It’s Time For Summer Reading!
Submitted By Lacee Sowell
Rock and read with the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library this summer! The library is gearing up for another exciting Summer Reading Program using the theme Libraries Rock! The community is invited to participate in the program for all ages.
The program kick-off will be held on June 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Interested participants can sign up for the program and participating children and teens can grab their free summer reading t-shirts. Plenty of programming has been planned over the course of June and July to follow up the kick-off.
Kids of varying ages can also look forward to the return of “Craft It Up!” classes, and “Performance Wednesdays” with some popular names such as Happy Tails, Richard Blake, and Joe McDermott returning along with a few new faces taking the stage. Toddler Storytime will be followed by Family Place Workshops for parents and young children to engage in playtime that encourages learning. Ages 0-7 can join the library for a “Littles Dance Party” that’s sure to be a rocking time and families can enjoy Board Game Free Play, a great way to spend family time or to make new friends!
Teens can stay busy this summer with Adulting 101 classes. From learning about finances to decorating dorm rooms or apartments on a dime, teens can get prepared for life beyond their parents’ walls. They can look forward to crafting classes and a KPOP night where they can craft, play games, and have a chance at winning door prizes including a signed album. Keeping literacy in mind, the library will host a YA online read-along program for teens to participate in no matter where their vacations may take them.
Lastly, adults can expect full schedules with the programs offered at the library. Fiber Workshop promises to be a great time of knitting, crocheting and weaving. The library will break out the sewing machines for a sewing workshop. Crafting and hobby classes will return with all new lessons and fun. Themed cooking workshops and the Weekend Workshops will be repeats of a crafting or hobby class from the same week.
Summer reading is not just about all the exciting programs! Participants are encouraged to read and earn prizes just for turning pages! Children ages 0-12 who are registered for the program can earn a prize for every five books they read, as well as two extra prizes for attending one event in June and July. Teens will earn a prize for every YA or Adult book read, for participating in the read-alongs and for attending a teen event, one in June and July. Teens will also be entered into a grand prize drawing after completing their four books.
Adults will receive one entry into a weekly drawing for each book they read or adult programs they attend, as well as a grand prize drawing that will be held at the end of the program.
This summer will also include a special adult Book and Author program featuring author Andrew Carroll. Carroll is a bestselling author and director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University. He has written titles such as “My Fellow Soldiers,” “War Letters,” “Grace Under Fire,” and “Operation Homecoming.” Carroll will join the library on Saturday, July 7 at 3 p.m. at the Bulverde/Spring Branch Activity Center. Tickets will be available in advance for $30 at the library or online at bsblibrary.org. A reception with a book signing will follow the program. The community is invited to bring war letters to be on display at the event and preserved forever at the Center for American War Letters. Sponsorships for this event are available. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Karen Schmalz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-302-5760.
Check the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library’s online calendar for class times, descriptions, and additions to the summer reading program. Brochures for each age group will be available at the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library in May.