The Summer Reading Program for kids through grade 12 begins Monday, June 7. Kids can start reading to earn prizes on that day. Even toddlers can win free books and prizes when an adult reads a library book to them.
In addition to reading, the OPL has a lot of fun things for children and teens. There are some visiting artists and performers including:
• Magic and Music with a couple of therapy dogs thrown in
• Geocaching and bird watching
• canvas painting and Escape rooms
• Polka music and parrots
• and so much more
The OPL calendar, which can be picked up at the Library, includes activities for all ages, and everything is free. There are some activities that anyone can come to and others that require pre-registration. There is a registration event at the Library 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, June 5.
To allow as many kids as possible to participate, the OPL will be limiting the number of craft workshops kids may sign up for to one per month. However, patrons can sign up on the alternate list in case an opening becomes available on other workshops.
Adults can join in the summer fun by doing reading challenges and qualify for prizes. There are 20 reading categories that fit with the theme, Tails and Tales. Patrons can pick up a challenge log at the front desk, or ask a librarian to send one via email.
Each time completed patrons can enter into a drawing for various prizes. Prizes will include gift cards for local business in the Osceola community.
At the end of the summer, the OPL will draw names and award prizes (maximum of one prize per participant).