for Summer Teen Volunteers on Saturday, May 20 @ 2 pm

Teens looking for volunteer time this summer are welcome to drop by the Children's Activity Space on Saturday, May 20 at 2 pm to find out about volunteer opportunities this summer.  There will be a talk of 20 minutes to outline volunteer expectations.  Then teens can put their names down for specific volunteer shifts during the summer.   Parents are welcome to attend.

This program is sponsored by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.

Summer Volunteer Orientation May 19th @ 5 PM [12+]

It’s time for teens, twelve and up, to get those summer plans started.

On May 19th in the Library Community Room at 5PM, we are going to be having our Summer Volunteer Orientation. All those who want to fulfill volunteer hours for National Honors Society or Junior National Honors Society, school requirements, or just for something fun and different to do.

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The Amazing Read: Summer Reading Challenge, Week 5

I loved lastAmazing Read Logo week’s challenge and hope you did too. Not all of us have the money, time or inclination to travel to distant lands. I know it’s trite, but books really do allow us to visit those places from the comfort of our easy chairs without the hassles of security screenings, chatty cabbies who insist on taking the scenic route and that whole foreign language thing. I read Watermark by the Russian poet, Joseph Brodsky, a dark, intensely lyrical meditation on the city of Venice.

Now, on to this week’s challenge! We limbered up a bit with all that globe-trotting last week, so we should be in shape for something that’s active in a different way. This week we challenge you to read about a competition. There are lots of directions you can go with this one. You could (re)read the Hunger Games Trilogy, or one of the many great baseball novels like The Natural by Bernard Malamud or Bang the Drum Slowly by Mark Harris.

What Are You Doing This Summer?

With only a handful of school days remaining, you may ask yourself, "What am I going to do this summer?" Well, you may not have as much fun as Scott (left) this summer, but you can always find wonderul things happening at your library! Check our your branch's events online here or drop by the branch for a flyer.

In addition to events, you can register for the Summer Reading Program right on this website or at your library starting June 4th. Read 5 books or 600 minutes for a certificate. Ask about additional prizes and reading levels while you are at the library.

Need volunteer hours for school? Your library can also help! Talk to a librarian about volunteering at the library.
See you @ the library!

Summer Reading Programs - What Do You Think?

 Adult SRP        Children's SRP      Teen SRP

Did you participate in one of this year's Summer Reading Programs?  If you did and you'd like to share your opinions, or if didn't and you'd like to tell us what would make you join next year, please fill out this survey by September 8th.  Help us make next year's program the best one yet!

Update 9/8: The survey has closed. Thank you for your interest.  If you have additional comments, please leave them below.

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