Summer Reading Program Coming Soon

Want to help your child improve their reading skills while earning prizes, reading great books, and enjoying fun activities? Maryville Public Library will launch its annual Summer Reading program, “Libraries Rock!” beginning May 29 for three age groups: Before Kindergarten, First through Sixth grade, and teens. Pre-registration just began with the new electronic registration and logging program Beanstack.

 Visit to enroll in Summer Reading Program. Kids will receive a free reading log, bag and bookmark when they enroll. Although pre-registration is currently underway, readers can log their books for Summer Reading Program from May 29–July 28. By logging books kids and teens will become eligible for prizes based on the structure of the individual age groups’ programs. Before Kindergarten will log by books to keep in line with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Children first through sixth grades and teens will log by minutes.  Prizes include food coupons, books, entry into End of Summer Reading Program swimming pool party, and more.

The library also offers challenges for families who want to go above the goal of 8 hours of reading or 96 books, depending on the program. These challenges include reading and non-reading goals and completion of the challenge means the chance at a medal or trophy.

“Maryville Public Library encourages families to read during summer break to maintain and improve reading skills,” Youth Services Coordinator Elizabeth Argo said. “A goal of summer reading program is to prevent “summer slide” during which students may lose up to two months of skills or more.”

The library appreciates the support of the community in working toward this goal. Argo noted that the local and county schools have been great to work with in getting the word out to kids. Local businesses have also been generous in donating food coupons as prizes. She also indicated that a local service organization has a long history of supporting Summer Reading Program.

“Thank you to the Maryville Pride Lions, who generously donated to help with the cost of books and other prizes for the program,” Argo said.

Nationally recognized musical comedian, “The Spoon Man”, will perform for all ages at the library June 26 at 9:45 am. This is a performance you won’t want to miss. Registration for this event will be required as seating is limited. Call 582-5281 to reserve your spot.

Other summer events include infant/toddler storytimes, preschool storytimes, Lego Club, Tech Connect Tuesdays, Nerf War and much more.

For a full listing of summer activities, pick up a copy of our events calendar or check it on-line at www.

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