Summer means reading programs for all ages will be available at every Lower Merion Library. The official start to summer reading is on June 19th, and the program runs until August 12th. Each of the six libraries in Lower Merion will provide reading programs for kids, young adults, and adults.
This year’s theme is “Build a Better World”. The children’s program is broken down into two different types —-
The Read-to-Me program is for babies, toddlers and preschool-age children, and encourages daily reading, which helps young kids build a strong foundation for language and reading. Also, by attending any of the numerous story times and programs offered by Lower Merion Libraries will help build your child’s reading progress during the summer.
The program for 1st through 5th graders emphasizes time spent reading, and if the children have younger siblings, reading to them counts as part of the Summer Reading program. Have a children’s librarian stamp your participation sheet weekly for each of the eight weeks and receive a small prize each time you visit. Participants will receive a free book after their third visit.
The young adult program hopes to motivate teens to discuss literature and to read new genres. Participants can enter drawings for fun prizes such as Wawa and Amazon gift cards. As part of the Montgomery County “One Summer, One Author” Teen Author Tour, graphic novelist Matt Phelan will be visiting Belmont Hills and Ludington Libraries on July 25th to take teens on a tour of how a graphic novel is made!
The adult program is independent reading, hoping to remind all of us about the joy of reading. If you are not sure what to read, ask one of the librarians, and check out one of the many displays highlighting new books added to the collection.
Ludington’s Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 17th. We are hosting Ardmore children’s author Nahjee Grant and serving Philly-style refreshments!
Each of our 6 libraries will be hosting various events and crafts throughout the summer. Join us for magic, music, art and educational programs. Check out our Events Calendar or the PDF flyer “Summer Times” to view the many fun events at each library.
Please drop by your favorite branch to register in person. We would love to have you join us whether for the first time or for repeated participation. Have a happy and safe summer. We will see you in the libraries!