“Catch the Reading Bug” this summer at the Kent Island Branch Library and discover the amazing world of insects. The 2008 summer reading program is open to young people, from babies through teens, with programs, story hours, a reading club, and more. Beginning on June 18 and continuing through August 8, readers can pick up their independent summer reading club materials.
Families with children ages two and under are invited to join the Read-To-Me club, a game board with 15 literacy activities for child and caregiver to complete together.
Children ages 3-12 will receive a summer reading bag that includes a “Catch the Reading Bug” reading log, game board, bookmark, temporary bug tattoo, and complete calendar of the library’s summer activities.
Teens may pick up a “Metamorphosis” reading bag which features a reading log, as well as bookmarks and review sheets for the Metamorphosis teen book recommendation system. As teens read books, they can rate their selections or recommend books to other teens via a display set up at the library. Giveaway books for teens will also be available from August 4-8.
Each week from June 30 through August 1, children visiting the library can create a make-and-take bug craft. Library staff will have bug stickers featuring images by Harry Bliss (illustrator of Diary of a Fly) to affix to children’s reading logs.
For children reaching their independent reading goals, the library will offer certificates and a book to keep in the week of August 4-8.
All library clubs and activities are free of charge. “Catch the Reading Bug” t-shirts may be purchased while supplies last at a cost of $6.35.
Through a partnership with Character Counts, readers can earn tickets to a Delmarva Shorebirds game. Tickets to Bowie Baysox and Baltimore Orioles summer reader celebration games will also be offered at no charge.
A complete list of library summer programs and activities is available at the Kent Island Branch Library,