The Harrison Memorial Library Announces: Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults
Six Weeks of Reading Fun Themed Around "One World, Many Stories" for Children and "Novel Destinations" for Adults. Monday, June 6th through Saturday, July 16, 2011.
- Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2011 - The Harrison Memorial Library (HML) announces its Summer Reading Programs for children and adults. The reading programs are offered for six weeks from Monday, June 6, 2011 through Saturday, July 16, 2011 based around the theme "One World, Many Stories." All programs are free and open to the public.
Summer Reading Programs:
One World, Many Stories! Children's Reading Program at Park Branch Library, 6th & Mission, Carmel:
Children's Librarians have a terrific Summer Reading Program planned for young readers of all ages with prizes, entertainment, story times, crafts, music, pizza, ice cream and, of course, good books, and events! It's a great way for children to improve reading skills over the summer and to inspire a love of reading! This year's program, "One World, One Story" will include:
Thursday June 9th, 1:30pm - Our first special program is Thursday June 9th, with the puppet show. The Puppet Show with Puppet Art Theatre, featuring Three Billy Goats Gruff and Tortoise and the Hare
Thursday June 16th, 1:30pm -Collage Art with Erin Gafill
Saturday, June 25th, 11-1:30pm- Tween Art with Dante Rondo, for ages 9 - 14
Thursday June 30th, 1:30pm- Zoo to You will visit with some animals!
Thursday July 7th, 1:30pm-Bilingual storytime with Mariela Herrera, for ages 7 and under
Thursday July 14th, 1:30pm - Storytelling and Illustrating with Ane Carla Rovetta, ages 5 and up
There will also be doing the Design a Bookmark contest. It is sure to be a busy summer!
Adult Summer Reading Program Themed Novel Destinations:
Back again after last year's hugely successful debut, the Adult Summer Reading Program is open to adults of all ages with prizes, book reviews and a fabulous special event (details coming soon!). "Novel Destinations" is this summer's theme. For six exciting weeks, you can watch a foreign film, read an international mystery, learn travel trips, plan a dream vacation, and more. The adult program will run concurrently with the children's program, titled "One World, Many Stories." Get your whole family involved!
Save the date!
Saturday, July 9th, 10:00 a.m. -- Robert Knight Gallery & Earth in the Reading Room at the Main
Registration for the Children Summer Reading Programs and Adult Programming begins on Saturday, June 6th at the Carmel Library Circulation Desks. For more information, call 831-624-4664 (Children's Program) or visit www.hm-lib.org.
Sponsoring Public Programming:
If you are interested in sponsoring these important public reading programs, please contact Amy Donohue, Executive Director of the Carmel Public Library Foundation at (831) 624-2811 or at adonohue ( @ ) carmelpubliclibaryfoundation dot org dot
Sponsors/Donors names will be listed on program materials, including posters, flyers, advertisements, and bookmarks. Most importantly, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your support goes a long way to ignite the imagination of some 500 children who participate in this program year after year!
Did you know that Harrison Memorial Library offers audio books, e-Books and music, all through the click of your mouse? Download thousands of titles to your computer or portable device, or burn to CD on http://www.hm-lib.org/ebooks/ebooks.html. Click on "E-Books & Audio Books" for more information. All you need is your Library Card and PIN number. Don't Know Your PIN? Call the Librarian at (831) 624-4629.
Harrison Memorial Library has been a treasured resource on the Central Coast of California for over 105 years. Some 100,000 Library cardholders and visitors walk through the Library doors annually. Among these are families, children, teens, and adults of all ages who depend on the Library to advance their practical life skills as well as to provide resources and services that advance literacy, foster cultural awareness, promote healthy living and wellness, and provide arts and cultural education and entertainment. The Carmel Public Library, like no other community institution, exists solely to nourish these most cherished human attributes.
The Carmel Public Library Foundation provides funds for all of the Library's acquisitions, collections, services, equipment, archives, and public programs for children, adults, and seniors. While the City of Carmel funds Library salaries and building maintenance, it is private contributions to the Library Foundation that provide the rest.
For donation/sponsoring questions, contact Amy Donohue, Executive Director of the Carmel Public Library Foundation at 831-624-2811.
Grace Melady, Youth Services at (831) 624-4664 or gmelady ( @ ) ci dot carmel dot ca dot us
Amy Rector, Adult Services at (831) 624-4629 or arector ( @ ) ci dot carmel.ca.us