Readers of all ages will travel the globe this summer as Mason City Public Library presents “One World, Many Stories”, “You Are Here” and “Novel Destinations” during their summer reading program. The Summer Reading Program will run from June 6th ñ July 16th.
Children will explore places from Mexico to China through stories, crafts, music and other activities. The 2011 Children’s Summer Reading Program, “One World, Many Stories” is open to young people, birth through 5th grade, with performers, prizes, story times, Crafternoons and more. There will be travel and multicultural themed story times each week, Crafternoons every Thursday from 1:00PM-2:30PM and weekly contests in the Children’s Room. The Zoo Man will be kicking off the summer reading program on June 7th at 10:00AM and 1:00PM. Balloon artist Daniel Poe will be performing on July 15th at 10:00AM and 1:00PM. Children will keep track of their reading and earn prizes as they fill up their reading log. Participants who complete their log will be awarded a book and be entered into the grand prize drawing.
The young adult portion of the program, “You Are Here”, will include crafts and Wiivenings on Tuesday evenings from 6:30PM-7:30PM. Teens (5th grade ñ 12th grade) will keep track of their reading and win prizes as they fill up their log. There will be a weekly contest in the Young Adult area and volunteering opportunities all summer long. Todd Von Ehwegen from Lime Creek will be doing a Geocaching program on July 7th at 2:00PM. Teens will also be allowed to attend the Zoo Man and Daniel Poe performances. Participants who complete their reading logs will be awarded a book, entered into the grand prize drawing, and will be invited to a pizza party at the end of the program.
Adults (18 years+) may sign up to visit “Novel Destinations” this summer through the Mason City Public Library’s adult reading program. The first 50 registrants will receive a “Novel Destinations” book bag with information on prizes and programs. You may choose to fill out a reading “itinerary” of all your summer reading, borrow items from our
travel displays or submit a review about one of your summer reads which will be entered into our year-round “Write-a-Review” program. There will be prizes given away each week of the 6-week program. The Grand Prize, chosen from all entries throughout the program, will be one of two $25.00 gift certificates to Book World in Southbridge Mall.
Make the Mason City Room of the library your destination on Saturday, June 18th at 2:00PM to listen to Mason City native and New York Times best-selling author Heather (Schmida) Gudenkauf discuss her novels, The Weight of Silence and These Things Hidden. Signed copies of her novels will be available for purchase at the end of her presentation. At 2:00PM on Saturday, June 25, travel back in time to visit Mark Twain: 100 Years Later in the Mason City Room. Professional re-enactor Dave Ehlert from Branson, Missouri will entertain the entire family with the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain.
The MCPL Summer Reading Program is free and open to all. Registration for the Children’s and Young Adult programs begins May 31st and the Adult program registration begins on June 6th. For questions about the Children’s and Young adult programs call 641.421.3671 and for questions about the Adult program, call 641.421.3668. |