Don’t forget to sign up for a Summer Reading Program! We offer programs for all ages, from babies through adults. Summer reading programs help kids of all ages avoid “summer slide.” To learn more about “summer slide” and the snowball effect it has on kids, check out this page from the literacy non-profit, RIF: Reading is Fundamental.
To see the full list of our 2013 Summer Reading Program events, check the 2013 Summer Reading Program page (always available under the “Services” tab at the top of this page).
Important 2013 Summer Reading Program dates to note:
- Children’s programs and the Teen Reading Contest both begin Saturday, June 22.
- The self-paced adult program begins Monday, June 17.
- Teen Poetry Contest entries are due Monday, July 1.
- The Summer Reading Program wrap-up Garden Party is Saturday, July 27. The entire community is invited!
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This summer we are offering free library cards for unserved Venango County families. Typically we charge $10 per family for a three-month non-resident card. For the remainder of June, and all of July and August, these cards are free. Free cards expire on the last day of August.
If you live in Cranberry or Rockland townships (Venango County), stop by the library to sign up for your free card. (Bring your Driver’s License or state-issued photo ID, and a piece of mail that shows your current address.) The card entitles you to full library privileges, which includes borrowing books, DVDs, e-books, audiobooks, and magazines. And be sure to sign up for our 2013 Summer Reading Program while you’re here.
The summer is a great time to take advantage of all the resources offered at the public library. We hope to see you soon!
Summer Reading isn’t only for kids! Our Adult Summer Reading Program runs from June 17 through August 17. Registration is open as of June 1.
The theme for this year’s Adult Summer Reading Program is “Groundbreaking Reads.” Anyone age 18 and older can participate in this self-paced program. Participants may read or listen to any book, fiction or non-fiction, and submit a brief review. There will be a weekly door prize drawing from reviews submitted each week.
Explore not only groundbreaking books but underground movements such as prohibition and resistance movements. Dig into other underground phenomena and activities like composting, caving, and archaeology. Suggested bibliographies are available at the Circulation Desk.
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