Lemonade, cookies, and a little boot, scoot, and boogie had the patrons at Chesterfield County Public Library literally kicking-off the summer reading program with a lot of fun and excitement. Jim Conn and Wilbur Motley entertained the group with a selection of tunes from Otis Redding to Louis Armstrong. Participants joined in a number of line dances led by Patti Rollins and Lois Griggs.
Chesterfield County Library’s summer reading program officially begins the week of June 11 and runs through August 4.
This year’s theme, “Dream Big READ!” encourages everyone to expand your horizons with big thoughts, big words, but most of all, BIG dreams through reading and other literacy programs! Everyone will find a way to participate in the program this summer.
The library offers activities for all ages: babies, kids, teens and adults, with fun programs and great prizes for each age group.
Better yet, participation is free! Simply stop by any branch to sign-up. For more information please call 843.623.6720, your local branch, visit our website at http://www.chesterfield.lib.sc.us/ or follow our library on Facebook. You can also sign up online at sc.evanced.info/chesterfield/sr/homepage.asp.
Baby Bingo Summer Reading Club for ages 0-2: Parents, keep track of books read to your little one and learn some new activities designed just for infants and toddlers by completing the Baby Bingo Card. You’ll get a brochure with nursery rhymes, songs, and tips on developing early literacy skills.
Dream Big, Read!
Kids Summer Reading Club for ages 2- 8 at 11:00 and Youth Summer Reading Club for Youth, ages 9-13 at 3:30: Kids, track the number of books read on a special log sheet. Bring your log sheet to the library when you reach each prize stop and earn great prizes. A full line-up of great programs will be featured including live performers, crafts, puppetry, animals, movies, treats, and, of course, stories.
Own the Night
Teen Summer Reading Club for Youth, ages 13 and up: Teens can earn points by reading books, magazines, graphic novels, and listening to audiobooks. Register and keep track of your reading online at sc.evanced.info/chesterfield/sr/homepage.asp and pick up a Teen Bingo Card at your nearest branch. When you complete a row, take your card to a branch to collect your reward.
Between the Covers
Adult Reading Club for ages 18 and older: The Adult Reading Club encourages participants to become actively involved with a variety of summer library programs, volunteering, reading, and keeping up with the newest literature by completing activities on a Bingo Card. This summer you’ll find movies, crafts, quilting, jewelry workshops, book clubs and many other fun activities just for “big people” and register to win a door prize for attending. Just stop in your branch and let us know when you complete a row to get your name in the drawing for the summer grand prize.
It isn’t too late! Stop by your local branch to register for a schedule of events, pick up a reading log or Bingo Card and get started.
A feature event is planned for all ages with a special presentation by comedian and ventriloquist, Steve Brogan, which will be held on June 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Community Center. Anyone from any area is invited to attend this special program in Jefferson.
If you have an infant or toddler, our program invites you to focus this summer on reading to your baby every day. In addition to establishing a quality, cuddling, reading time, you can learn some tricks and games to help develop your babies’ literary experiences. Just come by and register to get free nursery rhymes, a Baby Bingo card and complete a row of activity squares on the Card to earn a life-long prize for baby and you!
Weekly fun programs are planned for kids, between the ages of 2 and 8. At registration you’ll get a summer reading log and a bag to keep up with the books you read this summer. All kids are invited to participate by reading at least 20 books this summer and attending programs with activities such as crafts, checking out the stars, camping adventures, ventriloquists, and cold blooded encounters that you won’t want to miss!
During the week of June 25, the Cold Blooded Encounters, Inc. traveling zoo will visit Chesterfield, Pageland, Jefferson and Cheraw during the 11 a.m. scheduled program. If you like animals, you will not want to miss this! Prizes, prizes, prizes! Sign up at the library the week of June 11. (En Julio, La Biblioteca del Condado Chesterfield (Chesterfield County Library) va a ofrecer una hora del cuento para ninos en espanol y ingles a las 2:00 de la tarde en Pageland, McBee, y Jefferson. Luego, el programa tradicional va a empezar a las 3:30 de la tarde. Les invitamos usted y su nino a los dos programas!)
Youth, ages 9 through 13 can also earn prizes as they track their books read during the summer. In addition to reading, this group will be making puppets, writing plays, building a “magic” tree house, digging for dinosaurs, and listening to ghost stories. Remember to register beginning the week of June 11 to pick up your summer reading log and bag.
Teens, ages 13 and up can participate this summer by completing activities on the Summer Reading Bingo card. A special state-wide Lock-in is planned just for you on August 3rd. Time and location to be announced later. We’ll be Skyping with other libraries, playing games, eating, and having lots of fun at the Lock-In. To help you fulfill those summer reading requirements, you’ll find the nominees for the upcoming South Carolina Junior and Young Adult Book Award program. Just remember to keep up with your reading/gaming/movie experiences this summer on the Teen Bingo Card and win, win, win.
For the first time, the library will offer adults an opportunity to participate in the summer reading program. A special Bingo Card has been created just for you. You can complete a square every time you come to a library program to watch movies, enjoy crafts, be entertained, read books, or even volunteer. Come check out what we’re offering this summer for adults.
Our summer reading program, “Dream Big READ!” gets underway the week of June 11 and runs during the summer through the first week of August with awards celebrations taking place throughout the week. Registration for the SRP will begin the week of June 11, so stop by any branch location to register and collect your summer reading log or Library Bingo Card and help us kick-off the festivities.
• Infants –Toddlers; Parents and child Baby Bingo Card – look for brochures, resources and ideas to share with your babies. At your own pace but be sure to ask for suggestions and help in selecting the best books for babies.
• Kids - Ages 2-8; 11 a.m., Monday-Chesterfield; Tuesday-Pageland; Wednesday-Jefferson; Thursday- McBee; Friday-Cheraw
• Youth - Ages 9-13; 3:30 p.m., Monday-Chesterfield; Tuesday-Pageland; Wednesday-Jefferson; Thursday- McBee; Friday-Cheraw
• Teens – 13 up; Pick up Bingo Card at your branch, work at your own pace but join the Lock-in, August 3. (time and location to be announced later)
• Adult Program Schedule by Branch:
Chesterfield County Library - Chesterfield
• June 11 at 11 a.m. Kick-off and Registration; Jim Conn and the Red Toppers
• June 25 at 11 a.m. Learn the Japanese Art of Kumihimo Weaving - Bracelet
• June 27 at 2 p.m. War Horse – movie and popcorn
• July 9 at 11 a.m. Make a Gourd Bird House
• July 25 at 2 p.m. One For the Money – movie and popcorn
• July 30 at 11 a.m. Wrap-up for the adult summer reading– Make Body Scrub and Drawing for Grand Prize w/ refreshments
Pageland Community Library
• June 12 at 11 a.m. Kick-off for Summer Program, Registration w/ Tea and cookies and jewelry making class – memory wire bracelets
• June 26 at 11 a.m. Make a Gourd Bird House
• July 10 at 11 a.m. Make your own Body Scrub
• July 31 at 11 a.m. Wrap-up for the Adult Summer Program – Drawing for Grand Prize w/ refreshments
• June 11-Kick-Off Social at 3:30 p.m.
• June 18- Learn the Japanese Art of Kumihimo Weaving - Bracelet at 5 p.m.
• June 25-Movie: War Horse at 3 p.m.
• July 16-Jewelry Class at 5 p.m.
• July 25-Movie: One for the Money at 3 p.m.
• Aug 3 at 4-5 p.m. Ice Cream Social – Grand Prize Drawing – Basket of Goodies – don’t have to be present to win
• Jun 12 at 2 p.m. – Kick-off and Registration; Movie vs Book – Julie & Julia
• Jun 26 at 2 p.m. – Movie vs Book – Nights in Rodanthe
• Jul 10 at 2 p.m. – Movie vs Book – The Time Traveler’s Wife/ My Sister’s Keeper
• Jul 17 at 2 p.m. – Movie vs Book – War Horse
• Jul 24 at 2 p.m. – Movie vs Book – One for the Money
• Aug 3 at 5 p.m. – Wrap-up for the Adult Summer Program, Grand Prize Drawing – Basket of Goodies – don’t have to be present to win.
• June 12 - Kick-Off Social at 3:30 p.m.
• June 21 - Learn the Japanese Art of Kumihimo Weaving - Bracelet at 5 p.m.
• June 26 - Movie: War Horse at 2 p.m.
• July 19 - Jewelry Class at 5 p.m.
• July 26 -Movie: One for the Money at 2 p.m.
• Aug 2 at 4-5 p.m. Ice Cream Social – Grand Prize Drawing – Basket of Goodies – don’t have to be present to win
The book of choice for this month is Home by Toni Morrison. Legendary reputation as a literary artist and Nobel Prize-winner, Morrison’s newest novel emanates her stance on the so-called, happier times, following the Korean War. She introduces us to Frank Money, “an angry, self-loathing veteran” restrained in a hospital after being traumatized by his war time experiences in Korea and only to return to battle racism on the home front. He quickly succumbs to his personal injuries in an effort to rescue his sister. After escaping to return to his hometown, even deeper in the south, he realizes, not so much is better. The story is uniquely hers, transitioning between past and present in a style only Toni Morrison can achieve - yet another powerful story. Home by Toni Morrison – now in the Chesterfield Public Library.
Note: For additional information visit www.chesterfield.lib.sc.us or 843-623-6720.